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"Sandia offers a chance to work with really excellent scientists and engineers on important problems for the nation."

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Current Employee - Manager in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Manager in Albuquerque, NM
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Pros

Sandia offers a chance to work with really excellent scientists and engineers on important problems for the nation.
The scale of problems that can be worked on is much bigger than can be done at a university and the problems can have a much longer term impact than are pursued by industry.

Cons

Important national security work is, by necessity, classified. Nevertheless, working on classified problems is a negative since it comes with many restrictions (e.g. no cell phones at work, limited ability to work from home, limited audience to share ideas with or get feedback from) that aren't present in unclassified work.

Advice to Management

While operational excellence is a worthy goal we need a the laboratory needs a vision with bold technical ideas. It is senior managements job to promote such a vision.

Other Employee Reviews for Sandia National Laboratories

  1. "Great place to work... Check it out!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Principal Technician in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Technician in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Great Job satisfaction, Fair compensation (could be better!!!) , Great location... Livermore, CA. You are working with brilliant people who are dedicated to the research they are doing. This makes work fun, even exciting some times.

    Cons

    Great place to work, but if I had to come up with one downside, increases in salary have been slow to come.... Compensation package (insurance, etc...) have been getting worse year after year... I guess this has been the trend for companies for several years now, but it's starting to be an issue with me.

    Advice to Management

    Quit thinking employee retention is a given, this job requires the best minds in the world for you to succeed. In order to retain this caliber of staff you may need to exceed the local pay/benefits packages by some small amount, instead you are currently under the local pay/benefits packages.


  2. "This place rocks"

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    Former Employee - Tech Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Tech Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    These guys are the worlds experts in HPC computing.
    The codes are mind blowing. Lots of C++. New technology. Not afraid of technological change.
    The modeling problems are unbelievably cool. Fluid flow, structural interaction, etc.. etc...

    Cons

    It is a little bit of that creepy 50's cold war thing.
    If you leave every where else will seem like a two bit operation.
    The corporate rhetoric is a bit disrespectful to employees, which is a shame, since management actually seems
    to treat employees quite well.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job. Maybe a little .less wiffle-waffling on the technical directions


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