Compare SpaceX vs Tesla BETA

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SpaceX

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Tesla

Employee Ratings

  • SpaceX scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Tesla scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 1846 reviews)
SpaceX employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5708 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
SpaceX employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
SpaceX employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
SpaceX employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
90%
90%Elon Musk
SpaceX employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Tesla Ceo Elon Musk
81%
81%Elon Musk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
SpaceX employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
81%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Tesla employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
66%

Salaries

Tesla has 9,044 more total submitted salaries than SpaceX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Propulsion Technician52 Salaries
$29/hr
Intern104 Salaries
$31/hr
Software Engineer87 Salaries
$120,734/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Production Associate515 Salaries
$22/hr
Intern308 Salaries
$33/hr
Software Engineer216 Salaries
$131,750/yr

What Employees Say

  • Tesla had 148 more reviews than SpaceX that mentioned "Fast paced" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at SpaceX.
  • "No work life" was the most mentioned Con at Tesla.
Pros
Pros
"Rockets"(in 272 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 195 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 343 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 206 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 487 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 327 reviews)
Cons
"No work life"(in 135 reviews)
"Work hours"(in 135 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very fun place to work. Everyone feels a lot of investment in the product they're working on and are encouraged to find creative solutions. I never felt boxed in to my role, I always felt empowered... to change things even if it was outside my job description. Stock is a big part of compensation, which has worked out well since the stock has gone up 800% in the six years I worked there.

Cons

There is a LOT of emphasis on speed and a lot of energy and money gets burned trying to meet unrealistic timelines.

Former Intern - Engineering Intern

I worked at Tesla for less than a year

Pros

They was a lot of new technologies to learn from the company, Working with the best of the best in the industry The salary and benefits were amazing Would definitely go back for a full-time gig

Cons

A bit fast paced but you get use to it soon

Job Postings

Tesla has 3,666 more recently posted open jobs than SpaceX.
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