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Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Conformable Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA Langley Research Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful Mentors, Flexible hours, cool stuff to work on.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons. It's a cool place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  2. Research Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASA Langley Research Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn in a fast pace environment

    Cons

    Some what looked down at

  3. Great colleagues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Hampton, VA
    Current Intern - Intern in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are very friendly and smart. There was a good attitude and willingness to work in teams to solve problems.

    Cons

    Location mainly. A lot of equipment, not fully used to its capacity. Some areas need more people.

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  5. My experience helped show many different ways to approach an engineering problem.

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    Former Intern - LARSS Intern in Hampton, VA
    Former Intern - LARSS Intern in Hampton, VA

    I worked at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart and nice people, experience, equipment

    Cons

    Hard to order new equipment

  6. NASA staff enthusiastic about helping student interns succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Hampton, VA

    I worked at NASA Langley Research Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Marked "worked at NASA" off my bucket list.
    Very flexible and reasonable with regard to work schedule (while I was part time)
    Staff was committed to finding tasks I was interested in, to further my professional development

    Cons

    The pay is pretty underwhelming.

  7. LARSS Summer Intern - Hypersonics Testing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) in Hampton, VA
    Former Intern - Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) in Hampton, VA

    I worked at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with top-tier engineering teams. Lots of freedom - no micro managing. Tons of networking events and fun things planned for the interns.

    Cons

    Being the government, you do run into red tape. You also get your fair share of complacent people who are just going to cruise out the rest of their career with as minimal amount of work as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Go to Mars?

  8. LARSS Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) in Hampton, VA
    Former Intern - Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) in Hampton, VA

    I worked at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Intern Activities, Softball leagues, Movie Nights, Great overall experience, get an assigned mentor

    Cons

    Do not participate in significant work, waste of time for mentors, projects that don't matter

  9. Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern
    Current Intern - Intern

    I have been working at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is fantastc. The education office does a great job of working with the students to help them succeed.

    Cons

    Don't get caught up in the NASA hype and make sure you're doing something that you like.

  10. LARSS Internship Program

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) in Hampton, VA
    Former Intern - Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) in Hampton, VA

    I worked at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great personal and scientific development - the program directors held a surprisingly fun etiquette luncheon and offered wind tunnel tours, etc. At the end of the program, interns had the opportunity to present our research at a poster presentation and speak with the researchers in that particular domaine.

    Cons

    Find a good mentor - they can introduce you to people who have the technical and domain knowledge to help you in your project. Otherwise without mentorship, you might be a bit lost.

  11. Great people, true passion, but no rush

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people I encountered while I was an intern are truly passionate about what they do, extremely generous with their time and really share team spirit. I learned a lot just by talking to people and attending seminars. Although I was only an intern, I got the impression there was good job security which is non-negligible in today's economy. Furthermore, as a researcher, you have a lot of freedom as to what topics you work on and where you take your research.

    Cons

    It's government, which means everything happens at a slower pace. This can be frustrating at times. Furthermore, at least in my neck of the woods, it is very rare that you actually get to build something. I was also very unimpressed with management, who seemed to reprimand rather than encourage and, in my opinion, lacked vision beyond powerpoint.

    Advice to Management

    Don't use a top down management approach. Involve the team in the decision process. Improve communication channels and listen to feedback.

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