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www.xprize.org
Los Angeles, CA
1 to 50 employees
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X PRIZE's mission is to boldly go where no one has gone before. The foundation set a $10 million prize for the first privately financed team to build a spaceship able to travel 62 miles (100km) into space two consecutive times within a two week period. Mojave ... Read more

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XPRIZE CEO Marcus Shingles
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    "The Voices of Some are not the Voices of All"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Culver City, CA
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    I have been working at XPRIZE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No place is perfect, and at the end of the day, you really just need to decide for yourself. The majority of employees are really happy from where I sit. I either have my head in the sand, or the people I interact with on a daily basis are really good actors. On a practical level, the pay is good, generous benefits, and flexible work arrangements. Really nice office space, highly intelligent and interesting co-workers, and an amazing mission.

    If anyone is considering working at XPRIZE, block out the noise, listen, and ask the right questions. Due your due diligence. The truth finds its way.

    Cons

    Our CEO stood up in a meeting last week and reminded us that his door is always open. He's also provided a vehicle for us to give anonymous feedback. And yet the next day somebody saw fit to come to Glassdoor and blast him. These people have plenty of other avenues by which to reach the Chairman's attention or the Board's attention. But sure, let's go on a public forum. I find it highly irresponsible and questionable.

    Our CEO is not perfect, but he's passionate. I love his ideas and how he's disrupted XPRIZE. People were unhappy before he came, and clearly they still are. Hopefully their voices are balanced out with those who actually don't have any issues; those who are excited to show up every day and work, join a competition, or in general, just get involved.

    Advice to Management

    Management consists of others besides a CEO, so this advice is to all of you: Work it out. Most of you are not inspiring anyone right now.

    While our CEO made some good points last week and admitted some shortcomings and course corrections, there is room for others to do the same.

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XPRIZE Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at XPRIZE.

    Interview

    Hiring process was long but efficient. Intial interview was via phone and took a couple months for a call back to come to the offices. Once I arrived at offices was interviewed by five people that the position woild be heavily interacting with.

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