United Space Alliance

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United Space Alliance Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
177 Reviews
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177 Reviews
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United Space Alliance President & CEO Virginia Barnes
Virginia Barnes
78 Ratings

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.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great working on the Space Shuttle Program

    Cons

    The Space Shuttle Program ended.

  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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.

  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    So long to the US shuttle program

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Space Alliance full-time

    Pros

    well organized, large organization and important work.

    Cons

    Contract instability, inflexible management, RIF of large talent pool

  10.  

    Things most people never see.

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

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

    Pros

    Was able to work with astronauts, watch shuttle launches and landings, see things most people never get a chance to see.

    Cons

    Too dependent on shuttle program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to expand to other programs or industries.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A company that truly values their employees

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    Current Employee - Ops & Processing Staff III  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Ops & Processing Staff III in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I always felt like I was a person of value. My contributions were appreciated.

    Cons

    Not all management had the proper training to be in the position they retained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when they bring forward a departmental matter. Don't ignore potential problems as simply a complaint by a frustrated employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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