United Space Alliance
3.8 of 5 164 reviews
www.unitedspacealliance.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

United Space Alliance Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.8 164 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

United Space Alliance President & CEO Virginia Barnes

Virginia Barnes

(73 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Nothing better than working on the Shuttle Program"
    in 16 reviews
  • "wonderful location, good benefits, and competitive pay"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management unable to generate new business when shuttle program died"
    in 24 reviews
  • "They tried to diversify, but their hands were tied by their parent companies Boeing and Lockheed"
    in 11 reviews
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Excellent organization - Quality/Customer service/Employee Oriented

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Titusville, FL

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

ProsOffered opportunities for career development and advancement.

ConsN/A - great employment experience.

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

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Awesome company to work with

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe people and the projects.

ConsNo clear direction from Obama and NASA

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They should have seen the writing on the wall

Aerospace Technician (Former Employee)
Cape Canaveral, FL

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

ProsGreat work environment, Lots to learn, and average workers were good all round people

ConsLost site of the space goal, Got lazy in some of the areas they should have be on top of...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Logistics Manager I (Former Employee)
Kennedy Space Center, FL

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

ProsGood company, glad to work for them. Company folded

Conscompany folded, space shuttle retired, job ended.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work place environment

Project Lead (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at United Space Alliance

ProsChallenging assignments and working with great engineers

ConsGovernment contract unpredictable due to politics

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep employee inform about possible contract issues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at United Space Alliance

ProsI enjoyed going to work, until the Shuttle Program ended.

ConsThe wrong people were assigned to perform contract bidding.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Great place to work - too bad it no longer has a future

Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsBest place I ever worked. Most folks really cared about the people, the work, and the mission. Delivered the goods (and more) to the customer (NASA).

ConsManagement had Tunnel-vision for a long time. Many employees became so customer focused they forgot they worked for a company and not for NASA. Parent companies hampered our ability to expand customer/ business base.

Advice to Senior ManagementMove faster - next time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exceptional safety conscious company focused on ethics, safety, and on-time delivery.

Director (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsAn excellent overall quality system that provided respect for the employees. USA provided opportunity for forward thinking individuals to be heard and provided training for the future.

ConsAs an alliance with Lockheed Martin and Boeing, USA was restricted on what kind of work that it could pursue.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be the best that you can be.

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

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Great company to work for.

Production Planner (Former Employee)
Kennedy Space Center, FL

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

ProsGreat benefits, good bosses, great pay.

ConsThere is nothing that I can say that is bad about this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Network Administrative (Current Employee)
Kennedy Space Center, FL

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

ProsNothing better than working on the Shuttle Program. Great company, great salaries.

ConsToo bad it had to end.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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