Orbital Sciences
3.5 of 5 126 reviews
www.orbital.com Sterling, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Orbital Sciences Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.5 126 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Orbital Sciences Chairman and CEO David W. Thompson

David W. Thompson

(82 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Overall Work Environment

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsVariety of interesting engineering projects. If you are eager to learn, there is a wide variety of topics to explore and master. Orbital is great about hiring interns/entry level engineering - there always seems to be opportunities for fresh talent.

    ConsSalary increase and career tracking is poor. Merit increase and performance tracking is all but non-existent. People who are relatively useless technically/engineering wise and performing tasks an intern or engineering aide should do are Principal, Sr. Principal and even Master level Engineers. It is easy to fool management due to the poor performance tracking. This is not a cutthroat environment - slackers and eager-to-achievers are treated nearly the same (differentiated by maybe 1% salary increase yearly).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Environment

    Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsPeople, steady work, accommodating of vacation schedules

    ConsOvertime about 25% of the year

    Advice to Senior ManagementOvertime pay is poor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place, Awesome Stuff

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dulles, VA

    ProsYou get to work on some pretty neat things with a team that's usually full of very smart people.

    ConsContract wins are not constant, so lay-offs do happen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWin, Win, Win. Contracts that is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Being involved in spacecraft manufacturing.

    Configuration Management Data Analyst (Former Employee)
    Dulles, VA

    ProsIt was a great experience to work with a company that manufacture rockets, satellites and being involved in the sucseful

    ConsCross training was not available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more training for the employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed my 15 years employment At Orbital

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChallenging and interesting work in a high tech environment

    ConsDoes not promote its functional departments as centers of excellence

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to you engineering staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best experience

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsFlexible time and great opportunitues

    ConsLimited opportunities of growth for the employee

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide opportunities of growth to the productive employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best job of my life.

    Master Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dulles, VA

    ProsGlobal Engineering leaders, high quality work.

    ConsDemanding, heavy workload; pay for your own travel and reimbursed later.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFewer top management, more worker bees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe atmosphere is great, most of the people I worked with were very young and easy to get along with. The hours are flexible which is a nice bonus. The work I did was actually important and helpful to the company.

    ConsThere's not a whole lot of "Engineering" work that I was able to work on. It was mostly 3D modeling, but there was a little design/analysis. Have to ask for things to work on most of the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Orbital Sciences was the best job I ever had.

    Scientist (Former Employee)
    Dulles, VA

    ProsExciting, fast paced high level team.

    ConsRocket science is demanding work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFewer metrics.

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    Director (Current Employee)
    Dulles, VA

    ProsGood opportunity.in this company Orbital.

    ConsNone at this time for Orbital located in Dulles, VA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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