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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Pasadena, CA

I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great recognition, high visibility to public and customer

Cons

Tough hours, travel, no raises, flat budgets

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2-way communication needs improvement

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  1. The most interesting projects and a lot of very smart people

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can't beat the variety of work we get here. All of the projects are interesting and the engineers are dedicated and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Sometimes the JPL process is tedious and inefficient. Layers upon layers of oracle web tools which aren't user friendly and bog down the whole process are frustrating. Flight-component scrutiny is mandated for a lot of ground parts, which wastes time and money.

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    Don't try to run JPL like a production shop; we handle one-off, one of a kind projects. And please continue to lobby for JPL to do interesting projects.

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  2. usrp summer intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    amazing opportunities to meet brilliant people

    Cons

    Seemed like my work did not matter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more contact with interns

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