Alliant Techsystems Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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3.0
45%
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55%
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Alliant Techsystems President, CEO, and Director Mark W. DeYoung (no image)
Mark W. DeYoung
85 Ratings
Pros
  • "They provide good pay and solid benefits package for salary & wage(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great, dedicated employees and good benefits(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management didn't support local engineering to pursue new work(in 19 reviews)

  • "The company is way too top heavy with too many layers of management, and they are beginning to lose touch with their employees(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company and People"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Independence, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong Leaders, Desire to Improve, Willingness to Change

    Cons

    During my tenure, the company dealt with heavy cost pressure due to government contract competition. Extreme measures were required to be competitive.

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  2. "ATK experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment. Wonderful team of people.

    Cons

    Commute to and from the office in Reston was a challenge.


  3. "Factory pays good..but"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Vacation PTO is good.

    Cons

    Long hours, short breaks. Some jobs on the floor are good and some are terrible.

  4. "Attorney"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Pros

    Great company and great benefits

    Cons

    They are doing some reorganizing

  5. "Not bad, not great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Administrative Support Staff in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, overtime and networking

    Cons

    HIGH turnover, business consolidation, job titles and responsibilities change every 3 months as new people hired and fired.

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  6. "Director, HR"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time

    Pros

    Great, dedicated employees and good benefits

    Cons

    Unreasonable work expectation for employees---lots of hours

  7. "great place to work and grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Software Developer"

    4.0
    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

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  9. "PM"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keyser, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work in various areas.

    Cons

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

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

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems full-time for 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

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