Aerospace Corporation

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Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
82 Reviews
3.8
82 Reviews
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Aerospace Corporation President, CEO, and Director Wanda M. Austin
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50 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very familial culture; employees seem to really value work-life balance and treat each other as more than just co-workers (in 12 reviews)

  • None, really, since their strongly-proclaimed "job security" is a myth (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • It's gov work, as long as you don't commit a felony, you don't get fired, which also means there's not incentive to work hard (in 3 reviews)

  • Can be a little slow to move, but it is also the nature of the business (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Not Bad, Not great

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Build a prototype web application

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    • 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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Great work/life balance and company integrity

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    Great

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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
  7.  

    Content employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work-life balance, 9/80 schedule, and benefits. I have met many wonderful co-workers who also happen to be related to each other. I think it’s wonderful. I am going to keep an eye out for a job for my brother, who happens to be graduating from college next year.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management who don’t communicate with each other. Too many “older” employees who are not computer savvy or who are not willing to learn new softwares or computer programs. They are also not open to the “younger” employee’s ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-do APIPs, make it more user friendly. Rankings are ridiculous when each person is doing a different job. Comparing apples to oranges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Summer intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerospace Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Great campus with a lot of perks. Gym, cafeteria, barber, etc. Very stable job if able to get in full time.

    Cons

    Very structured. Sometimes employees seem too serious. No one is mean, but sometimes not the friendliest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Aerospace provides the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the nation, and assure that Government funds are spent wisely. The government usually pays close attention to what Aerospace says. As an individual, you still need to earn that trust, but the opportunity is there.

    Aerospace values knowledge and experience (its only product) and is a good place for workers over 50. There is a strong commitment to ongoing training. Work-life balance is good: Management expects high performance, but recognizes that you have a life. Benefits are good, with a range of health insurance options, and a retirement plan that combines both a defined-contribution portion, and a defined-benefit portion.

    Cons

    Compensation has been pretty good, but may be on its way down, with no meaningful increases for several years. It is a top-heavy organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    SAP HR/Payroll Specialist, SAP Programmer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerospace Corporation

    Pros

    Working with the Best and Most Highly Educated Engineers and Other Business Professionals in the World.

    Cons

    Too Many Layers and Levels of Unnecessary Managements, i.e. 6 -7 Levels of Managements Starting a Programmer and Climbing Up to Senior VP. Thats Totally Waste of Tax Payers Money, because It's FFRDC, Federally Funded Research & Development Center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - because no one would listen!

  11.  

    Unique work environment with lots of diverse work, but little mid-level advancement

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very interesting work opportunities on a variety of projects. The work you do really matters and helps improve national space programs. Engaging work and great benefits.

    Cons

    There's little advancement opportunities for early to mid-level career employees. Most internal positions screen out early-career hires indirectly with mandatory years of experience requirements, even if the applicant has all the qualifications minus the year requirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review all positions based off qualifications/if the person can accomplish the work versus "years-in-the-seat" requirements. Provide more company-wide training to expose mid-level employees to other areas of the company to discover potential new work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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