SpaceX Employee Reviews about "fast paced"

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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  • "You get to work on state-of-the-art rockets(in 251 reviews)

  • "State of the art work, fun fast paced learning environment(in 179 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours of hard work expected and not necessarily compensated for(in 432 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance can be difficult to achieve when the work you’re trying to do can have an incredible impact on the world at large(in 281 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      this job is active and full of self rewards

      Jan 11, 2021 - Facilities Maintenance Specialist in Vandenberg AFB, CA
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      Pros

      fast pace, lots of work always intriguing and rewarding

      Cons

      maybe the drive but it is relaxing

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    2. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great internship!

      Dec 30, 2020 - Avionics Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very fast-paced, free fro-yo and coffee bar, awesome food, really smart people. I particularly loved that the offices are in the same building as production, so you can actually walk around and see the rockets/spacecraft being built. Depending on your team, interns can be given enormous responsibility for projects, which is rare at most companies. Added bonus - if you decide to pursue other career opportunities afterwards, SpaceX looks fantastic on a resume or application to PhD programs

      Cons

      Long hours. At the time we were paid hourly and made overtime as interns which was awesome, but I think they have since changed the structure to a set internship salary.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fun and demanding

      Dec 31, 2020 - Avionics Integration Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
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      Pros

      Fast paced, intense environment that pushes you to grow quickly

      Cons

      Cult culture, over-competitiveness in management

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Initially daunting, but worth it!

      Apr 27, 2020 - Propulsion Development Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
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      Pros

      - Everyone in the company is committed to SpaceX's mission - Rapid personal development and experience gained; you are given significant responsibility from early on - The scope of work will be overwhelming at first, but once you are fully integrated, its hard not to stop working! - Although the work environment is fast paced, experienced engineers in the company have been nothing but helpful in answering my questions - Awesome perks including discounted food, free coffee/froyo, etc. - Get to be a part of the future of spaceflight!

      Cons

      - Managing work/life balance is difficult at first and needs constant reflection (working crazy hours is not encouraged) - Since the company is relatively young and agile, project focus can shift rapidly

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    5. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Fun and fast pace

      Oct 16, 2020 - Engineering Intern in Hawthorne, CA
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      Pros

      State of the art work, fun fast paced learning environment

      Cons

      Some people worked long hours at times

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    6. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      An Amazing Experience

      Oct 13, 2020 - Avionics Intern in Hawthorne, CA
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      Pros

      Pros: -amazing learning experience -amazing teams and people to work with -amazing HR team -awesome benefits (rotating food trucks, main with weekly changing menus, and mezz with monthly changing menus + intern health insurance + relocation stipend + competitive wages)

      Cons

      Cons: -it's harder to find a work/life balance >> though people are able to do it -it's a very goal-oriented and fast paced culture (though that can also be a good thing)

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    7. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Former SpaceX Intern

      Oct 18, 2020 - Associate Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
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      Pros

      Fast Paced, Supportive, Learned a lot

      Cons

      Sometimes there were too many ideas/projects, and the "go go go" mentality at SpaceX somewhat doesn't give people time to evaluate if a solution is worth pursuing.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      An important and fulfilling job

      Jul 5, 2020 - Integration & Test Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
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      Pros

      Fast paced, tons of responsibility and ownership, cheap meals, nice perks, equity, insanely smart people, and getting to work at the company that single handedly revived space exploration in the United States

      Cons

      Long hours, unexpected amounts of bureaucracy, high stress

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Review of the manufacturing engineer role

      Jul 3, 2020 - Manufacturing Engineer II in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced Highly collaborative Best idea wins, not highest rank Autonomy Annual Stock award Company with an incredible mission

      Cons

      Slow to promote top talent Expectations are high Often asked to perform work outside the scope of the role

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    10. 5.0
      Current Freelancer, less than 1 year

      New place to start

      Mar 8, 2020 - Welder in Hawthorne, CA
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      Pros

      Opportunity for advanced pipe welder

      Cons

      Not to see any yet, I'm used to the fast paced long hours from working oilfields in texas

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