Compare SpaceX vs Tesla BETA

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

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Tesla

Employee Ratings

  • SpaceX scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1356 reviews)
SpaceX employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 3260 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
SpaceX employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
SpaceX employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
SpaceX employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
89%
89%Elon Musk
SpaceX employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Tesla Ceo Elon Musk
80%
80%Elon Musk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
SpaceX employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
61%

Salaries

Tesla has 4,629 more total submitted salaries than SpaceX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Propulsion Technician86 Salaries
$27/hr
Intern81 Salaries
$28/hr
Propulsion Engineer49 Salaries
$97,573/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Production Associate265 Salaries
$19/hr
Intern - Hourly197 Salaries
$30/hr
Senior Software Engineer87 Salaries
$143,330/yr

What Employees Say

  • Tesla had 93 more reviews than SpaceX that mentioned "Fast paced" as a Pro.
  • SpaceX had 110 more reviews than Tesla that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Rockets"(in 249 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 147 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 240 reviews)
"Cars"(in 150 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 424 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 277 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 314 reviews)
"No work life"(in 90 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Tooling Engineer

I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Lots of resource, loads of expertise in the building, plenty of work to go around.

Cons

The hours can add up quickly, so management of expectations is critical being successful.

Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern

I have been working at Tesla for less than a year

Pros

At least for my team, we are in the build fast break fast stage. Learned so many things

Cons

The pay is a bit lower compared to other big tech companies

Job Postings

Tesla has 2,055 more recently posted open jobs than SpaceX.