Compare SpaceX vs Virgin Galactic BETA

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

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Virgin Galactic

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.
  • Virgin Galactic 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)
4.1
(based on 1496 reviews)
SpaceX employees rated their Overall Rating 0.9 higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 127 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
SpaceX employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.0 higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
SpaceX employees rated their Senior Management 1.2 higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
SpaceX employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
91%
91%Elon Musk
SpaceX employees rated their CEO Approval 53% higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Virgin Galactic Ceo Michael Colglazier
38%
38%Michael Colglazier
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
SpaceX employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 29% higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
52%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
82%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 42% higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
40%

Salaries

SpaceX has 2,269 more total submitted salaries than Virgin Galactic.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Propulsion Technician123 Salaries
$28/hr
Intern - Hourly94 Salaries
$28/hr
Propulsion Engineer70 Salaries
$100,645/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Test Technician7 Salaries
$60,801/yr
Intern - Hourly9 Salaries
$19/hr
Engineer19 Salaries
$116,898/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Virgin Galactic.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at SpaceX.
  • "Vg" was the most mentioned Con at Virgin Galactic.
Pros
Pros
"Rockets"(in 251 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 179 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
"9 80 work"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 281 reviews)
Cons
"Vg"(in 7 reviews)
"Rocket"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review
"Best company"Jun 17, 2021

Current Employee - Production Control Scheduler

I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Want to up your career ? Come to SpaceX

Cons

Pay might be low than other companies

Advice to Management

Compensate

"Great company"May 31, 2021

Former Employee - Stress Engineer

I worked at Virgin Galactic full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great company culture, loved the biweekly education seminars, works 9 hour days with every other Friday off. Pretty supportive of career outcomes within the company.

Cons

Location wasn't the greatest but understandably so. Starting to move a little faster than I feel they are ready for.

Advice to Management

I know Virgin is behind schedule. They are very good at their job but there is some periphery things that they are not 100% great at yet. Need to slow down just a bit so that when these things creep... up they can get these things done right. I found several process changes that we needed to make with testing and if you don't want to contract them out then they need to be done right.

Job Postings

SpaceX has 711 more recently posted open jobs than Virgin Galactic.