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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place for work/life balance!

    Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Flexible schedules 4/10, 9/80, 5/8, and part time. Very cooperative environment where success for everyone is a goal.

    Cons

    As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we rely heavily on the changes of the government which can make funding and fast progress a challenge.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great People but Terrible Pay for California

    Nov 30, 2021 - Senior Project Controller in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    Flexible working schedules (9/80 and 4 10s)

    Cons

    The pay across the board at the Livermore location is terrible based on cost of living.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Juggling act

    Oct 21, 2021 - Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
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    Pros

    9-80 work schedule, remote work opportunities

    Cons

    Project work is often ambiguous and unsatisfying.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Oct 11, 2021 - SMTS - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM
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    Pros

    9/80 work schedule is nice and lots of research opportunities

    Cons

    It's basically the government so things can move slow.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    True Work-Life Balance

    Aug 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Telecommuting (FT and/or Partial) options for many positions. Onsite medical office Onsite gym with classes Tuition reimbursement program for variety of admin and technical/engineering fields Altered work schedule such as 9/80 or 4-10 if you want it. Many opportunities to grow in your position because in general, it is a learning organization Doing/Supporting good research Encourage community service involvement

    Cons

    Pay for the California site employees could be a bit better, but the work is steady and secure.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Contractor, more than 3 years

    Experience of a Postdoc in Combustion Research Facility (CRF)

    Apr 7, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    As a postdoc doing unclassified research in the CRF at Sandia California, my experience is not representative for several reasons: 1. Postdocs are only a small part of the overall workforce, 2. Most Sandians are in New Mexico, and 3. Most work is "behind the fence", i.e. classified. Bearing all of this in mind, I can share my unique experience. First, regarding the company in general: 1. Great work-life balance with flexible schedules (e.g., 9/80), and an overall culture that respects employees' personal choices. 2. Good pay, especially for a postdoc. Regarding the CRF specifically: 1. Great group of people. From the scientific staff to the technologists and admins, everyone I interacted with was competent, respectful and dedicated. Probably not surprising that a national lab would attract and hire a lot of "do-gooder" types. 2. Access to state of the art research tools, both experimental and computational.

    Cons

    Very few CRF postdocs are retained as regular employees. However, this is the business model: Sandia postdocs are treated like academic postdocs, where you are expected to move on after a few years. In exchange for your service, you will have the support of the permanent staff in finding a new position in academia or industry or within the larger national lab system. During my 3 years at the CRF almost all of the postdocs that I knew went on to a good job in one of these sectors.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Place to Work

    Jan 24, 2021 - Administrative in Albuquerque, NM
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    Pros

    Great Team Environment Excellent Work Life Balance Interesting Work and Personal Development Support Career Development within the Labs Stable Environment 9/80 Work Schedule Telework Options Depending on Position Two Week Vacation Buy Option Lab Shutdown over Christmas

    Cons

    Located in Albuquerque Highly Regulated Lower Pay than at Industry Work and Personal Cell Phones Prohibited on Base in many locations

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work ar

    Jan 24, 2021 - Principal Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
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    Pros

    People, 9/80 schedule and work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to ever get promoted

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Pure disgust and political priority

    Dec 29, 2020 - Helpdesk Technician in Kirtland AFB, NM
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    Pros

    9/80 Schedules and getting the newest most expenive computers/cell phones/ iPads every single year.

    Cons

    Over spending on every little single detail. It was very evident when I was hired here that the goal was to get the feds to increase the defense budget so this government contractor can do/buy whatever they wanted. The culture was purely about being republican and how crazy the democrats were, in the workplace during business hours. It was purely ridiculousness. Never in my professional life have I experienced people openly speak negatively about groups of people and have management condone or engage in the behavior. Also trying to convince people actively to convert to the GOP because you were a suspected democrat was the icing on the cake. I just could not live with myself being here knowing veterans who fought for our country were being robbed by the punks who hosted extravagant company parties and fully catered buffets for luncheons, and employees who needed to upgrade to an iPhone 5s because their iPhone 5 was so inferior.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Good Place to Learn Public Sector Software Development

    Oct 19, 2020 - Software Development Intern in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    Great people, stable working environment, everyone pretty much only works 9-5, 9/80

    Cons

    A little slower and doesn't pay as much as a "top-tier" developer job

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