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Former Employee - Clerical Support  in  Albuquerque, NM
Former Employee - Clerical Support in Albuquerque, NM

I worked at Sandia full-time for less than a year

Pros

Coworkers are ok. If you enjoy working with Type A personalities

Cons

Benefits could be better
Raises are not performance based
Some positions are union

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Intern - Overworked and constant negative feedback

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    Current Employee - Year Round Business Intern  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Year Round Business Intern in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume
    Pays decently

    Cons

    -Interns were very overworked and expected to produce the same workload as full time employees even though most interns also were full time college students.
    -The hierarchy within organizations caused a lot of drama and communication problems.
    -Interns were not trained well on what was expected of them and constantly felt as though we had to guess on how we should produce our work.
    -Managers and bosses would often not like the work you have given them, but only tell you so after your project was done, rather than giving you guidelines during your project. Negative feedback was often all thrown on you at all once, and it was very overwhelming and discouraging.
    -This job was a very high stress job with little reward for what you did. Just about all the interns in my organization as well as some full time employees felt this way.
    -It was a regular for interns and employees to be pushed the point of breaking down during work and crying.

    I eventually quit because I couldn't handle the stress and unhappiness from the job. I don't regret quitting at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees and interns with respect and properly train interns.
    Understand the difference between full time employees and interns, knowing that part time interns who are also attending college cannot possibly produce the same workload as full time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fantastic Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia full-time

    Pros

    Contribution to National security mission. Great technical work. Good work/life balance. High level of job stability despite year-to-year budget uncertainty.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of budget year-to-year. Too much oversight from DOE/NNSA. Difficult to terminate low performance employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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