Not too stressful, but the lack of work at times and the repetitiveness could be very boring.
Electronics Technician (Current Employee) – Hope Hull, AL – January 8, 2018
A typical day here could be boring during certain times of the year. The job is easy and very laid back. Dealing with certain managers become stressful at times. The pay isn't that good. And it's hard to determine how long they will keep you because of so many budget cuts, so that becomes nerve wreaking.
Engineering (Former Employee) – Hope Hull, AL – August 17, 2016
A great place to learn about hardware Ruggedization, software integration material, properties, mfg processes. Then take that knowledge and run to the cometition (DRS) (Panasonic) and make some real bucks. Word!
Lead Technician (Former Employee) – Hope Hull, AL – July 13, 2015
a typical workday starts out as rather slow but gets faster faster the people you work with are like family and I'll get that way rather quickly. management is top of the line some of the best people I've ever worked for
Computer Operator/Help Desk Technician (Former Employee) – Hope Hull AL – April 13, 2015
While i worked there as the Help desk / PC Tech i loved it i always had a new challenge and multiple problem solving tasks, I was always kept on my toes and was moving most of the day i got to interact with our local employees and even the ones across the world. I was always learning new tips and tricks
A company struggling to find its place in the modern world.
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – November 25, 2014
VT Miltope is a company full of bright people with great ideas who make great products when not interfered with by bad business decisions. Lots of hands-on opportunities not available at larger companies. Plenty of life lessons to be learned as well.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Hope Hull, AL – November 17, 2014
A typical work day is not always steady, sometimes work is at a halt due to lack of parts. I have learned various computer skills and how to function better in a team environment and most of my fellow co-workers are a pleasure and joy to work with. The hardest part of my job is working for small pay raises and no room for advancement. The most enjoyable part of the job are the relationships have established during my time with the company.
A great engineering group but a poorly managed and run company.
Mechanical Engineer Laptop Group (Current Employee) – Montgomery, AL – October 22, 2014
Miltope is a rather small DOD contractor that specializes in ultra rugged electronic systems for the military that has about 125 employees. Typical day at Miltope is 7:30 to 5:30 with an hour lunch break. The work schedule is 5 days one week, 4 days the next with a 3 day weekend every other week. The work atmosphere is somewhat light hearted (only b/c the engineering group gets along very well). The company as a whole has poor management and survives largely on the relationships that have been built with the government in order to get contracts for the company. The products that Miltope designs prove to be challenging for the engineer which actually a big plus! As an engineer at Miltope you have to wear many hats and possess a knowledge of materials, thermal sciences, chemistry, computers and electronics in general. Money is not used wisely within the company though which is a big drawback. There is a lot of waste with very little reinvested in the engineering group and R&D. The company also outsourcers entirely too much. The location of the company (Hope Hull, AL) is not ideal either.
Overall the "company" gets a poor rating. However, the relationships you build and engineering challenges make it worthwhile while you are there.
Friendly and smart coworkers, every other friday off, interesting and challenging engineering problems
Location, long hours, poor management, didn't receive proper training on new software, no real direction within the company, wasteful, outsourcing
Product Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Hope Hull, AL – June 7, 2014
A typical work day begins slow but around 10:00 am everything becomes urgent and everyone needs everything right away. What I've learned about working under pressure is prioritization. Everything is not important some people just want things right away. Therefore I have to decipher the urgent matter from the I need this right away matters. My manager have always pushed prioritization every thing is not urgent some people just want things right away.
My co-workers are great especially the ones you can work well with as a team but the others not so well as a team you begin to accept that everyone is not going to feel the same as you on a daily basis. Not being able to work closely with a team member who is moody is the hardest part of my job. They allow feelings to stand in the way of our ultimate goal and thats good customer service and revenue.
The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to meet all demands and deadlines without any complications.
Getting the work done one time and before time.
Not being able to take lunch because of fear of getting behind.
Vice President, Program Management (Current Employee) – Hope Hull, AL – June 1, 2014
Joined the Miltope team during a transitional period. The program team was not performing and the culture was one of functional silos and distrust.
After many months of work and training, the program team is now performing at a level that is benefitting the overall team. Collaboration, while not complete, is vastly improved.
My team has responded well to the challenge of leading the various product teams within their respective portfolios. I have been pleased with their renewed energy and dedication.
Like anything, change is the most difficult aspect of any job. Developing a culture of empowerment and trust has been difficult but the success realized and watching team members grow has made it worth the arduous road.
Nothing is more gratifying than watching good plans come to fruition. Seeing the culture move from a strictly dictatorial atmosphere to one of collaboration and team work has been satisfying.
HR Manager, Training and Recruiting (Current Employee) – Hope Hull, AL – April 28, 2014
HR Generalist, Training and Recruiting for 200 employee computer manufacturing industry Conducted investigations (i.e. harassment, employee complaints, discrimination issues) Counseled employees (i.e. time and attendance, behavior, interpersonal relations) Counseled and trained supervisors (i.e. leadership, communication, performance appraisals, etc...) Planned and implemented training programs for employees and supervisors Responsible for recruitment for all departments Responsible for creating and establishing affirmative action plan Creates and submits annual EEO-1 reports Creates and submits VETS 100 reports Completes employee information in e-verify Worked with HR Director to establish and maintain outstanding company benefits programs Interfaced on day-to-day basis with workforce Responsible for terminating employees (when necessary; for cause and layoffs) Established safety standards in accordance with FAA, OSHA, and corporate policies PHR Certification IPC Trainer certifications