Not up to date with machining processes you don't have a voice towards management on changing the way they machine their processes due to longer team of employees controlling the way things are machined
Intern (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – April 17, 2018
I interned at Orbital ATK for two summers. I enjoyed my experiences there and definitely learned a lot. You work on real, on-going projects that has customer deadlines, etc. It prepares you for a real job.
Contractor (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – April 16, 2018
The company is above average all around, However, some departments are a revolving door for contractors. In those departments, managers are distant with contractors and have no intention of hiring full time. It appears some managers hire contractors to do the less interesting jobs that the full time employee don't want to do. Hence, new people coming and going every month. Those that are asked to stay are offered lower than market salaries. I made a lot a friends and on the whole there was good team work, but a department down the hall may be very nurturing, while another may be a bit less friendly. Who you work for matters most in this company. If the hiring manager does not have a upbeat and interpersonal attitude, stay away. Otherwise, you may do well here.
Mission Operations Lead/CAM (Current Employee) – Dulles, VA – April 4, 2018
Not your typical run-of-the-mill Defense contractor-- treat the people with respect and honesty. Great place to work and balance out your personal life. Oh yeah, you can drown yourself in your job... by why?
Managers treat people fairly-- not treated like a number.
Production Support A. (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – April 3, 2018
A typical day at ATK, would be that it is always great to be around the people that you have build a relationship at work with. It took a little bit to get use to it but as soon as I got the chance to know people and their work ethic, it made the day or week easy for me to come to work and be and feel happy.
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) – Hopkinton, MA – April 2, 2018
Assemble Missile Tracking Communications for the Patriot Missile System. • Assemble Electronic Filter System and Microwave Feed Assembly for Radio Communications • Work on interior equipment for missiles defense air system • Follow the engineer work instructions and blueprint • Measuring and installing semi-conductors • Use microscope, micrometer, caliber to measure semi-conductor contact height
Relaxed atmosphere, helpful workplace, career advancement friendly
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Promontory, UT – March 27, 2018
Slow paced. Extremely meticulous work. Management is wonderful! Very friendly, honest, caring, willing to work with you and your needs. The atmosphere is what made the job enjoyable. Employees are treated very well.
Export/Import Control Officer (EICO) (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 24, 2018
Orbital ATK is a very loosely managed company at the San Diego location that I worked. This location is run by a click of managers who did not know how to manage and did not follow up on work that needed to done. Managers spent more time looking after peers than about the company. Too many cooks in the kitchen!
Most of the employees were very helpful and enthusiastic about their work
Buyer (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – March 12, 2018
Management is horrible, clueless and never checks in with employees. No advancement unless you want to move to Utah. Be careful, they tell you there are advancements and there are none. Always in the state of putting out a fire,. Engineering is king, do as they say and when you look for backup from your supervisor it won't be there.
Expeditor/Buyer/Contractor (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – March 9, 2018
OrbitalATK s a great place to work and learn and grow your career. The Management is great and relaxed and takes the employees into consideration when making decisions. A positive place to work and everyone is friendly and helpful. I enjoyed working as a contractor there very much.
9/80 Schedule, Great pay, relaxed Management, great campus
Product Assurance (Current Employee) – Radford, VA – February 26, 2018
I have worked at OrbitalATK for over a decade and it has truly been a learning experience that would be hard to replace. Hourly employees are active in nearly every department from basic operations to supervisory positions.
Work four ten hour days most weeks and in turn get a three day weekend.
Principle Stress Engineer (Former Employee) – Brigham City, UT – February 23, 2018
A decent place to work. Not a dream job. Adequate work was provided and employees are treated civilly. The location is very isolated and very cold and lots of snow. I would describe it as Ice Station Antarctica.
I wonder how they get anyone to work in this bitterly cold and isolated place.
Ok place if you don't mind being isolated in desert. with no social life.
ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – February 22, 2018
ATK hunted me down for this position. Due to lack of Government contracts, many layoffs occurred. I was one of 51 people laid off on the same day. brutal! Good people to work with but you cannot control the business cycles.