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VERY smart people, historically important projects.

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

I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Smart colleagues, opportunities to build space flight hardware, getting called a rocket scientist for the rest of your life, incredible infrastructure and resources, ability to carry a project end-to-end: concept, design, analyze, build, test, fly. Optional 9/80 work schedule gives you every other Friday off.

Cons

Nerdy, not very social. Big picture of work is incredibly meaningful, but junior engineers end up down in the weeds over-analyzing small aspects. Can get boring on day-to-day basis. Can be difficult to get more interesting assignments when competing with MS and PhD candidates for limited spots on desirable projects. Career growth is slow.

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  1. Good place to intern, bureaucracy is annoying

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Good place to intern at

    Cons

    Maybe my perspective was limited as an intern, but I found it hard to navigate such a large organization. On-site food is expensive.

  2. Great experience working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job environment. A work place allows employees to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes getting too busy, especially many meeting, and no time to relax.

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