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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Diverse environment with freedom to get your work done."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Diverse environment. Freedom to do your work with minimum interference. Able to talk to anyone at ANY level. Work on unusual projects. Management does sincerely make an attempt to keep work/life balance in check.

    Cons

    Benefits not as strong as current tech companies. No profit sharing (government). No free coffee, soda, juices, meals, yogurt, childcare, etc. Skills learned may be of limited value for other companies. Transition to other projects when current tasks get completed, is not smooth. New hires seem to get more attention than current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture your employees. Train them for new projects and challenges. More classes and inclusion into new projects. Encourage more mentoring and team building.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2017-07-27
  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Robotics Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can be part of amazing project that aren't done anywhere else in the world. Lots of mobility between different projects and roles so that you are constantly learning new skills and working on new challenges. You have lots of autonomy in how you get your job done, the hours that you work. A good work/life balance with a 9/80 schedule where you work 9 hours each work day and get every other Friday off.

    Cons

    A large organization where things sometimes take longer than they should.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-08-23
  2. "Best place to work if space exploration is your passion"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Multicultural, open mind people, exciting projects, continuous learning, great environment

    Cons

    I don’t really have cons

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-08-22

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