United Space Alliance

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United Space Alliance Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
180 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great working on the Space Shuttle Program (in 18 reviews)

  • The work life balance with working for United Space Alliance was great (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management unable to generate new business when shuttle program died (in 28 reviews)

  • Due to the age of Shuttles near the end of program, parts became scarce (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great company with many talented people doing incredible work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL

    I worked at United Space Alliance (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This wasn't just a company, it was family. We worked hard together and played hard together. Yes there were some hair brained execs up top, but the people that made history, the managers, the techs, the hands-on workers ... they were the best.

    Cons

    The company's usefulness is done now that the Shuttle program is complete. There is no way they can compete now that they have lost the talent of the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Laid off shuttle worker

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    Former Employee - Subsystem Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Former Employee - Subsystem Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, FL

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits while they lasted.

    Cons

    Shame you had to displace so many workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Previously - A Great Company... Currently - Slowly Dying Breed.

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    Former Employee - Computer Security Official in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Security Official in Houston, TX

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, exciting opportunities. Weekly pay and opportunities to improve oneself through training and education. High 'Occupational Safety' culture which translated to safety awareness in all situations (home, recreation, etc.).

    Cons

    Government contractor reliant on Congress. Good Ol' Boy system for moving up. Diversity in Executive Management was missing.Folks tended to 'die' in positions, so once you were ready to advance your career, road-blocked by veteran staff. Change was hard to suggest & implement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great working on the Space Shuttle Program

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    Current Employee - Engineering Staff IV in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Staff IV in Kennedy Space Center, FL

    I have been working at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working on the Space Shuttle Program

    Cons

    The Space Shuttle Program ended.

  6.  

    Good company and great people

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

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was rewarding working for the US Space Program. There was job security for many years. Flexible work hours. Great work environment. Surrounded by many talented, caring people.

    Cons

    People were selected for management positions without being properly trained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good Company, Unfortunate Situation

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Decent benefits
    - Very few other companies who do similar work

    Cons

    - Education benefits are so-so
    - Little chance for upward movement
    - Won't exist as a company soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more chances for continuing education. Stop wasting money on silly social things that nobody wants to go to.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I really LOVED working at Kennedy Space Center. I loved working for Lockheed Martin but when we became USA not so much.

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    Current Employee - Work Control Specialist in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Current Employee - Work Control Specialist in Kennedy Space Center, FL

    I have been working at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    The USA management and HR lacked ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Memorable experience working on shuttle program from return to flight to last launch.

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Titusville, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Titusville, FL

    I have been working at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Ethical decision making at its best. Good work life balance. Paid vacation between christmas and new years. Great people.

    Cons

    NASA is slow "very slow" to adopt new technology / ideas. This seams counterintuitive but its a fact. There is way too much paperwork / time between the engineer or technician with a good idea and actually implementing the idea. This was seen towards the end of the program. When there was only 2-3 years left people kind of gave up on making any major process improvement knowing that it would not be implemented by end of program.

  10.  

    Processing the Space Shuttle

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    Former Employee - Ops & Processing Staff II in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Former Employee - Ops & Processing Staff II in Cape Canaveral, FL

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on the Space Shuttle program as part of the USA team was a great experience. Aside from my day job, I got to watch shuttle launches up close and enjoyed working with dedicated teams. When the program ended, USA was extremely proactive in transitioning employees to new job prospects and training. That is not typical for most aerospace companies.

    Cons

    USA had a fair pay scale but raises and promotions were too scarce. Engineers were treated really well, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more opportunities for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    United Space Alliance, LLC

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    Former Employee - Technical Operations II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Operations II in Houston, TX

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was an enjoyable place to work, allowed me to see NASA and the space industry up close and offered me the opportunity to move around within the company and develop a wide range of skills.

    Cons

    The company provided work-life balance. Opportunity for meaningful training and advancement opportunities was extremely limited.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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