NASA JPL

Starbucks / Eng Code9000
Jun 12, 2018 7 Comments

Might be a long shot since I’ve never seen anyone with the NASA company tag...but has anyone had experience working or interviewing for a position at the JPL?

What was the work-life-balance like?
What was the workflow process like?
Could you get things done or was the coding process very procedural and structured?

I’d be interested in embedded systems programming and launch control systems programming if that makes a difference.

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  • Microsoft Free@Last
    Pay is really low, but pretty good work life balance and awesome people and really cool project. If you don’t have PhD then you would be doing grunt work for PhD.
    One thing, every year you worry if budget cut will result in job cut. I left after 6 years, I would go back only if I am single and no family to support.
    Jun 12, 2018 1
    • Starbucks / Eng Code9000
      OP
      Thank you, I appreciate the info.
      Jun 12, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
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    Have a friend there now. Hiring bar is quite low, and the pay is abysmal. But, WLB is amazing, and much like any other government job, there isn’t much, if any, stress at the low and middle levels.

    It’s like SpaceX, but without the prestige and stress that goes with it.
    Jun 12, 2018 4
    • Starbucks / Eng Code9000
      OP
      Thanks for the info!
      Jun 12, 2018
    • Microsoft Free@Last
      I worked at JPL, and bar was very high, I was 1 of 500 applications. But other location bar may not be that high.
      Jun 12, 2018
    • Microsoft RM&3+3--$+
      JPL only has on location
      Jun 12, 2018
    • Microsoft G😜🖐st3n
      NASA have more than one locations.
      Jun 19, 2018

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