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SpaceX Cape Canaveral Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2019

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  1. "Forward thinking company"

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    Current Employee - Launch Production Specialist in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping make the world a better place, one launch at a time

    Cons

    Low pay , long hours

    SpaceX2019-04-24
  2. "Great place to earn and expand knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay. Watch rockets launch

    Cons

    As a contracor you know your time will come to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good contractors, like myself

    SpaceX2019-07-26
  3. "Exciting but Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Launch Engineering in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX

    Pros

    Very exciting, best technology in the field, rapid progress, and a lot of bright minds

    Cons

    Long hours are expected, sometimes even when their isn't enough work. Issues with documentation, and communication.

    SpaceX2019-05-17
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    "All the Hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX

    Pros

    Employee benefits are great. There are numerous facilities, but each one is set up to take care of their employees (food, drinks, snacks). Stock options are a great bonus.

    Cons

    Totally overworked. The company wants to save money, so rather than hire more people, they overwork the ones they have. Management seems oblivious to employees' concerns- very hands-off. A lot of last-minute decisions made daily that affect many other operations. thanks

    Advice to Management

    Be more in-touch with the employees. Listen to their concerns and do what you can to help. Ignorance is not always bliss.

    SpaceX2019-05-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pros/Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, 13 paid vacations plus 1 month per year of pto and accumulated sick leave as well as 3 cal sick days. Work at launch facilities and other cool areas. Lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Long hours, management is disorginized. Rapid schedule changes at last minute. Overly competitive. Lots of deadlines. To much work and not enough people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.

    SpaceX2018-12-28
  6. "Great Company for the Self Guided"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome mission felt through every aspect of the business, every day. It’s clear you’re working with the best.

    Cons

    Leadership ranks not necessarily stacked with leaders - just select people empowered to delegate.

    SpaceX2018-12-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Most rewarding job i've ever had"

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    Current Employee - Launch Logistics Specialist in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Perks, Incentives, Vacation & sick leave.

    Cons

    Some long hours, but not what you may hear behind the scenes.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.

    SpaceX2018-11-22
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Smiling but tired. Love this job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've never admired a CEO that I've worked for until now. I really dig Musk's leadership and vision for the company. I truly feel like he cares about his workers and that he works hard to make the company succeed. I've always wanted to be a part of the space program. I hope the thrill of being here never goes away. I'm always learning and discovering. I believe this company makes me more competent in my profession. My...

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    Cons

    The pay is lower than my last 3 jobs but the work is much more demanding and challenging (But I'm an adult and I agreed to the terms, if I feel like a sucker then it's my fault) Trying to keep pace is hard on the body. But the hours are reasonable considering the pace and volume of work to be done. I give the company credit for trying to scale back the work week. But the dead lines are still there and have to be met....

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    Advice to Management

    I'm used to strictly working at a jobsite. Interacting with the corporate/upper management side of this or any company mostly has its downfalls. It's harder to defend yourself or shed light on perceived hypocrisy when you are held to HR friendly rules of engagement. If that corporate/upper management person plays favorites or is self-conscious about criticism then you can expect a passive aggressive reaction. I'm used...

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    SpaceX2018-10-23
  9. "SpaceX is an amazing company - you should want to work here"

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    Current Employee - Launch Engineer in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    SpaceX is a small company in comparison to its monumental achievements. This comes from a fast paced environment, a cooperative corporate culture, and excellent hiring practices. I have found people are more interested in doing than talking and are committed to a 'best ideal wins' philosophy. Also, people are extremely passionate about what they do - they are genuinely excited to teach you about what they are working...

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    Cons

    There is definitely pressure to succeed but it is acceptable and not as severe as I was warned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, keep doing what you're doing! I love being part of this.

    SpaceX2018-10-26
  10. "Getting to meet future astronauts for whom the equipment I work directly affects them going into space!"

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    Current Employee - GSE and Fabrication Instrumentation Technician in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse job sets and areas of work

    Cons

    If you know someone your in for sure.

    Advice to Management

    If you have a team that works don’t break it up because bean counters across the country who never see the actual work being done, tell you it can’t be worked into the budget, it can always be worked into budget.

    SpaceX2018-10-20
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