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"Sandia is the top location to work in Albuquerque."

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Former Intern - Student in Albuquerque, NM
Former Intern - Student in Albuquerque, NM
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Sandia National Laboratories as an intern (More than 3 years)

Pros

Higher than average salary.
Great benefits.
Great work/life balance.
Has a gym and fitness classes during the day.

Cons

Can't have electronics.
Changes can be slow.
Can't always have "fun" due to limitations in government allowances.

Other Employee Reviews for Sandia National Laboratories

  1. "friendly, flexible, but bureaucratic"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories as an intern

    Pros

    friendly environment, great work-life balance. wonderfully supportive employees who are always willing to help interns - although the location may not be that glamorous, the people there make the experience worthwhile. as long as you take the initiative to meet others (even if they may be busy), you have the potential to learn a lot!

    Cons

    because it is such a large organization, it is difficult to feel like you are really making a difference. moreover, because it is a government organization, it takes a long time to see the results of your efforts -- sometimes the project isn't completed until after you have left your internship, and this can be disheartening if you truly want to feel fulfilled.


  2. "Overly bureaucratic, nonsense projects and ridiculous waste"

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    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the pros are working with managers who don't know the technical details of the work, so one can get away with doing relatively nothing all day

    Cons

    There are several downsides to Sandia (too much to list here). The projects are nonsensical, the managers are quite incompetent (some managers who lead technical groups only have a M.S. from low-tier schools like the University of New Mexico and manage materials chemistry groups), funding is subject to government budgets that are falling.

    Advice to Management

    Managers: please get a Ph.D. in the research you are actually leading.


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