Great place to work, limited career advancement
Business Team Lead (DOE "Top Secret" clearance) (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – July 10, 2017
Working for Sandia was a wonderful experience. The work is highly meaningful, and the scientists that you support are some of the most brilliant people I've ever come to know. The atmosphere is one which demands a "pedigree" in terms of number of degrees achieved and the schools where they were obtained. If you have anything less than a Master's degree on the business side, you're likely to be treated as a secretary or general admin, which can be extremely frustrating. I know the same can be true of engineers; you need a PhD or a Master's degree, or you are extremely limited in your options for advancement. Incredible work/life balance with 9/80 schedules offered, and lots of flexibility in choosing the work you support.
Flexibility, 9/80 schedule, work/life balance, job security
Limited job advancement, impossible to fire "bad apples", low salary compared to similar roles outside of Federal government