Orbital Sciences

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Great place to work, good amount of opportunities.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dulles, VA
Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dulles, VA

I worked at Orbital Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Very friendly coworkers, a lot of hard workers, big enough company that there is a good amount of opportunity.

Cons

Very low annual raises. That's it, really.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities At Orbital Sciences

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    Current Employee - Associate Quality Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Orbital Sciences full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Definintely opportunity to advance your career and work on some really great programs.

    Cons

    Orbital is a smaller aerospace company with a different culture than other companies I have worked for which has it's advantages but allows too much personal preference by senior management in terms of policy and process decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little time on the floor and talk to your employees. Pay employees who travel for work sacrafice time away from family and home the full government per diem rate that they are entitled to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Good Balance Within Aerospace & Defense Companies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Orbital Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Orbital is in a unique middle-ground when it comes to aerospace & defense companies - not too big, not too small. Big enough to have good benefits and opportunities, but not so big that individuals get lost in the machine

    Cons

    A 'lean' low-cost emphasis means the support infrastructure and management approaches are not exactly cutting edge - or rocket science! There is not a lot of transparency 'up the chain'. The CEO Dave Thompson is a pretty good communicator but things are more opaque below him.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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