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Orbital ATK Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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  • "Work life balance needs attention especially in Corporate functions" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Upper management wants things done but do not give instructions on how to do it" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to jump in and make a difference. Nothing stagnant about this culture.

    Cons

    Must like continuous improvement to be happy each day.


  2. "Interim Position"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Contracts Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people benefits responsibly access

    Cons

    Compliance No Local Support Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Dont ask Engineers legal questions

  3. "good company with quirks"

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    Current Employee - Trainee in Clearfield, UT
    Current Employee - Trainee in Clearfield, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great schedule, great people.

    Cons

    Experience from any other place is not really considered actual experience. I have heard HR say that "you may have experience, but you do not have experience here. We have proprietary equipment"

    Advice to Management

    actually review and acknowledge prior related experience and place applicant accordingly. Rely too much on temp agency for quality placements.


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Clearfield, UT
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Clearfield, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbital ATK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company with good contracts. Good pay. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Complicated processes to make changes.


  5. "Safety Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Poor location senior leadership staff and management. Recent facility neglect led to building fire at Elkton, MD location due to lack of upkeep.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to basic leadership skills and company values.


  6. "You won't become rich working here, but you'll be financially comfortable"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Bacchus, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Bacchus, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent paying for the Salt Lake Valley, good benefits, Not hard to learn any of the areas you work.

    Cons

    Very politically clickish in almost all areas. Horrible 12 hour shifts if you're unfortunate enough to get stuck in operations.

    Advice to Management

    You can't tell upper managment advice. They are exalted know everything, be all.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Some really great people work there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility with start times, experienced employees are willing to share job knowledge.

    Cons

    Poor management practices claims of ethical business practices are frequently just that, claims rather than fact

    Advice to Management

    Talk with the employees and get their side of things rather than only the reporting of individuals trying to get up the corporate ladder

  8. "Average Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work when you can get those assignments.

    Cons

    Benefits are just average, Management has a little to be desired.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Always something new"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to work on new things. The people you work with are interesting, smart and a pleasure to work around with. Flexibility. 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Hard workers get overlooked and under valued. Attention seems more concentrated on the product than the people so unless you’re working on a high priority product than chances are no one will notice how hard you’re working. Lately it’s been about schedule schedule and meeting it. It’s becoming a stressful environment to work in. The pay is decent but with all the work they try to get you to juggle does not reflect that.

    Advice to Management

    Come down to get to know the individuals that are actually doing the little things and show some appreciation. Let them know how much you value them. It’s discouraging to employees who sacrifice their time off to get the product done per schedule to get over look for their hard work.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get good experience in your job function, but they cut corners everywhere. May have changed since being bought out but the issues ran deep.

    Cons

    Management needs to leave the attitude and get to work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and cut out the politics