Aerojet Rocketdyne - Challenging, interesting, honest, and plentiful, many projects/programs | Glassdoor
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"Challenging, interesting, honest, and plentiful, many projects/programs"

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Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sacramento, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good boss; good coworkers. Plenty of work.

Cons

Budgets and programs fluctuated constantly.

Advice to Management

Listen to your people. Feedback is a gift.

Other Employee Reviews for Aerojet Rocketdyne

  1. Helpful (2)

    "tough bureaucracy (gov't contracts, etc), but good people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, engineering group is mostly supportive of each other. Team atmosphere, with very little bickering or animosity. I've enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Salary determination is draconian. Rigid set of rules, and the company seems to completely ignore performance. They "grade" you like most companies, but the rubric is complex and arbitrary. And a few of the managers don't pay enough attention to their employees to fairly fill out the ranking forms...they just seems to guess, to meet the deadline imposed by their manager...and when they try to explain the rankings to the employee during their performance review, they stumble all over themselves justifying why you received whatever rank they happened to pick for a particular category...it is not confidence inspiring...

    Advice to Management

    Truly reward excellence and innovation, Have managers formally include additional input, from other engineering managers and co-workers, into the performance review, since many of the managers don't have enough contact with the employee to judge properly.


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    "Chaotic Sweat Shop"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerojet Rocketdyne full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Cafe onsite. Some of the work is very interesting. Most of the people are nice. Compensation was decent.

    Cons

    1970's management style. Some groups are truly worked like slaves, every weekend for months on end. It seems that if your in engineering the weekend is just another couple days to work. Some groups do have good work/life balance but not what I saw of the engineering groups. Management doesn't think twice of asking for 80 hour weeks. In general half the company moves like its stuck in a tar pit while the other half has unrealistic expectations, makes for a bad environment. Glad I got out.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and make room for skilled replacements.

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