Stable Company with Good Benefits
Research Engineer (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 10, 2016
Overall, this is a pretty stable company that you can stay with for your entire career. Many people work here for 20+ years. Salaries are okay, but not stellar. The insurance and retirement plans are very good. They offer a 403(b) plan (essentially the same as a 401(k)) and automatically contribute 9% of your salary (out of the company's pocket) to your account, regardless of the amount you contribute yourself. This is much better than the matching plans most companies offer.
What a typical day at work is like varies greatly depending on which division you work for. Each division functions somewhat autonomously and has its own culture and management style. Work is generally project-dependent, and engineers/scientists/analysts at all levels are expected to help bring in new projects, though to what degree depends on your skillset and current workload.
There is also a cafeteria that offers subsidized meals on site, as well as a gym to which employees and spouses have free access.
Retirment, On-site gym and cafeteria, interesting work
Average salary, periods with little project work