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Space Dynamics Laboratory Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Stallar Place to Make a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Positive Company Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong benefits.
    Great people.
    Challenging work.
    Employees have a lot of flexibility for suggesting approaches and accomplishing tasks.
    Consciously developing a respectful, positive place of employment.
    Internal lecture series to develop personal knowledge and interests.
    Many family-oriented company activities.

    Cons

    I felt my compensation was fair, but I do know this has been a complaint of other employees.

    Small company meant little room for upward growth (though my supervisor was encouraging of personal opportunities for growth).


  5. "CTO"

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting, interesting work and feels like a big family

    Cons

    None...OK maybe one....location is beautiful but a bit remote


  6. "Software Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    - Amazing people to work with
    - Interns/students often given full time opportunities
    - Pay is decent

    Cons

    - No PTO for interns and no real structure for taking time off.

    Advice to Management

    - Provide a structure for students asking time off.


  7. "Good employer"

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

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Probably one of the best employers in the Logan area. Good benefits and a good atmosphere. I would recommend this job to any software engineer.

    Cons

    Most programs in the company are funded through government funding, meaning that changes in federal spending on defense or NASA may impact job availability. Also, the compensation and benefits are great for Logan, UT, but a bit lower than higher populated areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great environment. Keep doing the activities involving families. There is little to be said apart from that.

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    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome projects and tasks. Nothing is ever the same from day to day. Each project gives the chance to wear a different hat and learn new things. Great deal of responsibility and autonomy is given to engineers to accomplish given tasks.

    Cons

    Small company with limited mobility. Can become pigeon holed in classified programs. Very hard for this company to attract the right talent for the given tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Many folks stay at SDL because of the location in Cache Valley, and SDL has clearly been the best game in town. The world and connectivity is paradigm changing. That makes living here possible while working (perhaps virtually) somewhere else. It may be hard for SDL to continue to be the best game in town.


  9. "Director, Civil Space Division"

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    Former Employee - Director in Logan, UT
    Former Employee - Director in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent professional work environment with very good benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Government contracts mostly which are a little uncertain from time to time. This means that every 6 to 9 months you may be wondering what you are doing. However, it has worked this way for the entire 60+ year history of the lab.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The environment and people are great. Very tight and cohesive group of people working at the lab.


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer Assistant in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer Assistant in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed in regards to students

    Cons

    not a terrible amount of responsibility (could be good or bad depending on your viewpoint)


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