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4.1 of 5 stars (14 Ratings)

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Adapting to the workplace and finding new experiences

3.9 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I really enjoyed working with my coworkers, getting to know the other interns and their positions, and touring around the buildings to see what goes on in the company.

Downers

I felt like my job was a bit stagnant and it was confining to be in a cubical all day long, though I was able to work in the lab briefly and in other buildings. I would have like to get to know the interns more outside of work.

Advice to Potential Interns

Aerovironment has wonderful people to work with and great goals in mind. It's very different from taking classes and taking an initiative will get you more out of the internship.

Advice to Management

Generally, the workplace is fine. It would have been nice for more opportunity for people to get to know one another to create an even better and friendlier atmosphere to work in.

Sample Interview Questions

I cannot recall completely, but I believe there were questions regarding my previous experience, expectations of the internship, and my interests.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Get paid to do what you want to do

3.8 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Loved how open the atmosphere was. Team was very inviting and open to my interests (computer programming). They gave me equal responsibility and let me take control of my own pace.

Downers

The commute was too long and not worth the compensation. I commuted around 2 hours, all I got was an additional $2/hr.

Advice to Potential Interns

Simi Valley isn't the most exciting place, but AeroVironment has the most exciting career paths.

Advice to Management

NA

Sample Interview Questions

Questionnaire, and they mainly focused on my resume rather than specific questions.

Would You Recommend

Yes

AeroVironment is a fun place to work

4.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The pay was excellent compared to the other jobs a freshman college student could normally obtain. The people seem to genuinely care about each other, I was more than just a worker or "the intern." They offered a flexible schedule when necessary to accommodate other important aspects of my life.

Downers

The nature of my department's duty's (part of Quality) tends to cause conflict with other departments.

Advice to Potential Interns

Most of the people here are friendly and are more than happy to talk to you about their job. It is a great place to learn about engineering from start to finish, from prototype to production.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Exciting, Challenging, and Fun Summer Internship

5.0 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Flight Testing, The office environment, the People

Downers

Early mornings and late nights.

Advice to Potential Interns

Show a strong foundation in practical application through joining extracurricular activites.

Would You Recommend

Yes

International Program Manager Assistant

4.4 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Free food, friendlly staff, variety of tasks

Downers

lack of mentorship

Advice to Potential Interns

Great compensation, freedom to innovate even as an intern, ability to voice your opinions

Advice to Management

I would have liked a little more training for my job

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real World Engineering Experience

4.2 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

There are many great things about the internship program at AV. The first is that there is no busy work given to interns (I've been told this multiple times since day one). All of the work given is meaningful, and the managers make an effort to find work that is intriguing to the intern. There is plenty of help to be found from peers, and everyone I've talked to has been more than happy to share their knowledge. Everyone I've met, managers included, has been very approachable and friendly. The atmosphere is laid back (there's a ping pong table in the lunch room), so the stress levels never get too high. The final pro I will mention is that the company is small enough for everyone to see the impact their efforts are making. It's very inspiring to see something you've worked on and contributed towards in the field, performing at it's best. It's a very simple way to stay motivated about the work being done.

Downers

I think most internships are what you make of them. There aren't a lot of activities outside of the office planned for interns, but even so there's always the opportunity to plan things yourself. It's also going to vary widely based on supervisor and task manager: the people under which I am working are very relaxed and don't check in on me much. While this works very well for me, it might not suit others as well.

Advice to Potential Interns

I really only have good things to say about AV from the perspective of an intern. The work has been fascinating, and it's possible to find work here that doesn't require aerospace or aeronautical knowledge. I feel that this has been a valuable experience and has shown me what it is like to apply my skills in 'the real world' (versus a purely academic setting). I'd say the expectations around here are fairly high, so definitely be prepared to work hard.

Advice to Management

Nothing immediately comes to mind. Different things work for different people when starting out in a new environment, so the fact that the internship program isn't tightly structured works in AV's favor.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great learning experience

3.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

relaxed working environment

Downers

No housing expense compensation

Advice to Potential Interns

Pace yourself, don't rush

Advice to Management

Organize more group activities

Would You Recommend

Yes

Work hard, play hard, learn lots

4.1 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Opportunity to work on interesting projects which actually used my engineering background; the efforts put into making the internship program fun (a lot of social-oriented events); watching flight tests of UAVs

Downers

Working at the Moreland facility - dimly lit, messy-looking, less people around for general advice / guidance / etc.

Advice to Potential Interns

Very friendly/social work environment!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best internship experience.

5.0 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Everyday, showing up, and being hands on and involved.

Downers

There were no cons.

Advice to Potential Interns

It is necessary to be relaxed and easy going when interviewing and interacting with the company. AV is one of the most laid back companies there are and they try hard to maintain an easy going nature.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A rapidly moving environment with a large amount of satisfaction when complete.

4.4 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The ability to work with physical flight hardware. The ability go to a flight test and watch the simulations in real life. The amount of trust to work with hardware as part of the day to day job.

Downers

The lack of structure for executing a task. The large amount of tribal knowledge about the product versus documented materials.

Advice to Potential Interns

Spend as much time as possible working on projects in school. It is a fun position to have and doesn't not feel like work. A lot will be expected of you when working.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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