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NASA Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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4.1 139 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

NASA NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

(64 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to learn new things, move within the Agency, work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Pay is a bit lower than industry, but job security is strong (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are ambitious you are likely to become frustrated in the government red tape (in 6 reviews)

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

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139 Employee Reviews
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    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

    Web Editor (Current Employee)

    Proseverything was grea there co workers were great

    Conscan't complete with other silicon valley companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great learning experience as an intern and got to work with so many bright people!

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsIts provides a great work environment, the people love their job, and everyone seems to have a thirst for knowledge. Also provides a lot of exposure to different types of research.

    ConsWhile I can't provide many cons I will state that adjusting to the workplace isn't always simple and easy, sometimes you are thrown right in. Yet again the different personalities makes the transition a whole lost easier.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people, good management, very skilled and smart people.

    ConsFederal guidelines something hinder productivity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat place to work. Environment conducive to creative thinking. Treated with respect. Accomplishments well recognized.

    ConsGovernment regulations. Current down-sizing of NASA has taken this off the table as a viable option currently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet funding.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great agency

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hampton, VA

    ProsFraternal, informal environment
    Excellent opportunities
    Strong agency support for programs

    ConsCongress controls funding.
    Headquarters can "move the goal posts" on projects

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe town-hall meetings with agency administrators are great, keep using them at all levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inspirational organization in need of purpose-driven leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExperience at NASA speaks for itself. Inspiring missions and innovative coworkers.

    ConsBureaucracy often stifles creativity and progress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet organizational priorities and stay true to them, regardless of budgetary ebb and flow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful, team focused organization

    Contract Specialist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsWill have a low pressure work environment where team work is a major virtue and everyone is working toward the same goal. Plenty of support at all levels to help you succeed.

    ConsPay lower than some private sector positions. Some days will be slower than others. Where there is no profit driver, some dullards will survive performance reviews and be a bore to work with.

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

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    Mixed place to intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe work is often exciting and you have a wide variety of superiors with whom to get involved. Management is very competent and dedicated to the NASA cause. There is a great deal of excitement when projects are successful and the esprit de corps is often very good among most employees.

    ConsThe office dynamic wasn't always strong; certain inadequacies were tolerated beyond what should have been. Budget cuts made it difficult to plan for the future. Differences between employees were left to simmer instead of headed off by management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer intern in space life sciences summer institute

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros1. access to NASA JSC campus and different labs
    2. multiple seminars and interaction with engineers, astronauts, scientists
    3. chill environment and lots of room for educational growth

    Cons1. slow processing of applications and security access
    2. work can be slow at times, must be pro-active
    3. location is hot and requires car transportation, no public transportation options

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more work to interns and challenge them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GREAT

    Intern (Current Employee) Fairmont, WV

    ProsIntelligent atmosphere and a very friendly work environment

    ConsNot many cons to the facility and employees

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