NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Overview

  • www.jpl.nasa.gov
  • Pasadena, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1936
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Federal Agencies
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. ...
Mission: To serve the nation by exploring space in the pursuit of discoveries that benefit humanity.

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March 1, 2021
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Got a minute? Relieve the nail-biting action of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover landing.
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February 26, 2021
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Meet Taryn, Mechanical Engineer. Taryn’s father, an electrical engineer working on space satellites, would bring her to participate in “Bring Your Child to Work” day. She says, “I thought their work was exciting and combined engineering with new frontier exploration.” Now at JPL, she works on small satellites and payloads such as RainCube, the Mars Helicopter, and MAIA, “JPL really has given me many opportunities for growth and the freedom to explore different technical aspects of my job." #LifeatJPL #CountdowntoMars
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reviews

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"Wonderful place"

Aug 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee

Pros

State-of-the-art technology and pioneering deep space missions, and very flexible and respectful environment. Extremely interesting proposal opportunities and mission operations.

Cons

Nothing really. JPL is known for deep-space exploration that are unique. Each mission poses its own challenge that are very difficult to achieve. Solving this problem is essentially what JPL is.
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Diversity & Inclusion at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Interviews

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Neutral12%
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Applied online49%
Campus Recruiting33%
Employee Referral9%
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    One interview. Not too hard. Interviewed with the person who’d be my boss at work. He asked mostly about previous experience and my resume . I interviewed after talking to him at the career fair at school Jpl was fun to work at
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in ITComputerworld2020
  • CIO 100 AwardCIO Magazine2020
  • Foundation Award for ExcellenceAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)2013
  • One of the 100 Best Places to Work in ITOCIO2013
  • Robert J. Collier TrophyNational Aeronautic Association2012

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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...Great coworkers, great lab culture, business with a purpose, and good benefits...

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