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"Good Place to work"

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Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer in Pasadena, CA
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I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

It is a pleasure and proud to work for NASA space exploration projects with thousands of brilliant scientists and engineers in addition for the excellent benefits and competitive salary.

Cons

Less opportunities for career advancement and a lot of unfair/wrongful terminations/ laid-offs due to some bad line supervisors & managers.

Advice to Management

Should reward and retain good employees based on their hard works, performance, experience...

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  1. "Great atmosphere and exciting work"

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    Former Intern - Data Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Intern - Data Engineer in Pasadena, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere but everyone is so smart tons of work still gets done. Lots of opportunities to learn and publish. Opportunity to work on some really exciting projects.

    Cons

    Recent cuts to NASA's budget has meant lots of layoffs. PAy isn't great because they know people want to work there for the exciting projects and prestige of working for NASA.


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    "The most interesting projects and a lot of very smart people"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering in Pasadena, CA
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    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can't beat the variety of work we get here. All of the projects are interesting and the engineers are dedicated and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Sometimes the JPL process is tedious and inefficient. Layers upon layers of oracle web tools which aren't user friendly and bog down the whole process are frustrating. Flight-component scrutiny is mandated for a lot of ground parts, which wastes time and money.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to run JPL like a production shop; we handle one-off, one of a kind projects. And please continue to lobby for JPL to do interesting projects.

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