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The Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated June 21, 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

    "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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Great for the right people"

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    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.


  6. "MTS"

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    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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow Pace of Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Member of Technical Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    9/80 Schedule is nice

    Cons

    Old technology
    Aging workforce
    slow pace of work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Attempting Transformation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues who are supportive and trying to do the right thing

    Cons

    Outdated mindset, processes, with ample resistance to change


  10. "Top notch integrity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Wright Patterson AFB, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Wright Patterson AFB, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most corporate savvy and unbiased integrity with great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There are not very many downsides to working at The Aerospace Corporation unless you desire moving your career to a location where Aerospace is not :-)

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking out for the mission and people that work for Aerospace. Some times its a thankless job especially when bad news has to be delivered to the client. When this does happen, its really good to know the company will stand by you.


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