Space Exploration Technologies

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Fast pace work with brilliant people

Avionics, Hardware Development (Former Employee) Hawthorne, CA

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Exciting Place to Work and Apply Your Engineering Skills

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Hawthorne, CA

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


    Pros: The level of autonomy for engineers is very high, almost overwhelming at times. Many decisions are made by the engineers, and the assignments are… Cons: Depending on where you work and whether you are "the long pole" driving the schedule, work hours can be very long. Some people burn… Advice to Senior Management: Taking large risks is necessary, but sometimes being a bit… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    10 people found this helpful  

    Exciting place but not a realistic workplace for adult & professional parents

    Statics Engineer (Former Employee) Hawthorne, CA

    I worked at Space Exploration Technologies full-time for more than a year


    Pros: great and exciting product, the engineering team is wise and most of them very fun to work with, the company sponsors fun events to keep… Cons: Spacex will hire and fire as quick as the flavor of the months comes and goes, some management is comprised by inexperienced youngsters with no… Advice to Senior Management: Invest in management and leadership training for your managers. Establish a culture of respect among management and downwards. Value people for their skills and stop… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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