NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

2-way communication needs improvement

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    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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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    Loved working here

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    Former Employee - Intern in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in La Canada Flintridge, CA

    I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest minds in America on a beautiful campus. Everyone is very friendly, and the work is inherently interesting. There is a sense of community, even with thousands of people employed.

    Cons

    Working for the government can be very particular, such as with sign-in and sign-out times, taking a full lunch within lunch hours, etc. Also, salaries may not be great now due to government cuts in budget.

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