Working at SpaceX: Company Overview and Reviews

519 reviews
SpaceX Ratings
Average rating of 519 reviews on Indeed
2.6Work-Life Balance
3.7Pay & Benefits
3.0Job Security & Advancement
Hawthorne, CA
1,001 to 5,000
$100M to $500M (USD)
Aerospace and Defense

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Overall Reviews at SpaceX

Inventory Specialist | Torrance, CA | Apr 11, 2018
day at space x
a typical day is starting my day following up with the first shift lead making sure we can complete any unfinished jobs or issues that came up during the day, i have learned many skills as being a lead and how to incouraage a team to get the best outcome from any stituation. Managemnet has a strong trust in there leads and what needs to be accomplished every day. Work day and culture is very fast paced and up beat, team memebers always willing to help others, and i always want my team to feel free to come to me with any problems so i can train and resolve the issue together.
ProsPay, benefits and team work
Consvery long hours are hard sometimes
Sheet Metal Mechanic | Hawthorne, CA | Jul 21, 2013
professional atmosphere in workplace, for first 4 months, later some employees in my department were verbally unprofessional with slang.
Hired as a tech trainee; I have an A&P license. I was not given a preference on what department to work in. I was placed in sheet metal manufacturing. The first 3 months were great; training superb towards me; I was a deburr tech and finishing parts. The management gave me the word that I was to be a permanent employee, passing probation period. I said some wrong things to my immediate supervisor, not serious mistakes and I made some mistakes on my work; but I worked well for them. They let me go after 7 months, dragging my transfer to permanent. No specific reason was given to me, but I figured my immediate supervisor desired to move me, for personality reasons. I do not feel my performance was bad enough to be let go and I think spacex could have counseled me and given me a chance in another department. I was in the only department swing shift dominated by latinos and I was mistreated verbally towards the end. That is just a statement, spacex desires to have the best employees in the industry and I made some work related errors and said a couple wrong things to my supervisor; but I was fully trained and independent and I was doing fine for them and I wanted a long term career. That is how the world is; I have worked for many companies and people within the company always hurt the company. Examples are fine hotels, restaurants, anything; the people make the company. I have read some other reviews and I am suprised to hear so many negative comments. That shows you that the p
Prosfree gourmet food for break; incredible, a 50.00 meal for free.
Consnone, a professional workplace.
Server | McGregor, TX | May 31, 2020
Better management
We need the manager in the company not one from far away, i do love my job but some co-workers definitely they think they are an charge of you, because they help you get the job.
Reliability Engineer | Hawthorne, CA | Jan 13, 2019
Great Company
Great Company, lot of potential to learn. But very tough ambiance to keep up with deadlines. Management can be better to manage stuff well, and I find directions with no direction.
Director of Manufacturing | Los Angeles, CA | Dec 13, 2018
Great learning and incredible mission
Complete autonomy and get stuff done attitude by most early employees. Awesome to have been part of the mission. SpaceX will continue to do incredible things.
Production Assembler | Hawthorne, CA | Apr 10, 2018
Spacex is a great company if you do not have kids. If you have a family consider that life to be non existent...... I worked at spacex for 5 years and wouldn't look back .
Tool Maker | Hawthorne, CA | Apr 15, 2019
Worst place
Worst place to work at. Pretty much this is how it is... No job security at all Favoritism Snobby kids that think they are better than you. Pay sucks. oh and did i mention No job security at all Only good thing i can say is the space x gear was not that expensive.
ProsSpace X Gear
ConsTo many to list
Cost Manager | Los Angeles, CA | Jan 28, 2019
Great Place to work
Great group of talent that focus on the mission at hand while having fun. A chance to change the world and experience tremendous satisfaction from giving 100%
Prossubsidized meals and gym mebership
ConsTough schedule and mission driven
Senior Structural Engineer | Hawthorne, CA | Nov 5, 2018
Great place for new grads
Great place for new grads. OK for junior engineers. Almost no senior engineers there because of culture fit. Poor work/life balance. Long hours. Great perks.
ProsInexpensive lunches
ConsPoor middle management
Avionics Technician | Hawthorne, CA | Jan 24, 2018
Good place to work
A quick paced work area, high learning available, and fun work place thanks to the co-workers. Management has taken a turn with what did seem good turning out to not be the case. Not a very difficult job, but that is probably due to being prior military. Unfortunately it continues to be looked at like a stepping stone by most that i work with.
ProsGood benefits

Questions And Answers about SpaceX

What is the interview process like?
Asked Dec 20, 2016
I received an email from the recruiter in California, I sent her an email rejecting the interview but they called me anyway. There's no communication between HR and managers.
Answered Mar 30, 2020
1 phone interview with HR. 1 phone interview with Redmond, WA manager, 1 phone interview with CA manager, who said he would pass me back to Redmond. Never heard back. Received offer from another company with better pay and benefits.
Answered Jan 2, 2020
What advice would you give the CEO of SpaceX about how to improve it?
Asked Jan 30, 2017
7/10 Not enough space.
Answered Sep 13, 2019
Some type of 401k match would be nice. Hire some engineers with experience to help these younger ones before it’s too late.
Answered Apr 24, 2019
What would you suggest SpaceX management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar 17, 2017
In Cape Canaveral nepotism and fraternization rule oh yeah the good ol boy system is in full effect too Maybe tackling some of this would help
Answered May 10, 2019
In Mcgregor for hourly workers drastically increase the pay and give some overtime. A lot of people are updating their resume due to the fact that they are going broke now and its like nobody cares.
Answered Sep 19, 2018
If you were in charge, what would you do to make SpaceX a better place to work?
Asked Jan 14, 2019
Let people work from home as needed to be with kids and family.
Answered Jan 30, 2020
Keep it the same.
Answered Jan 29, 2020
What questions did they ask during your interview at SpaceX?
Asked Mar 16, 2018
Experience, professional accomplishments
Answered May 27, 2020
Do you like to work weekends Do you know how to bend tubing Ok with heights Is it ok to work outside in the heat cold rain wind
Answered Mar 30, 2020