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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

Other Reviews for Space Exploration Technologies

  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 for less than a 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best engineering company to work for, period.

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

    I have been working at Space Exploration Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, freedom, hands on environment. You can grow as much as you want as fast as you want. It's a very free flowing environment, people don't breath down your neck, they just expect you to get your work done. You have a lot of responsibility and a lot of exposure.

    Cons

    Long hours, very little rest. Often work weekends to keep the pace!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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