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NASA Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
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NASA NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
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Pros
  • "NASA supports a healthy work life balance, numerous employees have flexible schedules" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment and great learning experience" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "The govt red tape is frustrating" (in 15 reviews)

  • "There are no cons to working for NASA" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Space"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, conscientious, motivated, and compassionate peers.

    Cons

    The govt red tape is frustrating


  2. "Nasa is great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

  3. "NASA Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start a career

    Cons

    Federal agency, salaries are capped


  4. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was an amazing experience!

    Cons

    Nothing at all! It was amazing


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work in the Fed, but you're still in the Fed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good morale. Pay is excellent for my position. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Federal Government bureaucracy. Lack of a mission.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission, but feels old in the Silicon Valley"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    It's freakin' NASA. The type of work is really interesting and people are very motivated to be here.

    Cons

    The pay is low compared to industry in this area, particularly doing science.

    Advice to Management

    Care about retaining your employees more by compensating them appropriately.


  7. "NASA is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Contributing to something significant for American and humanity. Great benefits like vacation days, Federal holidays off, tuition programs.

    Cons

    Salaries a little lower than industry. Very bureaucratic processes.

    Advice to Management

    Always strive to improve and streamline processes.

  8. "Wonderful people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    None to note. I enjoyed my time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote the different departments! Share our story!


  9. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and Vacation Package and benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours and some lazy people

    Advice to Management

    More strict


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NASA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gov Job, Leave, decent pay

    Cons

    Low Budget, travel to DC for meetings, no shuttle bus

    Advice to Management

    None


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