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"Fun to go to work"

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Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Pasadena, CA
Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Pasadena, CA
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I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

The work in general is interesting and the people are very fun to work with. The atmosphere is relaxed and individuality is encouraged. It is a great place to learn and almost feels like you're in a college campus.

Cons

For certain things you have to go through a lot of bureaucracy and the pay isn't the best out there

Other Employee Reviews for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    "Relaxed place to work"

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    Current Employee - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome projects
    Chill atmosphere
    Great co-workers

    Overall a pretty fun place to work, if you're interested in aerospace, space, or anything with related to long-range communications and engineering

    Cons

    Summer assignments can be hit or miss, could work on a rover or some random post-doc's project
    Interview process isn't really that rigid, so some interns aren't that great

    Advice to Management

    None really, headed by Caltech so its pretty academically inclined


  2. "So much for a young engineer to learn from the masters of mechanical systems..."

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

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Projects are heavily mechanical in nature
    -Real responsibilities, real soon after joining the lab
    -Awesome training: design of bolted joints, parametric modelling, etc
    -Great resources for knowledge sharing: JPL Wired. Its like Wikipedia style database of everything we do.

    Cons

    -Pressure about whether funding will come through
    -The charge number system. Its terrible when your task suddenly runs out of money and you stop all work and often forget about all progress that was made.

    Advice to Management

    Make job offers to the students who work hard and demonstrate their merit.

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