The position I had was working for the Groundwater division at Sandia National Labs. I only had contact with Akima regarding administrative issues. They were great to work with, and were very helpful when I had questions.
Contractor (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – July 15, 2015
this is a sub contractor that runs at the LLNL. they didn't really help the employees under their control. they really need to change the way they do business and work the same hours as the other employees.
Engineering Technician III (Former Employee) – livermore, ca – October 1, 2013
Providing the science community with the latest products in the quest for a renewable energy source. Team work was essential to completed tasks. Taking lead role when needed. Co-workers became like a second family. Everyone was very nice and outgoing, willing to lend a helping hand whenever possible.The hardest part of the job was finding time to learn new jobs to advance while still completing your own daily tasks. The most enjoyable part of the job was never knowing what new projects you could be learning.
Facility Point Of Contact (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – September 24, 2013
A typical work day always started with review of on going work and what was new for the that day and the next couple of days. Then authorize all the work to be done that day. With building condition changing on a daily basis required me to keep myself well informed what the different research groups were planning for upcoming days. Each new day brought a new learning experience, the biggest was learning to deal with ever changing conditions and all the different personalities within the research and production groups. Most enjoyable part about the job was the ever changing conditions
Target Diagnostic Coordinator (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – July 16, 2013
Working at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory, I engage continuously with various levels of engineering, management, and scientific personnel from diverse backgrounds to field and reliability maintain a suite of over thirty diagnostics. My position requires me to be both a subject matter expert and to support the successful installation, commissioning and integration of hardware and software. As a Target Diagnostic Coordinator I also develop and constantly improve training procedures, experiment checklists, and one-line drawings as well as supervise, train, and support up to two technicians. Because of my ability for efficiency and team work I was recently presented with National Ignition Facility Performance award.
Site Lead - Instructional Designer (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – June 21, 2012
I have worked in the Defense Industry for a number of years. I began my career in the US Navy in 2000. After leaving the military with 7 years of active duty service, I have worked for 2 Fortune 500 companies, and the US Army Corps of Engineers (as a Federal employee). I know what makes a good company and what the best business practices are.
Akimia Infrastructure Services, lacks the any type of redeeming quality. They have a horrible management team that has no idea what they are doing. They do not value there employees rather see them as expendable. They are not open to suggestions that might improve moral, comradery, and inefficiency.
Overall, I've seen things done right in business and I've seen things done wrong. Akima may be the worst company in the Defense Industry so be leery before joining that sinking ship.
Lead Graphic Artist (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – April 29, 2012
Akima offers opportunities to be highly productive and to advance design skills although chances to excel careerwise are not as prevalent. The casual environment allows one to feel comfortable and express ideas and opinions without fear of reprimand. Most co-workers have been inclusive and inviting to newcomers. A nearby park and several eateries offer decent places to frequent during work breaks.
flexible schedule, productive and social environment, nearby eateries
monitored work arrival time, tight deadlines, long hours, few advancement opportunities
Nice and caring group of employees concerned with helping one another
Receptionist/Certified Rapids ID Card (Former Employee) – Fort Gordon, GA – March 15, 2012
I enjoyed my time with Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC. I had the oportunity to acquire two job titles while with the same company. Akima allowed my skills to be applied in two separate offices within the unit. I was called upon when in need of extra help with the ID cards section with the student trainees section and with the Active Duty and Retired Service Members and their families. I would love to contribute my knowledge, skills, and abilities with Akima in the future.
various positions, knowledgable employees, veteran friendly
short lunch break, short on workers, customer care cards used