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Very Satisfied after 4 Years with Loral

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Space Systems/Loral

Pros

Great chemistry among peers
Interesting multifaceted product
Tuition assistance covers majority of tuition costs
Training offered when requested
Hard work is recognized & rewarded

Cons

Promotion paths are clogged
Innovation is lacking, due to the low-risk nature of the product
Quality of management varies greatly from department to department

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer channels for anonymous feedback
Improve the performance review and promotion process
Improve the process of identifying and rehabilitating destructive managers

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Decent place to work depending on department

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral

    Pros

    There are generally a lot of really smart people at Loral and they are always willing to help. The work is pretty interesting depending on how involved you are with the programs. You also learn things not related to your immediate job based on the fact you have to work with people of other disciplines, which can be quite interesting.

    Cons

    The company is all about the bottom line. Schedule is king and everything else is secondary. There is no company culture as employees dont interact outside of work. I understand the company came out of bankruptcy back in 2001 but now in 2010, the fact that they do not provide free water and coffee/tea is ridiculous. There are these water and coffee clubs where you pay a monthly fee for water and coffee.

    The company also is very risk adverse, which means all the technology is stale and old coming from the late 80's and 90s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has too much of a manufacturing feel rather than an innovation and design house.

    No opinion of CEO
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    awesome !

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

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral

    Pros

    very good management
    fun material to work with

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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