Orbital Sciences

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Very good company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Very good rate of pay, flexible hours. Alway something interesting to do. Very demanding, high tech company. Good communication with staff.

Cons

Long hours, called in after-hours and weekends.

Approves of CEO

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    Steady employment, but nothing special if you are talented in your field.

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

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

    Pros

    As an engineer, you get the opportunity to work on actual hardware.

    Cons

    As an engineer, you will not be provided with the time or schedule to get the job done right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Can't decide if it's a little company or a big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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