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On average, employees at United Space Alliance give their company a 4.1 rating out of 5.0 - which is 8% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest United Space Alliance employees are Staff Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.2 and Engineers with a rating of 4.1.

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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 72 United Space Alliance Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.1
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.4
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
4.1
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Project Engineer
in Titusville, FL

"Great company, unfortunately when the shuttle program finished, massive layoffs because the company didn't win any new contracts."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 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 Space Alliance Employee
in Webster, TX

"Close knit group of people that were dedicated to the shuttle program."

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

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.1
United Space Alliance (95)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is SNC-Lavalin (13)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Wood Group TCS (8)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,703)
IT Supervisor
in Cape Canaveral, FL
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Safety and Quality Manager
in Manassas, VA

"Extraordinary employees developing, producing and supporting exceptional products and services. Executives need to let go of past products and move the company and processes forward in order to grow."

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

Average United Space Alliance Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $4
United Space Alliance Employee
in Cape Canaveral, FL

"Great Job. I love the space program. I would still be at this job if the shuttle program was still operational"

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
United Space Alliance Employee
in Houston, TX

"United Space Alliance is a 51/49 partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. USA held the primary responsiblity for the Space Shuttle and Space Station programs for many years until 2009 when they lost the rebid of the contract to Lockheed Martin and served as the primary subcontractor on the contract. USA was and still is a great company to work for. They consistently received high ratings from the managers at JSC. The work environment was great..they provided training and the ability to move to other positions. They did a lot of volunteer work in the community and when we were laid off we had the best severance package of all of the companies at JSC. They took care of us very well."

Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Computer Scientist
in Cape Canaveral, FL

"This is an awesome company. I enjoyed every minute of my working there."

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
Software Engineer
in Houston, TX

"It was great to work on the shuttle program and I gained valuable experience."

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"Flex time, and respect. Loved the people who were very supportive. Also, it was close to where I live."

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

"I think it is a great company and it was wonderful working on the shuttle program."

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

"I didn't always feel like I had management support or that he had an awareness of my job responsibilities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to respect their people, listen to ideas, and not to micro-manage."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Aerospace Composite Technician
in Houston, TX

"A history making, once in a lifetime experience."

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"Co-workers, engineers, and astronauts made this the best job I could have asked for."

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

"The quality of individuals working in this company is extremely high."

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

"As a government controlled industry, the over-reaction to isolated, minor issues was extremely cumbersome."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Relax. Trust the engineers and technicians to accomplish their tasks without multiple pointless meetings."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Simulation Engineer
in Houston, TX

"Working as a Simulation Engineer for the United Space Alliance, I developed various math models."

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"The group support, information from expert groups, cooperation, integration, and process development."

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

"Prepare yourself for working late hours and also during unscheduled time."

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

"Needed to stay at work until problems are resolved during a shuttle mission."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The situation of resolving IDR at the last moment should have been avoided."

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 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer
in Houston, TX

"Secure, affording technical growth"

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"Continuing opportunity for change and growth, exciting field of aerospace engineering."

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

"Have a backup plan in mind (United Space Alliance, as a company, will likely cease to exist by YE2014)."

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

"Lingering doubt (toward the end) concerning the future of our industry, collapse of leadership."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look out for outside opportunities for employees,who are logically concerned about their future."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in Houston, TX

"Initially awarding but currently very frustrating."

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"The work I currently do at USA is very complex and low-level Linux real-time development."

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

"Since USA is eventually going to dissolve, I recommend looking elsewhere for permanent work."

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

"Since the downfall of human spaceflight at NASA, our mission has been questionable. I desire an opportunity that provides a solid future and direction to advance my career."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"USA's management is very sincere but working in a difficult environment of inevitable doom. All I can say is continue to be sincere and honest with the remaining workforce."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Staff Member
in Merritt Island, FL

"Very pleasant."

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"Coworkers ability to work together for a common goal in a friendly enviroment."

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

"Be confidant about your abilities and never short-sell yourself."

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

"Could have been more advanced in technology and more communication with employees for improved guidance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Always communicate with your employees and make sure they have all the equipment required for the job and any training if needed."

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 5 / 5
Oracle DBA
in Houston, MO

"Excellent work, excellent company."

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"USA took care of us in all ways and I love this company."

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

"USA will fold in the near future, you may want to go with LMCO or Boeing instead."

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

"Work was tied to NASA budget. Too much paper work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make the best use of employee's skill. Show care for employees. Protect employees when pressure rises."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Staff Engineer
in Cape Canaveral, FL

What do you like about working at United Space Alliance?

"Everyone at USA from the top to the bottom were completely dedicated to supporting the Space Shuttle. This created an environment that wasn't just a job, but a part of history."

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

"This was not just a job, it was a mission."

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

"They spent so much time trying to prepare us for the layoff, while giving out little information on how the company was trying to adapt. This amplified the dark atmosphere at the end."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They were slow to adapt to the changing space program. This resulted in the company being unprepared when the Aries program was cut and the Shuttle program ended."

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