Compare NASA vs NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory BETA

See how NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory vs. NASA compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 383 reviews)
4.2
(based on 487 reviews)
Career Opportunities
4.0
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
3.7
Work-life balance
4.4
4.1
Senior Management
3.8
3.5
Culture & Values
4.2
4.1
CEO Approval
NASA Ceo Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
98%Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ceo Michael Watkins
82%Michael Watkins
% Recommend to a friend
90%
84%
Positive Business Outlook
80%
66%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Intern43 Salaries
$16/hr
Aerospace Engineer46 Salaries
$93,771/yr
Systems Engineer5 Salaries
$86,900/yr
Intern59 Salaries
$18/hr
Mechanical Engineer II16 Salaries
$93,959/yr
Systems Engineer21 Salaries
$104,619/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 38 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 30 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 60 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
"Red tape"(in 19 reviews)
"No cons"(in 13 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 15 reviews)
"Missions"(in 14 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Engineering Intern

I worked at NASA for less than a year

Pros

~Great work environment & cool projects ~Co-workers very willing to share info and help you learn ~Got every other Friday off with 9 hour days work schedule ~Good opportunities to see other... facilities

Cons

~Pay ~Location (I was in the middle of the desert)

Advice to Management

More interaction with all workers

Current Employee - Systems Engineer

I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

University-like atmosphere, knowledgeable colleagues, a variety of different projects and positions with a lot of movement for people every few years, excellent pay and benefits (especially for... government-like work)

Cons

Some project phases require long hours (but the reward is worth it!)

Advice to Management

Keep developing people as leaders, and not just engineers, and the workforce will continue to get even stronger.

Job Postings