GenCorp Reviews

Updated April 15, 2014
Updated April 15, 2014
3 Reviews

3.7
3 Reviews

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GenCorp President, CEO, and Director; President, Aerojet Scott J. Seymour
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  1.  

    Excellent company and remarkable people to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at GenCorp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stimulating work, exciting programs. Genuine concern for workers and staff frequently demonstrated by management. Teamwork is a strong ethic throughout the company. An enterprise focused on growth and high commitment to supporting government customers.

    Cons

    Workload is at times excessive. But, a company so heavily involved in critical national programs leads to this outcome. Dedicated staff and willingness to sacrifice when it becomes necessary for the good of the customer. Recent workloads have been challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve wage scales to better reward key contributors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Gencorp is struggling under a mountain of debt due to poor decisions of the past.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at GenCorp

    Pros

    Exciting work with NASA space and defense missile development. It's a technology rich environment with heritage and a future. There are few other mid sized companies where your work is part of protecting and defending our country and your products have and will visit every planet in the solar system. Aerojet (one of Gencorps two primary businesses) has a key role in developing many of the rocket engines used for NASA's Ares and Orion programs which will provide manned launch capability for the U.S. after the Space Shuttle is retired.

    Cons

    There is an unnecessarily complex management structure that results from the acquisition of two rocket companies to Aerojet in 2002. Restructuring and combining the three remains incomplete and hinders competitiveness in 2008. Three sub cultures remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training, both program management and technical disciplines. Spend money on a modern, unified finance system. Also get modern with document storage and retrieval.

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