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Feb 8, 2018 27 Comments

Is it as stressful as it is said to work at SpaceX?
Anybody on here who helped work on the Falcon Heavy launch? Would love to hear how your experience has been. Super fascinating work!

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  • Microsoft kng
    Know some people there. It's half the pay and twice the work. And in crunch times it can be insane hours
    Feb 8, 2018 11
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      Dev045

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      You work is SpaceX right? @SlaveX
      Feb 9, 2018
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      Yes. Launch Eng. Just waiting to fully vest then I'm out.
      Feb 11, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      bubbly123

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      Are you fully vested now SlaveX?
      Aug 11
    • SpaceX SlaveX420
      Almost. Got 1 more to go. Why?
      Aug 11
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      bubbly123

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      Burnout is real. Everyone I know there is pretty much burnt. Good luck the last year and then get out alive.
      Aug 11
  • Microsoft msftpotato
    Also interested in how software engineering interviews are at spacex
    Feb 8, 2018 0
  • Infosys
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    At my last job we hired a mech/aero guy from SpaceX. He just said it was long hours, and a lot of people wanted to leave. Then again my other friend there in launch control said it's good, though he is more senior. Don't know anyone in SW engineering
    Feb 8, 2018 9
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      Dev045

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      Good for him! That does sounds like a great place for sure. Sorry if I am misunderstanding, but I am just curious, do you find that SpaceX is not working on something that will have impact on humanity?
      Feb 8, 2018
    • Infosys
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      Oh it'll have an impact, just it'll be 40 years until we have mars colonies. Hyperloop will be making lines in Dubai, and freight lines across China, within the next 10. That's just my speculation
      Feb 8, 2018
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      Dev045

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      Fair enough, I hope that is true and it all works out. I hav won’t been keeping up on how that project is going but for sure will be an exciting thing to see!
      Feb 8, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng 🍑🌝!
      10 yrs for even a single hyperlook line is optimistic :/
      Feb 8, 2018
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      Dev045

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      I will be with the wait
      Feb 9, 2018
  • LinkedIn / Eng foogler
    What I heard is they are intentionally looking for people who are not motivated by money, so they offer lower than market;
    Feb 8, 2018 3
    • LinkedIn / Eng foogler
      Both SpaceX and Tesla;
      Feb 8, 2018
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      Dev045

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      I guess that makes sense cause it’s work people are actually interested in rather than the money
      Feb 8, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

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      Hooliganssmore
      Interesting approach, lol.
      Feb 8, 2018

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