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Alliant Techsystems Reviews

Updated October 24, 2017
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Alliant Techsystems President, CEO, and Director Mark W. DeYoung
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  1. "great place to work and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Pros

    Fair and promote from within

    Cons

    Office politics and favoritism. Must fit it in to succeed.


  2. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and vacation for the location

    Cons

    No room to grow in the job

    Advice to Management

    Award promotions based on skill not years at ATK

  3. "PM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keyser, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keyser, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work in various areas.

    Cons

    Dis functional, lack of respect, cliques, lack of recognition, stressful


  4. "Laid Back, Not Great for Advanced Learning"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Somewhat flexible schedule, core hours ~9:30-3
    - Sometimes too laid back

    Cons

    - Sometimes too laid back (small offices)
    - Not enough information from headquarters & too D.C.-centric
    - Lack of continuing education and mentorship
    - Some offices way too bureaucratic and senior management covers-their-butts

    Advice to Management

    - More communication


  5. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Pros

    9-80 work schedule is great

    Cons

    Politics and favoritism is poison

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism


  6. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked on really amazing projects

    Cons

    Long commute to Promontory everyday.


  7. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money is above average

    Cons

    I met very few people in this organization at staff and leadership levels who could hold the same job in a job with lower margins ...

    Advice to Management

    learn to manage at lower profit margins ... even it it is just as an exercise - before you are required to

  8. "Buyer Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Pros

    Has a gym for employees, one week long end of year holiday PTO

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals.demands for small staff department


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company does well in promoting and gaining alliances with a diverse group of manufacturers. Consistency in wages, benefits, strategic goals and communication made this a "family" I enjoyed working with and for.

    Cons

    ATK closes many plants, disrupting many lives, and often without (what looks like) solid business reasons.


  10. "innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    interesting company with innovative products

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


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