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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AeroVironment

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The projects are innovative and exciting to be a part of; AeroVironment has been a leader in thier niche and received a number of awards.

Cons

AeroVironment rarely promotes from within; communications are not handled well; project deadlines are established by sales without regard to established timelines creating unnecessary fire drils and unhappy customers. Personal performance is not assessed by direct managers but rather by personnel who are unfamiliar with job descriptions, company projects and actual performance of individuals.

Advice to Management

AV appears to be suffering from growing pains going from a small research company trying to compete with "the big boys." It appears certain decisions are being made for the immediate gain of top personnel rather than the long term growth, sustainability and profits for the company and employees.

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  1. Enjoyable workplace. interesting, fun work environment

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at AeroVironment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The type of work is very interesting, and the employees genuinely enjoy what there doing. The environment is layed back. Employees focus on the product and how to optimize it.

    Cons

    Hard to move up into management

    Advice to Management

    Invest in those people who want to grow with the company.

  2. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AeroVironment full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and lost of vacation time.

    Cons

    Profit driven mentality. Overpromise and underdeliver.

    Advice to Management

    Shape up.

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