Compare SpaceX vs Blue Origin BETA

See how working at SpaceX vs. Blue Origin 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 SpaceX vs. Blue Origin. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
SpaceX company icon

SpaceX

Blue Origin company icon

Blue Origin

Employee Ratings

  • SpaceX scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Blue Origin scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1471 reviews)
SpaceX employees rated their Overall Rating 1.1 higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 226 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
SpaceX employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.1 higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
SpaceX employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.4
Blue Origin employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
SpaceX employees rated their Senior Management 1.6 higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
SpaceX employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
92%
92%Elon Musk
SpaceX employees rated their CEO Approval 71% higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Blue Origin Ceo Bob Smith
21%
21%Bob Smith
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
SpaceX employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 34% higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
48%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
82%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 44% higher than Blue Origin employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
38%

Salaries

SpaceX has 2,113 more total submitted salaries than Blue Origin.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Propulsion Engineer67 Salaries
$98,751/yr
Propulsion Technician120 Salaries
$27/hr
Intern88 Salaries
$28/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Aerospace Engineer71 Salaries
$107,000/yr
Machinist7 Salaries
$37/hr
Intern8 Salaries
$25/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • "Rocket" was the most mentioned Pro at Blue Origin.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at SpaceX.
  • "Blue origin" was the most mentioned Con at Blue Origin.
Pros
Pros
"Rockets"(in 251 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 179 reviews)
Pros
"Rocket"(in 27 reviews)
"Aerospace"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 281 reviews)
Cons
"Blue origin"(in 14 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 12 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Electronics Engineer

I have been working at SpaceX full-time

Pros

The area of Space Technology (the area I want to work with the most) One of the biggest companies in the World that gives the ooportunity of great improvement in a great way to an engineer.

Cons

I think it is hard to be accepted to job as fresh grad engineer but I believe in myself to get over this.

Current Contractor - Recruiting

I have been working at Blue Origin for less than a year

Pros

The value of employee contributions and input isn't just lip service - it's truly a collaborative and inclusive place to work, across levels. There is palpable passion for the mission and vision, and... what a cool mission it is!

Cons

Still work to be done around organizing processes for consistency, but that's just another opportunity to help with growth for those coming in.

Job Postings

SpaceX has 1,322 more recently posted open jobs than Blue Origin.