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Better than most
Integration Technician (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 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.
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5.0
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Fast paced environment,
Propulsion Technician (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 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.
Pros
Lunch/food, lots of benefits
Cons
Very strict management
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5.0
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it was great
Composites technician Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 11, 2018
management needs better communication skills with workers and hard work goes unrewarded. A lot of the other employees have a lot of work drama and management definitely plays favorites
Pros
fun environment
Cons
terrible management
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4.0
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Production Side
Avionics Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 10, 2018
Production is definitely for a younger crowd. Ideal for someone without family or life commitments, can work the extra time the company needs in its fast-paced environment.
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2.0
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friends
R&D THERMAL DEVELOPMENT TECH (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 9, 2018
meet friends that worked together for many years and can count on them when needing help during and off work - some younger co-workers were harder to trust
Pros
good friends
Cons
sloppy younger workers
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4.0
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good ol boy
GSE Technician (Current Employee) –  McGregor, TXOctober 3, 2018
the time spent there was good experience and a lot of hard working people.
Complete work orders
track process of parts
experience reading and identifying engineering schematics
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5.0
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EHS TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 1, 2018
It's Awesome!! I think the people are Awesome the Food is great! The Hours are good and people are always smiling and willing to help. Lets Occupy Mars!!
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3.0
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good
Cook/Prep (Former Employee) –  McGregor, TXOctober 1, 2018
Worked from 7/5 peppering food for the employees. Would prepare quality food for salad bar, sandwich bar and grab-n-gos. I learned how to cook different styles of food.
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4.0
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Exciting place to work
Shipping& receiving clerk (Former Employee) –  McGregor, TXSeptember 25, 2018
Exciting place to work. Long hours with young management. Little to no chance of advancement. 3.00 meals and free drinks. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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3.0
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stressful
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 24, 2018
very corporate. management is willing to overwork clearly burnt out employees to meet schedule goals. long hours are expected without compensation. people are generally friendly and excited.
Pros
bragging rights, cheap onsite food
Cons
stress, no life outside of work
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5.0
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Very fast paced competitive and collaborative environment
Manufacturing Planner (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 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.
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Inventory Specialist (Current Employee) –  McGregor, TXSeptember 24, 2018
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.
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4.0
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Okay.
CNC Set-Up Operator (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CA 90250September 17, 2018
It was a great place! I had the pleasure to meet new people and work hard. The place is friendly and pays fairly well. All around the stuff are good people.
Pros
Okay.
Cons
Okay
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3.0
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Stressful due to bad management
Propulsion Technician (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 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.
Pros
Cheap food and great medical benefits.
Cons
Long hours.
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4.0
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Great Mission
West Coast Recovery Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 14, 2018
A lot of work, tight schedule. Be ready to work. Lots of onsite benefits depending on where you work. Has become very corporate, a lot of checking the box.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Work/Life Balance
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3.0
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Fun and Exciting
Test Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  McGregor, TXSeptember 10, 2018
Its a great place to work if you want to be a part of really fun and exciting work. The work is fast paced, demanding, and will take a hit to your personal life but its very satisfying!
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4.0
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All and all good place to work
Facilities Technician (Current Employee) –  Cape Canaveral, FLSeptember 9, 2018
Excellent work environment. Everyone from Launch to Facility are respectful and pleasant!
A no jerk policy is in the job manual. Everyone at some point contributes to the launch.
Pros
Free snacks and beverages
Cons
None per se’
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5.0
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great place to work
Supply Chain Quality Containment Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 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.
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3.0
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Hard work ethic is required here.
Structures Technician / Dragon Mechanisms Group (Current Employee) –  Hawthorne, CASeptember 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.
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4.0
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Exciting place!
Independent contractor (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAAugust 24, 2018
The hours were long, but the people were helpful, friendly, very smart, and it was a relaxed atmosphere.

Each day was exciting, long working, but you certainly feel a sense of accomplishment on launch days.
Pros
Fun, relaxed, really cool people
Cons
Long hours
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