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Space Dynamics Laboratory Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "Overall a great place to work. Especially if you are a student."

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    Former Employee - Student Software Engineering Assistant in Logan, UT
    Former Employee - Student Software Engineering Assistant in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - They work well with students schedule
    - They want to help you succeed
    - They give students legitimate responsibilities and see them as equals

    Cons

    - They can be disorganized on some projects
    - Student compensation could be a little better but is not bad at all


  2. "Decent place for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time

    Pros

    Usually good people to work with. Very flexible with school schedules.

    Cons

    It was sometimes frustrating working with other departments such as QA, Safety, and Purchasing.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of outdated tracking and purchasing software. Someone needs to keep the engineers from wasting time early on in a project's schedule, because most projects end up rushing the people at the end of the line to get things done on time.

  3. "Space Dynamics has a great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Student Software Engineer in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Student Software Engineer in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Space Dynamics is a great place to work. The benefits are stellar and the company culture is very nice. It has never been stressful and I very rarely have to stay late at work.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience for student developers"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Logan, UT
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience
    Working on interesting projects
    Wealth of knowledge around you

    Cons

    Lack of oversight and direction

    Advice to Management

    Keep the students doing meaningful projects.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and you can't beat the location or culture at SDL.

    Cons

    Never a dull moment and employees are always kept very busy.


  6. "Stallar Place to Make a Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful employer with interesting, meaningful projects to work on. Flexible work environment and a ver positive culture.

    Cons

    Keeping pace with challenging customers and projects can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on rocking it!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The best option you have"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Logan, UT
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's close to campus
    They'll work with your class schedule
    Competitive pay
    Low pressure environment
    Lots of people to associate and make friends with
    Lots of extra-curricular activities like "Lunch'n'Learn"s and sports during the lunch hour

    Cons

    Don't value students as much as full-timers. Despite doing the same work, we were treated as less than full-timers.
    Very little guidance. There was always help if you need it, but don't expect anything if you don't ask. Sometimes a bunch of students would go to a scheduled meeting to have no supervisors show up.
    A lot of the work is done in new areas where there is very little knowledge on the subject and therefore you're on your own with no help available. Get ready to struggle through mind numbing documentation (if you're lucky).
    I wasn't recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty (though some other students were). Going above and beyond is almost expected.
    I felt that a lot of the work was boring. The project I was on almost felt like everyone expected it to fail. A lot of people's reactions to the project were "Oh, well, good luck."
    You'll have to work with hardware at some point, and sometimes it can be a huge pain.
    Management seemed biased. Some students seemed to be more favored than others.

    Advice to Management

    All I ask is that you make your students and the work they do feel valued

  8. "Great place to work as a student"

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    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great work experience while you are in school, they encourage you to make school your first priority when necessary, overall great work environment and excellent team of employees and managers.

    Cons

    Very slow hiring process. Don't expect to hear back quickly after sending in your application and resume. It took over a month for me to be contacted for an interview and another month for me to receive a job offer after my interview.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. SDL is a great place to work.


  9. "Awesome environment"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The family friendly environment is really a plus. They are flexible and offer great benifits.

    Cons

    Can be fast paced depending on customer contract.


  10. "Great opportunity for student workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time

    Pros

    Great experience for a student worker. They hire many students from Utah State and you can work full time during the summer and part time during the year. Good people and interesting work

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for business majors.


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