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Women's Job Satisfaction

(5=very satisfied)
82%say women are treated fairly
and equally to men
91%would recommend
to other women
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    Lady IsanEngineer Engineer

    Sandia is very big and your experience depends mostly on which department you are in. There are many women at Sandia, mostly in managerial roles and support roles. Only 20% of technical positions are held by women. The work is novel and interesting. Collaboration, mentoring, and learning are valued. Employees have flexible work hours, sick leave, maternity leave, and a medical clinic onsite. Scientists and engineers have to conform a certain stereotype to fit in. It's a boys club. You can succeed if you work harder than then men around you. At the corporate level, they say they want to hire more women, but there are no policies to make it happen. Sandia is a much better place for women in business, HR, and management than it is for women in technical fields.

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    Madam MightWorkForever R & D Science & Engineering, Computer ScienceHigh Performance Computing

    I worked here a number of years ago, was gone for quite a while, now back for about 12 years. Much progress has been made since my first experience, especially with work schedule flexibility and the number of women in management positions. A lot of women work in science and engineering positions. The number of women in management is improving as women work their way up (the current President and Lab Director is a technical woman promoted from within, a first for a national lab). In the day to day work environment women in my area seem to be treated equally. There are some lab-wide programs to give women networking and mentoring opportunities.

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    Lady anon827

    I've worked here for 3 years and there are a lot of women working here, both in management and in professional roles. There are more women than men in my field. Women are treated fairly and the work and schedules are flexible which is a benefit for parents. I have never taken a long leave of absence so I am not sure how this affects employees or what the benefits are. Our annual raises and bonuses are better than most other companies located nearby. I am not sure how the company compares nationally. It can be very bureaucratic but overall, a great place tot work.

Crowdsourced Employer Benefits

  • Median / Consensus
  • 3

    PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)

  • 6

    Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • 6

    Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • ?

    Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

Flextime, Healthcare, On-Site Childcare, 401k and more...

How do women feel about working at Sandia National Labs? 82% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 91% would recommend Sandia National Labs to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5. What are the benefits at Sandia National Labs? Sandia National Labs offers 6 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Sandia National Labs employees.

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