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SpaceX Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
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Pros
  • "You get to walk around a rocket factory and see rockets being built(in 233 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced environment provides endless learning opportunities(in 134 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not Great for Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Senior Material Planner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cool Company Fast Paced Awesome Mission More Exciting than most places You Get Stock Health Care is Good

    Cons

    Your career will not progress here if you're in supply chain. Throw out all the skills and supply chain practices you've learned before and get ready to just expedite and adapt to last minute changes at all times. No need to be strategic or go outside the box, your only focus will be what is hot that day/week. Leadership doesn't care about employee growth as long as they keep getting their stock and salary. Extremely...

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    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for your employees to grow, you claim to be hiring the best talent but that talent goes to waste. Most of your staff is overqualified for the work they are given.

    SpaceX2019-07-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "CnC programmer"

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    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Hawthorne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace culture and environment, motivating to learn fast and adapt. Forced you to take risk, be bold and be creative with your programs Health insurance Rocket launches

    Cons

    -Very young and inexperiences management. -Very toxic working environment Fingers pointing cultures vs. helping troubleshoot and investigate the problem. Management blames programmer for the processes. -401k not matching -Foods service is bad unless you work on main building. -Compensation is below average consider how much responsibility tasks was handed for programmer. -Work/life balance is very poor. -very little...

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    Advice to Management

    Retention of talented workers is important for future of company Be fair to everyone on the team Build the relationship with your team. Have a team lunch or a team meeting weekend. Focus more within your team vs kissing to your higher boss.

    SpaceX2019-07-03
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging and rewarding with drawbacks"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Individuals make a large impact Good Co workers Good overall company direction Challenging work Low bureaucracy

    Cons

    Long hours Micro management from high level managers Unstable high level project direction at times Poor compensation relative to work output expectations No formal employee support systems especially for new hires

    SpaceX2019-06-29
  4. "Groundbreaking company and valuable work experience"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SpaceX full-time

    Pros

    -Multiple awe-inspiring projects happening simultaneously, enabling human exploration of space. -Great work experience with multitudes of fun, challenging problems -Good benefits

    Cons

    Generally, work/life balance is poor

    SpaceX2019-06-27
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Do not believe the hype"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hawthorne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility early on Everyone is driven by the success of the mission Launches culminate all of the work dedicated to each mission Stock is nice but hard to sell especially once you leave Subsidized lunches Very smart people

    Cons

    Underpaid - They use the goal of the overall mission as a reason not to give fair wages Overworked - Constantly increases an employees scope of work without additional compensation Unappreciated - Rarely rewarded for going above and beyond the cause. Stifled Development - No clear path or help getting to the next level. Leveling of people at current level to next level Management - Not proactive at looking at workload...

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    Advice to Management

    Care about the well-being of your employees. Ask them how they are doing and what they need help with. HIRE MORE PEOPLE. Think about the long-term consequences of lay-offs and understaffing. Be more proactive in planning of requirements for missions and setting realistic objectives with launches.

    SpaceX2019-06-03
  6. "Exciting company with growth issues"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SpaceX was an exciting company to work for with amazing growth

    Cons

    Work days were very long (10 - 14 hours) and little recognition for effort

    Advice to Management

    Managers should spend more time with employees on project goals and objectives and long term career planning, not just meet once a year.

    SpaceX2019-06-12
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to learn corporate security, but by bypass If your experienced"

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    Current Employee - Security in Hawthorne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and employee perks.

    Cons

    Constantly re-inventing the wheel. Management, doesn't listen to sound advice, even when it comes from multiple sources. Attempts to recruit "only the best in the industry" then fails to utilize that talent to its fullest extent. Several highly experienced members have left for other companies because of friction with leadership, and not being heard or challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.

    SpaceX2019-06-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours but the benefits makes it worth it"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good managers, supervisors, health benefits, free gym memberships, cold brew on tap, subsidized lunches

    Cons

    Long and early hours. Everyday operation is very repetive and will eventually burn out

    SpaceX2019-05-29
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing talent, lack-luster management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SpaceX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, barista and FroYo. Employees that work hard and proud of their work.

    Cons

    A CEO with way too many lofty ideas and depends on others to figure it out. Projects ramp fast and burn out quickly. Poor to no planning leads to confusion and disgruntled workers.

    SpaceX2019-05-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Job"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome projects, atmosphere and company mission.

    Cons

    Lots of work and stress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.

    SpaceX2019-05-07
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