Skip over menu?
  

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):What's it like to work here?

United States Industry Other Industries
Skip over sub-menu?

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) experience report

  • 07.Apr 2019
  • Employee

I work for an agency that is visionary and filled with brilliant people. If we didn't have to deal with budgetary issues

4.11

Suggestions for improvement

  • Congress, OMB and the President need to create budgets that enable an entire Agency to conduct its work (e.g., with proper administrative support).

What I like about the company

NASA enables science, technology, innovation and exploration. It is an agency of brilliant people who seek to do amazing things. I work with people who launch to ISS and I have met astronauts and world class scientists. These are people who dream big and go get their visions.

What I dislike about the company

We are constantly trying to fit our work into budgetary schemes created by OMB and the President that are short-sighted and lacking in strategic thought. I am told to do more with less every single year. We are scaling back on non-technical support and resources to enable the mission, but doing so is stressing out our administrative staff, many whom are leaving because they are unable or unwilling to work nights and weekends when they are not paid to do so and should not have to do so. I will be one of those people.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • City
    Washington, D.C.
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered