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27 days ago

Student Intern - Experimental & Computational Mechanical Engineering Support Tec

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

The Structural Dynamics Group (1520) is comprised of four departments responsible for stewarding computational, analytical, theoretical… Sandia


26 days ago

R&D SE, Structural Dynamics Analyst (Entry or Senior)

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

The Analytical Structural Dynamics Department provides expertise defining, assessing, and predicting the structural dynamic performance of Sandia… Sandia


4 days ago

RD, Computer Science (Entry or Senior)

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

Security Information Systems (09521) serves Sandia by providing agile, integrated, process-based IT solutions that enable our Security Management… Sandia


16 days ago

Student Intern - Electric Power Systems Research Support Technical Grad Yr Rnd

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

The Electric Power Systems Research Department conducts R&D and advanced analytics to enable the modernization of the nation's electric power grid… Sandia


16 days ago

Critical Skills Master's Prog-Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Electrical E

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

We are offering Bachelors level candidates an opportunity to pursue a Master's degree under the auspices of Sandia's Critical Skills Masters Program… Sandia


12 days ago

Student Intern - Materials Characterization Support Technical Undergrad Yr Rnd

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

The Materials Characterization Department supports SNL by applying microstructural, analytical chemistry and surface analysis techniques to… Sandia


18 days ago

Electrical Product Design Engineer (Entry or Senior)

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

Electrical Design Department (2999) is responsible for providing knowledgeable and capable resources to develop and create ECAD product definition… Sandia


21 days ago

Student Intern - iSAFE Technical Grad Summer

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

The Security Systems Analysis Department is responsible for a wide variety of security projects ranging from development of new risk methodologies to… Sandia


18 days ago

5524 RD Computer Science (Entry or Senior)

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

The Decision Support Systems (DSS) Business Area is responsible for first-of-a-kind information systems, subsystems, and analysis tools for… Sandia


6 days ago

Postdoctoral Appointee - Geophysics

Sandia Albuquerque, NM

Geophysics and Atmospheric Science Department staff investigate R&D problems in all areas of Sandia programs: Defense, security, energy, climate, and… Sandia


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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia full-time

    Pros

    -Lots of freedom to follow your interests and define your work.
    -Most managers have very reasonable expectations for their employees--they expect excellent work but don't want you to live at work.
    -Even though the benefits aren't as good as they used to be, they're still pretty good. E.g., Sandia will contribute 10% of your salary to your 401k if you're putting in at least 6%.
    -There are many brilliant people here with diverse specialties, and they're always a phone call or email away if you need their help. The potential for really cool cross-disciplinary applications is huge if you're aware of the people around you.
    -The work is much more interesting than that of the latest startup. To me, problems in national security are much more interesting than figuring out how to optimally display cat photos on a 5" screen.
    -The educational benefits are incredible. There are programs to send you off to school for a Master's or PhD (yes, send you off, as in you spend 0% of your time on company projects) and programs to work towards an MS/PhD/MBA with a reduced workweek. Some of these programs are universally available while others are highly competitive.

    Cons

    -Politics play a big role in the activities of the labs, which has led to some poor decisions.
    -Funding can be inconsistent or nonexistent, seemingly at the whim of anyone above you. Sometimes it comes back and sometimes it doesn't.
    -Too much time is spent on overhead tasks and procedures. Some procedures are unavoidable (working with sensitive information naturally requires more care) but others are just a waste.

    If you're looking for great opportunities to learn and apply science and engineering with some great people, and can bear with the bureaucracy, Sandia is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Strive to reduce the number of managers, and move those people back into engineering jobs. -I would love more managers who take initiative to do what they think is right, even if that means risking their reputation/bureaucratic standing for it. If you say, "we ought to be doing things this new way," then don't continue to do things the old way; forge ahead and start doing things the new way!

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