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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reviews

Updated 19 November 2017
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Pros
  • Management does sincerely make an attempt to keep work/life balance in check (in 45 reviews)

  • Typically work 9-80 work schedule leads to excellent work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is difficult (in 7 reviews)

  • there are no cons to this company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great experience and intern program

    Cons

    lower pay, housing is super pricey

    Advice to Management

    the pay system was not very organized


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    "Intern"

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

    Pros

    - You're working at one of the coolest places on Earth
    - JPL has a great intern engagement program through the education office
    - Everyone I've met here is not only super intelligent but also approachable
    - Location

    Cons

    - Low pay, especially in California... the amount of $ I earned as an intern was barely enough to live off of for the summer
    - Lots of interns but not a lot of full-time positions that open


  3. "JPL Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great culture, pays interns well, you have real contributions

    Cons

    bureaucratic mess, who gets hired is based on who you know

    Advice to Management

    improve recruitment somehow


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  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company. The distance is in the heart of Pasadena.

    Cons

    there are no cons to this company.

    Advice to Management

    there are no cons to this company,.


  6. "Electrical Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory part-time

    Pros

    easy to work in, and friendly environment

    Cons

    hard to get promotion, a lot of competition


  7. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Research Designer in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - User Experience Research Designer in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great people that are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Hands off learning approach. Sink or swim culture, which can be a pro if you are into that type of environment.


  8. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Incredible place to work. Everyone shares the same great vision - we're all there because we want to explore space. I have real, impactful responsibilities, even though I've it been working there for a few months.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be a pain.


  9. "Great Place for Space"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Pasadena, CA (US)

    I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of mobility between groups. If you don't like what you're working on, you can work on something else pretty easily.

    Cons

    There weren't any drawbacks that I experienced.


  10. "RF Engineer"

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours, every other friday off, 9/80 schedule, benefits, location

    Cons

    high work load, small bonuses,


  11. "Sr. Member Technical Staff"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in La Canada Flintridge, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in La Canada Flintridge, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working on some of the coolest projects with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

    Cons

    Too Bureaucratic. Too many obstacles to innovations.

    Advice to Management

    Have to change the culture from command and control of the past regime to an innovative approach of today.


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