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The Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance and lots of opportunities for advancement" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule including 9/80 (2 types depending on which Friday you want off)" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "The average age of employees is 50" (in 11 reviews)

  • "career growth in technical subject areas, raises are not commensurate with other engineering companies (" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Corporation Doing Amazing Things"

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

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

    Pros

    The Aerospace Corporation touches every aspect of space. Times here could not be more exciting. The company has over 3,900 employees throughout the Country and are hiring almost 500 this fiscal year. It truly is a great time to think about exploring some of the incredible opportunities at this great company.

    Cons

    None, this is truly a great place to 'launch' your career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. As we have all heard "This is a time of great opportunity." The employees are excited!


  2. "Great Experience"

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    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

    Great working environment for an internship. Everyone is nice and very willing to help you learn

    Cons

    There isn't much hands-on work in all facilities because they focus primarily on research

  3. "Slow to change for most"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Divisions and programs have different characters: if you get lucky, you can move and proactively play both politics and networking. Read many reviews, your first department will have a lasting impact on your options.

    Cons

    High resistance to change from outside mid-career experience. If you might be a competitor with internal tenured team members, be aware of seniority.
    Middle management is a fast track to lower costs, with a range of results.

    Advice to Management

    Ambitious engineers will need more guidance to stay. Keeping the ambitious and power hungry ones with low external experience is a risk too: why aren’t they competitive elsewhere?
    Program offices need more support than ‘management training’ positions.
    Moving people within the company is going well- more cross location moves of experienced staff will strengthen the culture.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fabricated Lies in Retaliation of ADA Request?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Component Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Component Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none. They did not handle the matter appropriately despite multiple chances to do so.

    Cons

    they will discriminate, lie, dismiss other employees personal interactions in order to progress their agenda

    Advice to Management

    before you accuse someone of inappropriate sexual conduct that occurred over 5 years ago make sure its true because that allegation can damage a reputation if its not. especially when the alleged conduct was to someone of the opposite sex and their sexual preference is opposite of that.


  5. "Excellent place to work and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent work/life balance
    -Competitive salary and benefits
    -Numerous growth opportunities
    -Continuous learning is a priority
    -Rotations allow for gaining experience in a different position without the risk of losing your previous job

    Cons

    -Location of headquarters (El Segundo) is a very expensive area of south-west Los Angeles, so it's difficult to find affordable housing nearby; typically have to commute through LA rush hour to live somewhere affordable
    -Recent changes to benefits caused a large portion of experienced technical staff to retire, leading to a loss in heritage knowledge
    -Increases in staffing of senior personnel at the expense of early- to mid-career employees causes annual raises to be less than the national average

    Advice to Management

    Seriously consider making annual raises competitive with the national average, or you will find that early- and mid-career technical staff will seek opportunities elsewhere with better compensation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair pay practice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay for new hires.

    Cons

    Low raise for loyal employees. Some new hires for the exact same level as old employees would make 30k more. Doesn't matter how hard you've worked in the past for the company. New hire is somehow for valuable than the folks who've been loyal.


  7. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent working environment, excellent benefits, extremely smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Older average age for employees, based out of LA so most people not living in California have no idea what this company is.

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger engineers in satellite offices to absorb knowledge from your older employees before they retire and we loose that knowledge base.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "MTS"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work hours and environment. great retirment benifits

    Cons

    not good in year to year raises.


  9. "Great for the right people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great research projects, great mission that we are supporting. Great work life balance, lots of freedom to pursue interesting projects. Trying to be more innovative. Great place for retirees to come for a second career. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No clear career growth path, very traditional minded culture. Not a place for ambitious career minded type A people. Very minimal salary raise every year. Not casual atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    There is a wall between executive management and the worker level people, that is formed by a thick layer of people “protecting” the executives. Be more approachable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on different projects

    Cons

    No cons! Mostly teams are well structured.

    Advice to Management

    No comments


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