NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Summer Intern in Pre-Projects Systems Engineering

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

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

Pros

Work with some of the brightest minds in the world and several thousand people who are extremely passionate about space exploration. Typically work 9-80 work schedule leads to excellent work-life balance. Opportunities are rather limited for interns, you pretty much do the work you are assigned. However, the matrix style of management at JPL where you have a line manager who helps you find work in projects opens each employee up to many opportunities.

Cons

Struggle to gain funding for flight projects. A lot of pre-projects work goes on, lots and lots of planning but somewhat frustrating lack of execution in some areas.

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Be available to meet with interns so they can get to know their group supervisors.

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    Relaxing and exciting place to work.

    Former Employee - SURF Fellow in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - SURF Fellow in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Location and weather was nice. Campus is full of museums and history.

    Cons

    Things seemed to be always pushed back. Overly secure protocols.

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    Fufilling work to send stuff to other planets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Can't beat working on projects to send hardware to other planets and beyond

    Cons

    Too many workaholics that expect everyone to work ridiculous hours

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