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"Great if you can compromise. Lots of politics!"

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Former Employee - Engineer II in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Engineer II in Pasadena, CA
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Pros

A class of their own. Best of the best among employees, processes, and organization. A great manufacturing system as far as automation, software and hardware. NASA typically chooses the best, so you get to work with a diverse group from top ranked graduates and employees.

Cons

As expected, politics galore! Everyone is out to compete and move up the corporate ladder. Lots of egos. A problem is hardly solved quickly, you would have to go thru a long chain of commands before it gets looked at. If you don't go thru specific people, watch out! The process is pretty efficient. It can get boring.

Advice to Management

Work together more. Listen to new ideas and suggestions.

Other Employee Reviews for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    "Great experience working on cutting-edge projects"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Pasadena, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Privileged to work on interesting projects. There is an exchange of a lot of technical knowledge and the exposure you get while working here is great. Also the 9/80 schedule is a bonus. High employee moral.

    Cons

    Compared to similar positions at other companies, the salary compensation is not quite up to par.


  2. "Very good experience working at JPL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent projects to work for, very professional people to work with and very rewarding projects.

    Cons

    JPL and NASA are downsizing

    Advice to Management

    JPL needs more and bigger projects, need more work at the laboratory.

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