Space Exploration Technologies

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Fast pace work with brilliant people

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Former Employee - Avionics, Hardware Development in Hawthorne, CA
Former Employee - Avionics, Hardware Development in Hawthorne, CA

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

Pros

Most employees are young, which allows for a fast pace and constantly changing environment. You will never be bored.

Cons

As an intern, I found it hard to balance work and life. The job was very demanding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Employees are overworked and discarded for any issue

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hawthorne, CA

    I have been working at Space Exploration Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the greatest and most hardworking people all working together to accomplish amazing feats under tight schedules. The amount of support you recieve from technicians, machinists, welders, and other support staff is astonishing. People will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

    Cons

    No matter the anount of work that you put in or what you accomplish. The ever shifting upper management will discard you if it prevents them from having to face the CEO. Snap judgements are made and people scarmble to place the blame. Schedules are unrealistic. Knowledge is lacking. Methods are questionable. Highly unprofessional upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to blame others for shortcomings and understand that you're not building cars. Understand what it takes to actually design and build these parts and assemblies and the sacrifices that it takes to achieve the impossible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    super cool at first then you burn out.

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Hawthorne, CA
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Hawthorne, CA

    I have been working at Space Exploration Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    free gym membership if you have time to use it, frozen yogurt, lunch once a month, good benefits, decent pay, stock options if you started at the right time now there giving very little. great if your a work aholic and love to kiss butt.

    Cons

    high stress especially if you work in manufacturing, high turnover of employees, very little training when you come in unlike other aerospace companys, managers play favorites, long hours with no praise from managment, engineers are very inexperienced but act like there the best in the business Boeing and Lockhead have better engineers, constant changes production is a pipe dream, i predict more flight failures once falcon 9 1.1 launches, lots of broken promises for training opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up and start treating employees like human beings and not robots, stop letting engineers change stuff so much the more change the more likely you will have a failure in the future, you had a good rocket in falcon 9 now your reinventing the wheel in the beginings of a 1.6 bil contract very risky if you ask me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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