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United Space Alliance Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "It was very interesting work launching people into space for the Shuttle program" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Good Company with great benefits" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Parent companies hampered our ability to expand customer/ business base" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Only downside is that the company is no longer in operatopn" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "United Space Alliance, LLC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Company with great benefits

    Cons

    Company business opportunities limited due to parent companies.


  2. "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Staff IV
    Former Employee - Engineering Staff IV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    USA was a great place to work with dedicated people who care about getting the job done right.

    Cons

    The company had to let everyone go when the Space Shuttle program ended.

    Advice to Management

    No more management to advise.
    Note: the Last year employed was 2012 (hit drop down limit).

  3. "Manager"

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

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Really liked it there. Too bad the government ended the space shuttle program.

    Cons

    No longer in business. The space shuttle was originally supposed to be privatized and that would have been better for the US, than the approach the last government administration took.

    Advice to Management

    Lockheed and Boeing should have made United Launch Alliance part of United Space Alliance as originally pitched.


  4. "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Liked working with the space program and being part pf that history. Thats about it but am filling out 20 words to meet glassdoor reqt.

    Cons

    Tons of employees doing the bare minimum. Good ol’ boy society who treat women badly. No appreciation for hard work or intelligence. Not surprised it went out of business. Sad to see demise of the space program but most people working for this company havent actually produced work in years.

    Advice to Management

    Support women leadership. Encourage high performing teams. Respect hard work over beer drinking (which happened onsite).


  5. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Flexible working hours
    Above competitive salaries

    Cons

    The usual management mind games.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs better insight regarding long term goals and business opportunities.


  6. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at United Space Alliance full-time

    Pros

    This was a great place to work for.

    Cons

    Company dissolving since the Shuttle quit flying.


  7. "Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great to work as a NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas subcontractor.

    Cons

    The end of NASA's Space Shuttle contract greatly affected job security.

    Advice to Management

    Financial services may be a new business opportunity in the future.

  8. "Awesome place to work."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work

    Cons

    None that I could think of.


  9. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Space Alliance full-time

    Pros

    The training, the pay, working as part of the shuttle team.

    Cons

    The people. After layoffs, ( to each his own ) no lasting connection with former coworkers.


  10. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Space Alliance (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible everything - no hassles about time schedules, dress codes, whatever. Management very understanding, as long as your time is accurately recorded each day, you're good. The work environment is very conducive to focusing on the job in a relaxed, productive team-oriented manner.

    Cons

    "Continuing Process Improvement" means the paperwork gets redesigned every year, but there's no change in the actual software development life cycle since time began.

    Advice to Management

    Read up on current methods of software development, and have the guts to actually try them. Agile works! Since management doesn't put "improvement" into action, there's an inertia in the culture that can't be overcome by individuals who want to be "agents of change".