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The Spaceship Company Reviews

Updated January 28, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "A Career with Purpose"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mojave, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time

    Pros

    We are working on technology that will literally change the world. It is nice to come to work, and know that you are contributing to the future of human spaceflight. The culture here is unlike any other aerospace company. Everyone's contribution is valued, and there are tons of opportunities to grow. We are rapidly expanding, and people are encouraged to think beyond their current role. Senior leadership really cares about the staff. It is a very flat organization that makes decisions quickly. We don't get mired in PowerPoint, which is a welcome change.

    Cons

    Living in the high desert can be an adjustment. Being so close to Los Angeles and places like Yosemite and Las Vegas make it a nice central location. If you need to be near a mall, the Antelope Valley is not far. If you like mountain living, cooler temps, and lower taxes, the Tehachapi area is great.


  2. "When you walk around, you meet happy people."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Test Engineer in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Test Engineer in Mojave, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We make spaceships. We design them, build them, and test them. It is great to be at a place where you see what you imagine grow into physical objects. People are happy with their work, and proud to be here. It's not every job that you have that you can think "we might be changing the world a bit- and for the better."

    Cons

    Spaceship is based in Mojave, CA. It is a desolate desert, so everyone lives 20-30 min away. It's a good place to test experimental aircraft, though.

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time

    Pros

    Fun work, lot's of OT

    Cons

    Lots of OT, can burn out.


  4. "Good company/No security"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Mojave, CA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Mojave, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Spaceship Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BENEFITS! The culture and work environment.

    Cons

    LAYOFFS! Management is not on the same page!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Potential Thats Limited By Current Manufacturing Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mojave, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Pay
    - Great Benefits
    - Great Workforce

    Cons

    - Strong sense of nepotism/favoritism
    - Lack of acceptance to any realistic and proven solutions to processes
    - Lack of planning which creates unnecessary schedules that never meet deadlines or milestones

    Advice to Management

    Investigate nepotism and clean the manufacturing leadership slate.


  6. "Smart People doing great things"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time

    Pros

    Committed leadership looking to move the company forward

    Cons

    Need for focus and future growth potential


  7. "Damn Good Place to work......Its not work its a hobby"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Test Engineer in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Test Engineer in Mojave, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time

    Pros

    They take care of the employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mojave, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most employees are very friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    Poor management and very little interest in keeping employees happy; considering the location and lack of telecommuting this is a problem


  9. "Business Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Business Support Specialist in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Business Support Specialist in Mojave, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff to work with, caring managers, fun and passionate work environment. Best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    In Mojave, average 35-45 min. commute from a larger city, no tution reimbursement programs.


  10. "Going Strong"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Mojave, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Spaceship Company full-time

    Pros

    I've been with The Spaceship Company for a day or two now and I've seen nothing but continuations improvements. The company prides itself on taking care of their employees, ensuring that they have a good work/life balance. The work tempo is high, but then again we're trying to establish he worlds first commercial spaceline. There is a real sense of belonging here . Every is on the same page trying to reach the same goals. I'm proud to be part of this group and plan to be here for years to come.

    Cons

    If there were a con, I have heard people complain about the location. Unfortunately they aren't looking at the forest due to the trees. The company is located on the Mojave Air & Spaceport. Close by housing is more affordable than the LA or Bakersfield areas. This is only an hour or so from LA, the beaches, the mountains, the desert and only 3 hours from Vegas. Win-win.