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Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Pasadena, CA
Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Pasadena, CA

I worked at NASA as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very relaxed atmosphere (at least during the off times), and you get to meet some really interesting and bright people

Cons

-not nearly enough activities or assignments for the interns to do

Advice to Management

make it mandatory for engineers charged with interns to have summer activities planned and approved of BEFORE interns arrive

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  1. This is a great place to work if you want to belong to something "bigger than yourself"

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    Current Contractor - NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in Pasadena, CA
    Current Contractor - NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at NASA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interfacing with extremely intelligent people. Opportunities to work on unique projects. Picking up unique skills or working with people who enhance your existing skills.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is brutal. If you work in a lab you need to take a days worth of safety training to order a bottle of Elmers white glue.

    Advice to Management

    Shield your workers from the bureaucracy.


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    Typical government job; NASA has lost its way compared to decades gone by.

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    Former Intern - NASA OSSI SOLAR Intern in Stennis Space Center, MS
    Former Intern - NASA OSSI SOLAR Intern in Stennis Space Center, MS

    I worked at NASA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You love space. You love physics and science and rockets and Mars and things like that. You work with a bunch of other people who at least like what they do, because they certainly aren't there for the money.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty bad, the benefits pretty terrible also, and NASA still uses twenty year old computers and Windows XP for development and realtime OS work. It's pretty pathetic, and doesn't hold a candle to proper software development companies in terms of computing hardware.

    Advice to Management

    Get some of that Apollo fire back.


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