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Updated Jun 29, 2022

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Sandia National Laboratories Laboratories Director James Peery
James Peery
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Pros
  • "and great people!(in 113 reviews)
  • "Good work/life balance if you already have a family and are not looking for exciting things to do.(in 110 reviews)
  • "Good benefits with 3 weeks of vacation and enhanced 401K for new hires.(in 93 reviews)
  • "Good pay and benefit.(in 80 reviews)
  • "Great community and culture(in 28 reviews)
Cons
  • "poor management, very risk adverse which impacts mission accomplishment(in 33 reviews)
  • "It's hard to advance without becoming a manager, which is basically an HR position.(in 21 reviews)
  • "pay a little substandard and raises are small(in 17 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)
  • "Endless corporate training(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great people. High Quality Research

    Jun 29, 2022 - Postdoctoral Appointee in Livermore, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing colleagues Lots of learning from high quality researcher

    Cons

    Bureaucratic structure Difficult to move out of the specific research areas

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing Job

    Jun 28, 2022 - Year-Round 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work life balance amazing supervisors Beautiful Campus

    Cons

    Can be strict with personal electronic items

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Top Employer

    Jun 27, 2022 - Project Controller in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. Up to 10% retirement matching, generous sick leave, tuition assistance, health insurance.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good Place to Work

    Jun 27, 2022 - Principal Technologist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay for area Good Hours Decent benefits

    Cons

    Promotion path unclear Too much emphasis on title instead of actual contributions

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Opportunity Abounds--If you are willing to seek it

    Jun 24, 2022 - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1) The opportunity to work on something that makes a difference in the world 2) The short, bikeable commute to work (especially compared to other national labs) 3) Albuquerque a) The affordability b) The food c) The access to cool outdoor stuff and vicinity to Mexico and Colorado 4) The benefits and flexibility 5) The ability to pursue a wide variety of projects (if you're willing to jump into unfamiliar territory)

    Cons

    Slower moving than I would like... You're at the mercy of large bureaucratic organizations for certain authorizations and approvals, which take time considering everyone is paid by the hour. Salaries are so-so compared to coastal companies, but good compared to most places in the central US.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good place

    Jun 23, 2022 - Business Management Professional in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good place to work mostly

    Cons

    Not much I can think of

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent Place to Work

    Jun 23, 2022 - R&D Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Co-workers are excellent Work environment is open Management is willing to work with employees Lots of interesting work and problems to solve

    Cons

    Government Red Tape stagnates rate of progress Pace is fairly slow in general

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent place to work

    Jun 22, 2022 - Industrial Hygienist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance Flexible work schedules Paid Time off Valued

    Cons

    Market value salaries for experienced workers

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Ideal workplace

    Jun 16, 2022 - Corporate Communications Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I had a 25-year career in another field before joining Sandia three years ago. I found support and camaraderie that I did not expect. My supervisor is the most supportive, encouraging person I have worked for. The atmosphere of the California campus is collaborative and calm. I work with some of the most intelligent people on the planet every day and am engaged and fascinated every day. I say this with no pretense: I have not had a negative experience or interaction yet. Sandia as a National Lab is incredibly thoughtful and supportive, something I did not expect to find at this stage in my life.

    Cons

    They need to share their story better, let people know the important work that goes on here.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to intern

    Jun 12, 2022 - Electrical Engineer Internship in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of freedom to work on things that interest you. Can work virtual or in office. Diversity is a priority. Opportunities are abundant.

    Cons

    Pay is low for similar positions.

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