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    1. 5.0
      Sep 5, 2023

      Best job to start

      Mechanical Engineer
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Pasadena, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best Place to work, the location is perfect and the people too!

      Cons

      You need a car for everything in LA.

      1. 5.0
        Sep 24, 2023
        Intern
        Former Intern
        Pasadena, CA
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        Pros

        Great work place and smart people

        Cons

        Working at JPL requires difficult work

        1. 3.0
          Sep 21, 2023
          Anonymous Employee
          Former Employee, more than 3 years
          Pasadena, CA
          Recommend
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          Business Outlook

          Pros

          The people who work there are amazing and so capable and helpful, for the most part, aside from the occasional big ego. Unparalleled level of intellect and expertise in many areas. The campus is old but beautiful. Benefits are competitive for the industry. 9/80 schedule is fire.

          Cons

          Too many "battlefield promotions" resulting in a lot of leaders who belong in technical roles, not leadership. Many practices and systems are political, bureaucratic and antiquated - feels like the 80s in many ways. Space exploration is full of calculated risks but that mentality isn't allowed to bleed into business processes. I've never experienced a more risk-averse environment.

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