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Updated Jan 17, 2022

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4.0
79%
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SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk
Elon Musk
1,232 Ratings
Pros
  • "excitement of seeing rockets flying(in 272 reviews)

  • "fast paced, gain a lot of knowledge/experience in short amount of time, great snacks (:(in 195 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours (but worth it if you're all-in on the mission)(in 487 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance can become difficult due to work schedule(in 327 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      You can't make history on decaf

      Oct 25, 2021 - Barsita in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced, high risk, high reward. Company stock, THE COFFEE IS AMAZING and INFINITE.

      Cons

      You have to be obsessed or you will be miserable.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Quality Control Space Craft sub- assemblies and more

      Dec 30, 2021 - Quality Inspector in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You will be challenged, you will work long hours and you will receive some nice benefits such as company stock, medical and dental and lots of overtime😳free coffee and drinks and the lunch room is pretty nice with a salad bar, Buffett style served food or hamburgers or pizza etc...as well as ice cream not bad. Oh and discounts on items at the company store and launch patches with your employee number on it. You will multitask on your computer at all times and everything you do will be documented on your computer. Warp drive is the system you will become very familiar with as well as documents, emails, hr, appointments, meetings etc.. including events and everything legal...etc, etc, etc Warp drive is the life blood of the company and your link to all SpaceX activity. Have fun learning SpaceX.

      Cons

      You will be groomed to achieve success weather you like it or not. You will be on camera 24/7. Your time you spend on work activities will be monitored. Security camera's are everywhere. They know when you sneeze. Your work performance will be rated every two weeks, you will go through a 90 day trail period. Smart people last 2 weeks, really smart people last 2 years and geniuses last about 5 year's and yes SpaceX is a revolving door for talented people especially engineer's and ego maniac's and intern's 🤫🤭😂🚀

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Energetic, fast paced, but sometimes not pragmatic enough

      Jan 11, 2022 - Supply Chain Manager in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very fun place to work. Everyone feels a lot of investment in the product they're working on and are encouraged to find creative solutions. I never felt boxed in to my role, I always felt empowered to change things even if it was outside my job description. Stock is a big part of compensation, which has worked out well since the stock has gone up 800% in the six years I worked there.

      Cons

      There is a LOT of emphasis on speed and a lot of energy and money gets burned trying to meet unrealistic timelines.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Quality Inspector

      Jan 13, 2022 - Quality Inspector in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great variety of food and beverage options. Interactions with management and engineering where your voice is heard and improvements, if valid, are incorporated. Awesome company benefits. Free electric vehicle charging. Non-union which is great for hourly/production workers. Can't get away with being a lazy, senior tech. Revenue gained from company stock, if joined early enough.

      Cons

      Long hours (known when applying and taking the job). Depending what areas, you're asked (expected) to work holidays and weekends.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Gamble worth it but still a huge risk

      Nov 19, 2021 - Engineering in Brownsville, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Greatest Mission on the planet. Culture is most inspired I have ever experienced. People among the best I've ever worked with.

      Cons

      No context layoffs. No warning at all just one day kicked out the door regardless of the 80+ hour weeks you’ve been giving since the beginning. Never been less appreciated and treated more terribly than the way shown out of SpaceX by HR. Escorted by security to get belongings for each person laid-off. Management has no power to prevent layoffs told 12 hours before they release the kraken. Elon snaps his fingers like Thanos and 10% of the company randomly disappears one day…. No exaggeration Elon has likened people to machines before, and now I fully understand he treats them as such.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Do you want to help humanity reach Mars?

      Jan 5, 2022 - Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      If you play your cards right, the game can be fun and highly rewarding. A career is largely what you make it. If you work hard, make friends and contribute value to the team, you might go places. Of course nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes.

      Cons

      Building rockets takes a LOT of work, but it is worth it in my opinion. Your work life balance is depends on a variety of factors.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      SpaceX

      Jan 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good overall benefits such as medical and stocks

      Cons

      Highly stressful environment and work a lot

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Solar

      Jan 14, 2022 - Integration Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good team Lots of learning

      Cons

      Some random hours and some pay rate varies

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Atrocious Pay Million Hour Workplace

      Sep 28, 2021 - Production Technician in Redmond, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Left here soon enough to see why they are eternally understaffed and why this is not the place to waste my time.

      Cons

      If you want me as a technician to contribute ideas for improved processes and efficiency then pay me like an engineer. I don't work for free. Pay is very low here. They will pay the bare minimum they can get away with. They figure they can make up for the low pay by working you to no end. Zero work/life balance. The strategy of SpaceX is to steal ideas, pay the bare minimum, and work you until burnout so they can hire on the next batch of Musk fans. Little do these Musk fans realize that Musk has the same tendencies as Bezos does to abuse and use workers. If it weren't for the immigration requirements SpaceX would have a higher turnover than Amazon warehouses. I got very tired of hearing how brilliant some SpaceX employees are. You know what. Honestly no one cares how intelligent you are. It's your paycheck at the end of the day and it's just a job. Just glad I left here soon enough before I contributed to the company in any meaningful way while they cheat me on pay the whole time, waste half my life, and take ideas for free with zero promises of compensation in any form. The potential of an asteroid ending life on Earth doesn't make me work any harder to help with the process of enabling humans to be a multi planetary species. Because I don't want Musk's and Bezo's terrible ways of treating employees to spread to other planets.

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      17 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Hit and miss

      Jan 17, 2022 - Structures Technician 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Easy work overall awesome teammates decent vacation

      Cons

      Pay is low Expect you to do everyone's job and yours No loyalty to long time employees They will give you 50 to 75 cents a year raise no matter how hard you try

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    SpaceX has an overall rating of 4 out of 5, based on over 2,339 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at SpaceX to a friend and 80% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, SpaceX employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at SpaceX. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

    79% of SpaceX employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated SpaceX 2.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at SpaceX to be senior leadership, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, compensation, work life balance.

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