Integration Technician (Current Employee) – Hawthorne, CA – October 15, 2018
They lowball new hires on salary. Almost 2 years, no reviews, no raises. Often doing work I was not hired to do because management of workflow is non-existant in the factory, it's moving from one fire to the next. Not over run with liberals, a plus.
Propulsion Technician (Former Employee) – Hawthorne, CA – October 15, 2018
Was a great inviroment to work, mostly everyone is friendly. Work is fast paced never any down time which is something I like. There’s all the available tools needed to get the job done. Lean and organized work areas. Lots of benefits.
Very fast paced competitive and collaborative environment
Manufacturing Planner (Former Employee) – Hawthorne, CA – September 24, 2018
Spacex is an excellent place to work. The atmosphere is supportive and fast moving. People take ownership of their projects. the employees are the best of the best, very smart. The only issue I have is all employees aren't college educated, some of us learned on the job. Although I spent 10 years there at the end I was made to feel like they wanted new younger employees that went to college. When Spacex started it was experienced aerospace workers that got them off the ground and now they don't want to be affiliated with aerospace. Even the job that I had (manufacturing planner) they want performed by educated engineers instead of experienced planners who grew from inside the company. If I spent 20 years being a machinist what better person tho write instructions for machining the an employee that was a machinist. That's my only gripe otherwise it is a great place to work.
Amazing opportunity to work on things at such a high level. I recommend SpaceX to anyone looking to challenge and grow themselves. A great sense of teamwork and everyone is working toward the same goal.
Propulsion Technician (Current Employee) – Hawthorne, CA – September 17, 2018
Supervisor made working at spacex extremely stressful. Long hours and had to work every other weekend which gave people who have families and little children less time to spend with them. The company itself gave their employees the best benefits and took care of the employees through those benefits but had very least regard to the employees having their family time. Working 10-12 hour days and 6 days every other week puts a toll on ones self.
Supply Chain Quality Containment Specialist (Current Employee) – Hawthorne, CA – September 4, 2018
I love this company. You learn so much day to day. The perks are small in comparison of the once in a lifetime moments ive experienced while working here. See Falcon Heavy launch to being apart of the Crew Dragon build.
Structures Technician / Dragon Mechanisms Group (Current Employee) – Hawthorne, CA – September 2, 2018
You must be committed, and be willing to work long hours plus weekends. 5 years is about the average length of time for most before burn out sets in. But the experience gained here is unlike any other.