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Former Employee - Student Intern in Albuquerque, NM
Former Employee - Student Intern in Albuquerque, NM

I worked at Sandia as an intern (more than 3 years)

Pros

It was a great experience for any student. I gained a lot of experience and the schedules are very flexible around school.

Cons

There is nothing I can think of.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overly bureaucratic, nonsense projects and ridiculous waste

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    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff

    I worked at Sandia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the pros are working with managers who don't know the technical details of the work, so one can get away with doing relatively nothing all day

    Cons

    There are several downsides to Sandia (too much to list here). The projects are nonsensical, the managers are quite incompetent (some managers who lead technical groups only have a M.S. from low-tier schools like the University of New Mexico and manage materials chemistry groups), funding is subject to government budgets that are falling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers: please get a Ph.D. in the research you are actually leading.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to preform cutting-edge scientific research.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Intern in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Intern in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Sandia as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting pay
    Lots of state-of-the-art resources
    Low stress, few hard deadlines
    9/80 work schedule
    Surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the country

    Cons

    Slow moving pace
    Lots of bureaucracy and office politics
    Difficult to move up in the company, few ranks
    Raises are minimal
    Can become a very "comfortable" job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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