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Found 170 of over 193 reviews
2.7
26% Recommend to a Friend
Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier
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2.7
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Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier
Michael Colglazier
33 Ratings

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Pros
  • "A few honest, authentic great people to work with; Others, plastic and backstabbing.(in 20 reviews)
  • "Benefits are great.(in 17 reviews)
  • "Great work/life balance(in 12 reviews)
  • "The pay is good and goes a long way since the cost of living is relatively low.(in 9 reviews)
  • "At it's height, Virgin had an amazing culture.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company

    Oct 25, 2022 - Associate Structural Design Engineer in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Common mindsets, hard working employees, reasonable expectations and goals

    Cons

    Hard to reach upper management

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Always on

    Dec 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -opportunities to work on an incredible mission -great set of people to learn from in specific areas

    Cons

    Operates with very little room for planning; never space think, just do. Visibly reckless concept of team management.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great project and great teams.

    Oct 31, 2022 - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team and awesome project.

    Cons

    Little accountability for bad behavior.

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Corrupt and Crippling

    Dec 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people you meet and some of the Benefits

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about you. HR has a racist leader who cares more about her own ideology than the truth and has fired good people cause of it.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Pros

    Oct 19, 2022 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, flexible, positive

    Cons

    Bad management, no more for growth

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Seems like a money laundering operation

    Nov 13, 2022 - Space Wrench in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free food and snacks, super easy work.

    Cons

    No realistic vision. Selling rides for billionaires but not delivering any. Promises and fantasy.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Start Here But Don't Stay Here

    Oct 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cutting edge aerospace. Great benefits. Good pay. Hybrid. Good colleagues. Interesting business plan. A stepping stone to give you experience. If you have Disney experience and want to move into aerospace, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Big ideas, no follow through. New changes every few months. Staff turnover. Low morale. No discretion. Dishonesty. Not a long term career move especially for engineers. Unprofessional leadership. Immature attitudes especially in management.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Blatant Discriminatory Labor Practices

    Oct 30, 2022 - Program Scheduling Analyst in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good snacks in the Break Room. Brillant Tasks Managers and Technicians.

    Cons

    I would recommend pulsing other surrounding aerospace companies if one is a female minority. I was misled prior to acceptance of offer in regard to the requirement to work onsite. Technically, I belonged to the Tustin site, but after I hired on, with the information of going onsite 2 days a week, on a 9/80 schedule, management chose me to drive to Mojave everyday on a 5/40. I formally requested a compelling business rationale for be to be onsite everyday, at at my own expense. I was gas lit and given a run around. I am a Scheduler, in P6, with a VPN, and I work over the weekends as well. That means that all the supporting documents, artifacts, conversations, scheduling support can be done remote. I deliberately worked at home, on the weekends to prove that! I am the only scheduler who has this requirement while I watch my peers work from various states, while they can maintain their 9/80 remotely. I am 72 miles away from the Mojave site, that's 144 miles a day, and $240 a week in gasoline of which I would have never accepted the job on these terms had VG been honest in their offer.This is the scenario. There is one schedule file in P6 Enterprise, that 3 schedulers work in to support the same program. There is me, who must drive to site to VPN to an Enterprise that I could access from home, another white female, who works remote from Utah, and another white male, who works remote from Colorado. We all are in the same file! The Lead Scheduler monitors from New Mexico. This is blatant racism and ageism. So the Black direct schedulers are subject to fiancial burden to accomodate the white contract schedulers? What happend to fair hiring practices, equal treatment, respect, safety?

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting work, tough environment

    Sep 16, 2022 - Director of Program Management 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company that pays well

    Cons

    Growing too fast to get anything done.

    2 people found this review helpful
  11. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Sad to see a great company gone bad!

    Oct 23, 2022 - Supply Chain in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working with great people and developing great relationships.

    Cons

    Pretty sad to see how horrible the Glassdoor ratings are for VG, don’t think I have ever seen a rating so low. This is attributed to how horrible old and new management has been slowly turning once was a great company prior to becoming public into one of the worse places to work. Sorry….

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Virgin Galactic has an overall rating of 2.7 out of 5, based on over 193 reviews left anonymously by employees. 26% of employees would recommend working at Virgin Galactic to a friend and 20% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -18% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Virgin Galactic employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Virgin Galactic. This rating has decreased by -22% over the last 12 months.

26% of Virgin Galactic employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Virgin Galactic 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.3 for culture and values and 2.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Virgin Galactic to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be compensation, senior leadership, management.

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