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ATK Space systems, tall windowless building located at 16707 Via Del Campo Court, San Diego, CA?
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Alliant Techsystems President, CEO, and Director Mark W. DeYoung
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    Culture, challenge, interesting, rewarding, stable


    Commute Is too long, no coffee in the break room, medical insurance is expensive, frequent lay offs, no bonuses

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    Scientist IV (Propellant Aging) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bacchus, UT
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alliant Techsystems (Bacchus, UT) in March 2015.


    I applied to ATK because I previously interned at the Rocket Center location for 2 summers during my undergrad. I received an email rather quickly from the department manager. Since I'm in my final year of receiving my PhD in Polymer Chemistry, I informed him that I would not be able to start until December (I applied in February). He said that the start date wasn't a particular problem (I'm assuming this is due to the role of the position), and that they were "excited looking through [my] resume". After a few unsuccessful attempts at a phone interview, we finally talked (about 2.5 weeks later). The phone interview lasted about 1 hour, as I was somewhat familiar with the company. We talked about the conference I recently attended, the specifics of the job. It was an initial screening. I didn't hear anything back (he was on a business trip for a week and a half). I had to keep checking in with him via email. The whole experience, though a bit frustrating because of the timeline, felt promising toward employment. About a month after the process started, I was informed that someone internally applied for the position (with 15 years experience) and that they were no longer considering me. It was kind of a let down.

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    • General screening questions. Asked about my research, topics in my research group. General science discussion. Most of the time we talked about the company. I asked questions about location, living, the area, the others I'd be working with and their backgrounds. We knew some of the same people from the time that I'd interned at a different location.   1 Answer

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50 Best Manufacturing Companies, IndustryWeek, 2009

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Headquarters Dulles, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Orbital ATK
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public (ATK)
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Boeing

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... More

Mission: ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in... More

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