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The Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated January 2, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance and lots of opportunities for advancement" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule including 9/80 (2 types depending on which Friday you want off)" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Mostly male dominated with average age being 50" (in 11 reviews)

  • "lots of bureaucracy and administrative tasks" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Corporation Doing Amazing Things"

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    • 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 Company with Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Leader in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Project Leader in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and corporate culture , Kudos to new CEO, Management does care about people

    Cons

    Some HR processes cumbersome and lengthy

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Intern 4"

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

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Location is nice. Weather is pleasant

    Cons

    Very slow. If you suggest anything cutting-edge or state-of-the-art to your manager, it will likely not be approved. They like to keep their designs swe/hwe safe and everything is COTS.


  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Challenging work. No matter who wins the contact we have a job. No stock driven management.

    Cons

    Non profit so raises don't usually meet inflation. Management hires you because you're smart but treat you like an idiot when it comes to HR and compensation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, the location

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, it support


  6. "OK, but not great."

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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

    Flexible hours, ability to work very independently, every other Friday off, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Lack of management, lack of cohesive team feeling


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work/Life Balance with Challenging assignments"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly Great Technical Staff. No profit motives for executives (Non-profit organization). Dart tosser rather than dart board. Unlimited Sick Leave (999 hrs/year... just don't abuse it). 3 weeks vacation to start, 4 weeks after five years. 9/80 schedule available. Work as a trusted agent for the customers. Wide variety of work available.

    Cons

    Raises generally are below market for senior staff; junior staff get fair to great merit raises. No bonuses (there are lump sum payments in lieu of raises, not the same as a bonus). Work for the 'psychic' rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Work with customers to get better raise pools to retain talent since we are a knowledge company. Don't hire use because we're intelligent and treat us like idiots.

  8. "Interesting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of interesting programs with the ability to make significant contributions for engineers of all levels

    Cons

    Job can require a lot of travel. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it can cause you to be away from family frequently


  9. "Great place to intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great intern program. Managers are supportive and take an active role in mentoring early career employees.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture, but comes with the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and stay committed to your people.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay and understaffed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good for starting out in the industry

    Cons

    Low pay, understaffing, no annual raises (lump sums), no more pension for new employees, non-engineering departments get little support

    Advice to Management

    Align salaries and annual raises with the rest of the industry. Provide better staffing support.