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"Spinning wheels in San Diego"

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Alliant Techsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great people willing to work hard. Unfortunately due to management foul ups and inability to
control customers extra work is required frequently. The work is challenging and technically interesting.

Cons

High overhead, poor management in an extremely competitive low growth industry.

Advice to Management

Cut overhead. There are too many managers making our corporate overhead charges extremely uncompetitive.

Other Employee Reviews for Alliant Techsystems

  1. "ATK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT - Technology in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT - Technology in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The divisions are mostly managed very well with good leadership
    They have good & dedicated workers
    Government contracts are cutting edge
    The projects are interesting, challenging and fun
    Pay and benefits

    Cons

    Corporate - Dilbert Morale
    Good people are leaving
    It seems like 'Dedicated-Competent' boomers & early Xers are being targeted
    New C-management has erratic behavior - the 'Stop telling me what I don’t want to hear.' world Watch out for this illness - apathy then entropy

    Advice to Management

    What is the big picture future for ATK in 3-7years?

    Need for more M&A & Contracts
    Take Risk! - accountant's will save you out of business

    Try to keep talent - they bring energy, passion and enthusiasm - it is contagious!


  2. "Interesting Work. Awful atmosphere."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Brigham City, UT
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Brigham City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The interns get real work.... as long as you intern in the science and engineering department. Interns in the Safety and Mission Assurance and Processes groups will hate their experience. I actually used my engineering degree all summer.

    Cons

    The only thing people seem to talk about at work are layoffs... seriously. Also the 1hr drive to work is miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Branch outside of the solid rocket world. Letting Aerojet by Rocketdyne will inevitably be your downfall. Mark my words.


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