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  1. "5 star"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Employees-Intelligent, kind & fun Product-100% Mission sucess-It is Rocket science Management-Competent, supportive, available, engaged, driven yet practical & fun. Employment Security/Stability Work life balance is healthy/amazing Competitive wages Strong employee award program After almost 10 years, I was still excited to go to work and proud to be a part of the team.

    Cons

    As with any company your Pros contribute to your Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage/fund product and process improvements.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-03-23
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Plastic Mechanical in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with..

    Cons

    People running the company don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    some are great to work for another not so much. think they own the world.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-05-19
  3. "Decent Company - Be Cautious"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits Great coworkers Work life balance

    Cons

    Stuck in old / outdated ways Dying star...

    Advice to Management

    Update engineering practices Make decisions with business acumen, you're not the only player on the block anymore - you're losing your market share

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-05-18
  4. "Smart people, but management is incompetent. Contracts are disappearing and offices are closing"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Pay is good for the work. Work life balance

    Cons

    Managers don't care. Most people are just waiting to retire trying to collect a paycheck. Morale is low and several people who work there don't have faith in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire capable people instead of people who ride out cost plus contracts.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-05-11
  5. "Smart people; challenging nature as govt. contractor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Industry leader - Incredible history - Makes very cool products

    Cons

    - Hampered by regulatory hoops

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-04-24
  6. "Management sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The pay is really good for the union workers

    Cons

    The Management is the worst I've ever seen

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!!!!

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-04-24
  7. "Pay is great"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    They pay very well. They try to keep employee benefits standard with other companies

    Cons

    Work you to death. Must take work home most weekends. Unless you know someone in management (friends) you will not be promoted. People are afraid to make decisions because if its thr wrong one you usually will be put on probation or fired. No one takes responsibility for their mistakes, there are many scapegoats. There is a lot of back stabbing within management. Non management people are awesome though.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who are qualified for the position, not because they are your buddy. Promote people with college degrees not high school graduates.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-04-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Orlando FL - Coleman Aerospace - The most Toxic Place I have ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There are some nice people working there, but as a whole, they tend to be downtrodden, disenfranchised, and unhappy.

    Cons

    The general work environment is extremely poor and toxic. The technology, tools, IT systems and management approach, and infrastructure that they have are extremely old and out of date, and non-competitive for today's modern work environment. The company does not make significant investments in people, processes, training, or tools. There is nothing that they are currently executing that is cutting edge or modern....

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    Advice to Management

    None. Unforunately I never witnessed you adapt, or improve or seriously consider employee input.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-04-17
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrific Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The only positive about working here is that the products are rocket engines.

    Cons

    - The management here is just terrible. Most managers are unprofessional and have favorite employees that they pay attention to. If you're not a favorite, then they don't seem to care about you. Most managers here are also very unethical, even though they claim to care abut ethics. Benefits that managers can approve, like flex time and work from home, are not consistently approved across the West Palm Beach (Jupiter)...

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    Advice to Management

    This warrants repeating: The management here is just terrible. Most managers are unprofessional and have favorite employees that they pay attention to. If you're not a favorite, then they don't seem to care about you. Most managers here are also very unethical, even though they claim to be. Benefits that managers can approve like flex time and work from home are not consistently approved across the West Palm Beach (Jupiter)...

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    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-04-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was great until site closed"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Invested resources in their employees development People were nice and very helpful Management was supportive

    Cons

    Site closed because of decision from hire ups. Questionable decision about which projects were funded

    Aerojet Rocketdyne2019-02-25
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