Agency Report

Ames Research Center (NASA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  39  

2016 Index Score
75.5

Change from 2015
1.7 


Parent Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Index Score: 78.6)
Mission
To enable exploration through selected development, innovative technologies and interdisciplinary scientific discovery.
Website
http://www.arc.nasa.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 39 of 305 1.7  75.5 73.8 73.0 69.9 67.4 65.1 64.5 63.1 64.1 61.3 69.2
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 33 of 303 1.8  67.3 65.5 64.8 64.3 60.9 60.7 57.9 55.2 58.6 56.2 62.1
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 42 of 303 -1.8  60.1 61.9 59.5 57.4 53.5 54.0 53.3 51.4 53.2 50.9 57.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 23 of 303 4.3  68.5 64.2 65.7 63.7 59.6 60.7 59.8 52.3 59.8 58.2 63.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 56 of 303 2.6  58.8 56.2 54.0 56.5 52.0 52.0 49.6 47.9 49.4 43.3 55.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 19 of 303 1.4  78.8 77.4 77.6 75.9 74.2 72.6 67.4 66.0 70.0 70.7 69.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 9 of 304 1.1  84.6 83.5 83.8 81.3 79.9 79.3 78.4 78.5 79.0 78.4 83.3
Pay 291 of 304 -2.9  47.9 50.8 51.7 53.1 56.8 64.2 65.2 56.8 64.4
Strategic Management 153 of 304 0.8  56.6 55.8 57.4 55.7 55.0 54.1 51.0 52.4 50.1 52.3 59.1
Teamwork 51 of 304 0.7  74.6 73.9 74.5 73.1 72.3 70.6 68.2 72.7 75.3 75.2 74.5
Innovation 11 of 304 1.2  77.5 76.3 75.2 73.2 73.2 72.1 72.2
Training and Development 20 of 304 4.1  74.6 70.5 70.3 66.0 65.8 66.2 64.2 65.0 66.8 66.2 65.6
Work–Life Balance 96 of 304 2.4  66.1 63.7 64.0 63.3 60.7 58.4 55.9 54.4 58.4 56.9 66.2
Support for Diversity 33 of 304 1.8  69.9 68.1 71.1 67.6 65.8 66.3 62.1 65.1 63.2 64.8 70.4
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 19 of 303 0.4  61.1 60.7 59.5 57.6 57.1 57.3 54.3 53.9 54.1 56.7 58.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 53 of 285 0.0  73.3 73.3 74.8 69.3 71.6 67.0 64.2 62.1
Male 35 of 294 1.1  78.9 77.8 74.8 72.5 67.7 66.2 66.8 63.6
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 13 of 111 4.5  80.3 75.8 77.3 76.2 74.4 67.3 75.3 66.3
Black or African-American 0.0  61.4 60.2
Hispanic or Latino 42 of 149 2.2  70.4 68.2 74.3 67.8 68.5 66.5 59.9 71.2
Multi-racial 8 of 99 0.0  70.2 81.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 53 of 299 -0.9  77.2 78.1 74.3 71.0 68.9 66.9 66.0 63.0
Employees with Disabilities 19 of 194 9.8  69.4 59.6 61.0 73.3 63.2
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 6 of 230 5.2  83.4 78.2 74.1 75.1 66.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 7 of 58 -17.8  74.3 92.1
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 0.0 
IT Specialist 0.0 
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2015)
26 ( 2.3% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
28

Workforce with less than three years of service
4.5%

Employees left (2015)
86 ( 7.6% )

Average left (2010-2015)
48


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics