Alliant Techsystems Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Caring for your employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Specialist in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Specialist in Independence, MO

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In order for a company to grow the management must lead by example in caring and love.

    Cons

    It is wrong for a company to control your vacation time to their advanage

    Advice to Management

    You should always put others before yourself especially in emergencies.

  2. The job is fine, management is iffy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Ashby, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Ashby, WV

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with explosives, flexible start times, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    To much interoffice politics! (but this is likely everywhere in today's employment)

    Advice to Management

    People who actually work their whole shift should receive a positive rating. Those who only work half their shift should receive a poor rating.

    Address problems with the person or persons who have the problem.

  3. Helpful (1)

    start off great, went down hill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Adjuster in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Adjuster in Independence, MO

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    coworkers, pay, when i finally get to leave

    Cons

    the benefits went up, the managers and so called "union " are to busy fighting over who can take money away from me the worker faster.

    Advice to Management

    start treating your workers better.

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  5. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Controls in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Program Controls in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company that is very flexible with quick reaction to demands.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility due to small size.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Technically challenging, career & responsibility advancement awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For technical careers, there can be some good challenges which keep a person motivated. Benefits were good particularly the health care. Typically, the 'tools' used for a job function were very good.

    Cons

    Promotions are practically non-existent. Chaos with constant re-organizations of management and business groups make it difficult to establish a relationship with a supervisor. Some severe micro-managing inhibits individual development as well as the company excelling beyond its current technical capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing. Delegate and allow individuals to be accountable. Recognize and reward expertise.

  7. Started out great but now Lake City is falling apart.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Independence, MO

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are decent, they start you with over three weeks vacation in the first year. We used to get bonuses based on realistic goals.

    Cons

    They change your schedule multiple times a year. Management is now a holy terror. Mandatory overtime is now just part of your regular schedule so you can forget about family time. They continue to try and outsource our jobs. Management has set goals so high that they are unattainable given the equipment that we have and the lack of support groups (maintenance, electricians, engineering, skilled trades) Our best skilled trades have left to go elsewhere for better work environment and opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees right. Settle on a contract with the IAM so Lake City can get back to churning out world class ammo made in the heartland instead of outsourcing our jobs and trying to micromanage us into oblivion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Strong performance results, weak future planning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to purchase ammunition at a low cost

    Cons

    The company changes directions so often, every year in May expect a RIF.

  9. Worked for ATK in the following business groups: Composites and Launch Systems.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering, Quality, Product, Process, Etc in Brigham City, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering, Quality, Product, Process, Etc in Brigham City, UT

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work for the most part. Worked on the cutting edge of some processes and technologies.

    Cons

    Frustrated when working with the government (defense) and ATK project managers working on government projects. They are slow to respond to requests for changes.
    Ignore issues and problems associated with products and manufacturing processes.

  10. Thoughts on ATK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, need more business

    Cons

    Benefits seem to get worse every year. Pension keeps getting cut.

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. Very poorly managed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems

    Pros

    The pay is very good

    Cons

    Very mismanaged. Used to be a great job

    Advice to Management

    Emplouees are people too

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ATK Space systems, tall windowless building located at 16707 Via Del Campo Court, San Diego, CA?
ATK Space systems, tall windowless building located at 16707 Via Del Campo Court, San Diego, CA?
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