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Spiraling out of control...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Alliant Techsystems

Pros

Previous management made it important that the opinions of every employee were considered if they were offered. You were never made to feel like you weren't a critical piece of doing business.

Cons

Current (new) management has little insight into what's going on, but are happy to make changes at will for their own enjoyment. The little people suffer, and nobody cares.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Replace quality people with QUALITY people, not just whoever is next in line to fill the spot based on seniority or time in the trenches. Consider that some of the people in the trenches have not gotten out of them for a reason.

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    Swales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems

    Pros

    Great profit sharing & employee ownership plan. As an engineering services firm working for government, they leave you alone to support the customer.

    Cons

    Annual raises not great. A bit of confusion on what kind of company they wanted to be and where to focus energies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the business that made them successful - engineering services. The benefits package was too good driving up overhead, in the end making them uncompetitive.

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    Great for Management type jobs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems

    Pros

    Managers; both lower and upper are well compensated.
    Overall; compensation for the lower jobs keeps a person able to pay their bills.
    Yearly bonus to all.
    Good invironment.

    Cons

    The Leadership that this company teaches their Management tends to keep the lower worker stuck in the lower realm of jobs.
    If someone is excellent in their job they can be easily overlooked for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the younger workers and see that some of your value is in the experience of those over 40. Don't hold back on promoting because of a worker being valuable in their current position. If someone has been in the position for a long time maybe it's time for you to see that they can be just as valuable in a promoted position.
    Get out and mingle more with the blue-collar workers; daily, if not weekly.
    Give credit where it is due instead of taking that credit as your due for being the Manager of a department. Realize that giving credit where it is due doesn't take anything from your position as a Manager.
    True leadership starts at the top and the top would be wise to keep this in mind. Start mingling. Also: keep in mind that giving advantage to sycophants does get noticed and fosters resentment.

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