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"Stellar Past, Clouded Future"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Monrovia, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Monrovia, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great bunch of smart engineers. Employees support each other. Teams give their all to the project at hand. Benefits were good.

Cons

Company has lost the recipe. Past business model was based on "doing the impossible", now trying to be a mass-production house like every where else, and have not made that transition successfully.

Advice to Management

Don't overlook the value in doing "one-off" projects that no one else will touch. They can lead to broader market applications down the road.

Other Employee Reviews for AeroVironment

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Unbelievably BAD experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of free lunches as they schedule meetings at lunch.

    Cons

    Management has No Strategy or Vision for a path forward, nor commitment to the company -- many fly-in from out-of-state a few times a month
    Company has not invested in any product development and now has obsolete product offerings

    Advice to Management

    Leave


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Services side is run by old Military guys who are liars and full of nepitism"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work when you don't have to deal with leadership (I joke when I say leadership) at the Huntsville Office.

    Cons

    Dishonesty is the main thing. Hourly pay and then they try to manipulate and pressure you to log so many hours so you don't go over what they think is required. These guys will lie through there teeth and only protect and promote guys who suck up brown nose etc. If your good and you don't play ball you're toast. Example is a guy who is a complete lush they have know since they worked in the military with him they send him on hire profile jobs until he fell on his face and had to be sent home. Leadership was well aware of his problem for years. Huntsville leadership that is but he was a golden boy.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing you can do because these Huntsville guys are removed from main leadership in Simi but if I were the Simi leaders I would fire everyone in Huntsville. Remove alcohol from your bloodstream..

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