Space Systems/Loral

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Good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Space Systems/Loral full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Commercial Satellites, everyone needs one or two... provides good balance in life and career compared to other companies.

Cons

Not Rocket science, can lag behind in latest, greatest tools and design for technology. Not cost effective in a DFM environment, new owners should change that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay more current with Technology, current R&D staff have been sheltered too long and are not as current on the latest and greatest technologies, or they seem to reject "out of the box" thinking. Needs to be corrected by recruiting experienced DFM veterans from the industry and not new college grads who would only mimic what they are being taught.

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smaller company, executives are accessible, cafeteria is good, flexible hours, benefits are okay, Bay Area is great.

    Cons

    There is a lot of "who's on first". People do not come to meetings on time. Lots of people use the phone instead of email which is archaic and inefficient when a lot of people travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is doing a good job. My supervisor is accessible and good at giving constructive criticism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Heaven and Hell

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Space Systems/Loral full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very challenging work with "bleeding edge" technologies, working with some of the most brilliant people in the field.

    Cons

    Clueless management, only interested in the next contract (rather than providing quality on current ones). Almost always over-committing -- promising to deliver insane amounts of work to an impossibly short schedule, and never learning the lesson even though we constantly failed to meet schedule and constantly over-ran.

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    (see 'cons')

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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