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NASA offers an un-paralleled experience for "out of this world" projects, but politics & red tape can crush innovation.

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Current Employee - IT Specialist in Greenbelt, MD
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Greenbelt, MD

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

Pros

Ability to work on projects that do not exist anywhere else: Hubble Space Telescope, International Space Station, and so on. Research is cutting edge, redefining the boundaries of science and rewriting textbooks with discoveries we make in Earth Science, Global Climate Change, Nanotechnology, Electronics Research, Planetary Science, and much more. As a new hire you could have the opportunity to do very significant contributions and there are tracks to jump into a very important position at a very early age if you prove yourself competent and responsible.

Cons

There are some really innovative ambitious people, but there still is a lot of dead-weight of those who just come into work and do the bare minimum, but do not really contribute to NASA as a organization moving forward.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication has slightly improved in recent years, but still has a long way to go to be more open and more inclusive with staff. Fight that red tape and refuse to be reactionary. Be wary of the "unintended consequences" of fixing your employees problems with a big hammer.

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  1.  

    great work environment. Nice people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASA as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice salary. Good benefits. Great vacation.

    Cons

    Always at work. No family time. Very little rest time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wildly dysfunctional IT department at Headquarters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASA

    Pros

    Proximity to some very interesting projects and scientific research
    People and potential employers without direct experience of NASA are inclined to be impressed

    Cons

    If throwing good money after bad annoys you, RUN -- don't walk -- away from NASA
    Intentional misuse of funds bordering on fraud is almost commonplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, invest in solid leadership, and give this person free reign to make radical changes as needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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