Coolest company ever and low pay
Welding Inspector Specialist (CWI and NDT) (Former Employee) – Cape Canaveral, FL – November 23, 2018
SpaceX was the best job I ever had by far. Working in the space industry, there is a special bond you have with your co-workers and you feel like you are really accomplishing something. Rocket science is awesome. Prior to SpaceX, I was earning $70/hour (which is high). I came on to SpaceX at around half that rate per hour, but the promise of working 50 to 60 hours her week compensated for the lower hourly rate. After around 2 years of service, SpaceX cut all hours down to a maximum of 40 per week. This was a real gut punch financially. Without the 50+ hours, the job just did not compare to what my industry averages were. Sadly, and I mean sadly, I resigned from SpaceX in order to autocorrect my pay and earnings. The company is yet young and finding its footing. NASA and many in government may not want privatized space businesses to succeed. I would work for this company anytime and any day so long as the pay rates for the NDT and CWI career fields were appropriate.
Culture, morale, cool factor.