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Alliant Techsystems Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Alliant Techsystems President, CEO, and Director Mark W. DeYoung
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Pros
  • 9/80 work week, there was plenty of work and it was interesting, people were generally friendly, very good benefits package (in 13 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule means every other weekend is a 3-day weekend (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • tunnel vision management and top heavy (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Good Company"

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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

    Interesting Projects to work on

    Cons

    Upward Mobility was limited with no clear career path

    Advice to Management

    Career Path Planning


  6. "Production Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is easy, the day goes by very fast, funny people, decent pay for the area. comfortable temperature year around.

    Cons

    Some things are really tedious, supervisors there think that they are something special. They pit people against each other for lead positions and if you aren't interested in competing, they will make things hard on you.

    Advice to Management

    Pull those sticks out of your rectum.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits and great people.

    Cons

    A little old fashioned with the technology and record keeping.

  8. "Emerging company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Top heavy in management. Company sold to often. Workforce getting old. Cut workforce to small. Transitioning with merger.


  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They strive to make products that work, every time. They do development well, and are an understanding employer.

    Cons

    The defense industry has changed considerably in recent years. This makes projects more aggressive, and sometimes will take on less technical challenge.


  10. "Great People, Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Techsystems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great learning culture that allows you to succeed and grow.
    -Awesome people that create a positive working environment.
    -work on rockets!

    Cons

    -Nearest realistic living area is a half hour away at best (Brigham City), with no free shuttle (many people carpool).
    -Expected to be there at 6:30-7:00 am, meaning you wake up at 5:00-5:30am.


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