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The Aerospace Corporation Reviews

Updated March 12, 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. ""a short title for your review.""

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

    Pros

    - Low stress
    - Broad exposure
    - Not an at will employer (APSA is bargaining unit)

    Cons

    - While the company is often at the cutting edge of space technologies the company's IT is often lagging behind. They were still using Lotus Notes in 2015!


  2. "Get to know the group of people you will work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Low stress
    High competency in specialized space domain areas

    Cons

    Way behind the power curve on all non-space areas
    Too many incompetent managers
    Most people lack enough motivation and drive to solve real problems

    Advice to Management

    Make it more flat - too many un-necessary managers who have to create a reason for their position


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, hours are Mon-Friday, great treatment of professional staff such as managers, engineers and other high level staff and employees.

    Cons

    You never really know if your job is safe or it is on the list of jobs that will be eliminated from the company. No support from management for the support staff. Management stick together no matter what, even if a support staff has been treated unfairly. Need union representation for support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your hard working, good employees, who have shown loyalty to the CEO, Management and other staff members. Those are not the employees you let go when you need to down-size.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist 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

    My pros and cons are in comparison to my experience at some of the typical large aerospace contractors:
    * Pay is competitive within the aerospace industry
    * Flexible schedule including 9/80 (2 types depending on which Friday you want off)
    * Independent and technically challenging work environment
    * Pension plan
    * Less stressful and steady work pace
    * Variety of projects available
    * Plenty of employee resources available (on-site gym, cafeteria, rental car, interoffice shuttle, training courses)
    * Better job security

    Cons

    * Annual raises are not guaranteed
    * Less social interaction with other coworkers due to employee independence
    * Can be pigeon-holed into one job or role due to lack of ambition or visibility to management
    * Less hands-on with hardware (aside from lab roles) and more hands-on with documents (either reviewing them or generating them)
    * Not as technologically advanced in certain areas


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Talented workforce"

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

    Pros

    Lots of collaboration across the company. Many talented and specialized engineers. You'll find an expert in just about every relevant area of space systems.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic inertia slows things down and does not allow for creativity from lower level management. Also, doesn't have a strategic vision that is disseminated company-wide with regard to how to deal with FFRDC competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage rotation throughout the company to allow staff to get a broader picture of the company's customers. Develop an accounting method that allows budget control at the project level.


  7. "Awesome Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and pay is pretty good for industry

    Cons

    Did find much I didn't like. The hiring process took weeks.


  8. "Great opportunities for disruptive innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Just like the title describes

    Cons

    nothing negative at this moment. we do not have that luxury

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the mission first, but always take care of the employees.


  9. "Aero"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management is good at all levels
    People in company are talented
    Working to support IC issues

    Cons

    Feedback is slow and almost non-exxistent

    Advice to Management

    Have class of FFRDC Efforts at beginning of a persons tenure


  10. "Come in at the right price"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, reduced stress, surrounded by smart folks, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Narrow growth prospects - sucks if you came at the wrong level.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk about employee retention, development, training, etc. Prove it.


  11. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Aerospace Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Fun co-workers and friendly environment

    Cons

    There was no room for growth



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