- 5.0Oct 17, 2017Material Flow PlannerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHawthorne, CA
There is not a lot of red-tape to prevent you from getting actual work done. Everyone here is trusted to make smart decisions so we spend time focusing on the goal rather than getting hung up on the little things. Everyone here is approachable and relaxed so it makes the workplace feel like somewhere you actually want to be every day. So many Perks: Frozen Yogurt Bar Coffee Bar Unlimited Drinks Valet Parking Subsidised Lunch
The output of every person seems like 2-3 times more than anywhere I've ever worked. Partially because it is expected and partially because everyone loves what they do.5
- 5.0Nov 9, 2023Mechanical Design EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHawthorne, CA
Exciting work Equity plans Ability to gain a lot of experience
Work life can be tough High demand of employees
- 5.0Oct 16, 2023Senior Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Working at SpaceX has been amazing. I have developed software since a young age, and had my soul drained at my last big-corp job, but working at SpaceX has rejuvenated me. The work is interesting. My manager is technical and intelligent. The mission of the company is inspiring. A lot of my friends told me that the work-life balance would be bad, but even after 5 months, it has been great. I just talk with my peers and set realistic expectations on what is going to be delivered. I have yet to have to work late. The on-call rotation is light too, and every week our team spends time reducing noisy alerts.
You have to be able to be your own boss, learn to say "no", and take ownership and the stress of your area of expertise. You are responsible for your own work, and everyone has brilliant ideas, but you have to take a deep breath, and prioritize on what is important. Also- working at the office is required.