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Updated Jul 14, 2021

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3.5
71%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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Orbital Sciences Chairman and CEO David W. Thompson
David W. Thompson
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great cafeteria, beautiful location & surroundings, great people to work with(in 12 reviews)

  • "Lots of technical challenge and interesting work(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Large percentage of time spent on travel, poor work-life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Middle and upper management is stuffed with people going nowhere(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful team

      Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great workplace and benefits. Enjoy working with teammates.

      Cons

      Usually always busy, very difficult to get ahead of schedule.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Plenty of Opportunity to Take Responsibility

      Aug 25, 2020 - Senior Engineer in Chandler, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small company, few levels of management, early opportunity to contribute.

      Cons

      DoD contractor so many rules, trainings, etc.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good outreach to government contractors

      Jan 11, 2018 - Lead Operations Engineer in Moffett Field, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Orbital Sciences (now OrbitalATK) made obvious efforts to communicate with the government contractors at various offsite locations, including regular site visits (often with some sort of food) and email communication.

      Cons

      Their intranet (such as logging into training sites) didn't work well across multiple platforms (i.e. MAC).

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent company

      Feb 7, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hard working personnel, great work environment, and fair pay.

      Cons

      None that I observed while employed.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Meh

      Feb 16, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with The end product is satisfying to work towards

      Cons

      Poor promotion system Poor review system Lots of tribal knowledge

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Electrical Engineer (Wire Harness Design)

      Jul 26, 2016 - Electrical Engineer in Hilton, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with. Everybody was willing to help if I had a question. Worked on some very interesting projects. I learned a lot. Enjoyed the yearly picnic and the newly formed Toastmasters club. - Would love to return if there are opportunities.

      Cons

      I can not think of any negatives at this time. It is not my nature to back stab a former employer.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall Positive

      May 17, 2016 - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Chandler, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many great coworkers. Lots of technical challenge and interesting work. Definitely full of opportunity for the younger engineers with ambition and minimal family commitments.

      Cons

      As with any place, the politics can be intense and career limiting. The merit increases were scant for years and seemed to be assigned in a very random way. You would be given guidance on how to move up only find the goal post getting moved.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great people, good support

      Mar 30, 2016 - Supplier Program Manager in Chandler, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues worked as a team, helped each other out. Engineering support was good. Pretty good atmosphere, goals were achievable. Good work/life balance

      Cons

      Promoted people to senior management positions that had no idea about the job, no understanding of what it actually took to get the job done

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fantastic.

      Feb 20, 2016 - Engineering Aide in VAFB, CA
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      Pros

      Working with rockets. Great people. Very good training program. Over all, I would go back if I could afford the lower wage.

      Cons

      Not much to complain about. I would have liked higher wages. The work was good and the people excellent so no real cons.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      "Merger" Killed Everything Good!

      Feb 18, 2016 -  in Dulles, VA
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      Pros

      Orbital Sciences Corporation was once an extremely rewarding place to work. It had a very innovative and entrepreneurial culture in which everyone worked very hard but toward the same collective goal.

      Cons

      The Orbital and ATK "merger" literally destroyed within the first year everything that had once been good (actually great) about Orbital. ATK is extremely antiquated (although they believe that they are very cutting edge) and they treat all employees as if they are "out to get the company". The ATK culture is based on building silos and a complete lack of transparency.

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