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Orbital ATK Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 11 reviews)

  • Most long time employees are stuck in their ways and resistant to new ideas even when they would significantly benefit the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    -very dynamic environment
    -a lot of experienced people to learn from
    -the work stays relatively consistent with CAD
    -9/80 schedule

    Cons

    -lack of feedback
    -although everyone is friendly, the "team" atmosphere seems to be lacking at times


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Control Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Control Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Wages,
    Paid Time Off,
    Tuition Reimbursement,
    9/80 Work Week
    Holidays

    Cons

    Processes Outdated,
    Lacking in some Technical Areas

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (3)

    "No Longer the Same Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbital ATK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work.
    Multiple opportunities to work on different programs/projects, if desired.
    Great people to work with.
    Fair pay.
    Secure job.

    Cons

    Company is getting too large and the family/team culture is being lost.
    Engineers are crippled by overbearing and tedious processes that don't add value to the finished product.
    Benefits and perks are being slowly reduced.
    Work-life balance is terrible.
    Employees are left to fend for themselves, plan, prioritize, manage heavy workloads, wear multiple "hats", and support numerous programs/projects simultaneously.
    Environment of disorganization, chaos and constant emergencies results in extreme high stress.
    Company spreads engineers too thin -- intentionally understaffing to increase profits.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.
    Stop taking away/reducing benefits.
    Allow functional managers to manage and let engineers engineer.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Supervsor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Supervisor in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Finance Supervisor in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly competitive, good work-life balance, 9-80 work schedule, good benefits

    Cons

    Currently being acquired by Northrop Grumman


  5. "Incredible people, but typical corporate america."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Magna, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Magna, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People are incredible and great to work with. Salary is good.
    New and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Benefits and annual increases can be tough like any company.
    Tough work load.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those who work for you.


  6. "EH&S"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    The people, the mission and the experience!!

    Cons

    None, I had a great learning experience!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the opportunity!!


  7. "Great internship experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbital ATK part-time

    Pros

    Exposure to various internal audit projects such as SOX testing and contract reviews

    Cons

    Workforce is older in age

  8. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orbital ATK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. You will learn a lot in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Poor training and basically no structure on getting employees up to speed. Managers are stuck in their ways and don't welcome new ideas nor accountability on their poor communication skills. Company is being purchased, so the future is murkey for finance jobs. Work life balance needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Talk to people and try to understand your employee's viewpoint.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brigham City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brigham City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work, good coworkers, good pay, love to go to work most days. Makes me proud to work on rockets.

    Cons

    Lots of OT can be expected. "Healthy" amount of overtime is necessary. Programmatic drama can cause issues on daily routine.

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone and make a decision. Let the engineers do their job and support them.


  10. "looking for a change"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    almost retired and then it wont matter

    Cons

    not retired and i still have to put up with the merger

    Advice to Management

    Train people


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