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Good old boys club

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The experience I had was great never would I imagine working on rockets for the 3 years I was there but the little clicks and good old boy clubs are ridiculous. If you don't fit in they do everything they can to push you out. They don't train either they just toss you to the fire it's a sink or swim environment. Managers and supervisors are horrible they avoid talking to you if you have personal problems and they only do something about it just to say the did something they don't realy care about you supervisor said it to my face when I needed help he didn't care because he had his own problems.


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Good ol boys clubs, ruin your family life, ruin your health, they don't care about your problems as long as the mission is met you are replaceable.
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Fun place to work good leadership

Loved it just too far to drive very good training and equipment issued is suburb I recommend to anyone prior service or Law enforcement good job and good pay
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Associate Engineering Internship

Poor work-life balance, but large scope of responsibilities even for an intern. Culture was very bro-y, but all management I interacted with seemed invested in my personal growth.
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4 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?Food options and the stocks you can’t beat. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?As long as you’re here to work there’s not much stress involved. At least for my department. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Competitive and hard working. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy til we clock out to go home.
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Motivating but challenging

Work life balance was horrible, but I wouldn't mind because I was hourly and was so motivated by the mission. Work culture is amazing too everyone is so dedicated to the mission. Be prepared for long work hours and a few days off.
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Great experience

I love the culture in spacex. It is a lot of work and exhausting but everyone has the same goals and I felt like I was also part of the bigger picture!
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Can be fun and stressful

Great work place if you’re young and single .. can be a lot of work and high stress at times .. Politics can be annoying as well but nonetheless if you can keep a positive attitude and do your job you’ll be fine
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Awesome work, horrible work atmosphere.

The work, experiences, and ability to learn and grow is unmatched anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, up and down the organization we struggle to build a personnel sustainable business, and just burn through people to get projects done.
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Fun place

Good work environment love working there good pay , they care about employees. Good benefits . Good pto management wants you to grow they give classes
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Not a good place to work in the long haul

Sadly, I had high expectations in these company. Moreover, I live close to Torrance so it was the perfect fit but management has gone downhill and everyone throws everyone under the bus.




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Just an opinion Company is everything has sense of purpose and pride. Engineering selects people with extreme talent but also common sense and hands on knowledge Hard working people will do well. Expected to work a lot of overtime . *Wages are average *But Stock. Awards can make you wealthy in the long run .5 yrs * After internal evaluation by peers and management Company keeps the top 90% and let's go of he bottom 5% and rewards the other 5% well


Team strives to excel


Work culture leaves little time for family
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5 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?Very open to process improvement. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Only stressful for employees that are not self driven.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Lead, Follow or get out the wayWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Productive
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4 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?Rewarding work with continuous opportunities to learn new things. Unlimited opportunity to work extra hours and contribute in an individual capacity.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The schedule can be demanding and the hourly compensation is under-market. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Positive environment with a “can do” attitude. This is both a positive and negative.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Work and load continually evolve, always exciting.
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buena una gran empresa y buenos beneficios ,mi mejor experiencia


Buenos beneficios


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Demanding but rewarding

Learned tons of new things in a short amount of time. Definitely not for the faint of heart or the slacking mindsets. Overall the engineers are mostly young and don't know as much as they think they do. But, this also makes you great at what you do.
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Nothing good

It’s not what you know it’s whom you know and if you like drink beer with supervision you’ll be good if not you’re not welcome to the team. You have work for their buddy or you can go home no chance to say anything about it
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Great fun place

You will be treated well hear great staff wonderful environment good benefits good way to learn new skills , wonderful structures Great phenomenal people to meet and networking within your career
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2 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?You get to see rockets up close What is the most stressful part about working at the company?You never know what is needed when until it’s too late What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Cult-like What is a typical day like for you at the company?Boring, standing around, bend a couple tubes, act like we’re badasses
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Lots of work and great people

At SpaceX I worked with an unbelievable amount of wonderful human beings doing all they can alongside you to get it done the right way. I pray that aspect remains the same always.
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Fast passed, higher management looks at you as a number and replaceable no matter who you are

My experience was, they would keep and or hire people with less certs and experience. Or the ones who would sleep on the job and get it reporter. But keep them
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Fun place to work

Great place for up and coming younger engineers. Not exactly a great place to work when raising a family. Demand for time at work is high and little time for leisure. Although vacation is encouraged, you pay quite a bit to catch after coming from vacation.
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Based on 604 reviews

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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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