Sandia National Laboratories Employee Reviews

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Software Engineer IV (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMFebruary 8, 2016
SNL is a great place to work. Lots of different things to work on. The hardest part is the security levels you have to be mindful of.
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Great Work Life Balance
Clerical Intern (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJanuary 27, 2016
As a student intern, I appreciate being able to make my own schedule. I appreciate how supportive they are with school. I truly believe this is the ideal job for students.
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A great place to grow, perform a job, and have fun all at the same time!
Electronic Technologist and Radar Technician III (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMDecember 9, 2015
Drive out to the remote site and make coffee, then start prepping for the job at hand. I learned tons here...Antennas, RCS, Testing techniques and "why". Management was driven by customer's needs and funding...they did a great job. Co-workers couldn't be beat. They were like family...and not just the few at the range, but the whole department. Scientists with Bachelors, Masters and PhD's were the best Mentors I ever had. The hardest part of the job was in moving all the radar absorber every week or two to set up for the next configuration...but the most enjoyable part was knowing we had all worked as a team, had fun, and got the job done, with good data going out to the customer. This was a place where they assigned you a task, and then let you accomplish it on your own without "Micro-Management".
Pros
Working in a remote site, where we could experience the "wildlife" of the area.
Cons
Moving Absorber Palates on a regular basis.
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Perfect place to grow
Student Intern (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMNovember 23, 2015
Hardest yet most rewarding job! Challenged everyday with new projects and new ideas. SNL pushes you to your limit. You discover things in yourself you didn't know you are capable of. Overwhelming at times and empowering at other times. Must be dedicated, but will be well worth it. Perfect place to professionally grow and strengthen yourself.
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Challenging and fun
Senior Instructional Designer (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMNovember 15, 2015
A great environment with many learning opportunities. A great, diverse culture that embraces personal development as well personal wellness.
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Great work life balance. Interesting mission. Opportunities to move around.
Project Controller/Program Business Lead (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMNovember 10, 2015
The mission of SNL is unique and rewarding. There are many opportunities to learn. Many opportunities to advance. Great people. The company only hires "the best and brightest" which makes for a unique working environment.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
Salary is not competitive in Bay Area
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Professional environment, high expectations
Business Development Intern (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMOctober 21, 2015
Great place to work! I don't have any complaints, just not the type of work that I want to be doing based on my background, skills, and education.
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Veteran Friendly Company
Technical Security Specialist (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMOctober 13, 2015
Very established corporation and excellent benefits. Limited opportunities for advancement. It's not what you know but who you know.
Pros
Excellent Benefts
Cons
Not many holidays observed. Limited Advancement
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Management Reviews Result in Poor Morale
auditor, analyst, scientist, regulatory compliance (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMSeptember 24, 2015
In the last five years a Lockheed-Martin five star ranking system penalizes someone in a group for underachievement even if they've met their goals. This may change with new president in 2016
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Strong Engineering Laboratory
Engineering Technologist (Former Employee) –  Livermore CaliforniaSeptember 21, 2015
Sandia National Laboratories is a the forefront of engineering and cutting edge technologies. Working at Sandia will allow exposure to projects that are specialized and technologies that are exciting and intriguing.
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Great Internship
Technical Intern (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, New MexicoSeptember 15, 2015
Great work environment with challenging and interesting work every day. Work is primarily focused on research and development.
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Great company to work for
Purchasing Lead - Principal Buyer (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 25, 2015
Sandia is a great company to work for, with a fantastic work life balance, and meaningful work in support of the security of our nation.
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Excellent place to work
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 20, 2015
This is a great place to work. The greatest benefit is that you can change careers over the course of your lifetime and not leave the labs.
Pros
Generally a good work/life balance
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Good company, have been there for a while
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  New MexicoAugust 5, 2015
The company is solid, if you are a scientist or engineer its even better! The areas for research and development are revered, and a good place for advancement if you fall in these areas.
Pros
Science is promoted
Cons
administrative staff is not treated very well by scientists and researchers
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Great job but boring location
Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJune 10, 2015
Interesting research, mostly good people, secretive nature of the work can be a pain if you want to publish. Albuquerque is a pit though.
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Good place to learn
Full Time Employee (Former Employee) –  CAJune 10, 2015
A lot of people to learn from.
Co-workers were awesome.
Equipment and facilities adequate.
Ability to learn most anything applicable to R&D.
Fun field work.
Pros
No time card punching
Cons
They waste a lot of taxpayers money.
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Great work, unethical people
FLEET COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJune 8, 2015
Management does not take responsibility for their actions, and they place blame on their subordinates. The ethics department, OMBUDS, does not help, they simply lend a listening ear. The interns and entry-level employees work the hardest, with little to no appreciation, but the work we got to do was exciting and fun. I would love to further experience some other areas of the Labs, but simply to expand my current knowledge and learn everything that this National Laboratory has to offer and to experience the cutting edge of modern technology.
Pros
Content of work
Cons
Poor management, lack of ethics
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Love it!
Technical Intern (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMay 18, 2015
Sandia is a great place to work! I love the work life balance at the facility. There is always so much going on, so if you are interested in science, there is a place for you.
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Sandia National Labs is an incredible place to work
R&D Computer Science Principle Level Staff Member (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMay 14, 2015
Working at Sandia National Labs is exciting and cutting edge. I have thoroughly enjoyed the projects I have been involved in. The culture is also outstanding.
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productive place to work
Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMApril 24, 2015
Great place to work lots of good people great benefits and compensation. lots of stuff to learn good management good people and facilities. lots of stuff in development
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