Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 19, Large

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Pasadena, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

Through a program called Innovating Together, IT employees at this NASA research and development center in Pasadena, Calif., have the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers on challenging, meaningful, one-of-a-kind projects. JPL offers a fast-paced, flexible, innovative environment. To applaud staffers for notable achievements, the lab has an extensive recognition program with rewards that include monetary bonuses, widespread acclaim and promotions. An added perk of working at the JPL is that staffers can take every other Friday off.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,549

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 252

IT employee turnover in 2014: 2%

IT promotions in 2014: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $2,976