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Updated September 26, 2018
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NASA NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
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Pros
  • "Mission, challenging work, work life balance" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment and great learning experience" (in 22 reviews)

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

  • "There are no cons to working for NASA" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission, challenging work, work life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, opportunity to move around


  2. "NASA Intern"

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    Current Employee - Student in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Student in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Experience, Tons of learning opportunities every day

    Cons

    Government is slow with paperwork

  3. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really good though-provoking work. Really makes you use your academic learning.

    Cons

    Can be a bit redundant at times. Also, ames research center is a bit bureacratic.


  4. "Electrical Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, interesting work, dedicated team

    Cons

    Cut throat, dedication to all degrees, and long hours

    Advice to Management

    The brightest lights also cast the darkest shadows


  5. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    One of the best places in government to work. Awesome people who showed great teamwork and were very supportive of my development.

    Cons

    No important cons to share.


  6. "Summer Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mentors are very helpful to be around

    Cons

    The work is relatively slow


  7. "Space the final frontier"

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    Current Employee - Space Man in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Space Man in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Space is fun and light years away

    Cons

    Moon is cold on one side

    Advice to Management

    Keep on shooting for the stars

  8. "The government is not the future of space"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can’t get fired for the most part. Mentoring is great

    Cons

    - money is low
    - not much hands on work going on, Nasa seems to just be managing companies that do everything
    - no food options in cafeteria
    - all centers are in remote areas
    - most people are older than 40
    - very little educational funding, depending on the center
    - programs schedules and projects are determined by the government

    Advice to Management

    Support growth and development of youth.


  9. "teacher"

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

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    awesome place to work, they have so much to offer.

    Cons

    there are non cons i have at this time

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Systems Eng"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is an awesome place to work

    Cons

    You have to travel a lot

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing great like always


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