High turnout on management, lack of management, long hours to work, no time for family and social activities, and such many things we hear about SpaceX. Yet, the reality is different. Most of the SpaceX employees say that they love working in SpaceX. Josh Boehm wrote in Quora some tempting, enticing perks to work in the organization. The Former SpaceX employee revealed 7 things he loved while he worked for Elon Musk. We quoted them beneath.
Celebrities are at the factory
Boehm shared that he used to see celebrities are touring in his workplace. He wrote, “I saw Jennifer Aniston having lunch with Elon at the table across from me, ran into Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the bathroom, and had other people like Will Smith and Morgan Freeman come through the factory while I was working”.
Cool inspiring visitors
Who doesn’t want to be around those whose presence makes you more ambitious? If you’re in SpaceX you can experience that feeling. “The more often you’d be at the office the more likely you’d be around when someone cool was visiting. Some would also come by to give private talks, like Jeremy Edberg (early employee of Reddit) and George Takei (Oh my…)” Josh wrote.
Encouraging speech from Elon Musk
The engineer also thinks that energizing speech from the chief can be effectively encouraging. He said, “Plus Elon would give encouraging speeches to the company, do the same in emails, and everyone gathers outside of mission control for the launches, which is an amazing experience to be a part of when you’ve all been working your butts off for that moment”.
The real-life ironman Elon Musk takes his employees to movies. Josh Boehm wrote, “Seeing movies like Gravity and The Martian is a lot more fun when SpaceX buys out all the tickets and you watch with a bunch of smart-asses who are actually rocket scientists”
Employees in SpaceX do parties in the local. And guess what? The company pays the bill. The engineer put, “we’d celebrate at local bars on the company card”.
Free Dinners, Coffee, FroYo
Dinners, coffee, FroYo, are absolutely free in SpaceX.
Musk also managed an in-house massage therapist. It might give the employees pure relaxation.
All in all, according to Josh Boehm, working in SpaceX may be quite challenging but it pays off. Moreover, maybe the employees have to work for really long hours but time flew by as the work is interesting.