Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
86 Reviews
3.9
86 Reviews
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Aerospace Corporation President, CEO, and Director Wanda M. Austin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wonderful work-life balance, 9/80 schedule, and benefits (in 14 reviews)

  • None, really, since their strongly-proclaimed "job security" is a myth (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Very difficult for the company to adopt new technology due to the fact that the average age of employees is something like 40 (in 5 reviews)

  • There are a lot of people that are relatively old still walking the halls trying to do the normal day to day work without having basic computer skills (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good benefits, stable choice for the mid-career professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Aerospace Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic dedication to people, good work-life balance, strong benefits for growing families

    Cons

    A bit slow to change, not a place for fast promotion, few bonus/awards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring salaries into line with local (that is, Beach Cities) market, do a better job retaining younger employees, work harder at recruiting for open positions so they don't go fallow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerospace Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, great technology, fun work, I enjoyed everyday, it was challenging

    Cons

    Some people that I had to work with individuals were very picky about my work and were not good communicators.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad place to land

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    The staff here are talented, the pay is ok, and it is relatively stable for the industry. The work can be interesting and the customers are very appreciative.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility past a point. Managers hang on until they die -- literally. Silly attempts to modernize, re-brand, and reorganize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Term limits" for managers. Lateral them to staff positions after 8 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked here as an intern and full time in software development

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Aerospace Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely laid back environment, I pretty much could do whatever I wanted and no one even followed up on me, as long as I got the job done in a reasonable amount of time.
    Good starting pay for an intern, started at $25.

    Cons

    EVERYONE IS OLD AS HELL.
    If you're a young intern, you'll probably get at most a part time position for a few hours a week, they hire old senior bags that have history with other big name companies.
    Technology here is absolutely behind, by many years. Everyone is used to the old style of doing things. There are a few employees that show they know the new stuff, but they don't go far with it because then they are not able to communicate with most of the people they're working with, so they just stick to old tech.
    Everyone here has an air of "I'm smarter than you" to them. They are all very smug and feel as if intelligence outweighs all other human attributes.
    A lot of people are fake, and suck up a lot, but I guess that's just corporate for you.
    Overall, it felt like I was working at a very smart retirement home in the 90s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore into new technology, and really push it. Not hiring intelligent interns on full-time and giving full-time to seniors is the problem, there is a balance and for this company to progress from 90s tech, you have to strongly lean towards the newer generation.

    I left Aerospace and started my own company and never looked back. I do not regret working here as it gave me A LOT of experience, especially with the corporate world and how things work.

    If you're looking to be an intern here, try to look past the great pay that they give you and try to evaluate your sanity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, not for the young

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Aerospace Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are usually flexible with your schedule. The company values are good and the required trainings for new employees stress these values pretty well.

    Cons

    The compensation is decent but the work environment for people fresh out of college is not ideal. It is very quiet and a laidback company in general.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Bad, Not great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of diverse/interesting work.
    Good work/life balance.
    Paid overtime (sometimes)

    Cons

    Slow promotions.
    Value "experience" which really just means age.
    VERY risk adverse
    Lots of talking about doing something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try something new.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to retire with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Build a prototype web application

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Applications Development in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Applications Development in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Aerospace Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great job security. Competitive pay for interns. No fixed schedule and no micro-management.

    Cons

    Very difficult for the company to adopt new technology due to the fact that the average age of employees is something like 40+ years old. Tons of legacy systems in place that you have to work with as a web developer or software engineer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for integration of new databases and tools over existing systems due to difficulty of use and the possibility of a very hard transition into new tools when the time does come. (Going to hit a sharp corner soon).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great work/life balance and company integrity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Leader in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Leader in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Aerospace Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very ethical company. High degree of educated staff. Flexible hours and 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Poor pay in comparison to for-profit industry. Low raises. Lots of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes. Better technology in the office place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerospace Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits and steady work.

    Cons

    Long commute but options are available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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