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SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« on: 04/04/2017 12:02 pm »
According to: https://futurism.com/elon-musks-spacex-just-announced-hundreds-of-open-positions/ 473 open postions

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SpaceX is looking to fill a whopping 473 open positions at posts around the United States. A great majority, 313, of these positions are at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne

Details at: http://www.spacex.com/careers/list

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #1 on: 04/04/2017 01:47 pm »
WOW... that's quite a list...  :o

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #2 on: 04/04/2017 02:42 pm »
Breaking it down a little:

Launch sites:
- CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - 33 positions
- VANDENBERG, CA - 18 positions
- BROWNSVILLE, TX - 1 position

Satellite sites:
- IRVINE, CA - 17 positions
- REDMOND, WA - 69 positions

Test facility:
- MCGREGOR, TX - 22 positions

Other:
- WASHINGTON, DC - 2 positions
- HAWTHORNE, CA - 313 (note I didn't count these myself!)



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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #3 on: 04/05/2017 12:58 am »
Well, they need a cook in McGregor.   :)

...and it doesn't require a college degree, just two years in food service.

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« Reply #4 on: 04/21/2017 06:15 pm »
Slightly OT, but look how many spring interns SpaceX has. Really brings home how big the company is now:

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Our spring intern class is helping @SpaceX #EngineerTheFuture. Check out our fall internships to join the mission: bit.ly/2oxVZDe

https://twitter.com/spacexjobs/status/855482656573739008

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« Reply #5 on: 04/27/2017 05:36 am »
Your definition of cool may vary but certainly some interesting positions in this selection:

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11 of the Coolest Job Openings at SpaceX

https://www.inverse.com/article/30746-spacex-job-openings

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #6 on: 04/30/2017 06:17 am »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.

They have higher than normal expectations for entry level positions, they want higher than normal quantities of experience for skilled labor work, and tech jobs like IT are out sourced 60% of the time.

Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment, it would seem only the management positions are worth having. I also heard from a shaky source 40% of the interns are washed out late in the game, who wants to go that far just to be handed a pink slip?
For a company that needs bodies, they act like have enough. IMO
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #7 on: 04/30/2017 06:59 am »
For a company that needs bodies, they act like have enough. IMO

Lots of unsubstantiated claims. Also they don't need bodies, they mostly need brains.

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #8 on: 04/30/2017 07:01 am »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.

They have higher than normal expectations for entry level positions, they want higher than normal quantities of experience for skilled labor work, and tech jobs like IT are out sourced 60% of the time.

Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment, it would seem only the management positions are worth having. I also heard from a shaky source 40% of the interns are washed out late in the game, who wants to go that far just to be handed a pink slip?
For a company that needs bodies, they act like have enough. IMO

SpaceX rated quite poorly on Glass Door in the past. But they seem to have lifted their game a bit in recent months.
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #9 on: 04/30/2017 07:18 am »
Hm... I've heard enough about the work process at SpaceX. To put it simply: this is a company I prefer to be a fan of, not to work for :D

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #10 on: 04/30/2017 10:52 am »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.

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Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment,

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I'm in academic medical research, sounds exactly like my job. People who are passionate about their jobs don't care about these things. I don't.

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #11 on: 04/30/2017 11:36 am »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.

They have higher than normal expectations for entry level positions, they want higher than normal quantities of experience for skilled labor work, and tech jobs like IT are out sourced 60% of the time.

Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment, it would seem only the management positions are worth having. I also heard from a shaky source 40% of the interns are washed out late in the game, who wants to go that far just to be handed a pink slip?

You could have written this any time in the last 10 years.

For a company that needs bodies, they act like have enough. IMO

And yet they have grown from less than 1000 to 6000 in that time.

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #12 on: 04/30/2017 03:17 pm »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.

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Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment,

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I'm in academic medical research, sounds exactly like my job. People who are passionate about their jobs don't care about these things. I don't.

Yup.  I was in high tech. Did startups.  Can be tough.  SpaceX embraces the Silicon Valley startup culture and work ethic.  It's not for everyone. You need to be psyched to make that kind of a life commitment. Fortunately, SpaceX has a mission goal that energizes many young tech types.
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #13 on: 04/30/2017 03:39 pm »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.
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Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment,
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I'm in academic medical research, sounds exactly like my job. People who are passionate about their jobs don't care about these things. I don't.

Sounds like health care in general, especially trauma care  and oncology. Not to mention the stressors involved.

You need to be careful of those ratings sites because complainers are often the most likely to gravitate to them.
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« Reply #14 on: 04/30/2017 04:03 pm »

Yup.  I was in high tech. Did startups.  Can be tough.  SpaceX embraces the Silicon Valley startup culture and work ethic.  It's not for everyone. You need to be psyched to make that kind of a life commitment. Fortunately, SpaceX has a mission goal that energizes many young tech types.

I say the silicon valley culture is both one of their greatest strengths and liabilities at the same time.

It has allowed to to accomplish many daring things other companies are too risk adverse to attempt.
But also causes a high turn over rate that makes it difficult for them to keep an experienced staff that could have caught problems such as the helium tank issue before they resulted in the loss of a mission.

Crunch mode can be useful to make up lost time but if it become your norm productivity can fall off and mistakes go up.
Plus if you do need to make up lost you have no reserves to do it.

http://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/crunchmode/econ-hours-productivity.html

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/01/26/working-more-than-50-hours-makes-you-less-productive.html

Maybe if they could achieve some sort of compromise keep the daring mind set but don't over work the staff or at least the top engineers and the ones in physical contact with the vehicles.
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« Reply #15 on: 04/30/2017 04:17 pm »
SpaceX rated quite poorly on Glass Door in the past. But they seem to have lifted their game a bit in recent months.

SpaceX has never rated poorly at Glassdoor.  Nowadays, they rank as high as Google (4.4), much better than Apple (3.9) and Microsoft (3.9), etc.  Musk is one of the highest rated CEOs.

Compare to ULA at 2.7.
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« Reply #16 on: 04/30/2017 07:23 pm »
Just watch a launch webcast... 
The troops 'act' like they're loving it -- might be they are.
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« Reply #17 on: 04/30/2017 07:58 pm »
Just watch a launch webcast... 
The troops 'act' like they're loving it -- might be they are.

Lots of corporate technical jobs today have long hours and low pay. At least work at one that you can enjoy.

The webcasts show an enthusiastic workforce. Looks like most SpaceX employees (at least the ones we see) are happy to work there.

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« Reply #18 on: 04/30/2017 08:49 pm »
Just watch a launch webcast... 
The troops 'act' like they're loving it -- might be they are.

Lots of corporate technical jobs today have long hours and low pay. At least work at one that you can enjoy.

The webcasts show an enthusiastic workforce. Looks like most SpaceX employees (at least the ones we see) are happy to work there.

My employer sends out a notice that they need "clappers" at publicity events. We are informed of the dress code, given a cost center to charge our time to, refreshments are provided and we are told to be professional and enthusiastic. So it becomes part of our job to look enthusiastic and as professionals, we do our job.

The President of the USA brings along White House staffers to enthusiastically cheer and clap when his target audience is too quiet (e.g. his address at the CIA).

In today's environment I'd take the images of the happy kids jumping up and down with a grain of salt. Not saying that SpaceX isn't the best company ever to work for, just saying don't take the PR images as proof.

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« Reply #19 on: 04/30/2017 11:18 pm »
The workers at SpaceX would be highly insulted by your comment -- and justifiably so.
Some lame programs need paid clappers...
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« Reply #20 on: 05/03/2017 12:05 pm »
A snapshot of the 'corporate' culture:

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SpaceX's Chef Says Feeding Brainiacs Isn't Rocket Science

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SpaceX has employed Cizma since 2011 to feed workers at its Hawthorne facility. While most companies of this size have in-house food service operations, practically all of them engage outside vendors to set up and run those operations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, SpaceX's enigmatic leader, Elon Musk, did not want to do things the normal way and opted instead to hire a chef to design a food program in-house. Cizma has built the food program from scratch, hiring his own workers, building restaurants and kitchens in the facility, and finding his own vendors. "There was no road map. We made it up as we built it," he says.

The result is corporate cafeterias that focus on health, on local purveyors and local produce, and on a work culture about which Cizma feels immense pride. "In five years I've not had one employee leave voluntarily," he says. "They are all employees of SpaceX. That makes a difference. We are incredibly tight-knit."

http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/spacexs-chef-ted-cizma-8177571

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« Reply #21 on: 05/03/2017 12:35 pm »
Yah. And one more quote:

"""There were times early on when I questioned his directives," Cizma says. "But he was right every single time." He declines to elaborate on those conflicts, saying, "I have come to the conclusion that Elon's mind works at a level different to anyone else's. He's the smartest person I've ever encountered.""


So SpaceX looks a good place for you, if you believe in HIS vision, if you accept HIS work model, if you're comfortable with HIS corporate culture.

I'd personally prefer to work in a place where MY ideas are valued, where MY vision has a chance to bloom and flourish. OK, I get it - Elon Musk may be the smartest guy on Earth, but my way is still my own way and I prefer to walk it, rather than be the cog in the machine.

Maybe some people would like to just go there, hang for several weeks or even months, then drop out. It would look great on their CV, right? :)

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« Reply #22 on: 05/03/2017 12:43 pm »
It has allowed to to accomplish many daring things other companies are too risk adverse to attempt.
But also causes a high turn over rate that makes it difficult for them to keep an experienced staff that could have caught problems such as the helium tank issue before they resulted in the loss of a mission.

There is no evidence whatsoever that staff turnover lead to the helium incident, which was in fact a hitherto unknown set of circumstances that had never happened in the history of rocketry. Hard to see how any staff could have predicted it. To link staff turnover with that accident is an outrageous claim.

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« Reply #23 on: 05/03/2017 12:46 pm »
Just watch a launch webcast... 
The troops 'act' like they're loving it -- might be they are.

Lots of corporate technical jobs today have long hours and low pay. At least work at one that you can enjoy.

The webcasts show an enthusiastic workforce. Looks like most SpaceX employees (at least the ones we see) are happy to work there.

My employer sends out a notice that they need "clappers" at publicity events. We are informed of the dress code, given a cost center to charge our time to, refreshments are provided and we are told to be professional and enthusiastic. So it becomes part of our job to look enthusiastic and as professionals, we do our job.

The President of the USA brings along White House staffers to enthusiastically cheer and clap when his target audience is too quiet (e.g. his address at the CIA).

In today's environment I'd take the images of the happy kids jumping up and down with a grain of salt. Not saying that SpaceX isn't the best company ever to work for, just saying don't take the PR images as proof.

If your employer needs to pay you to do that, you probably need to find a new employer.

On the other hand, I go to events for my employer, unpaid, and enthusiastically cheer and promote and answer questions, because I believe in our product and our aims.

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« Reply #24 on: 05/03/2017 12:56 pm »
There is nothing new about the work hard/low pay sort of culture either. This was a book written in 1981.
The Soul of a New Machine
The Wikipedia article describes it well.

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« Reply #25 on: 05/03/2017 12:56 pm »
To link staff turnover with that accident is an outrageous claim.
I also find it is a rather unbalanced.  In my experience, new blood coming in can often have an invigorating effect in questioning conventional wisdom & processes that are traditional but are not fully understood.  A fresh perspective can be a real boon that is difficult to achieve when everyone is already conditioned to the existing state.  Obviously there are countervailing concerns with loss of institutional knowledge to balance that out, but it's hardly a one-way street.
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« Reply #26 on: 05/03/2017 01:34 pm »
There is nothing new about the work hard/low pay sort of culture either. This was a book written in 1981.
The Soul of a New Machine
The Wikipedia article describes it well.

Good call.  That describes the high tech culture I knew although my personal management style was quite different.  I worked with Tom at DEC before he went to Data General.  Great guy.
Also had the pleasure of working with Len Bosack before he started Cisco.
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« Reply #27 on: 05/03/2017 02:59 pm »
There is nothing new about the work hard/low pay sort of culture either. This was a book written in 1981.
The Soul of a New Machine
The Wikipedia article describes it well.

Good call.  That describes the high tech culture I knew although my personal management style was quite different.  I worked with Tom at DEC before he went to Data General.  Great guy.
Also had the pleasure of working with Len Bosack before he started Cisco.

Truly a seminal book.

If your employer needs to pay you to do that, you probably need to find a new employer.

On the other hand, I go to events for my employer, unpaid, and enthusiastically cheer and promote and answer questions, because I believe in our product and our aims.

Same. I'm proud to be an IBMer. Not as proud as I once was but still proud.
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« Reply #28 on: 05/03/2017 05:09 pm »
Yah. And one more quote:

"""There were times early on when I questioned his directives," Cizma says. "But he was right every single time." He declines to elaborate on those conflicts, saying, "I have come to the conclusion that Elon's mind works at a level different to anyone else's. He's the smartest person I've ever encountered.""


So SpaceX looks a good place for you, if you believe in HIS vision, if you accept HIS work model, if you're comfortable with HIS corporate culture.

I'd personally prefer to work in a place where MY ideas are valued, where MY vision has a chance to bloom and flourish. OK, I get it - Elon Musk may be the smartest guy on Earth, but my way is still my own way and I prefer to walk it, rather than be the cog in the machine.

Maybe some people would like to just go there, hang for several weeks or even months, then drop out. It would look great on their CV, right? :)

The SpaceX culture really bugs you, Svetoslav? Why don't you tell us what you *really* think. ;)

There's lots of stories out there about how the the upper management at SpaceX (and Elon himself) is open to suggestions and ideas from employees. I don't work there or know anyone who does, but there seems to be some element of truth to those stories. As others have pointed out Glassdoor reviews for SpaceX are very favorable compared to many other large corporations, and certainly far better than competitors like ULA.
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There seems to be a Recovery Technician position open at KSC. Does anyone know where I could get some more information on this position?

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« Reply #30 on: 05/04/2017 12:36 pm »
The SpaceX culture really bugs you, Svetoslav? Why don't you tell us what you *really* think. ;)

I have nothing against the culture of SpaceX personally. Why should I? I'm not a SpaceX employee. I'm not an engineer either - I'm a biologist. I'm happy for the opportunities I currently have, and I'm grateful for these. Space exploration is a big field and there's a place for everyone.

So why should you care for what I really think? My position is exactly that: Everybody should be comfortable with the things he's doing and should pursue the goals he believes in.

So I don't have anything against Musk, SpaceX, or Tesla. Elon Musk is doing what he believes is right. He has his favourite work model. Many people agree with him and many others don't. Jim Cantrell, for example, didn't believe he'll succeed.. so he left SpaceX in 2002. Later he founded the Vector company. Doesn't this make Cantrell right and Musk wrong? No, they have different business ideas and have different business models. And each has the place in the big picture.

There's one thing I'm against - it's the uncritical fanboyism. As a person who's interested in research, it goes against the nature of what I think is right. Ideas should be challenged, modified and refuted. I don't think that a single person and his fans should hold a monopoly for what is right and what is wrong.

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There's lots of stories out there about how the the upper management at SpaceX (and Elon himself) is open to suggestions and ideas from employees. I don't work there or know anyone who does, but there seems to be some element of truth to those stories. As others have pointed out Glassdoor reviews for SpaceX are very favorable compared to many other large corporations, and certainly far better than competitors like ULA.

Yes, there are these stories. Nobody denies the qualities Musk has. Apparently, he's charismatic, inspirational, open to suggestion and ideas. But there are also other stories. That although he'll listen to your ideas, he'll say "no" far more frequently than "yes". That he takes criticism personally and is easily offended. That the level of his intolerance is very high. Last year Elon Musk personally canceled a Tesla order because he thought a customer of him was "rude" due to a post on a social network.

And guess what? I tried to work together with a local space entrepreneur currently in the business of small satellites, about 8 years ago. We didn't get along, for the same reasons listed above. A single post on Facebook, a very slight disagreement. Then I got a nasty call on the phone about how this doesn't fit in the view of his company, that they have "rules", that I am to abide these rules...

This was the last time I ever worked for the vision of another person. Okay, it was HIS vision. I had MINE. So I prefer to work for the things I believe in.

If your decision is to work for somebody else's vision, go on! Nobody stops you. But don't scold people if their way of thinking is different.
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« Reply #31 on: 05/04/2017 01:37 pm »
There is nothing new about the work hard/low pay sort of culture either. This was a book written in 1981.
The Soul of a New Machine

I've read it, years ago. Loved it. It is one of those rare books that is both very true to life and shows the drama of creative business activities in positive, unironic light.

You are right: that book represents the kind of tech company culture centered on inventive engineering that is in the SpaceX DNA.

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« Reply #32 on: 05/04/2017 02:09 pm »
The plural of anecdote is not data.
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« Reply #33 on: 05/04/2017 02:24 pm »
So SpaceX looks a good place for you, if you believe in HIS vision, if you accept HIS work model, if you're comfortable with HIS corporate culture.

I'd personally prefer to work in a place where MY ideas are valued, where MY vision has a chance to bloom and flourish. OK, I get it - Elon Musk may be the smartest guy on Earth, but my way is still my own way and I prefer to walk it, rather than be the cog in the machine.

If I would run a business, I would also (shock, horror) want people I hire to do what I need to be done, not what they want to do.

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There seems to be a Recovery Technician position open at KSC. Does anyone know where I could get some more information on this position?
http://www.spacex.com/careers/position/207840

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« Reply #35 on: 05/04/2017 02:43 pm »
If I would run a business, I would also (shock, horror) want people I hire to do what I need to be done, not what they want to do.

Well, of course. Nobody disputes that. But there are business models, different visions and so on.

Look, I'm not lamenting the fact that I didn't get along with that smallsat entrepreneur I spoke about in my previous post. We didn't get along, we had a clash back about a decade ago, we weren't able to work together and that's that.

It's a question of what the company CEO expects from his coworkers, and what the worker expect from the CEO and the company to. It was an experience that ultimately shaped me as a person with a vision.

Initially I was sorry that things didn't happen as expected. I told myself: it only we were able to get along together, if only we were able to share a common vision... then things would have been great and the future would have been glorious. I knew my strength and qualities, he knew his strength and qualities, so what was the problem?

Then I came to realize that I didn't want to work for him. He was radically different than me, with a different experience. I rather wanted to be around him and because he was started to gain local fame, I wanted to get a share of that in my CV. But working for him, helping his vision? Not so much.

Years have passed. Now we've both found our places in our causes for space exploration. I came to respect him for what he was doing, but he does the things differently. And gosh, I really respect that fellow guy and when I see him on the streets, I genuinely greet him.

To put my experience in what I said about SpaceX... I'd say: if somebody wants to work for SpaceX, go for it! If you believe in Elon Musk, that's perfectly right. If you accept his business model - there's nothing wrong with that.

But before sending the CV for SpaceX, I'd really like to ask - why do you want to work for SpaceX? What are your motives? Is it just because you really value Musk's vision, his workstyle? Are the opportunities that SpaceX offers the right for you? Are you comfortable for the sacrifices you'll make in your personal life?

People are different and there are those who'll see SpaceX as a great company. I respect their choice. But this doesn't mean that this is the only way forward.

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« Reply #36 on: 05/04/2017 03:25 pm »
Is it just because you really value Musk's vision

What you're missing here is those are not Musk's vision. Space colonization, lower cost of access to space, reusability, these have been the vision for space enthusiasts for decades, they exist before Musk was even born. As a fan, I'm not following SpaceX because I believe in Elon Musk, I'm following SpaceX because their plans and actions aligns well with my belief in spreading humanity to the stars.

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« Reply #37 on: 05/04/2017 07:45 pm »
What you're missing here is those are not Musk's vision. Space colonization, lower cost of access to space, reusability, these have been the vision for space enthusiasts for decades, they exist before Musk was even born. As a fan, I'm not following SpaceX because I believe in Elon Musk, I'm following SpaceX because their plans and actions aligns well with my belief in spreading humanity to the stars.

Bolded because you said - "as a fan". Guess what? I'm also a fan of Elon Musk  8) But it's one thing to be a fan and it's another thing to work for him.

A fellow professional astronomer told me that astronomy is most beautiful when it's your hobby. There's wisdom in his words.

So, as a fan, I wish Elon Musk every success. In my view, he kinda already succeeds. He has already made a very important and a positive impact. Mars and reusability is in the news. Everyone speaks about these things and by saying "everyone" I don't mean "we", the regular space enthusiasts, but the society in general.

The negative impact? It's the unrealistic dates Elon gives. People will be eventually disappointed.

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There seems to be a Recovery Technician position open at KSC. Does anyone know where I could get some more information on this position?
http://www.spacex.com/careers/position/207840

:|

I saw that bit. I was wondering if someone could steer me in the direction of someone with experiential knowledge of the job. (without breaking NDAs and such.)

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« Reply #39 on: 05/08/2017 12:24 pm »
At the Cape:
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List sounds like manning up for parallel LC-39A and LC-40 operations
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« Reply #40 on: 05/08/2017 04:57 pm »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.

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Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment,

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I'm in academic medical research, sounds exactly like my job. People who are passionate about their jobs don't care about these things. I don't.

Yup.  I was in high tech. Did startups.  Can be tough.  SpaceX embraces the Silicon Valley startup culture and work ethic.  It's not for everyone. You need to be psyched to make that kind of a life commitment. Fortunately, SpaceX has a mission goal that energizes many young tech types.

You have to be passionate about your work over and above just about everything else.  I've never been that passionate - I do what I do to keep a roof over my head and food on the table, but there are just too many other things I want to do outside of my work life.  It's clear that most of the people at SpaceX are really jazzed about their jobs (and justfiably so), which goes a long way towards making up for long hours and low pay, and I'm glad that they enjoy what they do, but even if I were 25 and single again I wouldn't touch that work environment with a barge pole. 

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« Reply #41 on: 05/08/2017 05:54 pm »
 I've been a pain in the butt to everyone I've ever worked for. But I've never whined about hours, working 30 seconds off the clock to finish something, things that need doing not being my job or the boss not giving me a hug when I was stressed. I realized early that the rule was "If you don't like it, fix it or live with it". Bosses do tend to like results and it let me do pretty much what I wanted, both in military and civilian life, and retire at 58 to sit in the wilderness, watching the future get built. (really slowly at times)
 The short version relating to SpaceX being, "You get out what you put in." If you want union rules, predictable jobs and hours and the understanding that the company works for you, don't waste their time.

 Decide what stories you want to tell your grandkids when you're done.
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Glad my comments and observations sparked such heated and lengthy discussion. This is all very good for anyone wanting multiple opinions. Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #43 on: 05/09/2017 02:09 am »
I went through LA the other week, 7 hour layover, so I made the trek to SpaceX and prayed at the foot of the booster. Eventually I had enough and called an Uber. Carlos picks me up and says "how long have you worked at SpaceX?" I explained I was just a tourist. He continues to say that he thought he didn't recognise me. I ask if he picks up at lot of people from SpaceX. He explains that he cooks in the cafeteria and drives Uber for extra money. We chatted about rockets for 20 minutes in LA traffic. I ate a pizza and went back to the airport. Thrilling, I know.

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« Reply #44 on: 05/09/2017 07:12 am »
I went through LA the other week, 7 hour layover, so I made the trek to SpaceX and prayed at the foot of the booster.

This is a pilgrimage that every believer should undertake at least once.  ;D  ;)

On a serious note, was it worth the ride trip? Did the boosters seem different than you imagined? I plan to drive by next time I drive through LA.
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« Reply #45 on: 05/09/2017 07:22 am »
This is a pilgrimage that every believer should undertake at least once.  ;D  ;)

It was better than staring at the boarding gate.

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On a serious note, was it worth the ride trip? Did the boosters seem different than you imagined? I plan to drive by next time I drive through LA.

Stop and get out, take a walk up to it... the feeling of the height of the booster can really be appreciated. I'd seen a bunch of the landing legs legs before, same with the engines, but not connected to the stage.
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« Reply #46 on: 05/09/2017 02:47 pm »

You have to be passionate about your work over and above just about everything else.  I've never been that passionate - I do what I do to keep a roof over my head and food on the table, but there are just too many other things I want to do outside of my work life.  It's clear that most of the people at SpaceX are really jazzed about their jobs (and justfiably so), which goes a long way towards making up for long hours and low pay, and I'm glad that they enjoy what they do, but even if I were 25 and single again I wouldn't touch that work environment with a barge pole. 

You don't work for an Elon Musk to become an Elon Musk - that much I have learned!  Wanna be out on the town dating supermodels and living like a socialite?  Gotta get into that billionaire ownership class.  (Not that I have any desire to live that superficial life - but I do want to travel and have some adventure.  Cycling, traveling, exploring - that's what I live for, so definitely put me in the work to live rather than live to work category.)

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« Reply #47 on: 05/09/2017 03:17 pm »
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« Reply #48 on: 05/09/2017 03:27 pm »
It's clear that most of the people at SpaceX are really jazzed about their jobs (and justfiably so), which goes a long way towards making up for long hours and low pay

"Low pay" is relative. In Russian space industry, workers make $500-$700 per month.
While food, everyday clothing, phones and other gadgets nowadays cost about the same everywhere in the world.

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« Reply #49 on: 05/09/2017 05:06 pm »
"Low pay" is relative. In Russian space industry, workers make $500-$700 per month.
While food, everyday clothing, phones and other gadgets nowadays cost about the same everywhere in the world.

Good pitch line for encouraging young folks to go into STEM fields - the hours are long and the pay is low, but hey, you could always be in a Russian gulag!  :)

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« Reply #50 on: 06/16/2017 11:52 pm »
IMO Nobody wants to be a slave. I've looked into the company for a while. Seems they work you to death for low wages, 6 day work weeks are common even without a looming launch, 7 day work weeks are common near launch window.

They have higher than normal expectations for entry level positions, they want higher than normal quantities of experience for skilled labor work, and tech jobs like IT are out sourced 60% of the time.

Bad pay, Bad hours, and meager benefits add up to a bad work environment, it would seem only the management positions are worth having. I also heard from a shaky source 40% of the interns are washed out late in the game, who wants to go that far just to be handed a pink slip?
For a company that needs bodies, they act like have enough. IMO

SpaceX rated quite poorly on Glass Door in the past. But they seem to have lifted their game a bit in recent months.

New article on Intern experiences via Glass Door:
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“You go to work every morning at a rocket factory. Just think about that for a second”

“The culture here is just amazing. The bulk of the Hawthorne office is laid out with an open floor plan, so you’re working in the close vicinity of hundreds of other engineers who are just as passionate as you about the company. Just standing up from your desk, you can look across the entire office floor and see the hustle and bustle of everyone working on different things.

“You are working alongside some of the most talented engineers in the world. Find any employee to talk to and it is guaranteed they have swaths of knowledge to share with you of which you knew nothing about before.

“Great employee benefits. Subsidized meals (and you never have to eat the same thing twice) and company swag, free coffee and froyo?! This one speaks for itself.

http://insideevs.com/first-hand-accounts-interning-tesla-spacex/


Maybe not for everybody, but fantastic professional growth opportunity.
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« Reply #51 on: 06/17/2017 09:06 pm »
People choose to do what they want and get paid what they want. Anyone making 6 figures has choices. No one is getting tricked. We all make decisions about maximising / focusing on different aspects of our personal, professional, and financial life.

This whole debate could have started and ended with:

- "SpaceX pays slightly below similar aerospace firms and has higher expectations in terms of workload / pressure / learning as you go"

- "Yes that seems to be true. I guess people chose to work there despite all that. It seems awfully similar to other passion jobs especially creative industries like architecture, design, journalism. People just want to be involved and arent simply maximising their salary"

- "Glad you agree with my observation."

The end.

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« Reply #52 on: 06/19/2017 07:34 pm »
New article on Intern experiences via Glass Door:
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— Propulsion development engineer intern in Hawthorne, Calif.

“Great employee benefits. Subsidized meals (and you never have to eat the same thing twice) and company swag, free coffee and froyo?! This one speaks for itself.

http://insideevs.com/first-hand-accounts-interning-tesla-spacex/


Maybe not for everybody, but fantastic professional growth opportunity.

I would be suspicious of people who mention "free coffee" as a "great employee benefit" and reason to join. It's a perk at most.

Similarly, I haven't worked in the US, but company canteens, usually charging net cost price only, are absolutely standard for firms above a certain size.

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« Reply #53 on: 06/19/2017 10:37 pm »
Did somebody really say "free coffee is a perk"?
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« Reply #54 on: 06/20/2017 12:30 am »
Weird. Maybe it's an IT thing but every office job I've ever had has basically force fed me coffee, or caffeine in some form. I'm sure they report it to accounting as an input to the process of creating programs. We put in the coffee and out comes the code!

 
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« Reply #55 on: 06/20/2017 03:54 pm »
We put in the coffee and out comes the code!

Caffeine.  They put in caffeine.  Coffee is nothing more than the transport. ;-)

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« Reply #56 on: 06/20/2017 04:27 pm »
We put in the coffee and out comes the code!
Caffeine.  They put in caffeine.  Coffee is nothing more than the transport. ;-)
But my API is coffee.  It may (or may not) inherit, import or include caffeine but all I know is it works.  ;D

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« Reply #57 on: 06/21/2017 12:05 am »
Similarly, I haven't worked in the US, but company canteens, usually charging net cost price only, are absolutely standard for firms above a certain size.
Not in the US based on my extensive experience with dozens and dozens and dozens of clients...

Having a cafeteria at all is an indicator that the site (or the whole firm if single sited) is a certain size, although I've been at small ones where food was a perk...

But more to your point, how much the food costs in the cafeteria (canteen) is an indicator of whether the company is "traditional" (lots of bureaucracy) or "agile/startup/silicon valley" mentality.  Most big corps nowadays see the cafeteria as a profit center not a perk... they farm out operations to a food service company.

All that said I don't see free coffee as a huge benefit.
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« Reply #58 on: 06/21/2017 01:03 am »
All that said I don't see free coffee as a huge benefit.

Why are we concentrating on the 'free coffee' part? That seems to be the least of the perks listed.

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« Reply #59 on: 06/21/2017 03:13 am »
All that said I don't see free coffee as a huge benefit.

Why are we concentrating on the 'free coffee' part? That seems to be the least of the perks listed.

Why are we talking about perks at all for that matter?   Anyway, Free Swag is FAR more valuable!  :)
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« Reply #60 on: 06/21/2017 05:03 am »
The generation they're targeting is probably more interested in free Red Bulls than free coffee.




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« Reply #61 on: 06/21/2017 05:14 am »
Pffft... the baristas are always busy at SpaceX.

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SpaceX employees have good reasons to be happy

Given SpaceX's recent track record with rocket launches (and rocket landings), it's not surprising that employees approve of Musk's leadership. Following an explosion of its Falcon 9 on the launchpad last September, a major setback for the company, SpaceX has been on a success streak in 2017.

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« Reply #63 on: 06/21/2017 01:48 pm »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

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« Reply #64 on: 06/21/2017 05:38 pm »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

Rallying the troops during a shared crisis usually works. Look at presidential approval ratings during an international crisis.
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« Reply #65 on: 06/21/2017 06:18 pm »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

Wild speculation: NOT taking a 'heads must roll' approach?

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« Reply #66 on: 06/21/2017 09:32 pm »
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I would be suspicious of people who mention "free coffee" as a "great employee benefit" and reason to join. It's a perk at most.

Similarly, I haven't worked in the US, but company canteens, usually charging net cost price only, are absolutely standard for firms above a certain size.
All that said I don't see free coffee as a huge benefit.

Why are we concentrating on the 'free coffee' part? That seems to be the least of the perks listed.

Why are we talking about perks at all for that matter?   Anyway, Free Swag is FAR more valuable!  :)
Seems like the OP is ignoring the "working at a rocket factory with a great culture and amazing people" part. I know that SpaceX is not everyone's cup of tea but that's some serious cherry-picking.
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« Reply #67 on: 06/22/2017 02:50 am »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

The CEO rating didn't change much (has always been high), the company rating increased a lot though.

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« Reply #68 on: 06/22/2017 04:18 am »
I put in for a recent finance position they had posted.   I wasn't chosen for an interview.   A guy I work with is a former SpaceX Finance guy.  My understanding is they have a lot of millennials, and they haven't quite figured out a way to enable career growth. 

I check their job site every day or so.   I don't have the aeronautics exposure that they prefer.  I do have 17 years in high tech, and I have all you guys to educate me.!

Plus I have the desire to live in Cocoa Beach and drive a vet.  I'd even sweep the floor late into the night if need be. 
 

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #69 on: 06/22/2017 06:23 am »
What about logistics ?
...you have been found guilty by the elders of the forum of a (imaginary) vendetta against Saint Elon - BLAAASPHEMER !

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #70 on: 06/23/2017 12:24 pm »
Sounds like they are recruiting interns early:

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‘They’re just like us’: Hawthorne middle-school girls get unique SpaceX visit

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It’s rare to get a tour of SpaceX’s rocket-making Hawthorne headquarters, let alone one-on-one chats with its engineers.

But some Hawthorne middle-school girls who got just such an invitation recently were in awe of the work being done in their neighborhood.

“It was pretty surreal,” 13-year-old Bella Freire said. “Usually, you see rockets in magazines but not up-close and personal. Seeing people work on them is amazing. It makes me feel really small.”

A new volunteer group of female SpaceX employees — the 300-member SpaceX Women’s Network — welcomed Freire and two dozen other Prairie Vista Middle School students on a Saturday afternoon this month for some lessons on engineering and tips about life.

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Freire said she enjoyed doing hands-on work with the engineers. Even though it sounds “kinda cheesy,” she said she was inspired by what she saw and heard.

“I was expecting them to be nerds, but they’re just like us,” she said. “One of the SpaceX girls reminded me of myself, and she was able to go to college and do engineering, and build a race car. That was pretty cool.”

Students got to take home their creations to tell their families about what they learned.

Toepel said she hoped to inspire young women in the way she was inspired by former NASA aerospace engineer and astronaut Susan Helms.

“Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to become an astronaut,” Toepel said. “When they’d send a crew up, I’d sit there watching the Earth rotate in complete awe. Susan Helms became my mentor growing up because I thought: ‘There’s nothing special about her. I can do what she’s doing.’ ”

http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/20170622/theyre-just-like-us-hawthorne-middle-school-girls-get-unique-spacex-visit

Great outreach... GS must be delighted in her workforce.
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #71 on: 06/23/2017 12:34 pm »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

After the events of 9/11, American Flags appeared on any house with a flagpole and 'American Flag Car Flags' were everywhere.

Adversity breeds solidarity.  In the face of a big problem, my little problem doesn't seem so worth griping about.

Elon probably didn't have to do anything except lead and give direction to his teams.
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #72 on: 06/23/2017 12:34 pm »
RE: AncientU:
That's the perfect age to do this outreach, too. Most kids love this stuff in grade school, but by the time they get to high school, many think it's nerdy (and so often girls are told it's just for boys, that girls are bad at math, etc, so girls lose interest by the time they get to high school).

Also, middle school often sucks for girls with all the changing social pressures and expectations. A good time to do this.

And GS is such a boss. Glad to see the SpaceX women doing this outreach.
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #73 on: 06/23/2017 12:38 pm »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

After the events of 9/11, American Flags appeared on any house with a flagpole and 'American Flag Car Flags' were everywhere.

Adversity breeds solidarity.  In the face of a big problem, my little problem doesn't seem so worth griping about.

Elon probably didn't have to do anything except lead and give direction to his teams.

Not nothing...
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #74 on: 06/23/2017 12:44 pm »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

After the events of 9/11, American Flags appeared on any house with a flagpole and 'American Flag Car Flags' were everywhere.

Adversity breeds solidarity.  In the face of a big problem, my little problem doesn't seem so worth griping about.

Elon probably didn't have to do anything except lead and give direction to his teams.

Not nothing...

Agreed.  However it is what he already does, not anything exceptionally different or special.  I am certain he tailored that leadership to the situation, as any good leader would do.
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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #75 on: 06/23/2017 03:03 pm »
It's interesting re Glassdoor.  After the Amos 6 anomaly, Musk's ratings started trending up.  I wonder what Musk did to make his troops approve of him more after that episode.

After the events of 9/11, American Flags appeared on any house with a flagpole and 'American Flag Car Flags' were everywhere.

Adversity breeds solidarity.  In the face of a big problem, my little problem doesn't seem so worth griping about.

Elon probably didn't have to do anything except lead and give direction to his teams.

Not nothing...

Agreed.  However it is what he already does, not anything exceptionally different or special.  I am certain he tailored that leadership to the situation, as any good leader would do.

there's an (old now) war story from the third failed Falcon 1 launch available on Quora, from Dolly Singh, formerly SpaceX HR lead. well worth reading the whole thing if you haven't seen it already. certainly shows that Elon has some leadership skills when necessary:

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I think most of us would have followed him into the gates of hell carrying suntan oil after that.  It was the most impressive display of leadership that I have ever witnessed.  Within moments the energy of the building went from despair and defeat to a massive buzz of determination as people began to focus on moving forward instead of looking back.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-work-with-Elon-Musk

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #76 on: 11/16/2017 08:13 am »
SpaceX have obviously been filling some positions:

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Shotwell: I was the 7th employee at SpaceX. We’re up to about 7,000 now. #NewSpaceEurope

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/931087032830582784

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You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #78 on: 10/30/2018 05:24 pm »
SpaceX bumps up hiring efforts with a focus on Hawthorne facility production line

From one of the listings for "Propulsion Technician (Merlin Engine)"...

"Responsible for staging, installing, set-up, testing and de-staging of production, repair and overhaul engines."

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Re: SpaceX has hundreds of open job positions
« Reply #79 on: 01/30/2019 08:24 pm »
SpaceX job openings have dropped 63% in just 3 weeks

7 hours ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in News, Trends

https://media.thinknum.com/articles/spacex-job-openings-are-down-63-in-just-the-last-3-weeks/


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