Research Intern (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – May 17, 2018
Sandia is a wonderful place with a lot of scientists and researchers of varied backgrounds. HR was a little slow... Hiring process and exiting process is dreadful, but it is a great place to work with tons of resources. Great nature around it. Albuquerque is a dump though, central atleast...
Systems Engineer / Technologist (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – March 5, 2018
I worked strictly in a research & development capacity. It was amazing to work at Sandia. Everyone who works there is mainly self managed. Fantastic workplace culture. Everyone worked as a team. My favorite part of working at Sandia was inventing virtual computing.
Sandia National Labs is a great company to work for! Plenty of room for advancement and career changes. Management is encouraging and understanding. The company promotes healthy living. Company has an onsite clinic and workout facility. Great Benefits and Great Pay
Run. Don't get lured into this low quality of life company and job. The managers are the worst, play favorites and a good ole boy system. So if you are a white, Christian, Male with no ethics this company is for you. If not there is very little diversity and you'll struggle with the white male culture.
Use to have a Pension--but that is gone for new employees
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
Subcontract Professional (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – January 9, 2018
Many highly motivated individuals. Work-life Balance is a priority. As a Subcontracting Professional I found it difficult to deal with the constant, numerous and often times contradicting policies/procedures established by the plethora of teams involved with procurement.
Principal Project Controller / Project Scheduler (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – January 4, 2018
You should be very clear coming in what your job duties will be and what the plans for your career advancement are. They tell you how easy it is to move around, and that's mostly true, but you can't move up very easily.