Supervisor - Configuration & Data Management (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – April 6, 2015
Kwajalein - a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A great place to save money, but it is very isolated and not many places to spend money. The perks of living on a tropical island out weigh the isolation and no where to spend money (thank goodness for Amazon). It would be high on the list for a return, but medically disqualified.
Huntsville - as with Kwaj, it's a very good place to live and work. Both places have great people to work for and work with. As with all work places, there are very good workers, and the opposite spectrum.
Kwaj perks, free food, housing, utilities, and now high speed internet. Company paid plane ticket one time per year.
Kwaj is isolated and it cost big bucks to fly back to the states.
I am only busy when something goes wrong or during inventories. I have had more hands on equipment than in previous employment. These is an almost total lack of management involvement and oversight. Co-workers are great. The hardest part of the job is being around people who have been on this island too long. The most enjoyable part is off duty SCUBA diving and snorkeling.
Human Resources Supervisor, CONUS (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – November 13, 2012
Worked for Kwajalein Range Services for three years. Great people to work with and for. The culture on Kwajalein alone is unique in all of the world.
This is an Army contractor, and the government has been squeezing the turnip over the years to keep costs low. If you're wanting to get rich, look elsewhere. If you want a unique life experience in one of the most beautiful and remote tropical islands in the world, look no further.
Bechtel/Lockheed-Martin run this together, and it's a great combination of corporate cultures, values, and management.