Agency Report

Ames Research Center (NASA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  18  

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 18 of 150 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 15  of 147 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 13  of 147 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 10  of 147 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 23  of 147 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 10  of 147 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 9  of 149 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 143  of 149 1.4  49.3 47.9 50.8 51.7 53.1 56.8 64.2 65.2 56.8 64.4
Strategic Management 62  of 148 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 36  of 148 -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 7  of 148 2.3  79.8 77.5 76.3 75.2 73.2 73.2 72.1 72.2
Training and Development 16  of 149 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 67  of 148 -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 14  of 148 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 9  of 147 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