AeroVironment

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ConsAeroVironment 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 Senior ManagementAV 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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at AeroVironment


    Pros: Originally a great place to work. Many inventions and pioneering work and world records happened there. I chalk up Aerovironments success due the fact that… Cons: After the layoff's, the company has become completely top heavy. Because the manager's natural self preservation, no managers were laid off. If you were a… Advice to Senior Management: Remember your roots. Take a risk. Diversify. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Fun for awhile

    Engineer (Former Employee) Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at AeroVironment full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: There were opportunities to get involved in just about anything in the company. Curiosity was welcomed and there existed an academic feel. It was fun… Cons: After the company went public it began to acquire a typical aerospace company attitude. It… Advice to Senior Management: Not sure if there is any practical advice I could offer. I understand that companies have to do what's necessary for their focus. Prior to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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