United Space Alliance

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Updated June 28, 2015
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United Space Alliance President & CEO Virginia Barnes
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Pros
  • Working on the Space Shuttle program as part of the USA team was a great experience (in 18 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The Space Shuttle Program ended (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. The best example of company partnerships

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations & Processing Staff IV in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Former Employee - Operations & Processing Staff IV in Kennedy Space Center, FL

    I worked at United Space Alliance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company offered opportunities for advancement, training in subjects outside normal job duties, teamwork challenges and goals and objectives for groups and individuals. Reviews were frequent and constructive.

    Cons

    At times, the organizational charts seemed top-heavy, but not to the detriment of working individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Not required, company has dissolved with the end of the Shuttle Program.


  2. Publuc Relations Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transitioned from Lockheed Martin. Great medical, vacation benefits. Good teamwork atmosphere.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime and when downsizing the responsibilities remained the same.


  3. Engineer

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

    I worked at United Space Alliance (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Dedicated employees.

    Cons

    There is blatant cronyism and nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee recommendations.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    God Bless you all & thank you!


  6. United Space Alliance

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can not think of not one con!!1

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making my time at USA a rewarding experience.


  7. 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


  8. A great company with many talented people doing incredible work.

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  9. 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Winding down of space program


  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits while they lasted.

    Cons

    Shame you had to displace so many workers.


  11. 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)

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

    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 Management

    None.



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