AeroVironment Reviews

48 Reviews
2.5
48 Reviews
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AeroVironment Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy E. Conver
Timothy E. Conver
33 Ratings
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    Summer Internship Experience

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - MBA Summer Associate  in  Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - MBA Summer Associate in Monrovia, CA

    I worked at AeroVironment as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was an Intern for last summer and had a great experience. The people were incredible. Because they were so supportive and friendly, I was able to integrate into the company team fairly easily. The managers were committed in employee development. They assigned me to projects that fitted best for my career path. Finally, the company had a very innovative culture. Everybody was open to ideas and true to their opinions.

    Cons

    The company is doing business in a niche market. IMO, there is a limited space for growth. This is a very minor issue however, the offices are spread out across three different buildings at Monrovia. It was very inconvenient to go around for meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

AeroVironment Interviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Machinist/Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at AeroVironment.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume and cover letter in; two days later an application came in the mail with a handwritten note stating, "Please fill this out so we can schedule an interview." (This was in the pre-email days.) Interviewed with one manager a few days later and we both agreed that it went well. When I didn't hear anything within a couple of weeks, I called and my interviewer said that they weren't ready for me yet, but to please keep in touch. An offer finally came two months later! Spent many great years there before getting caught in one of AV's great purges that have, sadly, become commonplace.

    Interview Questions
    • I can't really think of one. We just discussed what the company had done, what it planned to do, what I had done, and what I planned to do. Very low stress, the way interviews should be.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them my salary requirements, they said that they certainly weren't unreasonable, and the offer was actually over what I'd asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

AeroVironment Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.avinc.com
Headquarters Monrovia, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Public (AVAV)
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

AeroVironment (AV) is a technology solutions provider focusing on leading edge unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems. Founded in 1971, AV is built upon four decades of harnessing human power to achieve breakthroughs in science, engineering, and customer productivity. AV’s late founder, Dr. Paul MacCready, named by Time magazine as one of the “greatest minds of the 20th century,” instilled a spirit of boundless imagination that drives our organization today. Be a part of the team that has a record of breaking records. AV developed the world’s highest flying... More

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