NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3.9 of 5 177 reviews
www.jpl.nasa.gov Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

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VERY smart people, historically important projects.

Associate Engineer (Former Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than a year

ProsSmart 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.

ConsNerdy, 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to intern, bureaucracy is annoying

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an intern for less than a year


Pros: Good place to intern at Cons: Maybe my perspective was limited as an intern, but I found… More

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Great experience working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Pros: Great job environment. A work place allows employees to learn… Cons: Sometimes getting too busy, especially many meeting, and no time… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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