SpaceX Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2020

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SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk
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  1. "Great"

    5.0
     

    I worked at SpaceX

    Pros

    Innovation in rocketry Amazing tools and technologies available Talented engineers who are very passionate and knowledgeable. Fulfilling work knowing what we are accomplishing.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time

    Pros

    Truly making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    None, you get to help a lot of people


  3. "Only for Hardworking, Motivated People"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Hawthorne, CA

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time

    Pros

    Inspiring company on the cutting edge of space exploration

    Cons

    Work is long and sometimes hard, if your heart is not in it somewhere else is better for you

  4. "So far so good!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Specialist in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Vertically integrated and flat organizationally. Great combo.

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind.

  5. "Amazing"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Propulsion Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working here is amazing I can’t express it enough.

    Cons

    There are zero absolutely zero.

  6. "Nice"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really cool place to work

    Cons

    The pay isn't so great and they took away our flight patches

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work, but fun and worth it"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Satellite Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Impact. You won't have a higher one outside of a <50 person startup. Learning. Rate starts high and stays high. Growth potential. You're given as much responsibility as you can handle at any time People. Really high caliber, very few underperformers, people who are here want to be here (excited and fired up about their jobs). Speed of execution. Went from clean sheet satellite architecture re-design to in-space within a single year.

    Cons

    Hours and Benefits not as cushy as some of the tech majors (Google, MSFT, Facebook) Work life balance can be un-even if you're close to critical path.

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    "Low pay, solid benefits, lackluster culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Calibration Technician in McGregor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Food trucks - Elon sets the bar low for social norms - Opportunity to network

    Cons

    - Pay. Grumman pays ~$20k more on an annual basis for the same job - Unreal expectations - Nobody cares about quality

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  9. "Overall, a rewarding experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Huge amount of experience gained in a small period of time - Big opportunities are regularly available

    Cons

    - Work life balance is very poor

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review of the manufacturing engineer role"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced Highly collaborative Best idea wins, not highest rank Autonomy Annual Stock award Company with an incredible mission

    Cons

    Slow to promote top talent Expectations are high Often asked to perform work outside the scope of the role

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