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USRA Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Life/Work Balance"

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

    I have been working at USRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    USRA is a non-Profit, but operates as a very lean and efficient business. It takes on its customers' missions as its own. A terrific work environment.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, sometimes that can restrict access to certain programs requiring a for-profit.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    USRA is a good company to work for. They provide good benefits, a fair salary, comp time, professional training, and you get to work with a very talented group of people.

    Cons

    The only con is that USRA is so dependent on work from NASA that if NASA has budget issues than employment is at risk at USRA.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Research Budget Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. As long as work got done management did not care when i arrived or left. An 8 hour day was expected.

    Cons

    Little feedback on job preformance. No communication about status of contract until it expired.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with people off site.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Video Producer Fellowship"

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    Current Employee - Earth Science Multimedia Fellow in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Earth Science Multimedia Fellow in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    I had my application misplaced.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall very satisfied"

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    Current Employee - NPP in Moffett Field, CA
    Current Employee - NPP in Moffett Field, CA

    I have been working at USRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff get back to you with any issues promptly.

    Cons

    Although the pay is better than some other postdoctoral programs, it is still challenging to live in the Bay Area on the stipend. This is a universal problem however.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and continuing to improve"

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

    I have been working at USRA full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and very interesting work. Also great that this company is committed to funding college prep courses for kids interested in STEM from undeserved schools. Very flexible schedule and good benefits add to the great work life balance. If you are committed to what you do and do your best you'll go far.

    Cons

    Commute during rush hour is pretty bad

    Advice to Management

    Keep making good changes


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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

    I have been working at USRA full-time

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Management could handle situations better

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience but not a stable long term job"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked on lots of interesting projects that were exciting and creative

    Cons

    Not a stable job due to funding being sporadic

    Advice to Management

    Keep the excitement might need to pay someone to constantly write proposals to keep funding steady


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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