Sandia National Laboratories Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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4.0
78%
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Sandia National Laboratories Laboratories Director James Peery
James Peery
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "sandia cares about work life balance(in 173 reviews)

  • "The 9-80 schedule was pretty great once I adjusted to it, and work hours were long but reasonable(in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • "Don't like living in albuquerque(in 66 reviews)

  • "I can imagine this stems from a lot of HR red tape(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Planning 

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Love the people who work there.

    Cons

    It’s hard to leave the company.

  2. "The good the bad and the ugly"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life him life balance

    Cons

    Management, senior management, location, pay, politics.

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  3. "Fulfilling work, but funding can be uncertain"

    5.0
    Current Employee - R&D S&E, Computer Science in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Government employment benefits, including good Health Insurance, retirement 401(k) employer contributions, vacation.

    Cons

    401(k) has no stock options, only Fidelity-managed funds. Most areas prohibit personal electronic devices (cell phones, MP3 players), parking is always a hassle. The project you work on may change due to disappearing funding at the end of an FY.

  4. "Cutting edge technology to solve nations most difficult problems"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - SMTS - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Many more resources available to engineers to tackle challenging problems

    Cons

    The classified nature of many of the programs further perpetuates the stereotype of poor social skills between engineers

  5. "Exciting work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Great work-like balance. Great co-workers. Challenging R&D problems.

    Cons

    Salaries may be good when you start but can get compressed over time.

  6. "Good place to gain experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot here at the Labs

    Cons

    The learning curve is pretty high

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    "Good Place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Intern in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and work life balance.

    Cons

    Can be slow or boring at times

  8. "Mostly Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Family friendly. Good vacation and 401k. A lot of really good people to work with here.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Good work can go unrecognized

  9. "Ok"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    They offer a competitive pay

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to navigate

  10. "I like it"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and Neat projects

    Cons

    none that i can think of

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