Orbital Sciences

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Orbital Sciences Review

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Current Employee - Director  in  Dulles, VA
Current Employee - Director in Dulles, VA

Pros

Orbital offers a very good Benefits package and their salaries are competitive. Interesting and innovative business that continues to grow. Programs in place to reward innovative ideas.

Cons

Orbital runs fairly lean and does not invest much in technology to support business processes. Everyone is very busy and at some sites, there is not much of a sense of community.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider reviewing and replacing administrative systems used to support business processes.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Mixed Bag

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Dulles, VA

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Interesting programs. High quality coworkers. Efforts are underway to improve engineering methods/procedures and tools.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are of little or no help, and directors have little contact with employees. Too much work is still done ad hoc, and training is lacking when real procedures and new tools do arrive; those efforts sometimes seem half-hearted, as management talks a good game but falls down on execution.

    Mobility between jobs is not as good as they claim. (When hired, I was promised a particular move after 1-2 years, but this never happened; I made two unsuccessful attempts, and management never lifted a finger to make it happen.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend money on process/tools improvement. That means a decent amount of time from a few people on research before new tools are purchased, purchase of quality tools once the right ones are properly identified, giving people serious time to carefully craft new processes, and performing real, in depth training. You've been trying to do this on the cheap, and you get what you pay for.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Good for a defence sub contractor

    Cons

    Look like a govt job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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