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Updated February 14, 2017
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NASA NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
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  • They have to deal with the standard politics and red tape all feds deal with (in 11 reviews)

  • There were no cons working at Nasa (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "NASA Robotics Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASA part-time

    Pros

    A lot of fun interesting projects so I was never bored and there was a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was too much information to take in.


  2. "Chief Financial Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team, people, exciting projects

    Cons

    Political process is often uncertain

    Advice to Management

    Need to stay ahead of managment concepts


  3. "best job"

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    Current Employee - Astronaut in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Astronaut in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    high pay rate and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    the bathrooms need to upgrade

    Advice to Management

    need to have a better cafeteria


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  5. "Amazing People"

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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

    At all levels, NASA attracts the best and the brightest so it truly deserves the recognition it receives as best place in government to work. And the missions and programs inspire everyone!

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic with lots of people involved in every decision.


  6. "Excelent Work Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NASA has federal government benefits. They have an amazing campus at JSC and the best creative mindset I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    They have to deal with the standard politics and red tape all feds deal with. Projects often get bogged down or pushed to the wayside due to lack of workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Try to shield the workforce from the nonsense of the government and encourage collaboration rather than antagonistic competition.


  7. "Fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASA full-time

    Pros

    Fulfilling when you have a project with active funding
    Low stress, except around deadlines

    Cons

    Can be boring when not active on a project or funding gets pulled


  8. "Great Job for a Great Org"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What's not to love about NASA? Everything was a pro. My coworkers were nice and the weather was beautiful.

    Cons

    For me, the location was not ideal. There isn't much in the Langley area. I was looking for something more in line with the DC MD VA life and I ended up in the southern VA life. It wasn't terrible. It just wasn't for me.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management. They were very nice and accommodating to me while I worked there.


  9. "Processor & Instrumentation Design"

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, environment, challenging project

    Cons

    no cons available for NASA

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  10. "JSC Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous people who care deeply about spaceflight.
    A wide variety of interesting work.
    Good benefits (pension! for now) and work/life balance.
    Collaborative and inclusive work environment.

    Cons

    At the mercy of congressional budget cycles.
    Large organization with a lot of bureaucracy, procurement processes are a nightmare.
    Wide variances in quality of different Divisions.
    Slow pace of progress.
    Difficult to be hired as a civil servant outside the co-op process.

    Advice to Management

    Aggressively train young managerial talent, continue to adapt the organization to meet future needs of the industry.


  11. "aST engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, pay and security are great

    Cons

    Sometimes slow and money is tight

    Advice to Management

    Challenging work makes people happy



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