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

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow (Current Employee) Pasadena, CA

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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementShield your workers from the bureaucracy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    NASA OSSI SOLAR Intern (Former Employee) Stennis Space Center, MS

    I worked at NASA as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: You love space. You love physics and science and rockets and Mars and things like that. You work with… Cons: The pay is pretty bad, the benefits pretty terrible also, and NASA still uses twenty year old computers and Windows XP for… Advice to Senior Management: Get some of that Apollo fire back. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Technical challenge diluted with too much bureaucracy

    Technical Staff Member (Current Employee) Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at NASA full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Technical challenging, interesting work. Ability to switch between different… Cons: This is an old bureaucracy, very overblown; rules are sometimes outdated,… Advice to Senior Management: Get better sense of direction and share it with the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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