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First job, would be happy for it to be my last

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

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Outstanding employer for an entry level hire. Medium sized company with a small company feel provides young engineers exposure to a variety of job functions. Exciting work with high tech product. Opportunities to travel to international launch sites and foreign vendors.

Cons

Management is often reactive rather than proactive. Matrix organization with project management needs often conflicting with functional management resources - employees sometimes stuck between the two management groups with no clear direction.

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  1. 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (5)

    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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