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Can't decide if it's a little company or a big company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

I have been working at Orbital Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Opportunity to work on a very wide variety of space programs. S/C design, manufacturing, and operations all in one place gives employees exposure to the end-to-end process. Better internal mobility than I've seen elsewhere. I've worked places with brilliant managers who were complete jackasses. I've worked places with really nice people in the management chain who were totally incompetent. At least within my management chain, I have very competent, extremely professional people.

Cons

Extremely tight overhead budgets limit participation in training, attendance at conferences, etc. The "Management Operating System' initiative is really more like the "Micromanagement Operating System." If you'd just listen to the people, you'd have the same information without hurting morale. There's definitely an expectation that people here work unpaid hours, train on their own time (and sometimes with their own money.) It feels like a little company where everyone works like crazy because they have part ownership in the company -- but we don't.

Advice to Management

You do realize the worker bees are afraid of you guys on the 4th floor right?

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  1. Mostly good experience.

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Orbital Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, generally good group of people.

    Cons

    Work varies depending what program you support, from stressful fast paced for some to painfully slow for others. Have had issues with no access to efficient tools/software, but that has been improving. Low raises even for high appraisals when the company is making record profits.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage different engineering groups communicate more.


  2. Extremely rewarding and satisfying experience. Gained so much experience and training for my future.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Orbital Sciences as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a fast paced environment, always doing something new. The people there are great and ambitious. It's a wonderful culture.

    Cons

    Internship did not lead to full time job.


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