Compare Virgin Galactic vs Orbital ATK BETA

See how working at Virgin Galactic vs. Orbital ATK compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Virgin Galactic vs. Orbital ATK. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Virgin Galactic

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Orbital ATK

Employee Ratings

  • Virgin Galactic scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Orbital ATK scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 63 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 283 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Virgin Galactic employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Virgin Galactic employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Virgin Galactic employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Virgin Galactic employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Virgin Galactic Ceo George Whitesides
77%
77%George Whitesides
CEO Approval
Orbital ATK Ceo David W. Thompson
80%
80%David W. Thompson
Orbital ATK employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
60%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Orbital ATK employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Virgin Galactic employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
60%
Virgin Galactic employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Orbital ATK employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Orbital ATK has 1,270 more total submitted salaries than Virgin Galactic.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Engineer5 Salaries
$115,000/yr
Systems Design Engineer II3 Salaries
$104,480/yr
Test Technician4 Salaries
$50,690/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Electrical Engineer46 Salaries
$94,782/yr
Principal Systems Engineer16 Salaries
$116,319/yr
Test Technician16 Salaries
$53,695/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Virgin Galactic.
  • "9 80 schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Orbital ATK.
  • "Vg" was the most mentioned Con at Virgin Galactic.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Orbital ATK.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
"9 80 work"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"9 80 schedule"(in 29 reviews)
"80 schedule"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Vg"(in 7 reviews)
"Rocket"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 13 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 11 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Flight Sciences

I worked at Virgin Galactic full-time

Pros

Hardworking and dedicated co-workers that had a passion for the job.

Cons

The location of the job was remote.

Former Employee - Operations Lead

I worked at Orbital ATK full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

size, employees, management, salary, customers

Cons

The merger challenged management somewhat

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