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  • "The planning team is full of great people who are welcoming and plan so many fun activities outside of work.(in 227 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and a rewarding job(in 131 reviews)
  • "The culture is great and the passion that everyone has with what they do is extremely noticeable.(in 75 reviews)
  • "Great work environment and diverse(in 61 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Staring Point for Eningeers

    Dec 1, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast Paced Project Building up your Brand as a Aerospace Engineer If you can make it here you can work almost anywhere

    Cons

    Long hours Work-Life Balance Must be dictated to the Mission

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

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    Nov 30, 2021 - Principal Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great engineering company, with many talented people

    Cons

    Work life balance challenging, but manageable

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Place to work, learn and contribute

    Nov 8, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    creative problem solving, top of the line co-workers, challenging goals, crazy growth and meaningful stock grants

    Cons

    Work-life balance, frequently changing directions

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    What is it like at SpaceX

    Oct 22, 2021 - Launch Quality Inspector in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay. Good culture. Cool job working on rockets and capsules. Making history.

    Cons

    Fairly stressfull. Frequent location and schedule changes. Work/life balance (they are trying to fix this though). Some seriously dangerous fuels/chemicals. This paragraph is not a con but here is my opinion. If you plan on working in this position, be ready for a hectic, always changing environment. They ask a lot of their Quality people and I wouldn't put in for this position unless you are the type that thrives in hectic and always changing environments. There are no offices for QA people and you will be on the floor or launch pad working at all times. You are the last person to see and touch the rocket components before they launch. Your attention to detail must be very high. One last thing, be prepared for a long interview process for this position. They want to make sure you actually know what you are doing.

    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good to start your career at, but not a good long term option for most

    Oct 13, 2021 - Tooling Engineer in Brownsville, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Awesome mission and execution. Everyone at SpaceX believes in the goal of Mars -Really talented coworkers who you can learn a lot from -Employees are trusted to complete significant projects

    Cons

    -Employees are seen as disposable -Work life balance can be really rough. Depends on the program or team you're on

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    10 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Work experience

    Oct 20, 2021 - Composite Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of opportunities to grow and advance.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can become difficult due to work schedule.

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work up until its not

    Oct 21, 2021 - Propulsion Technician in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Bragging rights, benefits, intellectual stimulation, food, great resume builder

    Cons

    Pay, non-existent work/life balance, poor & impersonal treatment from management, toxic metric obsessed bureaucratic environment, mass layoffs at a moments notice, clueless QA

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Exciting place to work at but don't recommend staying in the long run

    Oct 20, 2021 - Integration Technician in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Great for getting experience - Work with a lot of smart and driven people - Amazing to see your work actually go up to space quickly

    Cons

    - Pay is much less than any other aerospace company - Work/life balance is terrible. 10-12 hours a day with some weekends (could be different in each department) - Management cares more about saving money and meeting deadlines over you

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    good working space

    Oct 23, 2021 - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    you get an irreplaceable experience of your life

    Cons

    work life balance can be very hard to maintain due to long working hours

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Intense but worth it

    Sep 30, 2021 - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The mission and ongoing accomplishments are amazing to be a part of Get to work on awesome stuff Stock options are excellent

    Cons

    Work / Life balance is difficult

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