Loral Space Reviews

Updated August 6, 2015
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  1. A great place to work and an excellent experience.

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    Current Employee - Production Planning Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Production Planning Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic product that helps and touches everyone - satellites. Small Company. Great pride and ownership. Excellent Company Leadership. Promotes from within. Good benefits. Friendly employees. Very knowledgable employees. Good teamwork. Excellent pay for performance.

    Cons

    Far from where I live, the commute is getting very taxing. Old buildings and old furniture. Not enough paid holidays.


  2. Engineering Specialist

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    Former Employee - Reliability Engineering Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineering Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loral Space full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool industry leader in High Powered Telecom satellites, awesome history, great location

    Cons

    Promotions move slowly because people stay at this company for life...it is that good.


  3. Loral Space in Palo Alto

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High tech all the way. Cutting edge spacecraft design. Technical people well thought of and have parallel career paths to management

    Cons

    Somewhat of a big company feel. If you have worked for small companies (<100) then it may take some getting used to.


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  5. The major benefit has been the varied opportunities that present themselves for personal career growth

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a growing company with lots of opportunity to demonstrate leadership and to grow ones self professionally.

    Cons

    Processes involved in building satellites can be strict and confining. While understandable in light of the requirement for reliability in the space environment, this can be daunting for the uninitiated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too eager to implement whatever new fangled MBA mantra is the fashion of the day, without analyzing applicability to the satellite building low volume manufacturing environment.


  6. Loral Space

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    Former Intern - Main Body Bus Subsystems in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Main Body Bus Subsystems in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loral Space as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, atmosphere, location, coworkers were great

    Cons

    type of work (lots of computer time, little hands on)


  7. Wonderful company to work for. They provide opportunities for growth and it is a family atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loral Space full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is small but they are involved in many inventive areas and there is a lot going on within the company. There are opportunities to meet new people and learn from them. Senior management are helpful and approachable. There is the sense that everyone is "in it together".

    Cons

    The small size of the company could be a drawback for some individuals. There is no room for "hiding" no "anonymity" it's all "hands on deck".

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. It's OK. Not a huge fan of an old-age technology

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loral Space full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work-life is pretty awesome....only working more than 40 hours during certain phases of a program

    Cons

    bored a lot of times. if you're old, this is a perfect gig. average age of a Loral employee is 50. says it all.


  9. Communication Vehicle Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loral Space full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with some really neat technology and get to go to launch base

    Cons

    Long hours, working weekends during main testing phases. Poor work life balance


  10. Helpful (1)

    The space industry has gone down the tubes.

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The space filght hardaware is intresting.

    Cons

    The working conditionds and managment practices are poor at best.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying realistic salaries and update the work enviroment.



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