Production Technician (Former Employee) – Clearfield, UT – August 4, 2016
The only reason I gave one star was because there wasn't one lower. The management sucks, and if you try to tell them you are out of a job. Management doesn't listen to their employees. Employees work 12- hour shifts, with only one 30 minute lunch and two 15 minute breaks, but you better be back to work after 10 minutes. Management just cares about getting numbers by any means necessary.
No time for anything outside work. Employees don't matter.
Don't waste your time. Find a better place to work.
RF Technician (Former Employee) – Gilbert, AZ – September 20, 2016
This company is about themselves. They do not care for the people that make them profit. This was my second time working for Orbital. The first time was before the merger with ATK. I left the first time because they started laying people off, so I got out of there before they let me go. The second time around I was hoping with the merger and the new OrbitalATK would be better. Well, I was wrong. It is the same lay off hub. They still have that good ol' boy groups that run the place. It does not matter how knowledgable you are if you don't know anyone or brown nose you will not get any where. I have worked for larger aerospace & defense contractors and one thing I noticed here is the lack or diversity of upper management. This is not a place for minorities if you want career advancment find another place to work.
Machine Technician (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – April 29, 2016
When i was hired they were starting negotiations with the government for the contract. Not long after, I'd say, a month or two, they started talking about a reduction in force. they wanted to let loose of 900 people approximately. Which meant, I was likely to be let go eventually. What they wanted was for people to quit before they laid them off. The pay was quite good, and the benefits were decent. Worked with a bunch of good people. Management was so so. The hardest part was staying awake.
Fun place to work. Pizza parties and pot luck lunches a couple of time a month. Celebrated birthdays monthly.
Process Assurance Technician (Former Employee) – West Virginia – April 19, 2016
The day started with meetings in different departments for work activity over the last two shifts. Worked independently and also on the quality team depending on the work load. The QA team was crossed trained in all departments. The people that I worked with were union employees, I was not. All were great people to work with. The most enjoyable part was learning a new program and working the bugs out of the procedures.
Quality Control Technician II (Former Employee) – Radford, VA 24143 – April 26, 2016
Buildings outdated and in dire need of modernizing. In order to get from area to next you must drive your own personal vehicle and roads in terrible condition. Sometimes you felt like you were in prison.
Composite Technician (Former Employee) – Clearfield, UT – March 1, 2016
Every day you are standing on you feet combining carbon fiber to the exact specifications that is required to design the part needed for the plane. You are there for 12 hours and you go home for 12 hours 3 on 4 off 4 on 3 off alternating weeks.
benefit packages, sign on bonus people you work with
Human Resources/Secretary (Former Employee) – Bardstown, KY – February 27, 2016
As the secretary and human rescources at ATK, I answered phones, scheduled interviews for new employee inquiries, scheduled appointments for clients, and conducted all interviews and hired all new employees.
Technician C (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – January 27, 2016
I took there buy out after 7 years then got hired back on 1 year later worst mistake ever.To many managers over managers nobody really knows what's going on all they want is numbers. Hiring more temps than regular employees they have all ready let go because of cheaper wages.
Very interesting work, great variety, challenging yet rewarding
Electrician E/I (Current Employee) – West Virginia – February 14, 2016
As an Electrician E&I at Orbital ATK, on a typical day of work we are handed work orders in the mornings that layout our days work. The work can consist of anything from replacing a power pole or adding an air load break on the utility lines to programing a PLC to troubleshooting a HVAC system or anything in-between.
I have learned quite a bit about working in an explosive environment, and have also broadened and reinforced my electrical skills and knowledge.
I personally believe that the managers in my department are very good people, however I don't believe their background fits their job title.
Mt co-workers are very intelligent and most of them have a great work ethic and good attitude.
There isn't really a hard part of my job some aspects are more challenging than others, and that's what makes the job enjoyable when you're able to overcome the challenge and complete the task.