Compare Bigelow Aerospace vs Virgin Galactic BETA

See how Virgin Galactic vs. Bigelow Aerospace compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Bigelow Aerospace

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Virgin Galactic

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
1.8
(based on 74 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 49 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
1.9
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
1.7
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
1.8
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Bigelow Aerospace Ceo Robert Bigelow
26%
26%Robert Bigelow
CEO Approval
Virgin Galactic Ceo George Whitesides
69%
69%George Whitesides
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
19%
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
20%
Positive Business Outlook
50%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Free cookies"(in 12 reviews)
"Ice cream"(in 8 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
"9 80 work"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Designs"(in 7 reviews)
"Job security"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Vg"(in 7 reviews)
"Rocket"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Security

I worked at Bigelow Aerospace full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Free cookies, coffee and ice cream in the cafeteria.

Cons

There are really too many to cover all. So I will focus on the security department for which I worked. It is located in an old construction trailer that has been there since the place opened over 20... years ago. Guess it was never really destined to be the "security" headquarters, but at Bigelow Aerospace even the paper cups in the "cafeteria" are accounted for. The furniture and upholstery is duct taped, the carpet worn over the past 20 years. The flagpole is crooked, but even it it weren't, it is too costly to fly a flag. The "security department" is not trusted with its own budget and must file requests with the shipping clerk or one of the upstairs secretaries to even purchase a stapler (following three price quotes). The leadership has no background in law enforcement or related fields, and it often shows. Favoritism is rampant and the morale between the security guards is some of the worst I have ever witnessed. There were altercations in front of employees and guests, clip boards thrown after vehicles entering the checkpoint, if guards felt ignored by passing employees. In order to keep the blacktop clean, perimeter patrols of unpaved sections (about 50%) were unauthorized. When it came to any sort of report writing, the illiteracy of some guards was shocking, especially for being employed by an "aerospace company". Lastly, short of a "once in a while" computer lecture, there was absolutely no relevant training. But I guess it would not have mattered, as none of the guards would be physically able to bridge the distance between the office and the campus in a reasonable time anyway, let alone any sort of taking physical control of an emergency situation. The pay increases are minimal and are individually "suggested" to upper management. I have not even touched on marksmanship capabilities... Long story short...don't work here! Spend a little more time to find a reputable job with a reputable company. This is not it!!

Advice to Management

Lost cause

Former Employee - General Worker

I worked at Virgin Galactic part-time for less than a year

Pros

Provided food sometimes, and some AC when they let you

Cons

Hot location, management was hypocritical and micromanagey and their criticism was in no way constructive or respectful, overloaded the test site including the septic system

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