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Space Systems/Loral R&D Engineer Reviews

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  • Cost of Living is High, Traffic Congestion, Uncertainty of Contract Lengths (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management out of touch with workforce (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior R&D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with, moderately flexible work schedules, stable employment.

    Cons

    Loss of confidence in management direction, reduction of benefits to improve company profitability, morale is stagnant, minimal project team comradery, workload expectation and round-the-clock availability requirement is high vs the increasing gap between the cost of living and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Multiple reorganizations have created unnecessary reporting chains. Cut out the middle men and reduce micro-management at various levels. Instill increasing trust in the workforce and offer meaningful praise when objectives are met, on a more consistent and continual basis.


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Space Systems/Loral is a great company to work for. There are plenty of things to learn and every senior engineer I have worked with so far was willing to help me. The managers have all been great.

    Cons

    Since I am new to the company, I will get to this when I have more time and experience under my belt.

    Advice to Management

    So far the management has done a great job. I would suggest an anonymous way to submit feedback to give the employees and opportunity for submitting suggestions.