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Appreciation for Internal Talent

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Former Employee - Hourly in Lewiston, ID
Former Employee - Hourly in Lewiston, ID

I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The fact that you get really good discounts on ammunition is great as long as you are a gun and ammo person.

Cons

Internal HR practices and use of "Total Talent" to fill internal positions is under utilized at best if not a total sham. Friends of friends get hired regardless of qualifications of internal applicants and seniority gets used inconsistently.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at the "talent" within "Total Talent" when making decisions. Recruit and hire within before advertizing outside so someone's buddy can get in the door. This will build long term loyalty from the existing employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Spinning wheels in San Diego

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    ATK

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    • Senior Management
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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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