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Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Stagnant upper management that is a result of almost no outside hiring with a lot of close to the vest decisions made and them forced down the line (in 16 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership in Information Technology (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sacramento plant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredible work force. Extremely intelligent and professional engineers with world class technical expertise in propulsion systems.

    Cons

    This company has no goal of being a company of choice for employees. All goals are focused on profit with no regard for the talent that is the core of the ability to make a profit. Sacramento site is being dismantled and on a path to closure. No future here for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Since the company is so goal driven, if you try to have atleast one goal to retain talent and attract new talent you can compete with other companies in the aerospace business. People are looking to leave Aerojet Rocketdyne rather than join the team.


  2. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly easy going work culture and very quiet surroundings.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy because of the line of business


  3. Helpful (1)

    "This industry carries risks of pigeon-holing your career"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Aerojet Rocketdyne's industry is one filled with 30+ year careers. Smaller pool of applicants with direct experience within the industry community. Great work/llife balance.

    Cons

    Safety culture trends to appeal more to lawyers than to logic.

    Advice to Management

    Employees appreciate transparency from the top down. Transparency enables your employees to feel respected to make decisions best for their life. Transparency avoids employees feeling as if their feelings of loyalty are being taken for granted & used.


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    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervsr in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Supervsr in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay. 9/80 work week

    Cons

    Sacramento Facility is contracting and possibly closing.


  6. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of Nice and Senior colleagues

    Cons

    Too much has been out-sourced


  7. Helpful (1)

    "contract Manager"

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    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with.

    Cons

    lack of resources to do a job, overworked, company benefits have declined significantly. executive Mgmt does not follow company values


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Technician propulsion unit"

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    Current Employee - Technician in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Technician in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people with lots of experience, free snack in break room, regular work week. Pay good for area.

    Cons

    Will not hire enough people to do workload being encountered throw it on the rest of the workforce. Benefits High deductible poor vision and dental. Very poor management structure scared of making decisions which affect moral. To many managers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop advancing close friends or people willing to stab everyone in the back to secede.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work here to make less money and"

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

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of talented, smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Unfair treatment of employees. Absolutely horrid medical insurance. Managers promote their friends, and leave the solid producers at the bottom. If you do well at certain jobs, they will keep you in that position so they don't have to find a suitable replacement if you were to be promoted. Certain coworkers do nothing but browse the Internet 9 hours a day. Others take advantage of the management, who do not care what hours you work or how much you produce. If you want to move up, do below average work but make sure you chat with management constantly. Constant threats of layoffs. Mandatory overtime when people keep quitting and they don't have enough trained people to complete the job on time.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the low performers. Start tracking workers performance and actual hours worked. These of us who try to do a good job are never rewarded for our hard work. After working there for a lot of years, a quick job search shows that you can make better money elsewhere.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Employer that embraces leading edge technology solutions"

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    Former Employee - SOX Project Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - SOX Project Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Aerojet has interesting diverse initiatives and services both government (DoD) and commercial
    -Executive Management extremely qualified and knowledgeable in controls architecture
    -Very fast moving environment with a focus on enterprise level solutions
    -Collaborative/team approach to solutions

    Cons

    -Not for the faint of heart...very fast moving environment
    -Individuals are expected to perform due diligence on all recommendations-not for those that need detailed instructions
    -Very complex environment that used ERP extensively
    -Supply Chain knowledge necessary (AJ builds rockets)
    -Work/Life Balance is always a challenge with deadlines to be met

    Advice to Management

    Had a great Director who in my 20+ years experience I would rate in the top 3 of outstanding Management who still appreciates the humanity of her staff..


  11. "system engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time

    Pros

    Good people, benefit and work schedule

    Cons

    Company location is far from home



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