SpaceX Overview

  • Hawthorne, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 2002
  • Company - Private
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

CompetitorsUnited Launch Alliance, Orbital Sciences, Arianespace
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We've assembled an exceptional team of scrappy innovators committed to our mission. Helping achieve these goals will be one of the most challenging and rewarding endeavors of your career. You can expect to work alongside some of the brightest individuals and get exposure to ...
Mission: SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today, SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on ...

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019(#48), 2018(#50), 2017(#40)

Top CEOs: 2018(#49), 2017(#8)

Best Places to Interview: 2017(#31)

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IYO, What commercial space organizations show the most promise? Right now my money is on $RKLB and $RDW - mostly because of their CEOs, Redwire wanting a conservative cash position for the long term, and RocketLab having the most well rounded approach to compete with SpaceX. Would love to hear some counterpoints or other thoughts for those looking long at this market.


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"Satisfying and Exciting!"

Oct 19, 2021 - Technician in Redmond, WA
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- Good pay - Lots of overtime - Exciting work environment - Cutting edge technology - Great teams to work with - Strong recognition of contributions and merit - Everyone has a voice, a good idea is a


- Potential to get overwhelmed if not prepared for the large amounts of hours, but they absolutely let you know what you're getting into in the interview
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SpaceX Interviews

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Applied online59%
Employee Referral12%

  1. Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

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    First interview with recruiter asked most behavioral questions. Second technical interview asked lots of fundamentals. Was offered a third interview but the lack of communication from recruiters was extremely frustrating.

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Company Updates

March 8, 2018
From all the women at SpaceX who are helping to engineer the future of space exploration, happy International Women’s Day! Join our mission:
December 7, 2016
We are thrilled to be recognized as a Best Place to Work on Glassdoor’s 2017 list. Thank you to our exceptional team who make SpaceX an incredible place to work!
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SpaceX Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Innovative Companies (#1 in Space)Fast Company2018
  • Best Places to Work (#50)Glassdoor2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at SpaceX?

...They buy out your PTO and offer you 2 weeks pay and will keep you insured for a period of time and also give you a glowing recommendation for your next job (mind you, why... if my performance is sub par would you consider giving a recommendation)....

October 3, 2020

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