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Excellent experience, fast paced environment, and the chance to put rockets in space.

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Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Space Exploration Technologies full-time

Pros

High level of exposure, high level of engagement. You work on programs that are changing the face of humanity and space flight. It feels like you are back in the Apollo days.

Cons

Terrible organization. Schedules are all over the place, you can work insane hours due to a lack of planning and transparency.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be transparent. Understand the issues each employee has and relay up to CEO. Schedules can be aggressive, but they need to be reachable too.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Intense, rewarding, exciting.

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    Former Employee - Avionics Intern in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Avionics Intern in Hawthorne, CA

    I worked at Space Exploration Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As someone who grew up without the obsession with space, I can say that this company got me excited about space exploration.
    -The company, though it has grown, still feels like a startup company.
    -Many perks for employees (frozen yogurt, soft drinks, coffee, massage chairs(!), etc.)
    -Work with many smart people; always helpful in answering questions and offering suggestions.
    -Given my own project with responsibilities and deadlines
    -Learned so much more than was possible in class
    -Somewhat flexible working hours

    Cons

    -LONG working hours + weekends fairly often
    -Compensation is decent, but can be difficult with the cost of living in CA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the startup atmosphere and get to Mars!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    it was demanding but hand on job

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    Former Employee - Intern in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Hawthorne, CA

    I worked at Space Exploration Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    frozen yogurt and gym membership

    Cons

    very time demanding, terrible for you social life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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