SpaceX Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2021

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SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk
Elon Musk
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Pros
  • "You get to work on state-of-the-art rockets(in 251 reviews)

  • "State of the art work, fun fast paced learning environment(in 179 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours of hard work expected and not necessarily compensated for(in 432 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance can be difficult to achieve when the work you’re trying to do can have an incredible impact on the world at large(in 281 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome

      Jun 5, 2021 - Spanner Holder in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best company in the universe

      Cons

      Worst coffee ever in restaurants

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good place

      Jan 21, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours to work with good people

      Cons

      not option for over time if wanted more hours

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Spacex

      Feb 7, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      amazing people and great ceo

      Cons

      hard work, but thats what you sign up for

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Company I've Ever Worked For

      Apr 20, 2021 - Quality Control in Cape Canaveral, FL
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      Pros

      Work hours are great, Team mentality, Everyone is not just friendly but they are personable too. Everyone is always helpful - when you new to rockets and don't know what or where to go or what your looking for - just ask someone, anyone. SpaceX stock grant is also great and they have ESP set up also for purchasing stock. SpaceX is a definitely an equal opportunity employer, they have people here whose entire head is tattoo'd, large ear lobe piercings and different nationalities. We even have a woman that was once a janitor that is now being trained to work on rockets. Training here is by far the best I have ever seen. They have online courses for everything from diversity to safety cable and hypergols. Managers & Supervisors hold monthly one on one meetings with you to make sure your doing ok and to give you advice for improving. Occasionally management holds outside events for employees ie. go-cart racing, paint ball or just hanging out after work for happy hour at a local bar-n- grill.

      Cons

      Wish the stocks could be vested a bit faster than they are, but heck ~ they are giving you free money to buy the stocks.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Rewarding and fulfilling, requires dedication!

      Jul 18, 2021 - Launch Pad Technician in Vandenberg AFB, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working at Spacex was a relief after spending eight years in a union. Here your ideas are heard, your abilities are allowed to be displayed, and hard work is acknowledged. Generous time off, flexible management. You help send rockets to space.

      Cons

      This is not a job to be taken based solely on financial purpose. The pay is not competitive. However, if you want to be here, you will enjoy it. You also have the ability to work a lot of overtime, so again, if you want to be here, you can make it work.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Cool Company - Long Hours

      Jul 20, 2021 - Integration and Test Engineer in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Company to start at to deep dive into technical experiences while collecting some stock incentives over the 5 year vest cycle. Try to gain as much experience as you can here.

      Cons

      Super long hours, make this an unsustainable place to work long term so after vesting many people leave the company leaving gaps in tribal knowledge Base Pay is fairly low, but Stocks are decent considering company has room to grow. However, the later you join the less that makes since since the price increases.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      I love working for Elon!

      Jun 8, 2021 - Maintenance Supervisor in Brownsville, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The challenge/rewards of working at SpaceX are huge! I am very inspired by what we are doing here at Starbase! It's awe inspiring knowing that every day when I go to work I am part of a team that is making history! We all have a sense of purpose and know that we are doing something epic. If you don't come here with that mindset, you may be in the wrong place. We have challenges ahead of us and will have to find unique ways to forge through those challenges. This facility is in startup phase right now and that brings it's own set of challenges with it. I worked at Tesla Gigafactory 1 for the last 4 years and it was the same atmosphere. Startup, and get things going in the right direction. It's rewarding in so many ways.

      Cons

      If you are averse to working long hours and extended schedules, this may be a con for you. For me, the biggest con is-mosquitoes.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good benefits

      Jul 21, 2021 - Integration Technician in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, great environment, room for growth

      Cons

      Long hours, OT mandatory sometimes

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Experience at SpaceX

      Jul 20, 2021 - Integration Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leadership is willing to help develop skills and help employees reach their goal Good bonuses for employees who perform well

      Cons

      Mandatory overtime on short staffed teams

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fast Paced and Great for Growth

      May 24, 2021 - Software Engineer II in Hawthorne, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * You will work on lots of different projects and get tons of experience in the process. * Stock value has gone up a lot. * Lots of growth opportunities open up quickly. * They don't care as much about politics or other whatever is in the news. Instead we're making the news. * Flexible career growth/trajectory. Allows for management to go back down to single contributor and for quick upwards trajectory too. * They take feedback from anyone and everyone.

      Cons

      * It is mostly work/work balance. You can have a life but the stated expectation is a minimum of 50 work week. Many co-workers will often bleed way over that expectation btw. * There's a soft requirement to be on-site and you'll probably want to be on-site anyways as it's difficult to work remotely here unless you've been here a while. * Compensation is lower than competition. This is slightly offset by growth opportunities.

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