Working at NASA: Company Overview and Reviews

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NASA Ratings
Average rating of 1269 reviews on Indeed
4.4Work-Life Balance
4.1Pay & Benefits
4.0Job Security & Advancement
Washington District of Columbia, United States
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Overall Reviews at NASA

Electrical Engineer | Florida | Oct 25, 2019
Extremely fun and exciting place to work.
Everyday was a new and fun adventure. I was able to work on and learn so many different things. The people alone with management are awesome and easy to get along with. This is truly a great place to work!
Technical Support | Guam | Apr 9, 2019
3 years full-time study of technical manuals
NASA Remote Ground terminal in Guam is not conducive to promotions. All current employees have been there at least 15 years. My moving to Guam was always a temporary relocation. All household goods are in a storage pod on the mainland. I desire to move back to CONUS in next 4-6 weeks.
ProsTraining and Learning Environment
ConsNo advancement here at remote terminal.
Journeyman Electrician | Huntsville, AL | Sep 13, 2018
Good Place to work.
Best Research and Development organization in USA. Multi-cultural environment with respect to individual. Civil service employees and contractors work side by side. Active program to recruit and retain best engineers and scientists. Management is multi-layered. There is no typical work day.
Electronics Engineer | California | Dec 8, 2019
Great company to work for!
I would love to work again at NASA! I worked as a Tele and Data Communication Engineer from 1983 to 1986 in the Electronic Engineering Department developing Software and implementing Hardware.
Accounts Payable Clerk | Stennis Space Center, MS | Aug 17, 2018
Great for short-term on the contractual side of employment.
Great for short-term on the contractual side of employment. Not a lot of room for growth unless you are a federal government employee. Overall, I enjoy the work environment.
Employment Specialist | Moffett Field, CA | Sep 25, 2018
Nasa is nasa
NASA is NASA. A typical day at there is the same as a typical day at another work environment. I learned a lot pertaining to my field of work while working there. Management upholds the mission well. The work culture is that of a culture that would support expected NASA initiatives.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Huntsville, AL | Feb 12, 2020
I enjoy working here
Sometimes the work is very difficult and I struggle to complete tasks and produce efficient work, but overall I feel like my life has changed for the better since working for them.
Data Science Intern | Greenbelt, MD | Oct 26, 2019
Flexibility, Compensation but Needs Diversity
My time at NASA was very pleasant. The people were kind, the money was fine and they allowed pretty adjustive work hours. My only quip would be the lack of diversity in my division. While around the campus I saw people of color, in my division it was a very rare sight to see a full-time worker in the stem and research departments. I would have to leave my division in order to find those who looked like me, which can be a bit detering for an intern, looking for full-time employment thereafter. Other than that, I enjoyed my experience working with NASA.
Research Project Manager | Santa Cruz, CA | Jun 21, 2019
Productive and enjoyable place to work at
It was a great internship to work at under and I learned plenty of useful skills for system calibrations for gamma ray detection and working in a team project. The Project was Student Led.
Researcher | Wallops Island, VA | Sep 25, 2018
One of the best places to work for.
Opportunity of a Lifetime, all employees are given the opportunity to train on site & on via their online site to provide an all rounded experience. The hardest part of the job is clocking out and leaving home. Highly suggest researching opportunities and openings to visit and work here. Workplace culture is incredibly positive and helpful. Management is incredibly friendly & will go the extra mile to work with you. All co-workers and staff are like family. Parent-friendly place for moms & dads to work at.
ProsEndless learning environment, friendly work environment, parent-friendly

Questions And Answers about NASA

Is it possible to become an astronuat with a PhD degree in astronomy ?
Asked Jun 19, 2017
I would think that it would involve a great deal more before could become a . Once potential astronomers have completed their doctoral degree and finished up all of their internships.NASA looks at what you've done in your chosen field of science, and selects based on your past experience. NASA then trains the astronauts for a couple years, and then allows them to be put on specific missions.
Answered Nov 7, 2017
Need more than that to make it to space
Answered Sep 20, 2017
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at NASA? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Sep 2, 2016
It can take months in some cases.
Answered Jun 19, 2017
About 4 weeks.
Answered May 29, 2017
Why did you leave your job at NASA?
Asked Mar 24, 2017
Answered Oct 19, 2017
Due to health issues. My wife required several doctor visits weekly at times. She was unable to drive which required me to be available at any time.
Answered Jun 19, 2017
What is the work environment and culture like at NASA?
Asked Aug 2, 2016
Overall at the Johnson Space Center the environment was laid back with its own security force. Tours and activities are ongoing from annual hot air balloons to astronauts training. Super cool once in a lifetime experiences while life sciences and telemetry communications with the international space station are continuing. The only knock would be poor supervisors and how contracts are either renewed or awarded. Definitely worth applying and being a part of Team Nasa.
Answered Dec 27, 2018
Long hours, interesting work and ability to meet many different people from all walks of life. Opportunities to advance and learn new aspects of the aerospace industry.
Answered Jul 22, 2017
What benefits does NASA offer?
Asked Aug 2, 2016
None to interns. Lump sum monetary compensation split into three disbursements over the summer.
Answered Jun 10, 2017
A mid career (10-15 year) professional can earn up to 26 days of PTO per year PLUS many federal holidays. This is a fantastic benefit for anyone with family demands. Industry PTO is typically 10-14 days in comparison, but industry salaries can be a little higher by comparison.
Answered Mar 9, 2017