Poor job satisfaction, incompetent mgmt, good pay/benefits and balance
Engineer (Current Employee) – Idaho Falls, ID – March 28, 2017
Get up early (5am), ride the bus (not paid for our facility) or drive for an hour to the site, work a 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off), you get out what you put in for the most part. Many employees are older and very lazy/apathetic, which increases the work load for hard workers. 40 hour work weeks (flex time, OT is available if you need it). Managers often make decisions based strictly on oversight pressure (which includes the Naval presence at the facility) and political expediency, which is demoralizing for deckplate workers and engineers. Good talent uses the revolving door, new engineers often leave when their contract is up (1 year minimum stay required if the company relocated you, or else moving fees must be repaid). Facility not on any cutting edges, much of the equipment is older and usually in need of maintenance.
Great place for engineers to knock out an internship or a 3-5 year stint. Movement into management means you're stuck and are probably a "yes" man. If you don't have a degree this place rocks, they will pay you more than anywhere else for the work.
Pay and benefits, great area with access to outdoors, work life balance
Poor management, extremely high levels of obstructive oversight, lots of confusing administrative rules, fellow employees complain and are lazy