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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)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#8)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#31)

SpaceX Reviews

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    Current Employee - Integration Technician in Hawthorne, CA
    Current Employee - Integration Technician in Hawthorne, CA
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    I have been working at SpaceX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If your heart is in the right place as to why you want to work here with this team of amazing individuals there is no limit to the things that you may accomplish if you set your sights high and keep reaching goals. If you want to work somewhere where your work is valued and you value your work that’s here and you will love all of what this place has to offer. As for the work, there’s tons to spare and as the saying goes around SpaceX, “everyone is their own slave driver!” I am here frequently enough and it’s fantastic to see when I’m walking around that I’m never really alone in wanting to work my butt off. The factory is always alive with people working on various projects and everyone’s always so nice. I’ve stop plenty of people in the middle of what they’re doing to ask a few questions and they’ve happily obliged.

    Cons

    Everyone has their version of the “dream job” and because of my personal reasons, I’ve found mine here, It would really be unjust and nit picky for me to pick anything worth mentioning.

    Advice to Management

    The atmosphere was seemingly lacking in cross-functionality amongst specific departments, but I’ve noticed the shift in training and gearing towards well rounded teams. IMO communication is key. Keep up the attention to detail regarding that and the welfare of the “small guys” and the sky’s the limit.

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SpaceX Photos

SpaceX photo of: SpaceX employees celebrate the first-ever orbital class rocket landing
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
SpaceX photo of: Avionics systems integration
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SpaceX Interviews

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    Test Engineering Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SpaceX.

    Interview

    2 interviews over the phone
    1 with manager 1 with director. Very pleasant people. Dug into my responses and made sure I knew what I was talking about. A couple questions about how to test basic some basic circuits.

    Interview Questions

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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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