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“ATK (Now "Orbital ATK") operates the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant which makes ammo for the U.S. armed forces. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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Decent Pay, decent job-specific training. Overtime pay available regularly. Paid health ins. match part of 401k.
Expect up to 12 hour shifts that can change in the matter of a few days. Sometimes a lot of overtime, other times lay off up to 20% of the workforce for lack of demand for product. Short notice on complete shift" change makes it difficult to arrange child care and other factors of personal life. Company recently spun off it's profitable "sporting" division and moved it to Utah. Outlook for remaining "military" and space exploration portions seems a little bleak as U.S. doesn't deploy as many small arms carrying Boots on the Ground troops as they used to in the past and space programs seem to be shutting down.
Advice to Management
Try to design some shift stability into personnel and shift change decisions. Upper management needs better communication with front line management to encourage quicker and more efficient production changes. Encourage management to embrace commercial small arms market a lot more to ensure the health of the local production at Lake City plant.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Applied via ATK careerlink, received phone screening questions, these were essentially basic questions asking specific details about the position I had applied for, and how my experience correlated. I then undertook two phone interviews. Interviews were very basic, essentially explain each milestone on my resume, in great detail. Was then informed they were going with a candidate with more experience in the direct field. Process took 2 months.
- General questions related to position, none unexpected or difficult. Answer Question
At ATK, our strategy is to deliver affordable innovation to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products - and your ideas - into the future. You'll be amazed at what you can do! ATK offers a fast-forward environment for analytical and creative thinkers. Our organization is built on a foundation of outstanding talent and is...
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