SpaceX Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk
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Pros
  • "You get to walk around a rocket factory and see rockets being built(in 249 reviews)

  • "State of the art work, fun fast paced learning environment(in 147 reviews)

Cons
  • "Need to work long hours sometimes(in 424 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be un-even if you're close to critical path(in 277 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with a great mission"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone is really proud to work there. No matter how tough the day is, watching a launch behind mission control makes it all worth it

    Cons

    Long hours and company runs very lean

  2. "great for space"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time

    Pros

    space is what your gonna work with

    Cons

    your gonna work with space

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  3. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hawthorne, CA

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time

    Pros

    Working here is great. Smart people. Cool work. What's not to love

    Cons

    Everyone works more than is required so there is a lot of pressure to work more than you are getting paid for

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent place, people, and mission, if you have the stomach for it"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people here are extremely capable and committed to the mission. You can learn a great deal while pursuing a goal of genuinely changing the world, and advancement is much closer to a true meritocracy than most places you'll find. Almost everyone in the company is passionate about what we're doing, and it can feel like one big family sometimes.

    Cons

    There's an expectation that going above and beyond is essentially the norm, you should expect to be working overtime and some long hours. It's not a job for someone who wants to cruise on middle gears, and probably not one to plan to retire in.

  5. "this job is active and full of self rewards"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Facilities Maintenance Specialist in Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast pace, lots of work always intriguing and rewarding

    Cons

    maybe the drive but it is relaxing

  6. "Dragon Test Specialist"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Test Specialist in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    99.7 % of the people working here are passionate about what they do and everyone helps each outher out. The company is constantly evolving management is always open to suggestions of how things could be done betrer. Its very nurturing company.

    Cons

    Long hours and weekend work.

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  7. "Great to be around other talented engineers"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at SpaceX full-time

    Pros

    Great to be around other talented engineers

    Cons

    Didn't like NX CAD software

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Most amazing company in the World"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Out of this world mission, great leadership who are hands on, most talented workforce anywhere, cool tech, always innovating, sense of urgency and meaningfulness

    Cons

    The intense pace can be hard to balance sometimes. It can also be exhilirating. Just need to be smart about managing it.

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  9. "It takes a lot of hard work to reach the stars"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging diverse company with many exciting opportunities

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart. But worth the effort.

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  10. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Space Planning Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None at all because it’s not

    Cons

    Job was very boring and management was very stupid

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