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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SpaceX Reviews

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Elon Musk
Elon Musk
1,407 Ratings
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Ignore Media Trash Talk"

Dec 7, 2022 - Quality Systems Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
Positive Outlook
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Brilliant people. Great perks. Be a part of something amazing.


Parking is in short supply and forces you to walk (exercise).

Advice to Management

Have charging options in each parking lot. Make the Burgundy lot a parking structure.
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Diversity & Inclusion at SpaceX

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SpaceX Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online62%
Employee Referral11%

  1. Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Absolutely horrible experinece. Hiring manager missed the interview. They asked me to provide my availability for second time. And then i got the rejection email.
    Isn’t it hilarious? I can feel the absolute chaos in Elon’s company…

    What is your availability for this week?

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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?

...Great stock option and a good amount of PTO for new hires....

April 25, 2022

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People Also Ask about SpaceX

Employees rate SpaceX 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 2,676 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, SpaceX employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at SpaceX, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at SpaceX and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 74% of employees would recommend working at SpaceX to a friend. This is based on 1,976 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

61% of job seekers rate their interview experience at SpaceX as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.4 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at SpaceX.

80% of employees think that SpaceX has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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