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Space Dynamics Laboratory Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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Niel Holt
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  1. "Engineering Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule, full-time during the summer, part-time during the school year.

    Cons

    You sometimes have to do the boring jobs: take things to shipping, clean up lab, etc.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2018-05-11
  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory

    Pros

    Super flexible to work for as a student.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of mobility in the company.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2018-02-21
  3. "SDL"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in North Logan, UT
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of exciting projects in technology

    Cons

    Some programs get cancelled or postponed, which can leave you without a job.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2018-02-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company experiencing turmoil due to rapid growth"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Lead in North Logan, UT
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers who care about their work and each other. Challenging but rewarding technical work. Historically low turnover. Opportunities for lateral movement within the company. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Low turnover means fewer opportunities to advance--mitigated by current growth. All levels of management, as well as employees, seem to be struggling with the changes that are an unavoidable part of growth. Historic understaffing results in frequent stretches of overtime, although generally compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Space Dynamics Laboratory has grown to greatness because employees "in the trenches" were allowed to innovate, and trusted to provide the best solutions. Stop micromanaging and rejecting new ideas without understanding them.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2018-01-31
  5. "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
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time for 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

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2018-01-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
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    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.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2017-11-17
  7. "Space Dynamics has a great work environment"

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

    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory part-time for 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.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2017-11-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience for student developers"

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

    I worked at Space Dynamics Laboratory for 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.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2017-09-13
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory full-time for 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.

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2017-07-08
  10. "Stallar Place to Make a Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Logan, UT
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    I have been working at Space Dynamics Laboratory full-time for 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!

    Space Dynamics Laboratory2017-06-23
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