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Sandia is the top location to work in Albuquerque.

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

I worked at Sandia as an intern for more than 3 years

Pros

Higher than average salary.
Great benefits.
Great work/life balance.
Has a gym and fitness classes during the day.

Cons

Can't have electronics.
Changes can be slow.
Can't always have "fun" due to limitations in government allowances.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Excellent

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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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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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