- Pasadena, CA
- 5001 to 10000 Employees
- 1 Location
- Type: Nonprofit Organization
- Founded in 1936
- Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable
- Aerospace & Defense
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I applied online. I interviewed at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Los Angeles, CA)
InterviewHad a series of interviews with different team members, and it went like this: 1. Recruiter screening (45 minutes) 2. Panel Interview (1 hr) 3. Department lead interview (45 minutes) 4. Prompted Essay (1 hour) 5. On-site interview (2+ hours) The process was very slow-moving.Interview
My main feedback here is that the recruiters and EAs did very little to prepare me for the interviews. They frequently didn't know who would be in these panels and only posted the information after my prompting and following up. If JPL is really serious about inclusivity they need to share all questions up front to give people with anxiety or neurodivergence the ability to prepare and feel at ease during the interviews. There were a couple of red flags during the interviews: 1. It seems like there is a ton of bureaucratic red tape. 2. It seems impossible to fire underperformers which is a massive hindrance to effective leadership, how can you turn things around or improve things if you have to drag low performers along with you? 3. It seems technologically behind when it comes to the tech stack that the teams use, which is ironic. The people I met were completely lovely, some had been there 20 years or longer. The pay is quite low compared to tech companies, if I had moved forward with this position it would have been a 75K pay cut, and trading in a flexible fully remote job for a hybrid job.1 Answers
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Awards & Accolades
- Best Employers for New Grads, Forbes, 2023
- 2022 Glassdoor Best Places to Work Award, Glassdoor, 2022
- CIO 100 Award for IT Innovation, CIO, 2022
- Robert J. Collier Trophy for 2021 - NASA/JPL Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Team, National Aeronautic Association, 2021
- IAF Excellence in "3G" Diversity Award, International Astronautical Foundation, 2021
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