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  • "You get to walk around a rocket factory and see rockets being built(in 233 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced environment provides endless learning opportunities(in 134 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Job"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome projects, atmosphere and company mission.

    Cons

    Lots of work and stress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.

    SpaceX2019-05-07
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    "Amazing talent, lack-luster management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, barista and FroYo. Employees that work hard and proud of their work.

    Cons

    A CEO with way too many lofty ideas and depends on others to figure it out. Projects ramp fast and burn out quickly. Poor to no planning leads to confusion and disgruntled workers.

    SpaceX2019-05-21
  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Ndt Technician in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. You’ll get a lot of certs. Lots of promotions from with-in

    Cons

    not a lot of overtime like there used to be. No 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Stocks and bonuses go a long way in retaining the valuable techs

    SpaceX2019-05-16
  4. "My life at Space X"

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    Former Employee - Composite Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Putting things you've built into space.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends, hard on most familys.

    SpaceX2019-05-11
  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work alot with great benefits

    Cons

    Cut down to 8 hour shifts.

    SpaceX2019-04-26
  6. "Challenging Yet Rewarding Experience"

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      Current Employee - Avionics Manufacturing Engineer 

      I have been working at SpaceX full-time

      Pros

      Lots of creative freedom and opportunity to present/grow your ideas and initiatives that provide value to the company.

      Cons

      Lots of high pressure situations to meet schedule and deliver quality product. Product/mission deliveries are prioritized over work-life balance.

      SpaceX2019-05-10
    • "Welder review"

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      Current Employee - Welder 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Frozen yogurt is free, for now.

      Cons

      Pay is not conpetitive. No long term career advancements. Hire leadership from outside the company.

      SpaceX2019-05-11
    • "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 2 years

      Pros

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

      Cons

      Low pay , long hours

      SpaceX2019-04-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "Managerial Landscape is a Minefield"

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      Former Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      - SpaceX is very good about perks that Elon enjoys. Free coffee, frozen yogurt, cheap food, etc. - Stock options for those of us that started years ago is very nice. For new employees, I wish you the best. - Culture and employees are amazing. You will make lifelong contacts. - The product and company stays innovative. You will grow your career quicker than most places. - It is always interesting. Never a dull...

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      Cons

      - The management landscape is a minefield. - Long hours with minimal compensation. Great for a new college graduate, terrible for an established career. - No empathy. Unrealistic schedules driven by insane expectations leading to high turnover and lack of emotion.

      SpaceX2019-04-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "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
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