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USRA Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty good salary for a postdoc with decent health benefits and a travel budget

    Cons

    Communication with USRA can be slow/lacking


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Scientific research very impressive. Inspiring working on projects for NASA

    Cons

    Difficult to discern a unifying identity

    Advice to Management

    Exec level does not seem to have interest in engaging lower levels


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at USRA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome 410k plan
    Focus on employee growth and education
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Communication is a huge problem
    To many executives with power

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication


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  5. "Research Internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Eglin AFB, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in Eglin AFB, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at USRA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment with great co-workers.

    Cons

    Kind of a boring project, but I don't think working full-time would be as bad.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for my family.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential in jobs


  7. "Good Internship Handler"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at USRA as an intern

    Pros

    Quick and thorough with the paperwork - took 1/4 the time that other internships would take. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Very absent from Intern interaction. Job offer and taxation problems during work there.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with job offer and taxation problems


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at USRA (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting company with an outstanding mission. Works hard to further the cause of the universities they represent and to promote education.

    Cons

    Company is small but growing.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "High efficient staffs; Easygoing working environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything is dependent on your supervisor's opinion and funding situation, including title, salary, promotion, training, conference... Staffs are very amenable and high-efficient on processing request.

    Cons

    The vacation/sick days are significantly less than university compares.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People! Great Workplace!"

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

    I have been working at USRA full-time

    Pros

    The place is very friendly and with great salary and benefits. They are continuing to offer new perks every year. It's a strange non-profit company but seems like a business so any extra profit goes back into it's employees or programs. Very flexible with your schedule and time off!!!

    Cons

    It's a company that does well on the merits of a small group of employees winning government projects so that can be a little nerve-wracking.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good stable company with favorable benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Efficient administration, HR is very responsive and open to comments. Good benefits. Great colleagues. Good salary.

    Cons

    Stability is too dependent on aerospace projects, which are seeing a decline over the course of time.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints.



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