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No security. No loyalty
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 20, 2019
Time i wish i never wasted here. Everyone is stressed, long hours, under payed. Oh and when it's time for your review? Bamm!! The ol pump and dump. Be real and apply to Boeing. Don't waste your life here.
Pros
Cheap food options, Coke machines, Healthcare
Cons
The same food you'd be lucky not to get sick, alot of snotty attitudes, no job reliability. Managers Scheme w Hr.
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I really enjoyed the challenge, the work was extremely rewarding in my perspective.
Ground Support Technician (Former Employee) –  McGregor, TXMarch 18, 2019
The work was challenging, and very rewarding, I mean I had the opportunity to work on equipment systems that are a part of the future of the human race.
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Good company to work for, but no work/life balance
Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAMarch 7, 2019
SpaceX overall is a good company to work for. The companies main focus is to occupy mars. The only thing is that work/life balance is not a thing at SpaceX. Working 60-70 hrs a week is exhausting.
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fun and exciting work place
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Placentia, CAMarch 6, 2019
I enjoyed everyday of work that i was there, the people i worked with were great. the management was top notch and on their game. the culture of the workplace was wide and multiple but in the best way possible. There really tough days but completely manageable.
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Great work place
Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 5, 2019
SPACEX is very fast paced and challanging but I loved the work. I met a lot of good co-workers through SPACEX. We worked long hours only because we are doing what no other company is doing.
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Exciting job with extraordinary company culture
office manager (Former Employee) –  Lompoc, CAFebruary 27, 2019
There is no typical day at work with the everchanging needs of the clients and coworkers. The schedule is demanding, but the work is so exciting it makes up for the loss of life/work balance.
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Productive and fun place to work.learn alot being there after a year
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAFebruary 26, 2019
Work hard stay productive always find new ideas to help save money and how to better the company.also lots of room for improvement a chance to move up in departments.
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great company
Avionics Lead Test Technician (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAFebruary 26, 2019
really enjoyed working at spacex the team is really knowledgeable and driven to the same goals. Management tries hard and always had the employees in mind when comes to a work life balance.
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Good place to work
Welder (Former Employee) –  Cape Canaveral, FLFebruary 20, 2019
The job can be stressful since you have to work long hours but it's still a great place to work.
You get to travel in different parts of the country. You get to make history. Lots of great things been done at Space X
Pros
Good money and great place to work
Cons
Some managers don't have an idea on how to managers, some managers don't know how to communicate with employees, too much favoritism going on mostly with managers. I'm sure some day senior manager will find out
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Innovative Company but hardly any work-life balance
Quality Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAFebruary 20, 2019
Innovative Company but any work-life balance.

At some point, people burn out and you need to re-evaluate whether the mission is worth contributing to.
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Challenging
Test Technician (Former Employee) –  McGregor, TXFebruary 18, 2019
The work pace was blistering, and always had to meet to the rush with an equal effort. Work/life balance suffered immensely. I was fun to be a part of cutting edge space travel advancement, but definitely came at a cost. Wage compensation was on the low side, as the cool factor is supposed to keep people around. Low side wage also kept hourly employees wanting to work more overtime to meet financial needs.
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Exciting place to work
Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAFebruary 15, 2019
Long hours and demanding work schedule.
Diverse backgrounds from all of the employees, makes for intersting conversations at lunch.
World changing approach to goals of inexpensive access to space.
Pros
Food selection, free coffee, free sodas, interesting people
Cons
No work/life balance
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Fast-paced Company
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAFebruary 14, 2019
It is a fast-paced company where you get to do a lot of positions and responsibilities that are normally for multiple job titles. It can be stressful but if you like aerospace then it is the best.
Pros
Meaningful work
Cons
work-life balance is not great. Long hours.
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work for them if you can
Spacecraft Propulsion Technician (Current Employee) –  Chino, CAFebruary 13, 2019
Amazing company to be apart of, learn as much as you can and make connections with like minded individuals who are passionate about space and moving the human race to the stars.
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EHS TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAFebruary 12, 2019
SpaceX was one of the best company's I ever worked for. I was a shame that they went in a new direction and laid us off. I had a blast working there. They have the best people and the best food there.
Pros
Everything.
Cons
They didn't have enough money to pay us.
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Great place to work but long days
Electrical Engineer (User Terminal) (Current Employee) –  Redmond, WAFebruary 7, 2019
Great place to work and you will find some of the smartest people you will ever meet. Days are long and they expect you to work long days to complete whatever the task at hand may be.
Pros
Culture and mission
Cons
Jobs consumes your life
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Exciting, but exhausting
Launch Engineer (Current Employee) –  Vandenberg AFB, CAJanuary 31, 2019
There is no typical day here, and even new employees are given tons of responsibility. Sink or swim environment.

Pros: Amazing things to work on, smart and charismatic employees, tons of opportunities for growth.

Cons: Poor work/life balance, work follows you home, fast pace can lead to poor planning
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Good place to learn, great managers
Material Planner (Former Employee) –  McGregor, TXJanuary 31, 2019
Got to do many roles in one job learning engineering, computer science, and supply chain in one job. Great place to learn. Many people just take the job to make their resume look good.
Pros
Learning
Cons
None
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3.0
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Generally exciting company to work for with many challenges of every type not usually imposed on average employees.
Receiving Inspector (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAJanuary 30, 2019
Semi casual work environment, dynamic, trending towards traditional average work environments typical in industry losing the purported silicone valley style.
Constant work dynamic challenges.
Frequent management changes/turnover requiring personal adjustment to accommodate, also apparent lack of consistent direction from management team.
Enjoyed initial broad freedom in general work environment.
Pros
Generous meal options at very reasonable cost along with exceptional general benefits
Cons
Frequent management organizational changes throughout.
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Productive but very ambitious deadlines
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAJanuary 29, 2019
Spacex have ben a fun place to work with. However for the fast growing company with potential to be the biggest and influential company, i was surprised when a massive lay off was done by the company. Many talented and hard working men and women were forced to lose their jobs.
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