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Very interesting technically, but too much politics

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Former Employee - Design Engineer
Former Employee - Design Engineer

I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time

Pros

The work is interesting from a technical point of view. The work force is excellent. Lots of PhDs running around that you can learn a lot from.

Cons

The company is severely over-managed. It seems like there is one VP and a couple directors for every worker bee. The space systems has been in trouble since Obama took office and turned NASA upside down. ATK lost much of it's space business. All this results in a very political and depressing atmosphere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire most of the upper management.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It was great to work on our country's defense systems

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    Former Employee - Operator Level1  in  Magna, UT
    Former Employee - Operator Level1 in Magna, UT

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pride in our workmanship was great. The wages were great and it was close by home. Benefits were pretty cheap and there was always overtime.Lots of cross training if you wanted to learn a new cell. Lots of great wildlife on plant, saw deer everyday.

    Cons

    Management and wage roll were always seeing each other as the enemy. One never trusted the other so there was always constant stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe see what is really bugging some one deep down when they are having problems on the job and offer them help if you can. Sometimes just caring about someone goes a long ways.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    RUN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems

    Pros

    If you are white, male and military this is the place for you

    Cons

    OTHERWISE RUN like hell this place is full of old white men

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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