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Good place to learn and grow
Supply Chain Intern, Procurement Avionics (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 18, 2017
Good place to learn and grow.
Very fast paced culture
Positive energy, people are curious to learn.you need to be a self starter.Most of employees are youngsters.
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Diverse learning opportunity
NDT Level II Inspector (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 18, 2017
Working in close proximity with the other departments provides the opportunity to not only advance your knowledge in your field, it allows you to direct see how it intertwines with the processes of other departments.
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Great challenging workplace
Propulsion Integration Technician (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 16, 2017
Fast paced, involved, sometimes stressful. Many times you will be working with systems you may have never worked with before with minimal formal training. Challenges you to grow and work till job completion.
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Very Exciting Work
Technician (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 15, 2017
SpaceX is an excellent place to work if you want to be apart of something very special. It has tremendous benefits of all kinds: Kitchen, free coffee & ice cream, vacation time, swag, sometimes a bonus.
The culture there is very fast paced and last minute everything! It gets very frustrating. You have to get used to a hurry up and wait atmosphere.
Most of the coworkers are very friendly and a joy to work with.
Pros
Fully staffed kitchen, free coffee & soda, exciting work
Cons
Micro-managing, constantly pushing the pace, useless people still work there
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Politics
Avionics Test Lab Production Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 13, 2017
The jobs there are highly stressful and to advance you must play the work political game. The quality of your work will not necessarily qualify you for advancement. With that said it is still very cool to be a part of and I would recommend it providing you can work the hours required. Keep in mind that engineers do not necessarily know the basics and it will be up to you (as a technician) to teach them. Compensation is below industry standard if you do you research but he benefits are great. There is know work life balance and going in you must be aware of that. When you do see a launch or when one happens you will feel very accomplished.
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I worked there.
Structural Technician (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CA 90250October 9, 2017
It was a good place at the start but got more stupid by the day. It was not a good experience in my opinion. I worked there on the Falcon rocket, stage 2.
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Amature hour!
Tech (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, ca.October 9, 2017
Not a place for honest people.
Many employees are just trying to skate thru the day and avoid being blamed for something. Very high stress and poor supervision.
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Productive fun work place
Composite Technician (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 5, 2017
Fun and exciting place to work. Can be a bit stressful and cut throat at times. Very interesting people. Many hours are demanded. Pay is great with stock options although some were granted to longer employees.
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Exciting..
Quality Inspector-Final Assembly (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 4, 2017
Fast paced long hours constant change is the only consistent thing at SpaceX. Cohesive work environment. Collaborative team spirit.
Proud to have a chance to be apart of this incredible program.
Pros
Free food..
Cons
Long hours.
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No time
Technician (Current Employee) –  Vandenberg AFB, CAOctober 3, 2017
Exciting work, zero work life balance. A lot of veterans working here so we get it. Would be nice if they insisted young inexperienced managers go through some form of manager training. Just because you have a degree doesn't make you a leader of men. Morale is low at the launch site due to smoke and mirrors hush hush clicks and Space X OG's hold their cards close to the chest. Get your money coming in because the raises are a joke....
Pros
Money
Cons
Family suffers, long comute
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Not Great
Vehicle Launch Technician (Current Employee) –  Vandenberg AFB, CAOctober 2, 2017
Extremely Stressful and little room for advancement. Expected you to be beyond flexible and would constantly blame the technicians for engineering flaws.
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Unbalanced
Logistic Expediter (Former Employee) –  texasOctober 2, 2017
Great company! Working here was worth the experience it taught me a lot of do's and do not's. Mostly do not's. I guess every company has a lot to work on.
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good place to work for new tech
Propulsion tech (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 27, 2017
Good opportunity to work for new tech but lack of skill work for experience tech. Promotion base favor employee not by qualification. Work often changing and procedure/instruction are not clear.
Pros
Good benefit
Cons
No time for family/ lack of work for skill tech.
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Long hours, low pay
Electromechanical Technician (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 25, 2017
If you like to spend time with your family, do not work at SpaceX. Also the pay is really low. Just google and you'll find more information on the internet.
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Nice
CMM programmer (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 21, 2017
Nice place to work at. Could be stressful sometime, but it feels good to be part of such company and watch rocket lunches everyother week and feel you are part of this.
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Experience May Vary
Lead Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 20, 2017
You get to work on really cool stuff and see lots of awesome things. A very fast paced and stressful environment but there are also many very rewarding days. A lot of growing problems and poor middle management but there are much worse places to work.
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Fast-Paced, Competitive Workplace
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 20, 2017
-Fast-Paced and efficient
-Competitive but everyone is good at their job
-Learned to push myself to do things I didn't think I could do
-Building rockets and space crafts is pretty awesome
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Stressful and lack of understanding of the process
Launch (Current Employee) –  KSCSeptember 14, 2017
Groups only care about their departments and do not care if what they do creates extra work for other departments. Well compensated, but work crazy amount of hours. Little or no chance at advancement without being in the good ole boys club.
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Fast Paced, Innovative atmospere. Pushing the envelope.
Wont share (Current Employee) –  hawthorne, caSeptember 13, 2017
Its a great Place to work, only hires the best. Will challenge you daily. Still a lot of opportunity for improvements so great people can make big impacts.
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composite tech ( agency)
COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CA 90250September 7, 2017
Good company to work for if you are direct. Agency workers get treated slightly different no matter how long you have worked here. Lots of cool stuff going on daily. Company is great place to learn new things.
Pros
lunch trucks, cheap gear, good people
Cons
too many hours
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