NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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  1. A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to grow and mature as an engineer. Choose your path, plenty of opportunity

    Cons

    Top out in your career quickly if you choose a technical path

    Recommends
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  2. Like It Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, awesome training, many opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way.

    Cons

    You have to be able to deal with politics, bureaucracy. It is the government after all...

    Recommends
  3. Associate Division Chief

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, people oriented, interesting, job security

    Cons

    Pay, pace is too slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change and harness it for the benefit of all mankind. It's time to rekindle the fire that made NASA great.

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  5. Really great place for a student internship

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    Former Intern - NASA OSSI Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - NASA OSSI Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Large community of different disciplines working together, eager to teach, willing to give tours on work going on at different sites, ability to switch areas of work. There were many opportunities to meet with other students and to work together on projects in the NASA social environment.

    Cons

    Government unclear in its future goals, lack of vision due to budget concerns, bureaucracy, some systems are using legacy technology. Hard environment to join as, at that time, there was a hiring freeze and there was no way to work at the facility unless as a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demand a better outlook for ten, twenty years down the line.

    Recommends
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  6. Great place to work in the middle of nowhere!

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    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Las Cruces, NM

    I have been working at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility

    Pros

    The management! They are very easy to work with. The are truly caring and allow for time off if and when you need it. They also don't micromanage their employees

    Cons

    The drive. The location is out in the middle of nowhere and you have to pass two security check points. The drive in the morning isn't too bad, not much traffic but there definitely isn't anyplace to live that's truly close to the facility. And you really can't go off site to eat lunch since everything is to far away to get back in a timely manner. The cafeteria is very old school and dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the exact same thing. Workload tag ups are nice and the meeting structures are great. i love that we get to telecon in with the larger centers as well

    Recommends
  7. Great experience opportunity. You will see a complete project from start to finish

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility

    Pros

    Time off when you want it. Great opportunity's to learn that you would never have anywhere else. Very easy going.

    Cons

    Advancement is slow. Pay is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  8. its best days are behind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility

    Pros

    So much potential and brand name

    Cons

    they are lacking in competent leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leader needed to provide vision and hold all down the chain accountable

  9. one of the best nasa facilities to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA -JSC - White Sands Test Facility

    Pros

    interesting work, professional people, shaping the future of the human space flight program!

    Cons

    politics, stress, emphasis on missions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work with focusing on work-life balance and employee wellness!

    Recommends

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