Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Most amazing and rewarding company to be a part of

    Mar 9, 2019 - Full Stack Software Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
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    Pros

    Here's my list of reasons why SpaceX is an amazing place to work - You get to work on things that directly impact the mission. - The company goal is to advance space technology and enable people to live on other planets, it's right on the site - Everyone is brilliant, driven, and will be the best people you've ever worked with. - The work is challenging and there are literally endless opportunities if you want to put in the time. - Management is awesome, they work hard and are easy to work with. - You get to watch rocket launches and all sorts of other crazy stuff from mission control. - SpaceX employees are highly sought after, but you wont want to leave - You get to walk around a rocket factory and see rockets being built. - Great food options like cafeteria style, salad bar, restaurant style and 4+ food trucks. Also free frozen yogurt and the food is all subsidized, so you're only paying $3-5 per meal. - There are flown rocket parts all over the office. - The first landed orbital rocket is in front of the building - You can give friends and family tours of the factory.

    Cons

    Los Angeles is an extremely expensive place to live compared to the rest of the country.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Satisfying and Exciting!

    Oct 19, 2021 - Technician in Redmond, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Good pay - Lots of overtime - Exciting work environment - Cutting edge technology - Great teams to work with - Strong recognition of contributions and merit - Everyone has a voice, a good idea is a good idea no matter where it came from - Free and easy access to upper level leadership - Being part of a truly breathtaking effort to advance human civilization

    Cons

    - Potential to get overwhelmed if not prepared for the large amounts of hours, but they absolutely let you know what you're getting into in the interview

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Atrocious Pay Million Hour Workplace

    Sep 28, 2021 - Production Technician in Redmond, WA
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    Pros

    Left here soon enough to see why they are eternally understaffed and why this is not the place to waste my time.

    Cons

    If you want me as a technician to contribute ideas for improved processes and efficiency then pay me like an engineer. I don't work for free. Pay is very low here. They will pay the bare minimum they can get away with. They figure they can make up for the low pay by working you to no end. Zero work/life balance. The strategy of SpaceX is to steal ideas, pay the bare minimum, and work you until burnout so they can hire on the next batch of Musk fans. Little do these Musk fans realize that Musk has the same tendencies as Bezos does to abuse and use workers. If it weren't for the immigration requirements SpaceX would have a higher turnover than Amazon warehouses. I got very tired of hearing how brilliant some SpaceX employees are. You know what. Honestly no one cares how intelligent you are. It's your paycheck at the end of the day and it's just a job. Just glad I left here soon enough before I contributed to the company in any meaningful way while they cheat me on pay the whole time, waste half my life, and take ideas for free with zero promises of compensation in any form. The potential of an asteroid ending life on Earth doesn't make me work any harder to help with the process of enabling humans to be a multi planetary species. Because I don't want Musk's and Bezo's terrible ways of treating employees to spread to other planets.

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