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Incredible to be designing, manufacturing and launching satellites but old male-dominated environment.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Generally, you work with many very nice and talented people. You learn a lot about satellites.

Cons

You work a lot of overtime. The culture is old and very male-dominated. Working remotely is rather shunned upon by most departments that should allow it. The environment is too fast-paced for balancing with family. Bonuses are small and sometimes do not feel worth working so much overtime for.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Loosen up!

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    Manufacturing departments ?

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    Former Employee - Test Technician Specialist in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician Specialist in East Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Space Systems/Loral full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has stable employment for anyone that has a degree in engineering or just knows the right people in management. But overall has some success in the satellites that are developed there

    Cons

    I've worked now 5 years in the manufacturing dept. which builds the big harnesses and cables then tests them before packaging and shipping to the other buildings for the satellite assembly. I've never worked in a place like this where the main language was not English. Also department leads and supervisors had broken English with poor communication in training the newer employees and temps working there. In other words it was very difficult and confusing to learn their product or communicate unless you speak their foreign language. I also found that the systems and equipment being used to build the harnesses were old and outdated.
    Overall the manufacturing departments can be better and more productive if leaders and supervisors/ managers would spend time and $$ to upgrade their equipment and hire English speaking Americans or just hire a more diverse group of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the advice of the assemblers or techs and upgrade their equipment to a more modern system for good productivity and hire professional people that can communicate better to the employees.

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    Enjoyable staff, lots of opportunities for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on equipment most people never get to see in person. Lots of opportunities to improve and grow the company.

    Cons

    Organization is a bit fractured from a communication standpoint, however there are lots of opportunities for creating change and improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what is really a competitive salary for individuals in the local economy, not just the industry.

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    Positive Outlook
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