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"Fantastic Place to Work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

Pros

Contribution to National security mission. Great technical work. Good work/life balance. High level of job stability despite year-to-year budget uncertainty.

Cons

Uncertainty of budget year-to-year. Too much oversight from DOE/NNSA. Difficult to terminate low performance employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Sandia National Laboratories

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    "Not a great place for a software developer, but it's in Albuquerque and you won't get laid off."

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    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, ability to move to a different department, sometimes interesting work, 9/80 workweek, good benefits, good (for Albuquerque) pay. Good computers and networks.

    Cons

    Big and very bureaucratic, amateurish upper management, some really bad managers, lots of really poorly managed projects, lots of projects that should never have been funded. Office space for software workers at Sandia is generally abysmal - cramped shared offices, shared-noise cubicle areas. Dilbert-esque performance review practices (no matter, raises are always miniscule anyway.) Unfair and arbitrary promotion and job characterization. Sandia does not recognize or value software development skills and talents.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the silly GPA requirements, get rid of anti-UNM bias, bring in upper management (VPs and CIO) from industry. Hire more software people from industry, and take more notice of who is leaving Sandia to work in industry - use that to adjust your competitive pay scales. Provide better work areas (private offices with communal work spaces.)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Positive with a few problems"

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    Current Employee - Principal Technologist in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Principal Technologist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great research, facilities and people.

    Cons

    Huge divide between the "staff" and the technologists. Bureaucracy can slow research down to a crawl.

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