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Alliant Technologies (KY) Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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2 Ratings
  1. "Excellent Company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alliant Technologies (KY) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cutting Edge equipment, great resources to get your job accomplished, lots of opportunity to prove yourself without management micromanaging every aspect

    Cons

    The amount of travel, however it is 100% explained before you accept the offer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2019-08-16
  2. "Travel"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alliant Technologies (KY) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, small company, flexible hours, great engineering managers,

    Cons

    Travel. Customers are hard to deal with. Overtime is common while travelling.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for us to have the time we need to get done what we need to do.

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2017-11-19
  3. "Enjoyable tech savvy system integrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Alliant Technologies (KY) full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge technology opportunities Flexible job function capabilities Engaging and challenging opportunities

    Cons

    Career development/growth opportunities (very flat organizational structure) Bottom third compensation and benefit package

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2017-07-17
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Technologies (KY) full-time

    Pros

    Small company, good management.

    Cons

    Travel can add up at times

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on work / life balance. Allow employees to work at home and have flexible hours like other technology based companies are trending to.

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2016-12-02
  5. "Horrible environment for minorities"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Alliant Technologies (KY) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Free benefits (100% of FAMILY insurance plan paid by company) - If you like it: get to travel a lot around the country - Get to actually see the full system that you work on, in action

    Cons

    - If you don't like it: a lot of travel. - HORRIBLE ENVIRONMENT FOR MINORITIES: several clearly racist people were there while I was there and had been involved with the company since its creation so they either were in high positions or were greatly valued because of their seniority. Was constantly made to feel uncomfortable by them, especially while traveling.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the company culture. Don't tolerate harassment no matter how long the employee has been there...

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2016-09-02
  6. "Control Panel Nazis"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Technologies (KY) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will laugh watching the management team shoot themselves in the foot. Co-workers team up together if you keep a positive attitude, but the management team isn't going to help your cause.

    Cons

    Disrespectful. Mission statement is false. Rules are made up as you go along. Young company that has issues with basic concepts that most work environments are good at addressing. Culture is still in development and has a long way to go to reach maturity. Makes processes more complex than it needs to be, and often.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to put more effort into knowing and appreciating the employees who are experienced in their skill sets. Should fit people into the job task instead forcing the job task into the people. Eliminate stepping on the management of other departments. Take ownership of your mistakes. Communicate better with management and employees. Needs more HR personnel. Give employees reviews. Refrain from divvying out bogus... information. Ask more questions before drawing to conclusions. Reduce the amount of policies and procedures that go against industry standards. Stop taking advantage of college graduates and co-ops because you are making a stain on would-be talent that is already difficult to find.

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    Alliant Technologies (KY)2016-07-02
  7. "Growing Company"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alliant Technologies (KY) for less than a year

    Pros

    Company rewards good performance and is looking for talented engineers. Lots of opportunity to contribute to the company for ambitious and eager engineers.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment with long hours and lots of travel. Sometimes organization and communication is not great which can lead to inefficient execution of project goals. Little to no training available so you are expected to know what you're doing or learn extremely quickly when you're hired.

    Advice to Management

    Pay good engineers to do a good job and your customers will want to hire your for future contracts. Organize controls operations and develop a training program for young controls engineers.

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2015-10-05
  8. "My review"

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    I have been working at Alliant Technologies (KY)

    Pros

    There are some good people there to work with. Because of the nature of most of the jobs and the travel requirements you do pick up credit card points/loyalty points from airlines and hotels

    Cons

    You can be away from family for a significant amount of time. You are told about this beforehand though. You just have to be sure that you can handle it.

    Advice to Management

    I thinks there needs to be more emphasis on training before sending out employees to projects

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2015-09-27
  9. "Travel is required, manager is an unusual fellow."

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    Former Employee - Developer (Systems Engineer) in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alliant Technologies (KY) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Decent Starting Salary * Good learning experience * High exposure to live systems

    Cons

    * Travel * Work hours (more than 40 is the norm)

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the noose you already have the employee don't strangle them off before they blossom.

    Alliant Technologies (KY)2013-02-28
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