Whats it like at SpaceX Seattle?

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AlwaysBlue

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Aug 17, 2017 16 Comments

Its kind of a dream of mine to work there because of the company mission. But whats it like working there?

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  • Facebook / Eng
    NotMario

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    NotMariomore
    Is like been underpaid to make sure Elon Musk have another chapter in the history books
    Aug 18, 20171
    • New / EngElementary
      Sounds acceptable.

      That shit is either going to work out or it isn't and humanity will be delayed in space exploration further.

      Musk's companies aren't actually the richest companies around. He takes too many risks and reinvests too much... And is doing quite well for doing that.

      The space market just isn't the kind of money maker yet as some others are.
      Aug 19, 2017
  • Boeing idea_bank
    Several years back I interviewed there and got to say I was very impressed with the hands on stuff they were doing in house. They definitely low ball the offer and leverage on the passion that some might have. So, in short if you are really really passionate about space industry then this is the place to be at. You will get your hands dirty and work on a wide variety of issues.Good luck!
    Aug 18, 20170
  • Expedia / EngJpLN44
    They're the only company I've encountered that insists on a Bachelor's Degree for Dev positions... relevant experience need not apply. I've been black-holed twice now by recruiters (who reached out to me!) once they learn I have no degree.

    Which is a bit funny because there's some famous interview clip out there with Musk saying he doesn't care if someone has a degree or not.
    Aug 20, 20173
    • New / EngElementary
      You shouldn't mention it or show your insecurity... Show your abilities and your confidence in them.
      Aug 20, 2017
    • Expedia / EngJpLN44
      I didn't the first time, she asked in an email (and never responded once I answered). The second time it was included as a sort of disclaimer line at the bottom of her email.
      Aug 20, 2017
    • New / EngElementary
      Maybe you should apply yourself if you have definite skills.

      Also worth asking them why they'd be disinterested. It's not like Musk has degrees in many things he does.
      Aug 20, 2017
  • New / EngElementary
    One imagines they will at least match or slightly exceed your current salary if they hire you.
    Aug 19, 20172
    • SpaceX ArNB18
      One would be wrong
      Aug 24, 2017
    • New / EngElementary
      lol

      Being overly demanding there then.

      Theoretically, I suppose there was a time where I might have joined in for the mission, even if the company was in a sense not doing well.

      I've done that before... It depends on whether you think there's something more valuable for you to be doing (or getting)

      Although i don't personally agree with SpaceX's investment priorities (mission definition)
      Aug 24, 2017
  • Sony / EngauTv74
    A friend interviewed there and got a low offer. His impression was people there are stressed and bust their asses for lowish pay. Why? Because they are fanboys and fangirls. Not trying to be insulting. Probably a super cool feeling to be creating the future.
    Aug 19, 20170
  • SpaceX ArNB18
    I would answer this... But no time.
    Aug 24, 20170
  • New / EngElementary
    From the looks of things, you may want to consider if SpaceX will benefit your career and what kind of stock options there might be.
    Aug 19, 20170
  • New / EngElementary
    Meets their standards, or they know they're poor and are only going to win with passionate people who work extra hard? lol

    Anyway, people should ideally not be to self centered - a hero by definition, isn't - but if they are playing the "This is what we pay" game (that creates equality in pay), they are retarded.

    Personally, I think Musk has the "decent intelligence, lots of hard work" thing going. They may need only so many brilliant people.
    Aug 19, 20170
  • Boeing idea_bank
    Not necessarily..I have heard them offering 10% lower than the current salary of an experienced professional because it meets their standards.
    Aug 19, 20170
  • Microsoft Quitter
    It's shit
    Aug 18, 20170

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