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Aerojet Rocketdyne: A Next Gen Workplace

Aerojet Rocketdyne

About Aerojet Rocketdyne

Publicly Traded Large Enterprise (1000+ employees)

Aerospace and Defense

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-class developer and manufacturer of advanced propulsion and energetics systems for customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies and companies, both in the United States and abroad. Their markets include space, where they provide a full range of propulsion and power systems for launch vehicles, satellites and other space vehicles; strategic missiles; missile defense; and tactical systems and armaments. Their propulsion systems, both liquid- and solid-fueled, have been at the heart of virtually every major U.S. space and missile program since the dawn of the space age. All of their products are manufactured at ISO 9001/AS 9100-certified facilities around the country.

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Why Aerojet Rocketdyne Is a Next Gen Workplace

Aerojet Rocketdyne recognizes the importance of recruiting and retaining the next generation of talent. Their enterprise internship program, co-op assignments, and rotational leadership development program are ways early career talent become familiarized with the company and potential career paths. Mentorships, formalized peer-to-peer relationships, and employee resource groups provide streamlined ways to build professional networks, along with opportunities to engage with colleges & universities, professional organizations, and local communities. Continuous learning can be seen through an impressive tuition reimbursement policy, countless internal course offerings, and frequent technical lunch and learns hosted by industry professionals. Employees take advantage of a variety of benefits that fit their lifestyle, everything from health insurance to 401(k) matching to pet insurance and fitness stipends. A variety of work schedules like the 9/80 and 4/10, along with flexible work policies round out these awesome benefits. A culture of excellence and teamwork, accountability and adaptability explain why so many choose to begin, and grow, their careers at Aerojet Rocketdyne.

The Makings of a Next Gen Workplace

What is a Next Gen workplace? The Top 100 Next Gen Workplaces are comprised of organizations that are building standout workplaces for the next generation of talent, informed by extensive data collected by RippleMatch on what Generation Z values in a workplace. These companies are investing in the programs, benefits, and cultures that enable their people to thrive personally and professionally. Each company featured as a Next Gen Workplace filled out a detailed application about their organizations and were among the top scoring applicants. 

Key Attributes of Next Gen Workplaces

Learning & Development

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Next Gen Workplaces are committed to nurturing and growing the careers of their employees, and that includes entry-level talent. Many of the companies featured in this list offer robust internship programs, structured mentorship opportunities, internal training, executive speaker series, and clear paths for upward mobility.

Company Culture & Well-being

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Companies selected as Next Gen Workplaces are investing in cultures that are inclusive and supportive of all employees. These organizations often offer standout benefits that empower employees to bring their full selves to work such as mental health and flexible work options, in addition to fostering strong communities internally.

Financial Security & Benefits

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Companies that qualify as Next Gen Workplaces understand the importance of financial security and competitive compensation. The organizations that made it into The Next Gen 100 offer standout financial benefits, including examples such as 401(k) plans, employer-subsidized healthcare plans, financial planning, bonuses, and more.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Next Gen Workplaces are committed to moving the needle on D&I and are taking actionable steps to increase representation. The companies included are making long-term investments in D&I such as diversity-focused partnerships, building relationships with HBCUs & HSIs, leveraging technology, providing resources for ERGs, and having dedicated D&I team members.

Congratulations to the companies that made it onto the Top 100 list of Next Gen Workplaces!

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