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SpaceX Overview

Hawthorne, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2002
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
Unknown / Non-Applicable
United Launch Alliance, Orbital Sciences, Arianespace
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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

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

Top CEOs: 2017 (#8), 2018 (#49)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#31)

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    Pros

    Culture - SpaceX has a great "start-up" environment. It's definitely a plus to work steps away from the manufacturing process and development of our rockets & spacecrafts

    Benefits - Fantastic health benefits (SpaceX covers the premium for medical, dental, vision). Onsite health & dental clinic too! 3 weeks of paid vacation!

    Perks - Free coffee, teas, sodas, cookies, frozen yogurt, fruit any time of day! Several different food options (food trucks, pizza truck, various restaurants/cafes). Free Gym Memberships (Onsite gym)! And more!

    Project Scope - Leadership guides you to be successful by building you up to speed and allow you to handle/own projects & overall work scope.

    Growth - We have an ideal place for growth. If you have the motivation & determination for development and willingness to learn on a technical level, SpaceX is the place!

    Passion for making things possible - You're working with rockets & spacecraft - These are some of the coolest things on the planet!

    Cons

    Traffic in/around the city of Los Angeles

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SpaceX Photos

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SpaceX photo of: CRS-11 Dragon captured by the ISS
SpaceX photo of: Falcon 9 touches down at Landing Zone 1
SpaceX photo of: SpaceX team cheers on another Dragon ready for launch!
SpaceX photo of: Falcon 9 launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base
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SpaceX Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SpaceX (Hawthorne, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    An online coding challenge
    A phone interview
    Another phone interview
    A 48 hour coding challenge
    They fly you down to Hawthorne, CA to give a presentation on your final challenge/project. You get a chance to explain how and why you did it the way you did.

    Interview Questions

    • "What is the size of an integer on a 32-bit system?"   5 Answers
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SpaceX Awards & Accolades

  • Vladimir Syromyatnikov Safety-by-Design Award, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), 2014
  • Eddy Awards, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, 2013
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