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A great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Centennial, CO
Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Centennial, CO

I have been working at United Launch Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The management treats the employees like people.
There are opportunities for advancement.
The work is challenging.
The other employees are good to work with.
The medical benefits and paid time off are great.

Cons

Sometimes the hours can be long.
There is a lot of documentation to doing work for the government.
There are a lot of requirements to meet to satisfy our compliance department.

Advice to Management

Push back to DCAA to keep their requirements reasonable.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Technician for 15 years in Decatur, Alabama

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    Current Employee - Technician in Decatur, AL
    Current Employee - Technician in Decatur, AL

    I have been working at United Launch Alliance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The IAM represents the hourly workforce. You get to build the Worlds best launch vehicles, with proven track records. The hourly workers are great, intelligent hard workers. Most WANT to do a great job. They pump you up and call you a national asset.

    Cons

    We are WAY to top heavy. When there is a layoff,management and HR are off limits. We have a contractor that hires new employees, and a 1-800 number for the rest. Very slow to change. We spend way too much money on stupid things, and not enough on the people that actually build the rocket and make the money. Upper management has the mentality that the worker is just light labor and not a value to the Company. They don't treat you as a national asset.

    Advice to Management

    When layoffs do occur, start at the Top and see where you can save. HR is used for planning parties, we could save a million a year in salaries alone by cutting that department in half. Spread the wealth among all employees. Management isn't the ones saving money, and buildingtherockets.


  2. Helpful (6)

    A little like North Korea

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Littleton, CO

    I have been working at United Launch Alliance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and usually a yearly bonus
    Good industry
    Mostly great people (non-managers)

    Cons

    CEO and some VP's disrespect their employees
    Top heavy management team
    Recognition and raises generally reserved for managers
    Inputs from below are often ignored
    Mass employee demotions are used to cut costs
    Demoralized workforce
    Poor job stability unless you are a new college grad (experienced workforce is being pushed out to save money)
    It's hard to move up
    Avoid this place (see CEO's approval rating)

    Advice to Management

    Focus is on perfect deliveries, but the staff here is treated like cheap furniture, with expected affect on employee morale. The board of directors should fire the CEO, bring in a people-oriented exec to run ULA, cut 1/2 of the management heads, and give most employees a raise.


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