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SpaceX Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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Pros
  • "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
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company with a great mission

      Jan 14, 2021 - Technical Recruiter in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      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

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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

      Dec 31, 2020 - Software Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      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.

      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 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.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Dragon Test Specialist

      Jan 9, 2021 - Test Specialist in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      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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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company, Exciting Projects, Be ready to work

      Jan 15, 2021 - Life Support Systems Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Projects are exciting, literally solving some of the coolest problems that exist. they empower young engineers to tackle problems right away, culture of people who are excited to solve problems.

      Cons

      Long hours, lots of mid level management turnover and change, as company gets bigger it definitely feels less personal and some things. Schedules are usually unreasonable.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not for me, but some people like it.

      Jan 23, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Freedom to work how you want to work.

      Cons

      I didn't really feel inspired by the mission - basically building toys for billionaires. Long hours, some not so friendly co workers. Kind of a cult of personality. Work more hours for less pay.

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      SpaceX Internship

      Nov 23, 2020 - Intern - Hourly in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to work on rockets! Good work culture Lots of benefits like frozen yogurt, soda, good food for fairly cheap Looks great on a resume Insane learning environment Decent work-life balance (around 50-55 hrs average when not hour-limited)

      Cons

      Can be very long hours/high pressure environment depending on team

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      SpaceX

      Jan 10, 2021 - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Contributing to space exploration and human launches - Work alongside intelligent, driven individuals - Strong sense of camaraderie and mission driven attitude - Open to learn about all launch hardware

      Cons

      - long hours, no work-life balance - young, inexperienced management teams - no recognization for hard work

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    9. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Summer Intern

      Nov 22, 2020 - Supply Chain Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company culture is amazing

      Cons

      Long hours, a lot of over time.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Challenging and Rewarding

      Jan 12, 2021 - Associate Engineer in Brownsville, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rewarding work, lots of responsibility and ownership, get to work with brilliant people

      Cons

      Long hours. Lack of work like balance

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