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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2019

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory CEO Michael Watkins
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  • "Projects/missions take a very long time to complete (3 to 5(in 14 reviews)

  • "there are no cons to this company(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Variety of Work, Amazing Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Communications Specialist in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great of variety of work. Freedom to pursue your interests.

    Cons

    Poorly prepared management staff; not up to date on business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Remove managers under performing per direct reports.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-08-19
  2. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly smart and kind. Always willing to teach me what I wanted to learn

    Cons

    Surrounding area is expensive to live in

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-08-10
  3. "Nice meet proplusion setup man"

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    Current Employee - Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Even in the coding workout planing

    Cons

    Not directly fair with the payment

    Advice to Management

    Needs a better stream of approval

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-08-10
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place for Engineers, Not Business People"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Support a great cause and cool missions, good work-life balance most of the time, 9/80 work schedule, good benefits.

    Cons

    Business processes and systems are very outdated. Very low turnover leads to people in stagnant roles and limited advancement opportunities. The bureaucracy can be suffocating and leads to very slow decision making. Leadership is practically non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers on how to manage and hold them accountable to it.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-10
  5. "My review"

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    Current Employee - Space Microbiologist in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reputation of the company in the world

    Cons

    No downside for this company

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-14
  6. "Best in aerospace"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, appreciation, good coworkers, good benefits and time off

    Cons

    Hard schedules, stressful, priority shuffling

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, good pay and benefits, RDO provides good work-life balance

    Cons

    HR is pretty disorganized Slightly competitive atmosphere

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-02
  8. "Helping hands are better than praying lips"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent and the understanding atmosphere where we can focus on our carries

    Cons

    Hope we will get some time for studying

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-03
  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to work on amazing projects

    Cons

    compensation is not as high has tech companies but still good

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-06-30
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Constant room for growth, cross training and learning. Ability to pursue career changes within the scope of JPL work.

    Cons

    Parking issues; rectified with Vanpool and carpool options.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-06-27
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