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Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier
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  • "A few honest, authentic great people to work with; Others, plastic and backstabbing.(in 19 reviews)
  • "Benefits are great.(in 19 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 8 reviews)
  • "At it's height, Virgin had an amazing culture.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Delightfully Surprising!!!!

    Nov 6, 2017 - Talent Acquisition Manager in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This is a company that TRULY lives their values! One of their core values is "Delightfully Surprising" and they lived up to that from the interview process, thru my moving process, to onboarding and into the work environment. I kept wondering... can a company truly care about their people as much as they are acting like they do?? Well they do! I have never before worked in a place where everyone smiles so much and is so kind and professional. They provide so many ways to reward their employees... outstanding benefits package, fresh fruit delivered daily, an array of healthy snacks, happy hours for the company, great parties and events to celebrate for the slightest reason, great team building outings, and on and on. They have excellent tools in place to drive productivity and constantly ask what else we need. And they truly want to have a fair work/life balance in place. And FUN! What a fun place to work... disrupting space and innovation in fun and smart ways... I feel like I work at a fun theme park coming here everyday! Management is open minded and truly forward thinking. Its like no other aerospace company I have worked for or been associated with! And even more exciting is what they have coming on the horizon!! (People will soon be banging down the doors to be a part of this place!)

    Cons

    ZERO... or maybe that there are not more locations so all of my aerospace friends could work here too?

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

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    Oct 14, 2020 - Intern - Hourly in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - innovative , great work environment - Amazing team

    Cons

    - Very fast paced work environment

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company/No security

    Jan 29, 2019 - Production Technician in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    BENEFITS! The culture and work environment.

    Cons

    LAYOFFS! Management is not on the same page!

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    TSC: A great place to work for visionary, free-thinkers in the aerospace industry

    Nov 10, 2015 -  in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Team of managers and personnel who truly care about everyone's well-being - A "high trust" team, great mutual respect. Healthy work environment. - Highly skilled individuals that willingly come here from the best places in the industry - Respect for individual's private time - i.e., overtime when it's needed for the good of the mission but generally this employer doesn't rule your life (except that the mission is so fun and meaningful that many people choose to get very involved and contribute from a personal level) - Good training opportunities/willingness and budget to send folks to get training on key topics if the desire to learn is there -High "team spirit" - yoga before work, a running club, family activities throughout the year, and a ROCKIN' holiday party in Virgin spirit -Famous guest speakers make regular appearances at our "lunch n learns" -All of the perks of working for a "Virgin" company

    Cons

    This is a relatively unstructured environment. If you love the definition and firm rules of big industry (i.e. traditional aerospace in which every little process is rigorously pre-defined) then this may not be a good fit for you. If you thrive on independence and "getting the task done" in the most efficient, least process-heavy way, then you'll love it here.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing opportunity

    Oct 7, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great learning experience with a real opportunity for career growth and the ability to make a direct impact on a life changing program and product. Getting to work with a super smart team who are all passionate about the goals of commercial spaceflight and what the company is aiming to achieve. A really rewarding work environment that benefits highly motivated people. Don't work here if you just want a paycheck.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get decisions made, priorities can change. Everything is a fast pace so have to be prepared for that. Location takes a bit of getting used to.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Be Part of History

    Sep 22, 2015 - Support Services in Mojave, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    What we do is going to be an important part of history. Being part of the new technology. A great place for aviation enthusiasts. It's a fun work environment. Virgin embraces individuality.

    Cons

    Location - the Mojave area leaves much to be desired however LA, the mountains, and the beaches are easy day trips.

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