Compare NASA vs SpaceX BETA

See how working at NASA vs. SpaceX compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at NASA vs. SpaceX. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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NASA

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SpaceX

Employee Ratings

  • NASA scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • SpaceX scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 600 reviews)
NASA employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1311 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.5
NASA employees rated their Work-life balance 1.5 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.2
NASA employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.5
NASA employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
NASA Ceo Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
99%
99%Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
NASA employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
89%
89%Elon Musk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
NASA employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Positive Business Outlook
82%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than NASA employees rated theirs.

Salaries

NASA has 6 more total submitted salaries than SpaceX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager1 Salaries
₹ 31,14,434/yr
Technical Recruiter1 Salaries
₹ 5,569/hr
SDE11 Salaries
₹ 1,19,911/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer1 Salaries
₹ 41,823/mo
Data Analyst1 Salaries
₹ 12,552/mo

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at NASA.
  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • "Red tape" was the most mentioned Con at NASA.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at SpaceX.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 63 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 54 reviews)
Pros
"Rockets"(in 243 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 174 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Red tape"(in 31 reviews)
"Civil servants"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 408 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 268 reviews)
Featured Review
"I don't know"24 Aug 2020

Current Employee - Spacecraft Configuration

I have been working at NASA part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

I love to work in there

Cons

Proud to work in there

"None"13 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at SpaceX full-time

Pros

Culture work enviornment flexibility hours

Cons

Salary Monotonus work increment appraisal

Job Postings

SpaceX has 973 more recently posted open jobs than NASA.