There are hundreds of firms contracted by the Department of Defense, however a few of them stand out for their employee friendliness, charitable giving, and being great places to work. Below is a list of a few standout companies in the Aerospace and Defense world.
Rockwell Collins made Forbes’ Best Employers in America list consecutively in 2016 and 2017. This $12.9 Billion Iowa-based aerospace and defense company manufactures communication and aviation electronic products for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Government, along with aviation, rail and infrastructure clients around the word. This year they placed 133rd on the Forbes list.
This Chantilly, Virginia based Aerospace company ranked #19 on the Fortune Great Places to Work list, in particular for its charitable giving. Some of the great things about Stellar is that the company gives employees $1,000 annually to donate to charities of their choosing and ties a portion of their bonuses to community service work they participate in. Stellar has a “sense of family and values that really helps you feel part of a team,” says Roger Basl, director of intel programs.
• ADS Inc.
Atlantic Diving Supply, abbreviated ‘ADS Inc’ is the global leader for operational equipment and procurement solutions for the US military, federal govt, and first responders. In addition to being among the longest-serving contractors for the DOD, ADS Inc has won several awards for being a Great Place to Work, with 91 percent of their employees saying their workplace is great. In particular ADS employees have given extremely high ratings for the pride in their work and the atmosphere of their workplace.