Compare SpaceX vs Orbital ATK BETA

See how working at SpaceX vs. Orbital ATK 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. Orbital ATK. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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SpaceX

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Orbital ATK

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.
  • Orbital ATK 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 1476 reviews)
SpaceX employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 285 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
SpaceX employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
SpaceX employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.3
Orbital ATK 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 0.9 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
SpaceX employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
92%
92%Elon Musk
SpaceX employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Orbital ATK Ceo David W. Thompson
80%
80%David W. Thompson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
SpaceX employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 26% higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

SpaceX has 1,119 more total submitted salaries than Orbital ATK.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Propulsion Technician120 Salaries
$27/hr
Propulsion Engineer67 Salaries
$98,751/yr
Intern88 Salaries
$28/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Test Technician16 Salaries
$54,413/yr
Senior Electrical Engineer56 Salaries
$93,705/yr
Intern - Hourly20 Salaries
$23/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • "9 80 schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Orbital ATK.
  • SpaceX had 268 more reviews than Orbital ATK that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Rockets"(in 251 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 179 reviews)
Pros
"9 80 schedule"(in 29 reviews)
"80 schedule"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 281 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 13 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 11 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.

Former Employee - Operations Lead

I worked at Orbital ATK full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

size, employees, management, salary, customers

Cons

The merger challenged management somewhat

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