NASA Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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NASA NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is perfect (in 13 reviews)

  • Also many people were willing to help (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of red-tape when sometimes the best solution is to keep it simple (in 7 reviews)

  • It is government-run, so there is a lot of bureaucracy involved (in 3 reviews)

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  1. IT Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at NASA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    NASA is a great work environment that has lots of advancement opportunity for both contractors and Civil Servant employees. Would highly recommend this agency to anyone working within an engineering, IT, or scientific discipline

    Cons

    Lots of travel depending on work; slow processes as can be expected in government; access to information is not always the easiest although NASA does try to promote interoperability


  2. Flight Systems Safety Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with space vehicles and being part of space discovery

    Cons

    Budget cuts have affected NASA significantly

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas and to different ways to conduct business


  3. LIfe Working for the Space Agency

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NASA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like most large organizations, your mileage will vary and will be largely determined by the location and department you work for. Overall there are relatively more altruistic and less competitive people here than I've encountered elsewhere in the workforce.

    Cons

    Limited budget, limited ability to affect change, many civil service personnel are "retired on duty", limited ability to remove personnel who negatively impact the program, support functions always take a back seat to the program, even when at the program's peril.


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  5. The Best of The Best

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    Former Employee - Launch & Landing
    Former Employee - Launch & Landing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employment development Team Concept Family Oriented Training Endless Opportunites to Advance World Class Organization Positive Public Respect - Nationally & Internationally Endless

    Cons

    There isn't 20 words to decribe the CONS of NASA - only one - retirement

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and believe in employees.


  6. Intership

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great agency, benefits, exposure to technology

    Cons

    Lots of regulations, red tape


  7. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good flexible working hours Meaningful projects Insightful people that you work with - really smart and inspirational

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork/government regulations Reliance on government can lead you to furrows if the government shuts down

    Advice to Management

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  8. Helpful (1)

    Headquarters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, people centric, work life balance

    Cons

    Politics, gridlock, indecisive leadership, some bad senior leaders

    Advice to Management

    Keep senior leadership accountable


  9. Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot of science from here

    Cons

    I had none. enjoyed working there.


  10. Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exciting work, very smart people, low stress, flexible work hours, decent pay

    Cons

    It can be frustrating waiting for someone to help you on a project. Things often move slowly.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to start your career. you will learn a lot from the experts.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of at this point.



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