NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2021

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Michael Watkins
Michael Watkins
120 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really great work-life balance with the 9/80 schedule(in 72 reviews)

  • "NASA JPL had a bunch of really interesting projects and had a very laid-back work environment(in 49 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay for software engineering intern positions(in 20 reviews)

  • "It can be quite expensive to live in Pasadena when you work here(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Great Organization

      16 Mar 2021 - Executive Assistant in Pasadena, CA
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      Pros

      Ability to move to new positions Good work environment Nice co-workers

      Cons

      Recruiting process is terrible HR needs a reboot as they are arrogant and cocky

      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      evrgreen

      6 Sep 2020 - Software Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      very good company , good benefit

      Cons

      pressure, no cab, time, glassdoor

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Helping hands are better than praying lips

      3 Jul 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Hope we will get some time for studying

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      My review

      14 Jul 2019 - Space Microbiologist in New Delhi
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reputation of the company in the world

      Cons

      No downside for this company

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      com

      18 Nov 2017 - Computer Programmer in New Delhi
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I want 100% of my mind in that company

      Cons

      I get a vacation from time

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great job, poor compensation

      16 Jun 2021 - RF/Microwave Engineer in Pasadena, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work schedule, great life/work balance. Very good benefits. Interesting work.

      Cons

      0% pay raise due to covid while LA housing goes up 10%. Lack of affordable housing.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Oppressive workplace culture

      13 Jun 2021 - Electrical Engineer in Pasadena, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's NASA and one of the top institutions in the world. The projects are cool.

      Cons

      Toxic management. No leadership; you never see any of the leadership in the lab to see/understand how things are going. They pit colleagues against each other for competition's sake. They badmouth employees. They run a skeleton crew, overwork and burnout is common. They want you to be busy every minute of every day + work weekends, I never had an opportunity to meet others or enjoy the campus because it was a constant grind, they would make fun of colleagues who would go on walks or take a standard lunch break. Just an all around toxic work environment.

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Cool place

      10 Jun 2021 - Aerospace Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun times' with co workers and good pay

      Cons

      Extra hours and a lot of work

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Review for NASA JPL

      25 Apr 2021 - GNC Engineer II in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pros are the obvious ones, you get to work on missions you wouldn't be able to do anywhere else. The campus is collaborative, and the managers are generally there for your career growth. There is a lot to be learned here.

      Cons

      Career progression can be slow, in terms of getting to the next level.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing place to work

      6 Jun 2021 - Technologist in Pasadena, CA
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      Pros

      The most interesting projects I could be involved with.

      Cons

      None I can think of.

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