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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory CEO Michael Watkins
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  • "Projects/missions take a very long time to complete (3 to 5(in 14 reviews)

  • "there are no cons to this company(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "My review"

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    Current Employee - Space Microbiologist in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reputation of the company in the world

    Cons

    No downside for this company

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-14
  2. "Great Place for Engineers, Not Business People"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pasadena, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Support a great cause and cool missions, good work-life balance most of the time, 9/80 work schedule, good benefits.

    Cons

    Business processes and systems are very outdated. Very low turnover leads to people in stagnant roles and limited advancement opportunities. The bureaucracy can be suffocating and leads to very slow decision making. Leadership is practically non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers on how to manage and hold them accountable to it.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, good pay and benefits, RDO provides good work-life balance

    Cons

    HR is pretty disorganized Slightly competitive atmosphere

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-02
  4. "Helping hands are better than praying lips"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent and the understanding atmosphere where we can focus on our carries

    Cons

    Hope we will get some time for studying

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-07-03
  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to work on amazing projects

    Cons

    compensation is not as high has tech companies but still good

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-06-30
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Constant room for growth, cross training and learning. Ability to pursue career changes within the scope of JPL work.

    Cons

    Parking issues; rectified with Vanpool and carpool options.

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-06-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working at JPL"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work, intelligent people, make your mark in hostory

    Cons

    Low pay, over hiring during peaks which leads to lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should not have over 30 subordinates

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-06-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Everyone is open to mentoring you

      Cons

      lots of cuts going around

      NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-05-11
    • "Intern"

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      Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pasadena, CA
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      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great people & food at jpl

      Cons

      Lot of red tape to deal with

      NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-05-09
    • "Fantastic place to work!"

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      Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pasadena, CA
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      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      If you'd like to help with projects that are significant to the human species, JPL is for you.

      Cons

      I have no "Cons" for JPL.

      NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory2019-05-08
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