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Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    31.818181818182%
    Good (8)
    36.363636363636%
    Satisfactory (3)
    13.636363636364%
    Subpar (4)
    18.181818181818%
    3.42
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    3.00

Company summary

Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.

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Company info

Who we are

Products, services

As a merchant supplier to the Aerospace and Defense industry, we align ourselves with single prime contractors on a project-by-project basis. We believe that our position as a merchant supplier has helped us become a trusted partner to our customers, enabling us to maintain strong, long-term relationships with a variety of prime contractors. With a strong reputation for engineering excellence in highly differentiated and critically important technical niches, Aerojet Rocketdyne has established coveted positions with the leading customers in segments served. Under each of our contracts, we act either as a prime contractor, where we sell directly to the end user, or as a subcontractor, where we sell our products to other prime contractors. The principal end user customers of our products and technology are agencies of the U.S. government.

Benefits

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You’re not just “doing a job” at Aerojet Rocketdyne. The work you perform makes significant contributions to national security and space exploration. In return for your contributions, our focus is to provide a competitive benefits package that meets the needs of our diverse and talented workforce. Our programs promote good health, financial well-being, lifelong learning, time away from work to reignite your passion, and involvement in the communities where we work and live.

Health and Welfare Benefits

You and your dependents may enroll in medical benefits provided through a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or, where available, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are offered for employees who qualify, and through participation in our wellness program, you can earn financial incentives for improving your health. 

Additional coverage available includes dental, vision and Flexible Spending Accounts. Aerojet Rocketdyne also provides, at no cost to employees, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD& D) coverage and an Employee Assistance Program.

401(k) Savings Plan

To assist you in achieving your retirement goals, we offer a 401(k) savings plan, with a generous company match and various investment fund options to support your unique savings profile. 

Learning and Recognition

If you are interested in advancing your career and your education, Aerojet Rocketdyne is a great place to work. Here you will find not only challenging work, but also opportunities for tuition assistance and internal development and training. With our Mission Success Awards and recognition programs, Aerojet Rocketdyne recognizes and rewards jobs well done.

Time Off

Starting out, you will earn 3 weeks of vacation, 48 hours of paid sick time, and paid holidays including a year-end “shut down.” As your tenure with the company increases, the number of vacation days you earn will also increase. In addition, several of our locations utilize alternative work schedules, which allow for longer weekends.

Community Involvement

Aerojet Rocketdyne also encourages employees to get involved in the community by arranging meaningful and fun volunteer programs through the Aerojet Rocketdyne in Action program which is funded by the Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation.

Location


  • P.O. Box 13222
    Sacramento, California, 95813-6000
    United States

For applicants

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What is special about working for us?

If your ideas are big, bold and compelling, you belong with us.

At Aerojet Rocketdyne we not only further the exploration of space, but we foster a work environment that allows you to make a significant impact and advance your career.

Looking for a career where you can make a meaningful contribution to groundbreaking aerospace and defense projects? There is no better place to find one than at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Check out current openings here, or submit your resume for general consideration. We're constantly developing new projects, so we encourage you to visit this site often.


How would we describe the company culture?

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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, we work on projects that are substantial enough to be challenging, yet focused in objective, so your individual contribution is never lost in the process. That is a reflection of our company and culture. We balance a friendly, family atmosphere with the excitement of working on innovative aerospace and defense technology projects. It results in a culture where employees enjoy long tenures, technological know-how gets the respect it deserves and our managers and employees enjoy a similar level of mutual respect.

We believe in ongoing career development, and offer both external and internal training, educational benefits and other resources to help develop and expand your skills and abilities, and to support your personal and professional growth. We stress a strong ethical workplace, both in relation to the work we do and the sense of fairness that is extended to all employees, regardless of background. We believe that a primary reason for Aerojet Rocketdyne's success is our focus on safety, quality, performance, schedule and cost. These priorities are the framework for everything we do at Aerojet Rocketdyne and allow us to continue to produce quality products and technologies for which we are known.

What else should applicants know about us?

The commitment to valuing diversity is deeply rooted in Aerojet Rocketdyne’s culture, and for decades has grown and gathered strength. At Aerojet Rocketdyne, we recognize the impact and importance of diversity and inclusion as key drivers of the creativity, innovation, and invention necessary to our success as a propulsion technology powerhouse. We appreciate the varied and distinct perspectives and experiences of our employees, communities, customers, suppliers, and other partners, viewing these differences as critical organizational assets.

Everyone at Aerojet Rocketdyne owns the commitment to diversity. Support comes from each employee making diversity and inclusion a conscious part of how we run every aspect of our business. Our dedication extends to creating and maintaining a work environment in which every individual’s unique strengths and abilities are developed and leveraged – an inclusive and welcoming environment that attracts talented people, allows them to do their best work, and encourages employees to fulfill their professional and personal goals.

Aerojet Rocketdyne recognizes that the company’s strength is built from the strength of our employees. We are a team of people who respect, trust, value, and appreciate each other, and together we create a great work environment. Our people and our products push the boundaries of possibility. For example, please read about our employees as they appeared in Diversity/Careers magazine and NSBE Magazine by clicking here.

Reviews for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Reviews - What employees say

3.42 Employees say
3.00 Applicants say
  • 22.May 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fix the network it's terrible. Invest in the tools for engineers (i.e. purchase licenses for creo and update the maint. package ) Also the office furniture was terrible but tolerable.

What I like about the company

I really liked the people I worked with on a daily basis. Everyone was very helpful and listened to input.

What I dislike about the company

The company is going through a restructuring process which affected our program and position. It may take sometime but I think they will figure it out.

  • 18.Apr 2017
  • Employee

What I like about the company

The projects were challenging and used cutting edge technology

  • 20.Aug 2016
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Value management personnel.


Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    31.818181818182%
    Good (8)
    36.363636363636%
    Satisfactory (3)
    13.636363636364%
    Subpar (4)
    18.181818181818%
    3.42
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    3.00

kununu score comparisons

Aerojet Rocketdyne
3.38
24 reviews

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2.72
143,883 reviews

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3.13
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