Aerojet Rocketdyne Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2020

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3.3
52%
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Aerojet Rocketdyne President and CEO Eileen Drake (no image)
Eileen Drake
103 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 schedule/best group of people I've ever worked with/pay is good for the area(in 42 reviews)

  • "9/80 work schedule so you get every other Friday off(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Thought job in Sacramento was stable(in 25 reviews)

  • "Upper management does little to retain long-time employees with decades of hard-won knowledge and experience, treating all employees as interchangeable(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Project Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company with loads of oppertunities.

    Cons

    There are not many cons

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  2. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Jupiter, FL

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology, great and knowledgable workforce

    Cons

    Traded hands, many different systems in place


  3. "Company has been doing poorly"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working on rocket engine has been very challenging and very rewarding professionally. The team members are very knowledgeable and respectful.

    Cons

    The CEOs and the upper managements, have been more and more a disappointment recent years. Lack of vision, unwilling to improve.

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  4. "Great projects, need to streamline processes"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Canoga Park, CA

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, work on cool projects

    Cons

    Company slow to improving processes, causing inefficiencies in daily work

  5. "Supportive Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Engineering in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging assignments and top technical mentors

    Cons

    Lots of merging battles and slow processes

  6. "Not a fan of upper management (VP of Eng, CEO)"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Materials Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, smart, hardworking people with tons of heritage knowledge

    Cons

    Vice President of engineering is very micromanaging, not much room for career growth, company slowly cutting benefits

  7. "The rocket ranch."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Test Technician Assembly in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This was a great place to work!

    Cons

    I have nothing bad about working for this company !

  8. "Contracts Manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work is exciting and compelling.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring. I hope things have settled down now that the company has moved sites to Huntsville, AL.

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  9. "What You Make Of It"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology And Technical Opportunities

    Cons

    Lack Of Opportunity For Career Advancement, Great Deal Of Micro-Management At All Levels, Beauracracy And Lack Of Accountability

  10. "OK place to work but mediocre upper management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly and some of the smartest people around. Company is positioned well for government defense industry

    Cons

    Company has squandered expertise in large booster rockets. They used to say the future of the company was AR-1 ... now they don't. Upper management does little to retain long-time employees with decades of hard-won knowledge and experience, treating all employees as interchangeable.

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