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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Michael Watkins
Michael Watkins
119 Ratings
Pros
  • "A good work/life balance with a 9/80 schedule where you work 9 hours each work day and get every other Friday off(in 62 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, amazing mentors(in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for a software engineering internship(in 16 reviews)

  • "Projects/missions take a very long time to complete (3 to 5(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Internship Experience"

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    Former Intern - Robotics Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, amazing mentors

    Cons

    Government run institutions can operate slower than others

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-06-25
  2. "Fun and rewarding internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern 

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    Attended various talks for interns and was exposed to a lot of new stuff. The working environment is very friendly overall. Tours for interns were also a lot of fun.

    Cons

    The place can be huge to walk around.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-04-17
  3. "Co-op of a Lifetime"

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fantastic working environment, and you get to work on the coolest projects - Full-time engineers are a wealth of knowledge and are great resources - Opportunities to learn more about projects outside of your direct work - Engaging, challenging work that is directly important to JPL projects - Mentoring from senior engineers - Breakfast burritos

    Cons

    - Occasional slow pace of approvals/trainings/drawing releases - It's a long walk up/down the hill to the machine shop, if you can't get a golf cart

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-03-27
  4. "Science at JPL"

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    Current Employee - NPP Fellow in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, challenging projects.

    Cons

    Foreign national has limits, ordering materials is difficult

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-02-24
  5. "SURF Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Pros

    Incredible work environment and lots of passionate people who are eager to help and share their work with you.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape due to strict protocols - can be hard to get things done fast

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2018-12-06
  6. "Web developer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice people in JPL

    Cons

    Can't think of any con so far.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2018-12-05
  7. "System Integration and Test Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and amazing projects

    Cons

    low pay for interns hired through the education office

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2018-11-07
  8. "Solid Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Pros

    A chance to work with some interesting new technologies in a positive work environment

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy and security makes it annoying sometimes.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2018-11-07
  9. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Pros

    Nice mentor, really awesome projects, relatively relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Campus is not very nice.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2018-10-07
  10. "JPL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great Work environment, super competent coworkers, great work life balance

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow because worker turnover is relatively low, you don't always have a ton of say on what types of work or projects you get to work on

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2018-05-24
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