Compare SpaceX vs NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1224 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 499 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
90%
90%Elon Musk
CEO Approval
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ceo Michael Watkins
87%
87%Michael Watkins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
80%
Positive Business Outlook
64%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Rockets"(in 240 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 139 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 63 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 401 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 258 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 17 reviews)
"Full time"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Quality Assurance

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

Pros

-Long hours -Great Management -Good place to learn and grow -Possibility to move up the ladder -Froyo

Cons

-Having to work long hours

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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