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Space Systems/Loral Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Upper management out of touch with workforce (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "Talented employees in a challenging industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Space Systems/Loral (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented and friendly coworkers and managers.
    Excellent product in a fascinating industry.

    Cons

    Challenging industry with very thin profit margins.
    Compensation is limited compared to cost of living in the area.
    Casual overtime is expected frequently.


  2. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Space Systems/Loral (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and decent pay

    Cons

    always restructuring causes a lot of turn over in managment.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. Helpful (3)

    "old fashion company with lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Space Systems/Loral full-time

    Pros

    there are some good engineers with smart brains. got a chance to see the whole spacecraft

    Cons

    management is so terrible. Advice is simply ignored by the management team. So many lazy people hanging around without doing anything. People who are diligent and smart are not rewarded well.

    Advice to Management

    being in silicon valley, adapt some new ideas and ways of management. listen to your employees and compensate real hard workers well. Stop being arrogant and show no interests retaining young engineers


  4. "Cool company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great. Make awesome products for everyday life.

    Cons

    New management and with that lots of changes


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Lazy Corporate Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No real pros at this company
    Morale is terrible too
    Wages and benefits subpar
    Lazy management and corporate culture
    CEO is worthless

    Cons

    Ship is sinking
    More layoffs coming June 2017
    No orders in over one year
    Management is terrible
    Lazy corporate culture
    All employable workers are resigning

    Advice to Management

    Close the doors and let everyone find a better company


  6. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Space Systems/Loral full-time

    Pros

    The people that worked there cared for each other and worked hard to get things done.

    Cons

    The pay was not competitive.


  7. "Company overview"

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    Current Employee - COMMUNICATIONS Systems MS ENGINEER in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - COMMUNICATIONS Systems MS ENGINEER in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work with great people to work with

    Cons

    up and down in the industry

    Advice to Management

    do what you preach

  8. Helpful (2)

    "so much potential, but disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent engineers and great technology

    Cons

    Short-sighted management that is investment averse.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so shy about investing in the future.


  9. "Payload Engineer Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Payload Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Payload Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on Space Technologies

    Cons

    Too slow to catch up with the latest changes in the market
    Low salaries


  10. "Overall Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral full-time

    Pros

    The people make it a great place to work

    Cons

    Employee benefits are low compared to other companies in the Silicon Valley


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