Compare Orbital Sciences vs SpaceX BETA

See how SpaceX vs. Orbital Sciences compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Orbital Sciences

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SpaceX

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)
4.1
(based on 1214 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.6
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
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
90%
90%Elon Musk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
26%
Positive Business Outlook
79%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Electrical Technician2 Salaries
$66,885/yr
Senior Engineer24 Salaries
$95,256/yr
Intern4 Salaries
$30/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern - Hourly72 Salaries
$26/hr
Manufacturing Engineer36 Salaries
$84,977/yr
Intern38 Salaries
$4,926/mo

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 12 reviews)
"Interesting work"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Rockets"(in 240 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 398 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 256 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 - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at SpaceX full-time for less than a year

Pros

Highest concentration of talent and expertise I've ever encountered in one location. Contributing to a mission that will change the course of human history! Participating in complex engineering... work that is both challenging and satisfying.

Cons

Tight deadlines require commitment and a strong sense of time management; not for the undisciplined.

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