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Orbital ATK Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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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. "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. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ATK is great - Orbital is awful"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects / cool work
    Very talented engineers

    Cons

    Awful benefits (health care is the worst I've ever had)
    Very poor management - particularly top management
    You are set up to fail - management and programs have high expectations, but you will not get the support you need including technical, subK, purchasing etc
    Penny wise, pound foolish
    Silos/over-specializes employees


  7. "Place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    Loss of support from your management. New CIO supports the departments needs

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes be an issue

  8. "Sr analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    Salary and vacation are great

    Cons

    No advancement for people most departments

    Advice to Management

    Create space for growth for people


  9. "Property"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbital ATK full-time

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good

    Cons

    working hours are not so great

    Advice to Management

    look at where you can eliminate waste of people who come in and take your money and do no work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is fairly decent.

    Cons

    If you aren’t an engineer you are a nobody. The structure here is so unorganized. Upper management wants things done but do not give instructions on how to do it. I hate this place.

    Advice to Management

    Pretend you give a hoot about your employees.


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