United Space Alliance

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United Space Alliance was a fair company that made up for moderate pay and growth potential with excellent flexiblity.

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Former Employee - Engineer V in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Engineer V in Houston, TX

I worked at United Space Alliance

Pros

Flexibility
Life Balance
Inherently interesting work (space operations)

Cons

In an industry in turmoil (manned spaceflight)
Previous company qualities were in a government cost plus enviroment(past performance is no guarantee of future performance).
Parent companies (Boeing, Lockheed) determine what business USA can bid on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

USA must be far more successfull at getting new business. It will require spending some USA capitol not just getting NASA to invest. It is a new world in space and your engineers need to be enabled with industry standard tools i.e.COTS packages that cost money.

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    Best Employees, proud to support the United States space program!

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    Current Employee - Technical Operations V in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Operations V in Houston, TX

    I have been working at United Space Alliance

    Pros

    The best minds in operations. There is no better job than controlling space craft or training Astronauts. The organization matches the management hiearchy of NASA's chain of comment allowing ground floor employees the opportunity to directly contribute to program successes.

    Cons

    The company only had two major programs to support making new business difficult to develop. To keep the best minds the benefits package was best in the industry, until they had to compete for new contracts. Benefits were cut while employee contributions skyrocketed. The thought that you had to be a degreed engineer to get promoted to management or to earn top pay, handcuffed many excellent employees. Executive management is all ex Astronauts led by a "Beltway Bandit" sent from the parent company. The CEO speaks a good game but thus far is unsuccessful at developing new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rightsizing the company to better pursue new business while NASA cuts 75% of your working staff should be concentrated on "upper" middle management. Just how many VP's and Directors are needed by a staff totalling 2900?

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    Excellent Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at United Space Alliance

    Pros

    The work enviroment is very cooperational. Concerns are encourged to be brought forward.
    People are always willing to help you if run into a technical problem.

    Cons

    The company is downsizing, benefits are being reduced and insurance cost are rising. The company is dependent on government contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best not to lose the "family" atmosphere as the company downsizes. Contemplate the future and expand beyond Government contracts.

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