Alliant Techsystems

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ATK

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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!

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

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

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    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 an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting Work. Awful atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Brigham City, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Brigham City, UT

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The interns get real work.... as long as you intern in the science and engineering department. Interns in the Safety and Mission Assurance and Processes groups will hate their experience. I actually used my engineering degree all summer.

    Cons

    The only thing people seem to talk about at work are layoffs... seriously. Also the 1hr drive to work is miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Branch outside of the solid rocket world. Letting Aerojet by Rocketdyne will inevitably be your downfall. Mark my words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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