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"VERY smart people, historically important projects."

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Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Pasadena, CA
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I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Smart colleagues, opportunities to build space flight hardware, getting called a rocket scientist for the rest of your life, incredible infrastructure and resources, ability to carry a project end-to-end: concept, design, analyze, build, test, fly. Optional 9/80 work schedule gives you every other Friday off.

Cons

Nerdy, not very social. Big picture of work is incredibly meaningful, but junior engineers end up down in the weeds over-analyzing small aspects. Can get boring on day-to-day basis. Can be difficult to get more interesting assignments when competing with MS and PhD candidates for limited spots on desirable projects. Career growth is slow.

Other Employee Reviews for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  1. "Fufilling work to send stuff to other planets"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Can't beat working on projects to send hardware to other planets and beyond

    Cons

    Too many workaholics that expect everyone to work ridiculous hours


  2. "Learning experience."

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    Current Intern - Software Computing Systems Undergraduate Student IV in Pasadena, CA
    Current Intern - Software Computing Systems Undergraduate Student IV in Pasadena, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, variety of projects, friendly setting, lots of networking, diverse workforce, located in Sol Cal, fairly relaxing atmosphere

    Cons

    Parking can be a hassle

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