Aerojet Rocketdyne

www.rocket.com
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Good company with interesting work, expensive location compared to the much of the nation.

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Aerojet Rocketdyne develops a wide variety of systems, so there is a possibility that you can work on lots of projects. Great people to work with who are willing to help.

Cons

Many projects are dependent on the government and so you spend lots of time on a project, then it gets cancelled. It is difficult to not get pigeon-holed into single job functions or projects for many years.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    It isn't as good as I hoped, but it's still a decent job.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I get to work with some very experienced, intelligent, and passionate professionals.
    The company has had very few layoffs while I have worked for it. Management works hard to find jobs for people when they are not needed in their primary functions.
    Generous amount of vacation time
    9/80 work schedule gives every other Friday off
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Management and customers leave many engineers feeling stifled and unable to change things.
    Human Resources restrictions can delay promotions for many people, even for the high performers.
    Salary is alright for single people without children, but leave most people feeling dissatisfied.
    There are a lot of Type A personalities with a tenacity for criticism. It can be constructive, but it can also cause hostility and defensiveness among coworkers.
    Many feel that several programs and the company overall have too much upper management, and that it comes at a cost to paying the workers what they deserve.
    As of early 2014, the company is still working to integrate legacy Aerojet and legacy Rocketdyne together, so patience is required with organizational changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate that times are tough overall for the industry, but I encourage you to invest more resources into trying out employees ideas for new technology. There are always risks, but it is good for morale for the company to be willing to take chances for employees to prove themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great job for engineers, ok job for everyone else.

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    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time

    Pros

    Year end shutdown is an amazing week and a half of time off. work is on a 9/80 work schedule. Education reimbursement has helped to pay for an advanced degree. Lots of cool products!

    Cons

    Frequently, the work requires unpaid/paid overtime to meet deadlines. Days are very long and oftentimes the extra day in the 3-day weekend is consumed for work. Innovation occurs in engineering, not so much in other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tradition is very strong. Make sure they are the right traditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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