Compare NASA vs NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory BETA

See how NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory vs. NASA compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 396 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 499 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.5
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
NASA Ceo Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
97%
97%Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
CEO Approval
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ceo Michael Watkins
87%
87%Michael Watkins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Positive Business Outlook
64%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 40 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 34 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 63 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Red tape"(in 19 reviews)
"No cons"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 17 reviews)
"Full time"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Intern

I worked at NASA for less than a year

Pros

Great opportunities to learn. Multiple projects and chances to work with collaborators.

Cons

None. Good company overall to work for.

Former Intern - Graduate Student Researcher

I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

Pros

Mentorship was very good, I had access to lots of talented experts and the opportunity to share my work. People at JPL are also very receptive to networking with interns.

Cons

It can be intimidating to work around the people who are JPL employees.

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