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The Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Interesting programs to work on and a very reasonable work/life balance at work (in 27 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule including 9/80 (2 types depending on which Friday you want off) (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The average age of employees is 50 (in 9 reviews)

  • career growth in technical subject areas, raises are not commensurate with other engineering companies ( (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work with graduate degree"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly bright and motivated.

    Cons

    Pay is low if you do not have a graduate degree. Sometimes treated was a second class employee with only a bachelors.

    Advice to Management

    Tie title and pay to experience and responsibilities as opposed to placing such a high premium on having a graduate degree. It doesn't make sense to pay one employee half of what another makes for doing the same, if not more, work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Things Coming but not Fast Enough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off, new CEO is starting to listen to employees and shake the place up a bit, they also help support continuing education.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standards. Way below.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Aerospace Corporation an FFRDC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The most of the people that work for Aerospace are pleasant to work with. The environment is relaxed. All in all, it is an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    There is simply too much management and not enough communication at all levels. Pay has not kept up with industry.

    Advice to Management

    Integrity should be the first corporate value, and it should apply to everyone. The organizational structure should be flattened. There should be fewer managers overall.


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  5. "Security Engineering Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting projects, great training program, good pay, and generous benefits.

    Cons

    no formal sick leave or medical leave.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company, not so much anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting programs to work on and a very reasonable work/life balance at work.

    Cons

    The work environment is politically charged and this non-profit company is going the route of large for profit corporations (minimal raises, using lump sums instead of raises, hiring younger cheaper professionals). This company does technical oversight of large defense contracts in complex problem domains. For decades the average aged employee was over 50, most of these folks were very knowledgeable as they had already completed a career in the military or building complex systems for one or more of the many defense contractors in the US. This is all changing now ... how can a collage grad with no applicable experience step into a position to perform project management and over site of systems engineering and development being done by talented and experienced engineers?

    Advice to Management

    Upper management, you always say "our people is what makes us strong" yet as one of your people, I don't feel valued. You tend to manage programs and budgets but not people. Focus more on the advancement, goals, and aspirations of your employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Overall this is a great place with intelligent and friendly people. The work is steady and stable.

    Cons

    Pay increases are small. The pace is slow compared to what I'm use to. There is not much room for technical growth. The work is not varied.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great, smart, and knowledgeable coworkers who were passionate about what they did. Management cared about their employees and were forward and open.

    Cons

    There is not much work culture, everyone seems to be working on their own thing in their office or cubicle.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly more activities that can help improve company culture and worker morale. All in all it was a good experience, I don't have any negatives to report.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has every other Friday off, but so does many Aerospace companies so not really a benefit. Located in El Segundo so convenient for people living in El Segundo

    Cons

    Overall the worse experience. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. The strategy is all about cost control and highly political. On the surface people are nice, but lots of back stabbing. 1% raises is common.

    Advice to Management

    Change out the senior leadership and hire new people from outside the industry. The team in place have very little experience and are the people who couldn't cut it at other companies, Boeing, Northrop, etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely wonderful place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are extremely welcoming and interested in offering you any advice or guidance they can offer.

    Cons

    I have no bad things to say about Aerospace.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Declining Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is not where it used to be and very little satisfaction among staff. Managers don't engage at all. There's a paycheck

    Cons

    Just about everything if you're looking for a career. Company does not value its people at all and there's hardly any motivation

    Advice to Management

    Where do I begin?



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