Agency Report

Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  2  

2017 Index Score
83.5

Change from 2016
2.3 


Parent Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Index Score: 80.9)
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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 2 of 150 2.3  83.5 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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 4  of 147 1.7  76.3 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 1  of 147 2.6  73.4 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 4  of 147 2.3  75.0 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 5  of 147 0.6  70.7 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 3  of 147 1.9  83.9 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 2  of 149 1.2  87.3 86.1 84.8 84.0 84.2 85.0 84.9 84.7 83.5 79.3 80.5 83.0
Pay 25  of 149 3.3  71.1 67.8 64.0 63.9 59.2 64.7 70.0 74.7 70.1 68.1
Strategic Management 5  of 148 2.6  70.6 68.0 66.5 66.2 66.7 67.2 66.5 65.1 63.2 58.6 62.0 63.2
Teamwork 6  of 148 0.8  82.5 81.7 80.6 79.5 79.5 78.8 77.0 77.4 81.6 74.8 79.6 75.0
Innovation 2  of 148 1.4  83.4 82.0 79.9 78.6 78.5 79.5 78.3 78.8
Training and Development 8  of 149 2.0  80.1 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 12  of 148 2.1  74.1 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 148 2.9  80.7 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 1  of 147 2.5  70.5 68.0 65.4 62.0 61.7 63.5 62.5 64.2 62.9 59.7 60.9 57.6
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 (2016)
125 ( 4.0% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
106

Workforce with less than three years of service
6.2%

Employees left (2016)
143 ( 4.6% )

Average left (2010-2016)
146


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics