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4 people found this helpful  

Company started strong but with current Senior Management is deteriorating quickly.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA

I have been working at AeroVironment as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

No pros - I would talk anyone out of applying at the company.

Cons

Company has grown too big too fast; Upper Management is so concerned about pleasing their shareholders after turning into a public company they don't take the time to keep up with the welfare of their own employees and how well Dept Managers relate to them. Employees are afraid of reprisal - they don't have a way of voicing their dissatisfaction of Managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Replace the UAS Purchasing Manager with someone who can relate to employees without manipulation and deception. Replace the UAS .Human Resources Manager with someone who cares about helping people.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    could be better

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Monrovia, CA

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

    Pros

    friendly co-workers and knowledgeable people in general. great engineering capability.

    Cons

    losing the great engineering capability by not investing in new technology, dragging resources around without a long term plan. putting vast resource in EVSE and trying to shift the company to a service provider is a mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    short vision on the long term goal. totally disconnected management (2010) and marketing goals. total ignore of the feeling of workers (giving out underwear pants as reward to those who served over 10 years during a company event?!) Safety lady needs to be fired if she is still there - she nibbles for just signatures so that she's not in trouble, she does not really care about your health or safety... still no respirators right?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at AeroVironment

    Pros

    2 weeks vacation and 2 weeks personal time to start. They also have a league they enter each year for company sports.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for internal advancement. Little to no written policies or procedures. Stuck in Simi Valley, which is far from the action.

    Approves of CEO
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