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15 hrs ago

Office Management Assistant – new

Sandia Livermore, CA

This position provides administrative support to two Senior Managers in the Homeland Security & Defense Systems Center (8100). Specifically, the… Sandia


15 hrs ago

Postdoctoral Appointee - Bioinformaticist – new

Sandia Livermore, CA

The Biomass Science and Conversion Technology department is dedicated to developing and advancing innovative technologies for producing the next… Sandia


15 hrs ago

R&D Polymer Chemist (Senior or Principal) – new

Sandia Livermore, CA

The Materials Chemistry Department is a group of Chemists, Material Scientists, and Chemical Engineers who actively supports the nation's nuclear… Sandia


15 hrs ago

Quality Engineer (Entry or Senior) – new

Sandia Livermore, CA

The SNL/CA Performance and Quality Assurance Department provides value adding/sustaining resources supporting the SNL/CA site's mission success… Sandia


15 hrs ago

Student Intern - Human Resources Business High School Yr Rnd – new

Sandia Livermore, CA

The CA Site Human Resources (HR) Department provides a broad spectrum of HR services to the CA site, including performance management, compensation… Sandia


15 hrs ago

R&D Mechanical Engineer (Entry or Senior) – new

Sandia Livermore, CA

The Gas Transfer System (GTS) Engineering Department is a group of engineers, material scientists, and technologists who are responsible for the… Sandia


15 hrs ago

Student Intern - Radiation Detection Technical Undergrad Yr Rnd – new

Sandia Livermore, CA

The Radiation and Nuclear (Rad/Nuc) Detection Materials and Analysis Department (8131) applies radiation physics and chemistry to solve a variety of… Sandia


27 days ago

R&D Cybersecurity Engineer (Senior or Principal)

Sandia Livermore, CA

The Enterprise Cyber Security Department works to secure computer networks and systems. Our group combines cyber security research and operations to… Sandia


27 days ago

R&D Systems Research & Analysis (Entry or Senior)

Sandia Livermore, CA

Department 8110 is part of a five department System Analysis and Engineering Group (8110) in the Homeland Security and Defense Systems Center. Work… Sandia


27 days ago

Postdoctoral Appointee - Nanopore DNA Analysis

Sandia Livermore, CA

The Advanced Systems Engineering and Deployment Department (8625) is responsible for designing, developing, and deploying engineered solutions to… Sandia


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    Good people, but boring beauracratic business

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Livermore, CA
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    I have been working at Sandia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of fun activities organized by the workforce outside of work hours, but not in a way where anybody holds things against you if you don't choose to participate. Most people are relaxed and patient, and politics seem to at least be handled civilly. Others give you your space, which I have mixed feelings about.

    Cons

    As I become more acquainted with the business, I see the numerous organizations and bureaucracy that make achieving anything in a reasonable time impossible. Requirements are subject to change years into work. Though the hands-off approach might be out of fear of micromanaging (positive), I feel a visit from my manager of more than a couple times of month might spark some motivation. I generally get bored and read the news because I think no one cares and requirements will likely change soon anyway... so why bother? Also, the training process in regards to the big picture can be slow. In my group, the training on the actual work was good, but getting context is slow. I don't blame that on the people as much as on the complexity of the "complex."

    Advice to Management

    The advice I would give is to push hard against the government bureaucracy. There are so many layers and organizations to field a product to drive one bonkers and make product time lines infinite. I don't know if management has much power here, but that's what makes work rough.


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