Blue Origin Interview coming up

New pLwB60
Jul 15 7 Comments

Hello Everyone,

I have an upcoming interview for the Characterization Laboratory Technician II at Kent, WA. What salary range should I be looking at? How is the work schedule? Is the work day as strict as I hear from Amazon? I was reading about the amazon employees peeing in bottles? Is it really that cut throat at Blue Origin? Or is that just a exaggerated rumor? Should I expect 60+ hr weeks? Benefits? Should I expect housing to be provided? Tips for the interview itself? What skills could I potentially learn from this position? I am really excited to have an opportunity to work in the aerospace field!

Any Information is greatly appreciated!

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  • Blue Origin / Eng maverix 🚀
    One month temp apt is provided part of the relocation. 50hours is pretty avg, it’s up to you if you want to go 60. Just get your job done. we don’t pee in bottles.... not cut throat, everyone has been super friendly! Idk about salary for your role, but i think it’s pretty competitive. Tips for interview: emphasize lessons learned and take ownership of mistakes and results. Have humility. Show passion for the company and the mission :)
    Jul 16 0
  • Raytheon
    silently_j

    Raytheon

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    SpaceX
    silently_jmore
    I got a program mgmt offer at Blue. Really liked the people and job, but ultimately family wasn’t ready to move to Seattle due to newborn baby.

    Their work culture is more chill than Amazon, but they told me 50 hours a week is expected. They have a lot of family people there so they are somewhat flexible with hours.

    For the interview I had to make a presentation - slides for my talking points - and walk them thru my career and what I can bring to the role. Mind you, program mgmt is more about presentations than lab technicians, so you may not have to do this.

    I would definitely pursue it. Blue has hired high quality Aerospace talent. Materials work for space applications is really cool. You’d work on space suits, heat shields, sensors, rad stuff like that.

    For TC, expect around same as Boeing or other top Aerospace Primes for similar positions with some stock options and a signon bonus. Warning, stock is not expected to be liquid anytime soon, so discount accordingly. My offer was 170 base + 30 signon + 160 stock over 4 years, which is highly competitive but not unbelievably good.
    Jul 16 3
    • Blue Origin / Eng rHgX23
      The stock is worthless as Jeff has pretty much said there’s no upside to taking the company public.
      Jul 16
    • Raytheon
      silently_j

      Raytheon

      PRE
      SpaceX
      silently_jmore
      Yup that was my calculation too. Therefore I heavily discounted it in my offer comparisons.
      Jul 16
    • Blue Origin WNyl88
      How many years of experience do you have? From my experience at Blue that salary sounds pretty high, but then again I'm not in management.
      Jul 26
  • Blue Origin / Eng rHgX23
    Ew. Nobody pees in bottles at Blue Origin. That’s disgusting.
    Jul 16 0
  • Amazon kavalan
    Housing is never provided.
    Jul 16 0

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