Agency Report

Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  10  

2016 Index Score
81.2

Change from 2015
2.6 


Parent Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Index Score: 78.6)
Mission
To develop and operate unmanned scientific spacecraft and manage many of NASA's earth observation, astronomy and space physics missions.
Website
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 10 of 305 2.6  81.2 78.6 78.2 76.1 76.4 77.1 79.5 74.5 67.1 73.9 74.6
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 3 of 303 2.2  74.6 72.4 71.3 70.3 69.8 69.8 70.0 65.6 63.2 64.6 63.3
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 3 of 303 2.4  70.8 68.4 67.8 64.6 66.0 65.6 66.0 60.9 58.7 60.4 63.8
Effective Leadership: Fairness 8 of 303 2.2  72.7 70.5 69.7 69.5 68.5 68.3 67.5 60.7 58.2 58.5 59.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 9 of 303 3.0  70.1 67.1 65.8 66.4 65.6 65.3 65.1 60.0 57.2 57.5 57.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 5 of 303 1.4  82.0 80.6 79.4 77.4 76.5 77.2 78.2 76.0 73.9 76.9 70.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 4 of 304 1.3  86.1 84.8 84.0 84.2 85.0 84.9 84.7 83.5 79.3 80.5 83.0
Pay 74 of 304 3.8  67.8 64.0 63.9 59.2 64.7 70.0 74.7 70.1 68.1
Strategic Management 34 of 304 1.5  68.0 66.5 66.2 66.7 67.2 66.5 65.1 63.2 58.6 62.0 63.2
Teamwork 10 of 304 1.1  81.7 80.6 79.5 79.5 78.8 77.0 77.4 81.6 74.8 79.6 75.0
Innovation 3 of 304 2.1  82.0 79.9 78.6 78.5 79.5 78.3 78.8
Training and Development 11 of 304 1.6  78.1 76.5 73.9 73.1 74.1 74.7 75.5 74.3 67.8 72.5 69.4
Work–Life Balance 35 of 304 0.8  72.0 71.2 68.8 66.6 68.4 66.1 67.7 69.2 64.3 67.8 71.6
Support for Diversity 2 of 304 1.4  77.8 76.4 76.1 75.2 75.4 76.4 77.2 73.9 71.7 76.5 73.3
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 2 of 303 2.6  68.0 65.4 62.0 61.7 63.5 62.5 64.2 62.9 59.7 60.9 57.6
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 8 of 285 4.0  81.9 77.9 78.5 77.4 79.6 78.3 79.7 73.7
Male 13 of 294 0.8  83.1 82.3 80.5 79.2 78.7 80.7 82.0 75.0
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 9 of 111 -3.5  81.6 85.1 80.0 78.7 76.8 78.2 81.8
Black or African-American 12 of 225 4.4  80.8 76.4 76.0 77.9 80.3 80.5 79.8 75.3
Hispanic or Latino 8 of 149 1.9  81.7 79.8 71.9 78.0 82.5 79.1 75.9 62.7
Multi-racial 2 of 99 4.9  73.5 68.6 74.0 73.4 79.0 71.0 77.6
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 9 of 299 2.1  84.5 82.4 81.0 79.3 79.6 80.7 82.2 75.8
Employees with Disabilities 5 of 194 2.5  76.4 73.9 69.3 61.7 67.2
LGBT 3 of 59 2.8  79.7 76.9
Senior Executive Service (SES) 3 of 37 -1.1  97.7 98.8 95.2 88.9
Veterans 13 of 230 4.1  80.6 76.5 71.7 76.2 78.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 9 of 58 0.9  72.5 71.6
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 1 of 57 9.4  81.6 72.2
IT Specialist 1 of 103 6.3  80.9 74.6
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)
114 ( 3.6% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
115

Workforce with less than three years of service
6.5%

Employees left (2015)
140 ( 4.5% )

Average left (2010-2015)
139


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics