Compare Orbital Sciences vs NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 175 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 500 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Orbital Sciences Ceo David W. Thompson
84%
84%David W. Thompson
CEO Approval
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ceo Michael Watkins
87%
87%Michael Watkins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
26%
Positive Business Outlook
64%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern4 Salaries
$30/hr
Senior Electrical Technician2 Salaries
$66,799/yr
Senior Engineer24 Salaries
$95,134/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern62 Salaries
$18/hr
Intern - Hourly48 Salaries
$19/hr
Mechanical Engineer II18 Salaries
$97,961/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 12 reviews)
"Interesting work"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 63 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 17 reviews)
"Full time"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review
"Fantastic."Feb 20, 2016

Engineering Aide

I worked at Orbital Sciences

Pros

Working with rockets. Great people. Very good training program. Over all, I would go back if I could afford the lower wage.

Cons

Not much to complain about. I would have liked higher wages. The work was good and the people excellent so no real cons.

Advice to Management

Raise wages

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.

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