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AeroVironment Reviews

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AeroVironment Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy E. Conver
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    A review from a satisfied employee

    Current Employee - Engineer in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at AeroVironment full-time (more than 8 years)


    I read all the reviews and as a current employee that has been at AV for 10 years, I feel it paints an unfair picture of the work environment. From an engineering standpoint, AeroVironment has an atmosphere that fosters innovation and creativity, without the layers of red tape that one would expect from a large aerospace company. I’m surrounded by brilliant engineers who understand how to practically apply their knowledge.

    In regards to reviews claiming that all of the talented employees have left the company, I would advise a quick conversation with any of our functional managers (Electrical, Software, Mechanical, Aerospace, etc.). I guarantee that you’ll want to get out the engineering books and study after having a discussion with one of our technical experts. The managers at AV keep up with the latest technologies and encourage continued learning to stay ahead of the competition.

    It’s true that employees put in extra hours at AV, but it’s rarely mandated. Most put in the hours to accomplish technical feats, and learn new skills. The projects are fast-paced, and I've seen drawings turn into functional prototypes in a few months. I’ll end this by saying that even when I have a bad day at AV, I eventually realize that I get paid to develop flying robots, enough said.


    I’m going to leave this as a positive review. I don’t currently have any significant issues with the company.

AeroVironment Interviews

Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at AeroVironment.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter. First, I had a phone interview with multiple managers and human resources. I then had with an in-person interview with a panel that included the people from the phone interview as well as representatives from related departments. The whole process was friendly and efficient, and human resources contacted me promptly at each step.

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AeroVironment Awards & Accolades

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