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NASA CEO Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
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  • "The govt red tape is frustrating(in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "NASA Accountant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Job security and room to grow

      Cons

      Lots of meetings and very bureaucratic

    • "Independence and Academic Freedom"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at NASA full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Rich, meaningful, fulfilling work. Great tech facilities. Intelligent passionate people.

      Cons

      I'm still a student so definitely underpaid compared to industry, but it's an investment

    • "Business Analyst"

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        Current Employee - Business Analyst 

        I have been working at NASA full-time

        Pros

        Downtown D.C. and close to metro

        Cons

        Management can be a lot better

        Advice to Management

        Be more engaged.

      • "Best place to work for an engineer"

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        Current Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at NASA full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Very smart people, you can learn something new everyday

        Cons

        Part of the federal government

        Advice to Management

        Great management

      • "All good"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at NASA part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          A terrific place to work

          Cons

          I can’t think of any cons

        • "Needs Improvement"

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          Current Employee - IT Security Specialist 

          I have been working at NASA full-time

          Pros

          *Flex schedule 9/80 workweek *Training opportunities

          Cons

          *Management needs to be more engaged with their employees. They do not listen or hear their employees when it comes to their career, improving processes, or providing valuable input in order to make the environment more work friendly. Very reactive instead of proactive. *Cybersecurity definitely needs to be addressed/improved.

          Advice to Management

          Take a holistic, centralized approach to cybersecurity instead of leaving it up to the Centers which have completely different policies. Need better management, oversight, and enforcement.

        • "Best job ever"

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          Current Employee - Media Relations Specialist in Washington, DC
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at NASA full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Incredible workforce Incredible mission Great work/life balance

          Cons

          The politics of being a federal agency can occasionally dampen the zeal to explore and discover.

        • "Great Place to work"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at NASA full-time

          Pros

          Work Schedule, vacation, retirement, insurance

          Cons

          Location, location location location location

          Advice to Management

          Create a center in Denver Colorado

        • "Mixed experience"

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            Current Employee - Administrative 

            I have been working at NASA full-time

            Pros

            Great people to work with

            Cons

            Little chance of advancement, contractors get shafted compared to feds

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            "Good place to work"

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            Former Employee - Engineer in Cape Canaveral, FL
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at NASA full-time for more than a year

            Pros

            Amazing mission (obviously). You really feel like you're part of something. Great people to work with.

            Cons

            Not a lot of innovation done on the government side. Heavy reliance on contractors.

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