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"Not for engineers, run by motel mogul"

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in North Las Vegas, NV
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in North Las Vegas, NV
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Lots of responsibility due to lack of people.

Coolness of working in space industry

VEGAS baby! (gets old though)

The coolness of working in the space industry is very alluring. Companies like SpaceX and Blue origin are prime examples of why people want to get into this new industry. Bigelow Aerospace is in that industry, but that is all it has in common with the other companies. You will get a lot of work since there isn't that many experienced people in the company and also because its a small compnay. So if you know what you're doing (sr level +) then it may be fulfilling

Cons

Little to no career growth potential

Underpaid with sub par benefits

Management not very competent

Run by owner who values "mock ups" more than actual hardware

Their 1-2 year turnover rate is well over 50%, probably closer to 70%. That should say a lot right there. The owner does not value people as assets. He's from the hotel industry and to him, engineers are overpaid construction workers and you will get treated as such. The biggest problem that is evident throughout the company is that the owner doesn't trust anyone other than his direct program managers (~ 2 people). There are no flex hours, you must work no earlier than 8 and no later than 5 pm. Anything else requires prior manager approval. They have gun touting guards to check your time in and out of the gate every day. All vacation require 2 weeks approval and you must fill out a form, and this approval isn't always easy to get near holidays. Again, this is for an engineer position.

There is NO tuition reimbursement and no employee training. As an HR rep told me, "The owner would rather invest in his company than the people"....

Benefits include med, dental, vision, but 401k takes 6 yrs to vest, so it's sub par to me.

Advice to Management

Listen to engineers and know that getting to space isn't cheap.

Other Employee Reviews for Bigelow Aerospace

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome projects!!!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bigelow Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    BEAM Program - working with an amazing group of Mechanical and System Engineers. Great group of very talented individuals. Great social events and gatherings.

    Cons

    If any, would be that the BEAM program came to an end but looking forward to the next challenge. Departments need to grow at a much faster pace.

    Advice to Management

    More open forum meetings and discussions.


  2. "Not worth the headache"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bigelow Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coffee, Cookies, and Ice cream but only between 10 and 2.

    Cons

    To much Management!
    No real direction

    Advice to Management

    Less managers

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