The Aerospace Corporation: What's it like to work here?

  • El Segundo, United States
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24 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.8Recommendation: 74%
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24 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.8 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

17 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 6 reviews.

It's a great place to work and everyone tries to work together and support each other as much as possible.

4.3
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA at the time of review.

What I like

I have been able to move up in the company through hard work and have become an expert in certain areas. The teams I do work for recognize my abilities and contributions.

What I dislike

I wish money would be spent more on raises and bonuses rather than gaudy painting and new furniture.

Suggestions for improvement

They have a mentoring program, but that could be better developed.


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I’ve had a positive work expert with this company. It’s s great place to work.

4.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA at the time of review.

What I like

I have had opportunities to learn and advance and have gained a lot of good experience.

What I dislike

It would be nice to have more equality for non-exempts and equal pay for women.

Suggestions for improvement

See my comment I. The previous question.


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It’s s great place to work and management does a good job of supporting efforts. Work environment is positive.

4.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA at the time of review.

What I like

I’ve been promoted for my hard work. Team members support one another. The company grants employees freedom to make their own schedules and work remotely.

What I dislike

I wish women were paid the same amount as men. It still seems a bit unbalanced.

Suggestions for improvement

It would be nice if the non exempts were treated as if they were as important as the exempt employees.


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It’s a good place to work, with good benefits and room to advance.

4.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA at the time of review.

What I like

I’ve worked with supportive people and my managers have helped me to advance in my career.

What I dislike

I don’t really have much negative to say.

Suggestions for improvement

Maybe devote funds to extra paid days off/higher raises as opposed to paying to decorate buildings that we’re leasing.


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Interesting company

2.1
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA.

Company Culture

Culture is "this is the way we have done things for 50 yrs"...

Work-Life Balance

They allow you to work your 7-3 days, weekends are typically yours. Unlimited sick time, which many abuse with no recourse.

Workplace Safety

No safety culture to speak of. Researchers just laugh at safety and do what they want. Surprised there haven't been more deaths here.

Teamwork

Nobody wants to work here. The new staff leave fast, and the old staff just hang on until retirement.

Support from management

There is literally 0 management training. A new manager is given conflicting instructions on how Aerospace manages employees. The consensus is generally, let the employees do what they want with as little accountability as possible.

Job Security

As long as you go along with the flow and don't cause waves, you can do whatever you want.

Overall compensation for your work

They pay ok.


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Gender Equality

My company is changing and hiring younger workers quickly. Often without work experience which is difficult in govt

2.4
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in Colorado Springs, CO at the time of review.

What I like

The stability of the company and the benefits the company offers.

What I dislike

The hiring and the communication of changes.

Suggestions for improvement

Communcate before implementing changes. Make sure employees understand the reasons why and communicate how it will affect the CEO and VPS


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No teamwork

2.9
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA at the time of review.

What I like

The company is a relaxed environment but being A relaxed environment we don’t always get the job done in a timely manner .

What I dislike

Some of the things that I don’t like or of the people that think they walk on water and they don’t have the experience or know how to really get the job done correctly and there are no avenues for anybody to complain if you complain you deemed as they are disruptive employee of the things that I don’t lik some of the things that I don’t like or of the people that think they walk on water and they don’t have the experience or know how to really get the job done correctly and there are no avenues for anybody to complain if you complain you deemed as a disruptive employee.

Suggestions for improvement

The company would be better off if they get rid of all these layers of management and allow people with experience to use their experience to make the company better but they always like to get to many opinions in the work slows down.

Company Culture

The company doesn’t allow you to advance.

Work-Life Balance

Every other Friday off is nice .

Career Development

From what I see there is no way to get better at your job because I would you come in would you know and you leave with you know .

Overall compensation for your work

No matter how hard you work you only going to get a certain percentage so everybody just cruises through their work life .

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diverse company but only white males have the advantage .

Teamwork

Everyone asked like they’re of the Lone Ranger. They act like they’re the most important person in the company .

Attitude towards older colleagues

They act like all the older workers are better than everyone else and they try to I’ll be little younger workers .

Support from management

You can’t get a straight answer out of management everybody’s angling to get their own way to make themselves look good .

Office / Work Environment

At times it can be oppressive to work here .

Challenging Work

They allow too many people to have their own individual opinions work doesn’t get done because this constant meetings about which way the company should go how the work should be done and we end up just doing it the old way .

Job Security

The job is pretty secure until you piss off the wrong person and they get really you really fast .

Internal Communication

There is no forethought about their actions before they try to tell you to do something .

Gender Equality

Too many women try to control everything and a mess everything up .

Freedom to work independently

That’s one of the main problem with the company is it everybody tries to work independently and in the system shuts down .


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I work for Aerospace because of the mission, not for the reasons asked in this survey.

3.1
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, VA at the time of review.

What I like

I have been with the company for 14 years, and unfortunately the company is changing to be like all other for profit companies. Aerospace is an FFRDC for non-profit, and we are moving away from that.

What I dislike

All the changes taking place with the new CEO.

Suggestions for improvement

I would definitely like to rid the company of the good ole boy mentality.


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A stable job environment. Lower pay than industry, but without the stresses of needing to appease stockholders

4.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA at the time of review.

What I like

I have a wonderful boss, who cares about my growth and development in my career.

What I dislike

Compensation is not to par with industry levels.

Suggestions for improvement

Newer facilities would be helpful. Consistency around policies.


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The Land That Time Forgot

1.4
Not recommended
Former Temp / ContractorWorked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA.

Company Culture

Incredibly outdated and misogynistic

Work-Life Balance

The company has a
Policy that has people taking alternate Fridays off....but if that doesn’t coordinate with a managers plans, they will complain about the employee not being available.

Inclusive / Diverse

Old white guys as far as the eye can see

Teamwork

Because the company stresses individual achievement awards, there is no team work and employees are petty and paranoid

Attitude towards older colleagues

As long as you are white and male, you can be as old as rocks.
Otherwise, watch ouy

Support from management

Management is not even a term that should be used to describe these people.

Office / Work Environment

Dismal

Internal Communication

Have you ever heard that saying about one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing? I think that was coined for this company.

Gender Equality

Some of the conversations I heard male Co-workers engaging in regarding women were appalling.

Freedom to work independently

That is impossible because of the archaic operational systems in place


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