Jun 12, 2018 8 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
      Thank you, I appreciate the info.
      Jun 12, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    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
    • Microsoft RM&3+3--$+
      JPL only has on location
      Jun 12, 2018
    • Microsoft G😜🖐st3n
      NASA have more than one locations.
      Jun 18, 2018
  • New bfDl20
    I’ve applied 2 times within a 10 yr period to multiple jobs, 0 responses. Top 2 engineering and cs school but to be fair my experience is finance and analytics/data science. Any tips to get in to JPL?
    Aug 24, 2019 0


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