Agency Report

Ames Research Center (NASA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  45  

2017 Index Score
77.3

Change from 2016
1.8 


Parent Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Index Score: 80.9)
Mission
To enable exploration through selected development, innovative technologies and interdisciplinary scientific discovery.
Website
https://www.nasa.gov/ames

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 45 of 339 1.8  77.3 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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 42  of 336 2.0  69.3 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 34  of 336 4.4  64.5 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 22  of 336 2.1  70.6 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 83  of 336 1.5  60.3 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 36  of 336 1.2  80.0 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 18  of 338 0.3  84.9 84.6 83.5 83.8 81.3 79.9 79.3 78.4 78.5 79.0 78.4 83.3
Pay 326  of 338 1.4  49.3 47.9 50.8 51.7 53.1 56.8 64.2 65.2 56.8 64.4
Strategic Management 165  of 337 1.5  58.1 56.6 55.8 57.4 55.7 55.0 54.1 51.0 52.4 50.1 52.3 59.1
Teamwork 105  of 337 -0.4  74.2 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 337 2.3  79.8 77.5 76.3 75.2 73.2 73.2 72.1 72.2
Training and Development 33  of 338 0.6  75.2 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 163  of 337 -1.3  64.8 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 39  of 337 2.2  72.1 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 20  of 336 2.9  64.0 61.1 60.7 59.5 57.6 57.1 57.3 54.3 53.9 54.1 56.7 58.2
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 (2016)
49 ( 4.4% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
34

Workforce with less than three years of service
6.0%

Employees left (2016)
68 ( 6.1% )

Average left (2010-2016)
57


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics