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Sandia National Laboratories Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated Aug 9, 2021

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  • "poor management, very risk adverse which impacts mission accomplishment(in 32 reviews)
  • "There's a lot of pressure to produce, but managers want different things all the time.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Slow moving, small raises, hard to be promoted(in 15 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 12 reviews)
  • "Training is based on a mentor system that may or may not be effective depending on the mentor(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Aug 9, 2021 - Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company cares about staff. Good work / life balance. Fairly good benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement, leave, flexible work hours, now flexible work location post covid).

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility. Salaries start out high but raises are skimpy. Government work required both personal and professional red tape navigation.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good benefits and work/life balance, but lots of red tape

    Jun 30, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Livermore, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work/life balance and benefits. Coworkers and management are friendly and smart. Having techs to help with your workload is a nice perk too.

    Cons

    Little diversity, lots of red tape, too many meetings, and hard to get access to specialized equipment unless your boss owns it. Pay is lower (when adjusted for cost of living) than New Mexico site. I often feel stretched thin.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Great Place to Intern

    Jun 27, 2021 - R&D Grad 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Interesting work, Great Coworkers, Pay, Work-Life balance, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Location, Red tape, Bureaucracy, Slow work pace

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place to Work

    Jun 2, 2021 - Nuclear Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work, co-workers, mission. Lots of interesting work to get involved in.

    Cons

    Red tape can be an issue

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    pay

    May 1, 2021 - Electro-mechanical Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay is good, career development

    Cons

    government red tape that you have to deal with

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Principal Mechanical Engineer

    May 4, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance, opportunities for different technical work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape. Not many career promotion opportunities for personnel.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Overall good but lots of bureaucracy

    Apr 22, 2021 - Scientist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent salaries and great benefits. You can buy vacation, which is really cool

    Cons

    It's hard to get anything done because there's so much red tape and bureaucracy

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  8. 5.0
    Former Intern, more than 1 year

    A steady place to intern

    Mar 11, 2021 - Biology Intern in Livermore, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits, very friendly people

    Cons

    Government red tape, slow moving progress

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place to work

    Mar 11, 2021 - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Offers opportunity to work on unique and important problems. Great job security, pay and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Comes with some of the red tape associated with government work.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Intern

    The best government money can buy

    Mar 2, 2021 - Internship in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very interesting project work and flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay and government red tape

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