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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 57 Alliant Techsystems Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.3
Growth Opportunities
3.0
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
3.7
Work Setting
3.5
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"I worked for ATK since 2009. it was a fun place to work. I made a lot of great friends along the way. I learned a ton of things through the years as well. The training definitely needs improvement as when I was there it was null. It was all hands on same day training."
Posted 6 years ago in Woodland Hills, CA
Alliant Techsystems Employee
in Northridge, CA

"Ran into old fashion engineering ideologies and an extreme reluctance to positive change by means of process improvement. The company has good engineers and kind hearted individuals that mean well. An extremely smart CTO with a well known company-wide open door policy. Somehow the CTO is always right even when he's completely surrounded by facts that prove the other side of the story counts with the facts to support otherwise, he seems to put his foot down and lead them to his "higher" ground, which is amazing to witness."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Systems Engineer
in Clearwater, FL

"The management is very incompetent. All they are concerned is how to make numbers up and hide faulty design in software/products. The management only does micromanagement on steroids which intimidates employees. Promotions and who gets to stay and who gets laid off is completely based on olé boy network. Most managers and engineers have been there for 20+ years. There was a number of bright enthusiastic engineers who were new to ATK and who were great contributors. Their expertise was crucial in solving problems that ATK dinosaur engineers could not, but yet they were all laid off and the dinosaurs remained. If you have been at ATK for 20 years you are so untouchable class. I have seen dinosaurs yelling at coworkers in order to push their agenda. I have witnessed them acting as program managers although they are not authorized to. I have witnessed them not completing their tasks for more than a year and blaming it on others, and yet management just let them do whatever they want. At ATK, I had no idea who is running who. Usually, it is the most loud person in meetings that acts as program lead. ATK is ridiculously cheap and will never purchase engineering tools, so employees are stuck to using free student version software. You will never learn anything new at ATK. If you have plan and proof how to improve processes/products, dinosaurs will steal the idea from you and dislike you for pointing out that something was not designed right at first place. You will become their enemy. ATK in Clearwater lost all the credibility in customers eyes, and is shrinking rapidly. In the last 3 years, ATK in Clearwater shrunk from 200 to 80 employees. In up to 5 years, ATK will have only 40-50 employees max. Avoid this company like the plague."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

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Senior Manufacturing Engineer
in San Diego, CA

"Compensation and PTO is very good; however, there is NO understanding, or worse, acknowledgement, that there are improvements that could be made. "Leadership" is a joke - it's all about covering your a$$ and being able to shift the blame."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Electrical Controls Engineer
in Independence, MO

"Great work environment, but not a great long-term job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average Alliant Techsystems Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
Engineering Analyst
in Clearwater, FL

"I've worked for Alliant Techsystems for almost 4 years."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Process Engineer
in Keyser, WV

"I worked for Allegheny Ballistic Laboratories for over 6 years. During this period, I was involved with major projects from the design of a new manufacturing line to the start up and recovery from a major disaster. In my last position there, I was challenged with finding solutions to long term problems. In all cases I was successful in achieving set goals."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Alliant Techsystems Employee
in San Diego, CA

"ATK was a great company to be out but some of the co-workers were rude and not friendly to anyone not in their group."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Program Finance Assistant
in Woodland Hills, CA

"I worked for ATK since 2009. it was a fun place to work. I made a lot of great friends along the way. I learned a ton of things through the years as well. The training definitely needs improvement as when I was there it was null. It was all hands on same day training."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Operations Technician
in Independence, MO

"Machine maintenance during downtime"

What do you like about working at Alliant Techsystems?

"I can put my past experience to good use. I enjoy working on machinery."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Relax, people are great to work with along with management."

What don't you like about working at Alliant Techsystems?

"the amount of work load I had to do considering everyone was a new hire."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Accountant
in Brigham City, UT

What do you like about working at Alliant Techsystems?

"Great co-workers and the salary and benefits were exceptional for this region. I recognize that due to the nature of the company, the salary was generous."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is unfortunately a precarious time to work in the aerospace industry. Be prepared for changes on the horizon."

What don't you like about working at Alliant Techsystems?

"Little opportunity for advancement due to reduction in business base. Much of it is beyond local control."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Accept more employee input and find ways to recognize employee contributions besides just salary."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Industrial Engineering Intern
in Layton, UT

"It was a good worthwhile experience"

What do you like about working at Alliant Techsystems?

"I enjoyed the people I worked with and the professional and friendly atmosphere most of the time"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"ATK is good, the people are nice, the environment is clean."

What don't you like about working at Alliant Techsystems?

"I didn't get a lot of feedback from my boss which would have helped me do a better job. I also felt like I could have done a lot more work but my boss didn't give me anymore so it got really boring."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management was fine, I enjoyed seeing some of them as they were good genuine people."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Business Development Representative
in Corinne, UT
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Scientist
in Elkton, MD
Person You Work For 4.1 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Way You Work 4.5 / 5
Lead
Person You Work For 1.3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.2 / 5
Company Culture 1.1 / 5 Way You Work 1.2 / 5
Executive Assistant
in Clearfield, UT
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
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