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SpaceX Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Oct 25, 2019

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  1. "Engineering Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boca Chica and Medford Colonia, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX for less than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic fast pace environment focused on teamwork and efficiency

    Cons

    Because of the fast pace, there is little off time and long hours

    SpaceX2019-10-25
  2. "Wild but Worth it"

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    Former Intern - Vehicle Design 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX for less than a year

    Pros

    - cool work - flexible schedules (as long as you work a lot) - driven coworkers

    Cons

    - long hours - average pay

    SpaceX2019-10-08
  3. "Great Place, hard working"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Frozen yogurt Live in LA The shared mission is cool

    Cons

    Long hours, can be stressful at times

    SpaceX2019-10-12
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Inspiring company to work for, though high burnout rate"

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    Current Employee - Avionics Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Extremely fulfilling technical challenges every day, you are working on problems that no one else in the world has solved - Generally good corporate culture, people are focused on the product and design and the company has been kept pretty lean as it expanded - Compensation is fair when equity is factored in

    Cons

    - High burnout rate, the culture at SpaceX lends itself to people working incredibly long hours on high stress projects. General lifetime is ~5-years for a SpaceX employee - Not a whole lot of upward mobility options - Even though SpaceX still tries to maintain a startup attitude, there are signs of big company bad habits creeping in. Decisions have become harder to make quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on how to make employees want to stay longer than 5-years, either through different compensation strategies or adjusting the work culture.

    SpaceX2019-08-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Proud company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Final Integration Technician in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pride, Great atmosphere, Benefits, Engineering-Integration relationship is amazing.

    Cons

    Long hours, Work weekends, Overtime becomes regular

    SpaceX2019-08-06
  6. "SpaceX"

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    Former Intern - Test Equipment Engineering in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX for less than a year

    Pros

    super hands on and really cool work

    Cons

    long work hours and culty vibes sometimes

    SpaceX2019-08-19
  7. "good company but long hours"

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    Current Employee - Senior Integration and Test Engineer 

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    exciting work cool projects stock benefits

    Cons

    long hours can be pretty hard

    SpaceX2019-08-04
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Dream Job Can be diminished"

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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX

    Pros

    Always moving forward. Casual working environment Strong supporting PRIDE

    Cons

    Cool Stuffs but getting boring - Long hours but less rewards (not like it used to be) Future is belong to CEO Twitters’

    Advice to Management

    Need old way as we started 10 Years ago and reevaluate the new management team with big tittles but less efficient. “Too many Chiefs now but less Indians” like it is used to be

    SpaceX2019-07-29
  9. "Good Career"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance 
    Recommends

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, Benefits, exciting place to work

    Cons

    Long hours makes personal life hard to do anything

    SpaceX2019-07-30
  10. Helpful (6)

    "long hours no bonus."

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Hawthorne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    part of history in the making

    Cons

    Susceptible to be laid off. very long hours. no bonus if you are not at least in a leadership role.

    Advice to Management

    use trend analysis before you lay off your worker especially military veterans. they didn't spend time in the service for nothing.

    SpaceX2019-08-15
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