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Sandia National Laboratories Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2019

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3.8
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71%
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68%
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Sandia National Laboratories CEO Steve Younger
Steve Younger
91 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is very high priority(in 140 reviews)

  • "9/80 workweek is pretty standard(in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • "Living in Albuquerque, outdated buildings onsite(in 55 reviews)

  • "A lot of red tape for work can make it challenging to accomplish task(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great but abq is boring"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible, takes care of employees

    Cons

    Location is boring, work can be repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-07-24
  2. "Great Company, Cool Projects"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good work-life balance, cool projects, competitive pay, good benefits

    Cons

    It's in Albuquerque, it can be slow to get things done

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-08-23
  3. "Company culture and benefits are great!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with some amazingly talented individuals who are committed to the mission. The people are very kind and they offer great benefits and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    The growth potential can be limited for the admin population, but there are opportunities to pursue.

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-08-21
  4. "Lifelong Career"

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    Current Employee - Database Technologist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working at Sandia has provided me with opportunities to grow and experience several different careers paths. We have a great work-life balance and decent employee benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Salary increases and promotions are somewhat shortcoming due to restrictive HR policies and government budget.

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-08-21
  5. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - R/D 

    I worked at Sandia National Laboratories

    Pros

    Strong technical team with a plethora of experience.

    Cons

    Compensation is not very competitive.

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-08-18
  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Intern 

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories

    Pros

    Nice benefits, 9/80 schedule, above average pay

    Cons

    Slow work rate, long wait for promotions

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-08-16
  7. "Mechanical Technologist at Sandia Labs"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great security and ok benefits

    Cons

    poorly competitive with pay.

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-08-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be 5 star"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mission, people, work hours, location

    Cons

    Management, salary, complexity, red tape

    Advice to Management

    If you wonder why your losing employees, look in the mirror.

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-08-21
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't base your career decisions solely on this place -- it's not a normal place"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Don't have to work long hours even though each 60 minutes generally seems like 90

    Cons

    Soul crushing waste of time mostly. The most productive time of day is the wait of 20-30 minutes getting through the gate, when you can imagine a better world.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, die, whatever, just get out of the way of productive people.

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-07-19
  10. "Huge Opportunities to grow within the company past internship!"

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    Current Employee - R&D Intern in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandia National Laboratories for more than a year

    Pros

    Cafeteria has great food. Engineers can dress more business casual depending on your lab. People are optimistic about interns and promote educational growth. Great environment for creativity and innovation. Flexible work schedule for interns.

    Cons

    Work location can be far depending on which side of town you live on. It can take a long time to get a security clearance.

    Sandia National Laboratories2019-07-01
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