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Updated Oct 26, 2021

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3.5
59%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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United Launch Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer Tory Bruno
Tory Bruno
187 Ratings
Pros
  • "Co-workers, The work and sense of fulfillment that goes with it, Salary, Benefits, Flex Time, 9/80 schedule(in 41 reviews)

  • "They do a 9/80 work schedule and every other Friday is off(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "So if you are wanting to be in upper management be an engineer(in 16 reviews)

  • "mandatory unpaid overtime for no purpose, management whacking key individuals but leaving behind scrubs (e(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Best job ever

      Oct 26, 2021 - Environmental Control Systems Engineer in Cape Canaveral, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Corporate goals drive success from everyone

      Cons

      Schedule demands not for everyone

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work culture !

      Oct 17, 2021 - Program Cost Scheduling & CTRL Specialist I in Cape Canaveral, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay, Great Benefits, Vacation time, flexible schedule for work/life balance, team environment, everyone is very respectful and kind. Every other Friday off. 401k matching 75% up to 8% percent of employee contribution.

      Cons

      The work is challenging, a lot to learn.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Average job

      Oct 25, 2021 - Accounting in Decatur, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Build rockets and bonus structure

      Cons

      Bonus is how they make pay competitive

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Cool work, bad culture

      Oct 21, 2021 - Tooling Engineer in Decatur, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The work is very unique, interesting, and challenging - Many smart individuals and something new to learn every single day - Good 401k matching - Flex time for working overtime that caps at 18 hours - Pretty flexible work schedule with availability to work from home

      Cons

      - Management is so reactive and disconnected that it's unreal - Bad promotional opportunities within the company unless you swap jobs/groups - Subpar pay at the intermediate job levels - Some managers seem to not have a care in the world or ever check in just to see how you are doing - No sick time for salaried employees - Certain people obviously underperform (and sleep!) on the job and never get in trouble for it. My manager caught a coworker sleeping on several occasions and nothing was ever done. - Morale is not good -Commuting through Decatur sucks - Big disconnect between union and non-union folks that creates a very divisive environment - Future of the entire company is dependent upon the success of Vulcan

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It's worth it

      Sep 30, 2021 - Fluid Systems Software Engineer in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being directly involved in space launch vehicles is hard to beat, and getting paid to solve real, challenging engineering problems is a wonderful way to make a living. The pay and benefits are pretty darn good, and if you play your cards right, the company will treat you very well! ULA does in fact put safety and quality first, because they know the survival of the company depends not only on getting the project done on time, but also getting it done right. If you see something that doesn't look right (even as a low-level engineer), you have the power to call a stop and get it fixed.

      Cons

      Working in launch operations can be (and often is) incredibly stressful, and there is no opportunity to just take a break- you have to push through it. You can also expect to be constantly fighting for proper resources to get your work done on time, and as a consequence you can expect long work hours. This is a slow-changing company that is still somewhat stuck in the old-school way of managing things, but it seems like that's just how the industry is.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company, aside from too political

      Oct 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay Benefits Working with Rockets 9/80 schedule Great locations

      Cons

      Work life balance Company constantly pushing politics

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok place to work. Just ok.

      Oct 8, 2021 - Systems Test Engineer in Titusville, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great: security clearance, education benefits, medical.

      Cons

      old people everywhere. No new ideas, no innovation. Union workers. Works out great for the techs, but it screws everyone else.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Prepare to give up PTO

      Oct 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are great and you get to work on rockets. Benefits are competitive

      Cons

      9/80 does not exist. Be prepared to work most off Fridays and at least one or two Saturdays each month. Under-staffing and lack of resource management do not allow employees to use any PTO. Poor coordination and lack of ability to change leaves me wondering how this company is able to launch rockets.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Company

      Sep 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Coworkers are wonderful and the work is challenging

      Cons

      Sometimes wondered about the future of the company

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great place, low pay

      Sep 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, 9/80 schedule, flexible hours

      Cons

      Low pay, low pay, low pay

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