The Aerospace Corporation

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The Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
102 Reviews
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102 Reviews
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The Aerospace Corporation President, CEO, and Director Wanda M. Austin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good: Management expects high performance, but recognizes that you have a life (in 14 reviews)

  • Longer days or shorter days as needed (within reason), and took advantage of the 9/80 schedule (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Very difficult for the company to adopt new technology due to the fact that the average age of employees is something like 40 (in 5 reviews)

  • There are a lot of people that are relatively old still walking the halls trying to do the normal day to day work without having basic computer skills (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees at this company are highly educated and experienced in their fields.

    Cons

    There are limited opportunities for career growth and advancement at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good place to work. A lot of smart people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical people can learn a lot. There is a lot of R&D that goes on and thus it is a good place to grow technically.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times. The company can be slow to make changes, they do not always react quickly to changing work environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer Intern in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. The company really values its people. Great work life balance

    Cons

    The location was the biggest challenge. It is located in a location that is hard to commute to (long drive) unless you can afford a really nice home close by, but that is probably unlikely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow work from home more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Intern (2013,14)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation

    Pros

    Great culture, education advancement opportunities, excellent work-life balance, always stimulating and interesting work

    Cons

    The average age of employees is 50+, and the company tends to be very academia-oriented, which gets annoying at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire young, driven employees that will invigorate the company and give fresh new ideas to the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun to work as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff - Graduate in El Segundo, CA
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff - Graduate in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Worked on several really cool projects using some high end equipment.
    2. Lots of hands on work with hardware.
    3. Everybody was professional with each other. I barely heard any kind of gossip or talking behind the back.
    4. Lots of optional overtime during the summer.
    5. Lots of optional presentations for interns and new employees to show the kind of work the company does and offer advice.

    Cons

    While working, I didn't have any problems. Unfortunately, the biggest issue was that they told me many times that interns were hired as long as they don't screw up. However, when I asked about a job after I graduated, I was told there were no positions open. So I guess they never told me the fine print in which interns get hired only when the positions are available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wasn't there long enough to form any opinion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity for learning.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great social environment, great opportunities for networking so that you can get to know others in prominent positions and they can get to know you. The connections you make at this company are long-lived, if not permanent. You get to make your own opportunities; you can get experience and exposure in whatever area you may desire, where other companies would not be so supportive. Great work/life balance; flexible schedules. Tuition reimbursement. Great retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Though learning opportunities are plentiful, you may not ever get to work in those areas. Opportunities for development do not match opportunities for advancement. Unless you are an older employee you will definitely hit your ceiling; it's a fishbowl if you are on the fast track or ambitious. Pay is just "ok"...one works here for the valuable training and education, not the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your direct reports in their career growth and advancement. APIPs (yearly evals) should also support a career plan that you should be accountable for following along with the employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineer Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company cares about their employees
    Strong emphasis on expanding knowledge and learning
    Interesting work
    Good training

    Cons

    Old fashioned management
    Slow to move things forward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    There are much worse places to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Academic environment
    9/80 work schedule option

    Cons

    Diminishing benefits
    Paid like government but treated by USG orgs like a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Brilliant people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation

    Pros

    Brilliant people, important work, lots of perks

    Cons

    If you are a kid, you won't fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    a rewarding experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, rewarding work

    Cons

    Not a lot of company culture; people put in their work and go home, no social life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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