Operator (Former Employee) – Radford, VA – November 7, 2018
I would still be there if not for being forced out. Management had favorites that brought them food & flirted with them. But doesn't make them good employees, instead that makes slackers who get by with doing nothing while others pull their slack.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – November 6, 2018
You are expected to put the company before your family. They want you there 12 hours a day 6 days a week. Management has communication issues. And there is a large gap between management and production.
IP COUNSEL (Former Employee) – Hopkins, MN – November 4, 2018
I was given broad leeway in my work day. I left the company almost 20 years ago, so I find it difficult to comment on the present day company. The most enjoyable part of the work was the freedom to manage my work. The least enjoyable part was my interactions with some individuals in management.
Production Technician (Former Employee) – Clearfield, UT – October 16, 2018
Can't speak for the whole company, but the ACCE building is poorly run by management. Short term gains were prioritized even if it meant big losses in the long term, Machines were not properly maintained due to this mentality as well.
Meteorologist and Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Wallops Island, VA – October 9, 2018
Management is hard to please, worried about pleasing the customer more than employees. Leaves it up to the contractor and no management in meetings with customer. I learned the differences in contractors and subcontractors and the close relationship with the government
Paid pretty good, but they didn't give much direction sometimes. I did get alot of overtime however.
Senior Inventory Control Administrator (Former Employee) – Wallops Island, VA – September 26, 2018
It was a pretty good place to work for the most part. I felt shunned often because management had shifted priorities of the position to something new and I didn't catch onto the change as quickly as I would have liked.
Government Compliance (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT – September 12, 2018
I enjoyed my time at ATK. Some of the upper management were a pain to work with but my bosses were very good. It seemed that upper management turned over quite a bit so you just needed to hold on until one came along that you liked. Overall it was a great place to work and over 32 years I saw a lot of changes most of which were for the better.
Good people to work with
Funding for the pension plan was ended - upper management again.
MACHINE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – September 11, 2018
I Absolutely loved my job there and would still be there if it wouldn't had been for all the changes. I was on days for 10 years, then moved to evenings, midnights, then permanently on weekends. I guess it would be okay if we didn't have a life, but we had a place at the lake that we were paying for, that we could no longer go to and a boat payment on a boat that we could no longer use. We also raced on the weekends in the spring until fall. I made the decision to find a different job.
Sr. Program Control Analyst (Current Employee) – Independence, MO – August 31, 2018
The leadership is what makes this company difficult to work with. They do not hold the same rules and standards for all employees. It is up to each individual department and manager to decide how employees are treated or to what extent flexibility to balance work and life are afforded. I've seen people fail in their current position yet get promoted to positions to which they are not qualified for or even know, for that matter. Yet when they have good productive employees, they are overlooked and kept in place with no career advancement opportunities. I've also seen quite qualified individuals from within the company get overlooked for outside hires instead of promoting within first. I would not recommend this company with the current leadership at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. The corporation itself may be different at other locations. While the benefits and PTO are great, it is not enough at this location to keep a good employee...and they wonder why they have such a high voluntary turnover of good employees. Hmmmm...
managment could have been alot better needed communication skills
Nondestructive Testing Technician (Current Employee) – Clearfield, UT – August 15, 2018
a typical day at work was going in and doing stretches and getting assignments , then some was like production needed to hit rate and timed breaks , good part was i learned and took classes for certification in NDI level1
Inventory Control Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – August 7, 2018
Really relaxed place Learned how to operate sharepoint/costpoint systems Management was really great Hardest part of the job was having to do Manufacturing kits. We would always come up with ways to make them get done faster and it actually threw off the work flow. My boss made the job really enjoyable because he always listened to my input and offered advice to make a smooth process even smoother.