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Reviews for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.17
Support from management
4.07
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.24
Internal Communication
3.89
Office / Work Environment
4.16
Environmental Friendliness
4.51
Work-Life Balance
4.30
Challenging Work
4.04
Inclusive / Diverse
4.22

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.22
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.07
Career Development
4.17
Overall compensation for your work
3.93
Company Image
4.39
Job Security
4.24
Handicapped Accessibility
4.33
Workplace Safety
4.69
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 31 of 46 reviews Parking in 26 of 46 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 7 of 46 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 46 reviews 401(k) in 25 of 46 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 24 of 46 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 29 of 46 reviews Desirable office location in 17 of 46 reviews Tuition assistance in 13 of 46 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 11 of 46 reviews 401(k) Match in 25 of 46 reviews Flexible spending account in 16 of 46 reviews Paid time off in 31 of 46 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 33 of 46 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 28 of 46 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 33 of 46 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 46 reviews Health and wellness programs in 29 of 46 reviews Employee discounts in 18 of 46 reviews Vehicle allowance in 7 of 46 reviews Employee events in 26 of 46 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 46 reviews Fitness center on site in 29 of 46 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 46 reviews
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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
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I would reduce some of the red tape.

What I like about the company

It provides the ability to experience the space program in a manner some people would pay to experience. It has provided a good living for me and my family.

What I dislike about the company

They could devise a better method of developing a manager pipeline.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    NASA
  • City
    Huntsville
  • 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 discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 14.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More avenues for flexibility in work schedules and telecommuting would be beneficial.

What I like about the company

Started as a secretary and they paid for my schooling at night to earn a degree. Retired as a IT Specialist.

What I dislike about the company

There are some back stabbers but for the most part a good career.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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
    Picayune
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

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

Company Culture

amazing organization

Support from management

management is very supportive

Teamwork

always have team meetings

Freedom to work independently

no micro managing

Internal Communication

awesome relationship

Gender Equality

women are leading in a lot of the key positions within the organization

Attitude towards older colleagues

there are numerous amount of employees 45 or older

Career Development

there is room to grow if you desire

Overall compensation for your work

I make a decent wage for my work

Office / Work Environment

excellent office space

Environmental Friendliness

they have a proactive environmental staff on hand

Work-Life Balance

the best ever

Company Image

the best organization ever

Job Security

very stable +++

Handicapped Accessibility

all facilities are ADA compliant

Workplace Safety

safety is paramount in the organization

Challenging Work

pretty exciting tasks I get to perform everyday

Inclusive / Diverse

their is an even mix of diversity throughout NASA

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would not change a thing. The organization really has their act together.

What I like about the company

Senior employees at NASA demonstrate that they care about their lower level employees by public formal recognition, awarding time off, promoting employees for excellent work and they ensure FAMILY comes first. NASA is more of a family than a job I really enjoy what I do and often think of how I can make the organization better than what it is currently. Anyone blessed enough to get an opportunity to work for NASA, in my opinion, should take it without a second thought. It will be the best decision one has ever made as far as working for an organization that is a leader in Space Technology and development. So, study hard, study long, and come join THE BEST ORGANIZATION within the federal government.

What I dislike about the company

I can think of nothing I disapprove of at NASA.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Huntsville
  • 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

Company Culture

Had great teammates

Support from management

Sometimes.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Definite ageism in NASA--does not affect researchers/engineers but everybody else

Career Development

Not unless you are a researcher/engineer. You have to go through many hoops to get a promotion.

Overall compensation for your work

I had to leave due to a conflict of interest. I left early and sacificied $5000 from my retirement.

Office / Work Environment

Sometimes you could get a comfortable chair, sometimes not.

Environmental Friendliness

Enough to interfere with productivity

Company Image

I was proud at one time. Management capabilities degraded over my career.

Job Security

It was stable while I was there. However, there was definite favoritism at all levels in the organization where I worked. It eventually affected me.

Handicapped Accessibility

Handicap accessible

Workplace Safety

Business offices were safe

Challenging Work

I had routine duties as I was about to retire

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diversified workforce

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make NASA Langley a Federal Funded Research Development Center. It's about time anyway. There is little actual science produced at the Center these days. Most researchers spend their time writing computer code for projects not involved with the charter for the Center.

What I like about the company

I had to get a four year degree in order to quality to work at the Technical Library, but I didn't mind. That was 1988. For the following 18 years it was a dream job. Then NASA in general transitioned to a 'business' mode. Business offices and the R&D orgs were once equals. No more. As time went on, things became more difficult to get done. We had unqualified management who did not know what to do with the library and other jobs. i have seen bad to terrible management all over the Center. I would not work there now.

What I dislike about the company

Unfortunately, there are too many chiefs and not enough indians at NASA Langley these days. That is the case all over the Center. Our administrative contractors have had there salaries cut by 10-20% due to the latest contract, and a lot of the more experienced ones have left for other jobs. The Center has installed way too many legal processes at all levels for anything to get done. Most of the facilities at the Center are old, and those that are still productive are bringing in too little nonreimbursable funding for the Center. I would cut all management positions by half, we don't need a lead and three sub-leads for every organization.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Nasa
  • City
    Hampton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

amazing organization

Support from management

amazing organization

Teamwork

always have team meetings

Freedom to work independently

no micro managing

Internal Communication

awesome relationship

Gender Equality

women are leading in a lot of the key positions within the organization

Attitude towards older colleagues

there are numerous amount of employees 45 or older

Career Development

there is room to grow if you desire

Overall compensation for your work

I make a decent wage for my work

Office / Work Environment

excellent office space

Environmental Friendliness

they have a proactive environmental staff on hand

Work-Life Balance

the best ever

Company Image

the best organization ever

Job Security

very stable +++

Handicapped Accessibility

all facilities are ADA compliant

Workplace Safety

safety is paramount in the organization

Challenging Work

pretty exciting tasks I get to perform everyday

Inclusive / Diverse

their is an even mix of diversity throughout NASA

Suggestions for improvement

  • At the present moment I would not recommend any improvements at this organization other than maybe revisiting some of the payroll protocols

What I like about the company

The hiring process for NASA is the best I have ever experienced. The time from when I applied to interview to selection for position was no more than 10 days. They have their stuff together.

What I dislike about the company

I would hope that human resources would be more considerate with pay adjustments for applicable employees.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Huntsville
  • 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
  • 23.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Everyone works together

Support from management

Everyone works together

Teamwork

Excellent

Freedom to work independently

Excellent

Internal Communication

Excellent

Gender Equality

Excellent

Attitude towards older colleagues

Excellent

Career Development

Excellent

Overall compensation for your work

Okay

Office / Work Environment

Excellent

Environmental Friendliness

Excellent

Work-Life Balance

Excellent

Company Image

Yes

Job Security

Excellent

Handicapped Accessibility

Excellent

Workplace Safety

Excellent

Challenging Work

Normal

Inclusive / Diverse

Excellent

Suggestions for improvement

  • Allow for faster promotion opportunities when applicable

What I like about the company

Fastest hiring process I have ever experienced as a previous government employee. Unbelievable organization to work for! ++++

What I dislike about the company

Nothing that I disapprove of at the moment

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Huntsville
  • 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
  • 20.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I do not have any improvement suggestions.

What I like about the company

Everytime I have had trouble with something, my supervisors have always been eager and willing to help me though it

What I dislike about the company

There isn't anything that I disapprove of.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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
    Merritt Island
  • 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 discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 18.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Teamwork

No Comment

Freedom to work independently

No Comment

Internal Communication

No Comment

Gender Equality

No Comment

Attitude towards older colleagues

No Comment

Career Development

No Comment

Overall compensation for your work

No Comment

Office / Work Environment

No Comment

Environmental Friendliness

No Comment

Work-Life Balance

No Comment

Company Image

No Comment

Job Security

No Comment

Handicapped Accessibility

No Comment

Workplace Safety

No Comment

Challenging Work

No Comment

Inclusive / Diverse

No Comment

Suggestions for improvement

  • I have nothing to say about my job

What I like about the company

I really can't think of anything

What I dislike about the company

I have nothing to say about my company

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    NASA
  • City
    Bay Saint Louis
  • 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 Fitness center on site is offered
  • 15.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to focus on management people skills.

What I like about the company

My first years were very positive. My last three were awful.

What I dislike about the company

Management of high ranking people had no people skills.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered
  • Company
    NASA
  • City
    Gulfport
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former 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