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Updated January 16, 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)

  • Amazing work environment and amazing people (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • The famous "Governmental Red Tape" (in 14 reviews)

  • There are no cons to working for NASA (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Multi-Decadal Changes In Ice Sheet And Ice Shelf Mass Balance As Determined From Satellite"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    World's leading institute in development of remote sensing instruments. The position directly use NASA remote sensing data, rare anywhere else.

    Cons

    NASA is a multi direction institute and the focus is not on a specific problem but very diverse.


  2. "Pathways Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing quality of work

    Cons

    Bureacracy , low pay, not always in fun areas location wise

  3. "Software Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, collaborative teams, smart individuals

    Cons

    There are multiple antiquated buildings with asbestos and lead paint

    Advice to Management

    Minimize bureaucracy.


  4. "Cool stuff!"

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

    Pros

    They are really fun and cool and love airplanes and space.

    Cons

    It is a government job. That's all I have to say.


  5. "Space Monkey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay for anyone not afraid of space

    Cons

    work life balance is horrible definitely

    Advice to Management

    Give more PTO


  6. "Postdoctoral Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work environment and amazing people

    Cons

    Sometimes admin things move very slow


  7. "Sr System Engineer/System Safety Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer/Systems Safety Manager in Goddard, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer/Systems Safety Manager in Goddard, MD

    I have been working at NASA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and retirement plan

    Cons

    none at this time that i can think of

  8. "Intern"

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

    I worked at NASA part-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn.

    Cons

    I don't have any complains


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    awesome place to do an internship.

    Cons

    none that i encountered while being an intern


  10. "NASA life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    It truly is an experience.

    Cons

    tough work working with geniuses


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