Space Dynamics Laboratory
4.5 of 5 12 reviews
www.sdl.usu.edu Logan, UT 150 to 499 Employees

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    A Good, If Small, Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company leadership was fairly laid-back whenever I interacted with them. SDL, and its sponsoring organization, USURF, is involved in some very interesting projects. They host the SmallSat Conference every year in Logan, Utah. It's a VERY interesting and fun event. SDL makes sure visitors are taken care of. Same for the Calibration Conference (CalCon). And they like their own people attending these events, too.

    They do issue laptops to employees (this may be dependent on where a person works).

    ConsIt's a small company, so there's not much room for professional growth. If employees work off-site, there's little effort by company management to stay in touch. Sometimes this manifests in strained relationships between off-site employees and Utah management. This same disconnect can also happen with other SDL departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLike in any organization, work on the communications. Especially with those employees who are off-site.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I liked it because you got to work on really cool projects

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Logan, UT

    ProsA lot of fun, good atmosphere,

    ConsSalary, Job security may be in flux due to the nature of the funding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work as a student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat experience for students to work on space flight hardware. Fun projects with real meaning. Good people work there.

    ConsLately management has lost focus on employees. Government spending and space in general is losing funding and so goes sdl.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on core specialties and don't try and open new branches anymore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience a student employee. Exposure to the real engineering world very helpful!

    Student Engineer (Current Employee)
    Logan, UT

    ProsGreat work environment with friendly and open management.
    Relaxed atmosphere with chances to be exposed to various aspects of engineering.
    Understanding management that has the best interest of each employee at heart.
    Contracts with and exposure to a variety of aerospace engineering companies.

    ConsI have no bad experience to share.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    Engineering Assistant II (Former Employee)
    North Logan, UT

    ProsGreat Place to work as a student. You will gain a great deal of experience. Everyone has a positive attitude and are very helpful.

    ConsNo vacation, holidays or sick days for students. When projects get slowed down, the work load becomes very light to non-existent for students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome paid time off for students. More guidance to students on what to do when the work load gets light.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work while going to school

    Student Software Tester (Current Employee)
    Logan, UT

    ProsAs a student working here, you get a lot of opportunities to start your career or to build a launching pad to go into something else. There is a wealth of knowledge among the people you are working around. Great pay and very flexible work schedule.

    ConsNo benefits for students, but that is to be expected. Also, as a student, I often feel out of the loop on lots of things going on with the project/rest of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteract more one-on-one with your part-time students. They are a great asset to the company and present a chance for you to influence the future of the industry.

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    Great Place to Work as a Student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Logan, UT

    Pros- Great Hands on Experience

    Cons- Sometimes required long hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work as a student

    Mechanical Designer (Current Employee)
    North Logan, UT

    ProsGood pay as a student
    Great people that care about your development

    Cons-Could use more time collaborating with project managers and engineers to make sure project is moving forward.
    -Sometimes I would run out of work and engineers would be too busy with other things to give direction to project

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction with employees could be good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Jobs are what you make of it

    Engineer's Assistant (Former Employee)
    Logan, UT

    ProsChance to be involved with multiple projects, comfortable environment between student and professional engineers, many opportunities to follow your own initiative

    ConsAs a student engineer there were times where there was not enough work for me to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes weeks would go by without communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Business Assistant (Current Employee)
    Logan, UT

    ProsGreat for College student to get experience

    ConsThe pay can be low in the business side of things.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work!

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