Compare Boeing vs SpaceX BETA

See how working at Boeing vs. SpaceX compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Boeing vs. SpaceX. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Boeing

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SpaceX

Employee Ratings

  • Boeing scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • SpaceX scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 11940 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 1850 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
4.1
SpaceX employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Boeing employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Boeing employees rated their Work-life balance 1.2 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.6
SpaceX employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Boeing employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.9
SpaceX employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Boeing employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Boeing Ceo David Calhoun
67%
67%David Calhoun
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
90%
90%Elon Musk
SpaceX employees rated their CEO Approval 23% higher than Boeing employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Positive Business Outlook
81%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than Boeing employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Boeing has 20,792 more total submitted salaries than SpaceX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer705 Salaries
$90,041/yr
Systems Engineer632 Salaries
$95,414/yr
Intern271 Salaries
$28/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer87 Salaries
$120,734/yr
Integration Technician54 Salaries
$28/hr
Intern105 Salaries
$31/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Boeing.
  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • "Large company" was the most mentioned Con at Boeing.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at SpaceX.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 1220 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1216 reviews)
Pros
"Rockets"(in 272 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 195 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Large company"(in 284 reviews)
"Red tape"(in 218 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 487 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 327 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Boeing full-time

Pros

Excellent benefits, collaborative environment, appreciation for diverse perspectives

Cons

Minimal cons. Like every company, some people are great to work with and some aren't.

Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very fun place to work. Everyone feels a lot of investment in the product they're working on and are encouraged to find creative solutions. I never felt boxed in to my role, I always felt empowered... to change things even if it was outside my job description. Stock is a big part of compensation, which has worked out well since the stock has gone up 800% in the six years I worked there.

Cons

There is a LOT of emphasis on speed and a lot of energy and money gets burned trying to meet unrealistic timelines.

Job Postings

Boeing has 3,992 more recently posted open jobs than SpaceX.
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