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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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3.3 3 reviews

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GenCorp President, CEO, and Director; President, Aerojet Scott J. Seymour

Scott J. Seymour

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    Excellent company and remarkable people to work with.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA (US)

    ProsStimulating work, exciting programs. Genuine concern for workers and staff frequently demonstrated by management. Teamwork is a strong ethic throughout the company. An enterprise focused on growth and high commitment to supporting government customers.

    ConsWorkload is at times excessive. But, a company so heavily involved in critical national programs leads to this outcome. Dedicated staff and willingness to sacrifice when it becomes necessary for the good of the customer. Recent workloads have been challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove wage scales to better reward key contributors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    customer support

    Customer Support (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI (US)

    ProsLocation is the main benefit

    Conslack of suport from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to help and support locations better

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    Gencorp is struggling under a mountain of debt due to poor decisions of the past.

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    ProsExciting work with NASA space and defense missile development. It's a technology rich environment with heritage and a future. There are few other mid sized companies where your work is part of protecting and defending our country and your products have and will visit every planet in the solar system. Aerojet (one of Gencorps two primary businesses) has a key role in developing many of the rocket engines used for NASA's Ares and Orion programs which will provide manned launch capability for the U.S. after the Space Shuttle is retired.

    ConsThere is an unnecessarily complex management structure that results from the acquisition of two rocket companies to Aerojet in 2002. Restructuring and combining the three remains incomplete and hinders competitiveness in 2008. Three sub cultures remain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in training, both program management and technical disciplines. Spend money on a modern, unified finance system. Also get modern with document storage and retrieval.

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