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Updated May 19, 2022

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  • "poor management, very risk adverse which impacts mission accomplishment(in 34 reviews)
  • "There's a lot of pressure to produce, but managers want different things all the time.(in 22 reviews)
  • "pay a little substandard and raises are small(in 19 reviews)
  • "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.(in 11 reviews)
  • "7. Sandia used to offer 15 hours of training a year on a (technical) subject of your choice.(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work when starting a family

    May 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work life balance! Great pay!

    Cons

    Diversity can be lacking in certain areas of the labs.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great

    May 16, 2022 - Computer Draftsman/Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place with great benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons that come to mind

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    May 10, 2022 - Phd Mechanical Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Internal mobility, unique and interesting work, serving the nation, opportunities to pursue research interests, job security.

    Cons

    Lower compensation, must maintain a security clearance, classified work must be performed onsite, limited in sharing of work outside Sandia.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company

    May 9, 2022 - Business Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits Work from home Flexibility Community Professional Sandia is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Competitive Complex situations and solutions Sandia has many complicated aspects of working there.0

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good culture

    May 6, 2022 - Principal Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Working with motivated, quality peers

    Cons

    Slightly low salary for some software developers.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Cool research, great benefits, some grinding

    May 3, 2022 - R&D S&E Electronics Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really excellent benefits. Staff pay tends to be 20% better than local industry, but the 401 matching and HSA matching are awesome. Onsite medical clinic services as well as fitness resources exclusive to both Sandia as well as the Air Force Base. Lots of cool research and fabrication happening including a large subset of Lab-Directed/funded that can focus on proof of concept while being relatively low-pressure. Collaborative environment. Lots of internal mobility to move between sectors. New Mexico is a beautiful place to live especially if you like getting outdoors.

    Cons

    Some PhD elitism though it's improving. Some externally funded programs can be high-pressure. Terrible performance review system with %-limited merit-based rankings. Few promotional tiers, encourages movement within the complex to make big jumps rather than rewarding dedication to a given area.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place

    May 1, 2022 - R&D Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture and interesting work

    Cons

    Albuquerque isn't the best place to be

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Apr 29, 2022 - Technologist 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, job security and importance of work/life balance

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to competitors

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Average work place

    Apr 29, 2022 - Senior Staff Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Extensive opportunities to develop your own career path.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are sub par.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    EZ Money

    Apr 28, 2022 - Systems Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Getting paid; super low stress.

    Cons

    No cafeteria; only a small place to get snacks.

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Sandia National Laboratories Reviews FAQs

Sandia National Laboratories has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,147 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Sandia National Laboratories to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sandia National Laboratories employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sandia National Laboratories. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

76% of Sandia National Laboratories employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sandia National Laboratories 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sandia National Laboratories to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be culture, management.

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