Overall a good place to work at
Training, Generalist & LSS Black Belt (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – January 3, 2019
Most places have their own challenges...promotion, pay, work to life balance, etc. But overall, Sandia was 4 out of 5 on this for the most part. If you got under a bad manager you could find another job after a limited time there because there is a great deal of mobility that is accepted there.
Benefits are good for vacation and time off, but medical is same as outside at other companies...costs a pretty penny. The culture for the most part is positive, with some bad eggs here and there. I worked for Sandia for 13 years and I would say only 3 of those years did I have super challenging interpersonal encounters which were all worked through but not fun. Otherwise, it was good with most people wanting to team, execute their job well, and impact the Nation. So many of the capabilities of Sandia are on the nightly news of what we do to protect and keep our nation safe. I was proud to work there and had a decent work to life balance. I miss it after having to relocate, but would go back for sure if I move to a location Sandia is at. It's not perfect, but it was better than most and I enjoyed the people and purpose.
Work to life balance, teaming, highly intelligent, National Impact, Vacation
Medical Insurance, bureaucracy, politics