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Spinning wheels in San Diego

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

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

Pros

Great people willing to work hard. Unfortunately due to management foul ups and inability to
control customers extra work is required frequently. The work is challenging and technically interesting.

Cons

High overhead, poor management in an extremely competitive low growth industry.

Advice to Management

Cut overhead. There are too many managers making our corporate overhead charges extremely uncompetitive.

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  1. ATK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - IT - Technology in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT - Technology in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The divisions are mostly managed very well with good leadership
    They have good & dedicated workers
    Government contracts are cutting edge
    The projects are interesting, challenging and fun
    Pay and benefits

    Cons

    Corporate - Dilbert Morale
    Good people are leaving
    It seems like 'Dedicated-Competent' boomers & early Xers are being targeted
    New C-management has erratic behavior - the 'Stop telling me what I don’t want to hear.' world Watch out for this illness - apathy then entropy

    Advice to Management

    What is the big picture future for ATK in 3-7years?

    Need for more M&A & Contracts
    Take Risk! - accountant's will save you out of business

    Try to keep talent - they bring energy, passion and enthusiasm - it is contagious!

  2. Great Government benefits, (DoD), exposure to the newest technology in Defense & weapons available

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    ATK Defense is contracted through the US Dept. of Defense, so as an employee, you are employed as a Government official depending how high your position.

    Cons

    More manufacturing & testing than wholesome overall research

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