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The Aerospace Corporation Overview

El Segundo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1960
Nonprofit Organization
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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A not-for-profit company, The Aerospace Corporation provides space-related research, development, and advisory services primarily for U.S. government programs. Its chief sponsor is the U.S. Air Force and its main customers include the Space and Missile Systems Center of Air ... Read more

Mission: Aerospace provides engineering solutions to the nation’s most complex challenges.

Our commitment to the following core values has made us the leading architect and principal technical resource for space programs of national significance. Our values ... Read more

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    lots of interesting and challenging projects to work on

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    most of the employees are older, but they are actively hiring younger people now

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The Aerospace Corporation Photos

The Aerospace Corporation photo of: The corporate headquarters in El Segundo, California.
The Aerospace Corporation photo of: Jennifer Tanzillo uses a high-speed precision pointing control testbed.
The Aerospace Corporation photo of: Aerospace mentors team with those in the Research in Industrial Projects for Students program.
The Aerospace Corporation photo of: Aerospace's Chantilly Campus is located just minutes from Washington, D.C.
The Aerospace Corporation photo of: Dr. Hyun Kim, research scientist, uses a Scanning Probe Microscope to study the surface topography of graphene material.
The Aerospace Corporation photo of: JPL engineer Aaron Yazzie shares his experiences working on the Curiosity rover.
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The Aerospace Corporation Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The Aerospace Corporation in December 2016.

    Interview

    HR rep reached out via email to establish phone interview with hiring manager. Technical recruiter followed up with phone call to confirm education, previous roles and responsibilities, and salary requirements. One hour telecom with hiring manager followed days later.

    Interview Questions

    • All the questions (approximately 15) were behavioral based. Give me a time when you disagreed with your boss and how did you resolve it or give me a time when there was an internal conflict among the team and how did you resolve it type questions.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Dr. Sherrie Zacharius, vice president of Technology and Laboratory Operations, and Richard Welle, director of the Microsatellite Systems Department, participated in two NASA media panels earlier Oct. 7 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Zacharius discussed the growing importance and accessibility of cubesats on the first panel. Welle, who was part of the second panel, discussed the first Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) cubesat and its innovative capabilities.

  • AeroCube-7, which will demonstrate the capabilities of high-speed optical transmission of data and small spacecraft proximity operations, prepares to take flight aboard an Atlas V. To learn about this trilogy of small satellites, also known as CubeSats, read the article at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIptI.

    AeroCube-7 Ready for Duty as Atlas V Prepares for Launch | The Aerospace Corporation

    Riding on the coattails of its older siblings, AeroCubes 1 through 6, the first in the AeroCube-7 (AC-7) trilogy sits aboard an Atlas V at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, awaiting its day in the sun. Launch is currently scheduled for Oct. 8, with the remaining two CubeSats in this series set for launch in spring 2016.

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The Aerospace Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Top Ten Employer for Engineering Students, AfterCollege Employer Popularity Index, 2014
  • Top 50 STEM Workplaces, AISES Winds of Change Magazine, 2014
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