SpaceX compensation?

Boeing / Eng newdude
Jul 28, 2017 31 Comments

Any spacex employee got insight to their company compensation? Engineering with ~10 yrs experience.
Interested in information on base salary, bonus, perks, work environment.

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  • Google PICn50
    would love to hear this as well.
    Jul 28, 2017 6
    • Google PICn50
      t6 at google, bay area.
      Jul 28, 2017
    • McAfee OUVM45
      wanna come back to my place?
      Jul 28, 2017
    • Google PICn50
      nah, im fine where i am. go 🦆 yourself
      Jul 28, 2017
    • McAfee OUVM45
      I love your 🦆 . how much?
      Jul 28, 2017
    • Square / Design
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      VVSmore
      Love how the McAfee employee is infecting this thread.
      Jul 28, 2017
  • SpaceX / Eng Singha
    Experience and advaced degrees are under valued. Fresh grad = specialist tech @ SpaceX. Masters degree and 6 years experience elsewhere = entry level SpaceX engineer. PhD and 10 years experience elsewhere = Sr. SpaceX Egineer. What maters is how long you have been at SpaceX. $70k -$120k is the range you can expect in LA. Good Luck.
    Sep 11, 2017 9
    • SpaceX / Eng Singha
      Software engineers get no special treatment or higher salary from what I've seen. Elon even brags that people who can't cut it at SpaceX work at Apple.
      Sep 14, 2017
    • SpaceX chbp55
      Ok, Microsoft and Amazon offered me 135k-140k base salary and about 100k in various sign in bonuses. SpaceX offered me significantly more as total compensation, with the same base without knowing their offers, and then even sweetened the deal to make sure I'll pick them. Software Engineer, not in LA
      Sep 14, 2017
    • SpaceX / Eng Singha
      Not in LA for software eng. means the satellite division, it's like a whole different company.
      Sep 15, 2017
    • SpaceX chbp55
      Not really, I am not physically in LA, but the rest of my team is there, so technically I am in the same company as most of us.
      Sep 15, 2017
    • Keysight / Eng wsa
      @chbp55 are you on flight? Curious because I heard there were no flight folks in Redmond.
      Sep 15, 2017
  • Apple FebN52
    I've heard they don't pay very well... Glassdoor seems to reflect that as well.
    Jul 28, 2017 2
    • Google PICn50
      they are private and still somewhat of a startup (grantwd with that valuation, barely). glassdoor also underreports.
      Jul 28, 2017
    • Apple FebN52
      Yes I'm familiar as to how much Glassdoor underreport, but even with that, they are low.
      Jul 28, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng SKETCH
    Can anyone here share actual numbers and level? So far, we just have one person saying "less than other tech companies" and one saying "more than other tech companies" 🤷‍♂️
    Sep 5, 2017 0
  • SpaceX wTAy73
    I suggest to pass the interview, ask questions and then decide. I'm happy with my choice even though I had much bigger offers. I'd say this is opportunity of a lifetime, and at the same time you don't have to work here forever. Your choice.
    Aug 2, 2017 3
    • Boeing / Eng newdude
      OP
      Do u guys have good work life balance?
      Aug 3, 2017
    • SpaceX wTAy73
      It is pretty good, you define how much you work. Some work 40 hours and are pretty successful, most software devs seem to work around 45-50, some are always at work, but that's their choice. There are and will be crunch modes each team once in a while too. Overall leadership is trying to move away devs from hero mentality towards more sustainable work load.
      Aug 4, 2017
    • SpaceX / Eng Singha
      40 hr work week is one that includes a holiday or two if your lucky. 55hr is what we are supposed to target now because burn outs were taking a toll.
      Sep 11, 2017
  • New KDX
    Not engineering, but I've heard SpaceX and Blue Origin get people post-MBA on the super cheap because many millennials would give an arm and a leg to work there. (Something about having a "fulfilling career"...)
    Jul 28, 2017 1
    • New / Other brandl
      borringggg. "sounds like someones trying to get laid" Rick to Morty.
      Jul 28, 2017
  • SpaceX chbp55
    When I joined SpaceX as Software Engineer I had competing offers from Microsoft(L62), Amazon and three other companies and everyones' base and total compensation was lower than SpaceX even after a bidding war.
    Aug 31, 2017 0
  • Uber / Eng bag
    you don't work at SpaceX for the money:) Though I would say that people who joined early would have money in stocks. Paper money. They have no intention of going IPO soon
    Jul 28, 2017 1
    • SpaceX wTAy73
      Our stock is privately traded and there is buy back several times a year, so it is not paper money. But it is true, you don't work here for the money.
      Aug 2, 2017
  • Keysight / Eng wsa
    following
    Jul 28, 2017 0