Pros – Stimulating 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.
Cons – Workload 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 Management – Improve 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
Pros – Location is the main benefit
Cons – lack of suport from management
Advice to Senior Management – Need to help and support locations better
Pros – Exciting 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.
Cons – There 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 Management – Invest 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.