Smart people, poor management
Computer Software Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – February 10, 2018
I have been working at sandia labs for 13 years full time
Secure employment and benefits. The only game in town in Albuquerque. Very intelligent work force.
Management hires the best and brightest, but doesn’t effectively manage the workforce. The quality of your work does not seem to matter in terms of career advancement. As a result, cynicism is rampant. The entire organization seems to function as a good old boy network with the chosen few being promoted. As a government institution it is fraught with waste. I firmly believe that if Sandia functioned as a for-profit organization, it would be out of business in less than one year. I highly encourage young engineers to seek employment elsewhere, where the quality of your work has a better chance of being recognized
management, lack of advancement