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 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1319 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.6
(based on 540 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
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
4.4
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their Work-life balance 1.4 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
4.1
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.4
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 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 Michael Watkins
92%
92%Michael Watkins
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
78%

Salaries

SpaceX has 791 more total submitted salaries than NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern - Hourly77 Salaries
$27/hr
Manufacturing Engineer42 Salaries
$87,000/yr
Integration Technician13 Salaries
$27/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern73 Salaries
$18/hr
Software Engineer()20 Salaries
$17/hr
Systems Engineer29 Salaries
$108,405/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 247 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 145 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 69 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 47 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 419 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 273 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 19 reviews)
"Pasadena"(in 11 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Intern - Hourly

I worked at SpaceX for more than a year

Pros

Get to work on rockets! Good work culture Lots of benefits like frozen yogurt, soda, good food for fairly cheap Looks great on a resume Insane learning environment Decent work-life balance... (around 50-55 hrs average when not hour-limited)

Cons

Can be very long hours/high pressure environment depending on team

Former Employee - Entry Level Scientist

I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time

Pros

Very interesting work and get to be surrounded by cutting edge research and technology

Cons

Need a graduate degree for most positions

Job Postings

SpaceX has 1,050 more recently posted open jobs than NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.