Compare SpaceX vs NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory BETA

See how working at SpaceX vs. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 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. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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SpaceX

Employee Ratings

  • SpaceX scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 1640 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 693 reviews)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
4.0
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their Work-life balance 1.2 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.4
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
89%
89%Elon Musk
CEO Approval
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ceo Larry James
N/ALarry James
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
82%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
76%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory salaries averaged $31,201 higher than SpaceX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern95 Salaries
$29/hr
Software Engineer69 Salaries
$116,406/yr
Integration Technician42 Salaries
$26/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern135 Salaries
$18/hr
Software Engineer28 Salaries
$100,024/yr
Systems Engineer50 Salaries
$110,024/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at SpaceX.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Pros
Pros
"Rockets"(in 251 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 179 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 72 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 49 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 281 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 20 reviews)
"Pasadena"(in 12 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

I have been working at SpaceX full-time

Pros

Fast Paced Project Building up your Brand as a Aerospace Engineer If you can make it here you can work almost anywhere

Cons

Long hours Work-Life Balance Must be dictated to the Mission

Current Employee - Engineering Undergraduate IV

I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory part-time for less than a year

Pros

Salary is competitive and the amount of experience gained is priceless. A very diverse workplace that emphasizes inclusion and the importance of work/life balance.

Cons

Academic part-time has a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 30 hours per week

Job Postings

SpaceX has 306 more recently posted open jobs than NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.