Paragon Space Development Corporation – Tucson, AZ
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I worked at Paragon Space Development full-time
It is a small company so that you can be in touch with almost all of parts of the business from executive management to accounting to engineering. Management and employees were conscientious and very sharp. Company is a leader in the development of human life support systems. It was a blast watching a small aerospace firm develop. Pleasant work atmosphere with an excellent work-life balance. Flexible telecommuting was encouraged.
As a small company it was vulnerable to sudden changes in fortune. They tried hard to avoid layoffs, but I saw several corporate near-death experiences when a contract employing a large part of the company was suddenly cut due to politics. Telecommuting could be a drag. In-person interaction is much more effective, but that wasn't always possible as the company is scattered over several states.
Advice to Management
Bring back quarterly reviews to keep employees and managers in closer contact. Implement more video teleconferencing to improve communications. I wouldn't really want the company to loose its focus, but consider pursuing more terrestrial life-support programs since space-related programs have been so very flaky.