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United Space Alliance Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
184 Reviews
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United Space Alliance President & CEO Virginia Barnes
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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
  • They are a "one trick pony" that relied on the Shuttle program for their existence (in 29 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Best place to work ever in my life! If you've a chance to work here, never ever leave!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Webster, TX

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best bosses, staff, co-workers ever in the universe. Great pay, systems, culture & experience. You work with geniuses!!! Culture is always developing cutting edge technology & internal systems... Simply amazing!!! Exhilarating & challenging work that is absolutely rewarded accordingly. What an honor to work there. Loved it entirely & completely! Miss it dearly!!!!

    Cons

    None but the fact that its contract is over and few of 10,000 people are left. Very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    God Bless you all & thank you!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    United Space Alliance

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great work -life trade-off

    Cons

    Can not think of not one con!!1

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for making my time at USA a rewarding experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    great experience working for NASA and ISS Program

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    Former Employee - Iss Software Development in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Iss Software Development in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    excellent learning experience working on space station related projects

    Cons

    salary was lower than other industries

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good company to work for despite slow down of space program

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    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at United Space Alliance part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Professional and knowledgeable employees
    Office culture is satisfactory, mainly experienced workers in the industry

    Cons

    Winding down of space program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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