NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Great if you can compromise. Lots of politics!

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Former Employee - Engineer II  in  Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Engineer II in Pasadena, CA

Pros

A class of their own. Best of the best among employees, processes, and organization. A great manufacturing system as far as automation, software and hardware. NASA typically chooses the best, so you get to work with a diverse group from top ranked graduates and employees.

Cons

As expected, politics galore! Everyone is out to compete and move up the corporate ladder. Lots of egos. A problem is hardly solved quickly, you would have to go thru a long chain of commands before it gets looked at. If you don't go thru specific people, watch out! The process is pretty efficient. It can get boring.

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Work together more. Listen to new ideas and suggestions.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience working on cutting-edge projects

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Pasadena, CA

    Pros

    Privileged to work on interesting projects. There is an exchange of a lot of technical knowledge and the exposure you get while working here is great. Also the 9/80 schedule is a bonus. High employee moral.

    Cons

    Compared to similar positions at other companies, the salary compensation is not quite up to par.

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    Very good experience working at JPL

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    Pros

    Excellent projects to work for, very professional people to work with and very rewarding projects.

    Cons

    JPL and NASA are downsizing

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    JPL needs more and bigger projects, need more work at the laboratory.

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