Orbital Sciences Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Business Development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Burnie, MD

    I have been working at Orbital Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    Although I have an awesome manager, I think they should have more authority to determine the salary increases of their employees.

    Cons

    Your hard work goes unnoticed.


  2. Associate Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great people, intresting products, decent work life balance

    Cons

    -Logging hours, work can be slow or hectic it varies on your program.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Sad to see such potential deteriorate.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital Sciences full-time

    Pros

    I would have said opportunity, pay and benefits a little over two years ago. Now, nothing comes to mind other than it being a source of temporary income.

    Cons

    Job security, pay, and incompetent management resulting from years of complacency.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding incompetent management. In other words, your cheese has moved.


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  5. Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Engineer I in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Master Engineer I in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of different opportunities. Most management is fair.

    Cons

    Expects you to work a lot of extra hours, usually unpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Give better bonus structure to engineering staff. Paid overtime would be great.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Director of Programs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orbital Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun Projects, State of the Art Technologies

    Cons

    Company has fundamentally changed from it's beginnings.

    Advice to Management

    Poor long term planning...


  7. Good people and interesting work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Mission Architect in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Chief Mission Architect in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is comprised of highly motivated, highly capable people. Most people work on more than one effort, providing a breadth of challenging work and the opportunity to work with a wider range of people in the company. The climate encourages finding innovative solutions to difficult technical problems.

    Cons

    There is some uncertainty as the company works to integrate after the merger with ATK. Management is working to achieve this integration, but it seems that much of this work is behind the scenes and less transparent.

    Advice to Management

    As we work through the merger, continue to preserve the strong climate we've had at Orbital and capitalize on the breadth that ATK brings. More transparency would be appreciated, where practical, as the integration proceeds.


  8. Sr. mech. Designer / Associate ME

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, fantastic people...family orientated

    Cons

    Tied to gov't money...government contracts...NASA

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    cool product line and enjoyable engineers

    Cons

    old management not concerned with changing protocol or internal procedures to better productivity

    Advice to Management

    get out of the way


  10. Sr aerospace consultant at Sterling VA

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and fun work

    Cons

    Way Too many intern engineers

    Advice to Management

    Hire me .. NOW


  11. Overall, positive experience where I got to work with a lot of good people.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Orbital Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of talented people work there and they give you an opportunity to grow and expand your role and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic and business planning.



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