Compare SpaceX vs NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1189 reviews)
4.2
(based on 487 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.9
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
3.7
Work-life balance
3.0
4.1
Senior Management
3.6
3.5
Culture & Values
4.1
4.1
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
90%Elon Musk
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ceo Michael Watkins
82%Michael Watkins
% Recommend to a friend
82%
84%
Positive Business Outlook
79%
66%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Intern - Hourly66 Salaries
$27/hr
Structures Engineer36 Salaries
$87,115/yr
Systems Engineer5 Salaries
$104,109/yr
Intern59 Salaries
$18/hr
Mechanical Engineer II16 Salaries
$93,959/yr
Systems Engineer21 Salaries
$104,619/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Rockets"(in 239 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 138 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 60 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 393 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 253 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 15 reviews)
"Missions"(in 14 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Electro-mechanical Technician

I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than a year

Pros

Everything there I love it.

Cons

No comments. All is well

Advice to Management

No comments.

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