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Aerospace Corporation President, CEO, and Director Wanda M. Austin
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50 Ratings

    Good company to retire with

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Aerospace Corporation full-time for more than 3 years


    Laid back work-environment. Great co-workers. Retirement benefits. Depending on the department you are in, you get to work on some cutting edge technology. Not required to work overtime. Flexible work schedule.


    Slow paced. Hard to get motivated. Average age of employees is over 50. Hard to move up.

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Aerospace Corporation Interviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014

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    Vibro-acoustics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Aerospace Corporation in March 2014.

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    The process was extremely unorganized and unprofessional. I'm sure the company is great, however the individuals in the group I applied with appeared lazy and unwilling to work. I came in very eager and excited to apply my knowledge and skillset, while management continuously told me about lag time between projects and to expect "boring" days. I interviewed in March and received no communication until August. The only reason I heard anything was because I contacted the hiring manager, and the head of HR on numerous occasions. Once I spoke with HR, they told me to expect a written offer within the week; the week went by with no response since the HR representative handling my profile decided to drop everything and take a little vacation. Eventually this misery ended after 4 more phone calls to HR and a terse email to the hiring manager. I was notified that they found somebody more qualified in vibro-acoustic engineering. Ironic, considering I went to Georgia Tech and obtained a masters degree in aerospace engineering specializing in acoustics and vibrations. I think more qualified probably means cheaper. My primary regret is passing up additional responsibilities with my current employer at the expense of prospectively being hired by such a slow and disorganized company. Expect nothing less from an FFRDC. It's dangerous for a company to fabricate no tangible products, spawn zero innovation, and simply consult on the same outdated information or decades. This was a blessing in disguise.

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Aerospace Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
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Headquarters El Segundo, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1960
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

A not-for-profit company, The Aerospace Corporation provides space-related research, development, and advisory services, primarily for US government programs. Its chief sponsor is the US Air Force, and its main customers have included the Space and Missile Systems Center of Air Force Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office. Other clients have included NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as commercial enterprises, universities, and international organizations. Areas of expertise include launch certification, process... More

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