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3.3
Average Rating
(based on 10 United Launch Alliance Review Ratings)
Company Culture
2.9
Growth Opportunities
2.5
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
3.5
Rewards You Receive
3.1
Support You Get
3.0
Way You Work
3.7
Work Setting
3.4
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Director of Business Development
in Englewood, CO

"United Launch Alliance is focused on the customer and mission success."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
United Launch Alliance Employee
in Denver, CO

"ULA by far had the greatest set of engineering minds I have ever met. The only advice I can give is for leadership to unify the competencies and the hearts and minds across the org. They're different buildings, not silos of knowledge and competency."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.3
United Launch Alliance (11)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is National Notary Association (14)
1.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is National Safety Council (29)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (3,480)
United Launch Alliance Employee
in Denver, CO

"Excellent working conditions and good tech support."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
United Launch Alliance Employee
in Centennial, CO

"Started at ULA almost 8 years ago... started bad, been getting worse since. Item by item: * Benefits - started pretty good, they just hacked them to hell, not good or even industry average now * Pay - Started underpaid, was a high achiever and earned a whopping 2.3 % raise yearly, was told that was rock star raises * Technical - have you ever wanted to fall completely behind your peers technically by only learning 80's tech? So far behind getting out is hard? * People - Literally 50/50, half are competent smart folks, the other half are literally trying to protect their jobs long enough so they can get super pensions. Progress comes here to die with the people. You can see this in reviews too, the people that love it to death are also the folks that are 3 years from pensioning out, make 150k for not much and are completely untouchable. Who wouldn't like that? * Management - Were you good technically? Then that must mean you'll be an awesome manager! Management is almost exclusively terrible, untrustworthy and manipulative. Politics to the extreme. * Overtime - Expect that you can work whatever they want, for however long they want because they don't know how to build a schedule. So if that means 20 hours of OT per week for months on end because of management screwup, meh, have fun. Don't care about your personal life, only how it impacts schedule all said. * Ability to change - Problems are so deeply rooted that you could only hope to address them by firing half the people and most of the management. We are "owned" by Boeing and LM and are literally the golden goose, so money doesn't stay with ULA, it returns to them. So getting better doesn't help ULA per say, just the owners and they don't care who or how anything happens as long as they get paid. RUN. RUN AWAY. SERIOUSLY DON"T GET CAUGHT UP IN THE HYPE OF THE PRODUCT, IT'LL IRREPARABLY HURT YOUR CAREER."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average United Launch Alliance Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $2
2013 $4
United Launch Alliance Employee
in Centennial, CO

"I've worked for this company for more than 6 years and it has been a train wreck since day one. They operate like Lockheed/Boeing, without the bank roll, allowing inefficiency and inept staff to hang on in the corners everywhere and complain about cost cutting. 90% of all managers are legacy Lockheed or Boeing, who are smart, but are dubious leaders (good engineers often do not make excellent managers). Senior leadership tries to talk the talk, but is ineffective at leadership. RUN AWAY!"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
United Launch Alliance Employee
in Centennial, CO

"I've had a great experience working in the aerospace field. I've been part of McDonnell Douglas aerospace, Boeing aerospace, and United Launch Alliance. My positions over the years (17 years) have allowed me to become very proficient in the area of wire harness design and wire harness and electrical equipment installations."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Engineer
in Centennial, CO

What do you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"great coworkers interesting field, and challenging work, and nice offices, annual bonus"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Avoid this place unless you are desparate - its a moralizing place to work and you wil not be appreciated"

What don't you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"Management ignores employee opinions. They are condescending and self serving"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get a new executive team that encourages employees and makes them feel appreciated"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Engineer
in Centennial, CO

"Scary place to work"

What do you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"Great product and employees, nice offices,and usually an annual bonus"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"ULA uses Kenexa to determine who will get an interview based on computer screening of your resume. Its real frustrating"

What don't you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"Exec management is abusive to employees - they fly private jets and give themselves bonuses, while employees see benefit cuts and mass layoffs and demotions to save monsy. Everybodys afraid of their boss. High stress and no secure jobs except in mgmt."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get new, honest executives that appreciate their people, cut out one or two layers of management, and give raises to employees instead of the managers and execs"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Enterprise Application Architect
in Centennial, CO

"Outstanding work place and job"

What do you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"We launched the Mars Rover and all of the current GPS satellites along with all of the military satellites"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a good place to work but they are slow to make decisions. Be patient."

What don't you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"They are a government contractor so things take too long to get approved or disapproved"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The copany should be run with two less layers of management to speed up the approval/disapproval process"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Labor Management Specialist

"It was amazing job, the award was seeing dislocated workers be successful."

Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.5 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Office Administrator
in Huntington Beach, CA

"Great benefits, great people!"

What do you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"The work was challenging and used my abilities."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be positive and you will get the job."

What don't you like about working at United Launch Alliance?

"They moved to Denver, Colorado."

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