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Exciting, meaningful work - good environment and limitless opportunity

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Sterling, VA
Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling, VA

I have been working at Orbital Sciences full-time for less than a year

Pros

One of the few companies winning NASA contracts and making an attempt in advancing the future of commercial/manned spaceflight

Cons

Reporting structure can be geographically challenging

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to dissolve the disconnect between lower level employees and Senior Level mgt. by attempting to interact with them more

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    No idea how this place keeps going

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

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

    Pros

    The work was interesting, and the variety of work was nice. I've worked on scientific, commercial, and defense satellites. There were some truly talented/intelligent people working there.

    Cons

    In a word - Management. The place had a really toxic environment (i.e. CYA rather than team-oriented). There was no training and you are severely chastised when you fall short instead of being educated. Management would only pretent to care about their employees. Unethical. I saw very talented, experienced people get passed over for promotions for people who had no experience (for lack of a better phrase - these were the ass kissers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace 90% of your upper management. A majority of these people are unethical, money hungry, and/or on a power trip.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Orbital Sciences Review

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

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

    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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