Buyer Expediter (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – May 4, 2017
The company as a whole takes great care of their employees however, there is no EEO as upper managements doesn't care to monitor the way managers conduct business within their department. Managers have lots of room to become dictators bringing the moral down and no one care to pay attention.
Mission Operations Engineer (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – April 20, 2017
They seems to be at the mercy of contracts wins, so there is always a lot of moving people around and they tend to have lay-offs frequently. The managers I worked for however were still great and the opportunities when they are busy are great.
Principal Engineer Electrical (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – October 18, 2016
Orbital Sciences is now Orbital ATK the company does great things and strives to be the best in the private sector. The personnel their were very open to welcome me there and really made it easy for me to fit in with the team.
Lead Technician (Former Employee) – Clearfield, UT – August 18, 2016
a job that you can feel as if you were productive, achieved, fun, learned, and wanted to come back to every day. yet not enough backing from supervisors, made life and work miserable every day by not fixing problem employees.
Human Resources Representative (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – April 19, 2016
While the skills learned here were very transferable, once Orbital and ATK merged, there seemed to be a disconnect. There was a lack of training and 'do it the ATK way' was a phrase heard on an almost daily basis.
Senior Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Chandler – September 17, 2015
As a software lead, no 2 days are the same. After the initial implementation is completed, the integration period is analogous to fire drill. New observations/issues arise on a daily basis. The integration schedule is volatile.
Benefits package is above average for the industry.
Test Lead (Former Employee) – Greenbelt, MD – May 30, 2015
Worked as a Test Lead on a NASA project. Not many opportunities for advancement. Work life balance was very good there. I worked closely with the customer during this period, attending weekly meetings at customer site. Contractors and Customer worked closely in ensuring testing was on schedule.
last 6.5 years I have had the most fantastic ride of my 35+ career
Sr I&T Spacecraft & Project Manager (Former Employee) – Dulles VA – February 4, 2015
The last 6.5 years I have had the most fantastic ride of my career less my Camden Arkansas experience with NTS. Orbital Sciences gave me the opportunity to work with some of the most incredible people in the Aerospace industry. I got to travel to Russia and the Ukraine and work directly with their engineers on engines and launch vehicle build for Antares. I helped to design and build the launch pad at Wallops Island Virginia and my biggest and most exciting work was with NASA directing the most amazing team of managers, engineers, scientists, technicians, machinist and fabricators to upgrade and construct an liquid engine test stand at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi where we got to hot fire 1970 vintage Russian rocket engines for my previous employer Aerojet. Those rocket engines that were designed and built to carry Russian cosmonauts to the moon so how cool is that . We got it done and tested as many as 15 engines and used them to launch resupply missions to the International Space Station out of Wallops Island VA. That led to the privilege to assemble and manage another brilliant group of people to develop ground systems for another very cool project for now unnamed.
Some of the Greatest and Smartest people you will ever get to know.
Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – January 30, 2015
Orbital has very capable employees in many different disciplines. The work was challenging, and employees are given the freedom to make decisions that will affect the company. Tools used in day to day operations where a bit old and spreadsheets are used to track and maintain almost all operations. Great people, exciting work and nice benefits make Orbital a good place to work.
Staff Administrator - Corporate Trade Compliance (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – January 27, 2015
Nice environment to work in, people are friendly, invoice processing, import/export team is great to work with. Great location, management team is easy to get along with. Onsite cafeteria and easy to access other food establishments and stores. There is plenty to chose from.
Principle Program Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – January 7, 2015
(Based on questions provided) *Review my action items I have identified for myself, or given to me prior. Job had a routine as to accomplish monthly deliverable s. And at times, of course, had the unexpected challenges of generating information which was needed by stakeholders...ie proposal preparation, emergency financial data requested, etc. *Everything I could. Information is always changing and need to change with it. *Management was like every other company I have worked for...busy. This is good. Pleasure to work for. *Fantastic. Always are. Of course it is "your attitude" which makes "them" what they are. I tend to find the good or work within their quirks. Something you learn with project coordination. *Long hours during proposal time...but that is part of the job. *When all numbers make sense. A job well done, as I insist.
Challenges. Accomplishments. People. Science!
Having to leave. But again, I do not regret as I was supporting my wife.