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United Space Alliance Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • It was very interesting work launching people into space for the Shuttle program (in 21 reviews)

  • Fantastic company to work for, great people (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The company was not able to survive the cancelation of the Constellation program and the Space Shuttle program (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management can be a bit out of touch with what's really going on at times (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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".


  3. "Great Place to Work!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had great management who supported flexible hours. Work was plentiful and required overtime on occasion. Salary and benefits were superior. Wish I was still there.

    Cons

    Company started closing after last USA shuttle flight.

    Advice to Management

    Even in closing mode this was a good place to work.


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  5. "USA defunct NASA contractor"

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

    Pros

    Had been a place where one could excel, given the opportunity.
    If they and the customer liked you, you were good.

    Cons

    If they or the customer didn't like you, you were screwed.
    But they are out of business now, so the point is moot.
    So current opportunities are zero.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees so they could leave. Treat them well enough that they won't want to. At least for whatever company you're managing now.


  6. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Integration Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Integration Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Purpose driven organization, professional co-workers and robust infrastructure. A continuous learning environment that emphasizes education and personal growth.

    Cons

    This company is no longer in business but this company's end came top early, excellent management team, dedicated professional and personally committed to human space flight.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management this company no longer exists but the advice would be to extend beyond the current statement of work and look for new opportunities in the space business.


  7. "Miss the Extraordinary Florida Jobs"

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    Former Employee - Senior TPS Specialist, Acting Lead Most III Years Loved in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Former Employee - Senior TPS Specialist, Acting Lead Most III Years Loved in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After just over 22 year Our Greates National Jems on 4 of Our AWE INSPIRING LADIES.

    Cons

    The demise of the Space Shuttle Program...

    Advice to Management

    Thank those few "managers and supervisors" that Really cared for use, dedicated to doing the job RIGHT, recognized and helped US... SHAME ON THOSE MANY THAT LIVED AND WORKED FOR RECOGNITION AND HELPED THEIR LAZY "FRIENDS" Honestly


  8. "Financial Accounting & Reporting"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Titusville, FL
    Former Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Titusville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management giving opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Two locations for employees to work reduced your chances for advancement


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for, great people.

    Cons

    Normal for a company it size

    Advice to Management

    Good work.


  10. "Overall company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open honest communication. Treated workforce very well.

    Cons

    None except transition of company from ops to closeout, no fault of USA.


  11. "Good times!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Titusville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Titusville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smooth operating machine that was cut way too short.

    Cons

    Union actually hurt relations with technicians.



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