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  • ATK (Now "Orbital ATK") operates the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant which makes ammo for the U.S. armed forces.

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    Former Employee - Operation Supervisor - Explosives - Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in East Independence, MO
    Former Employee - Operation Supervisor - Explosives - Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in East Independence, MO

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    Pros

    Decent Pay, decent job-specific training. Overtime pay available regularly. Paid health ins. match part of 401k.

    Cons

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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Alliant Techsystems Interviews

Updated Dec 20, 2014
Updated Dec 20, 2014

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    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.

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Website www.atk.com
Headquarters Arlington, 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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