Esterline Reviews

31 Reviews
31 Reviews
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Curtis Reusser
3 Ratings

    Great people...horrible benefits

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Coeur d'Alene, ID

    I worked at Esterline full-time for more than 5 years


    This review is for Advanced Input Systems in CDA, Idaho. They have some great employees and managers. For teh most part I knew what was expected of me and was able to complete my work in 45-50 hours per week. They are very open to advancement and growth. I tried out program management for a while and they actually let me go back to engineering with no questions asked.


    The benefits are horrible. Salary is mediocre but not bad for the area. Performance bonus based on goals so lofty that no one could ever attain them. Health insurance is non existent. It was free but it showed. $5000 deductible with a HSA that they didn't match anything on. In today's day and age of Obamacare you could probably find something better on the open market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better health insurance if you want to hold on to workers.

    Neutral Outlook
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Esterline Interviews

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Buena Park, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Esterline in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st Interview was with Director of Engineering. While the interview was excellent and a positive experience, the second interview was with the VP. The second interview was, I thought, a positive experience. In reality during the feedback from the headhunter was that I was, "cocky". In reality I have 20 years of experience and they are probably looking for a person with probably less than 10 years and a very junior engineer. I was asked to stay over the Holiday weekend, which I did, despite my previous plans. This has been a very expensive waste of time to interview here. You may choose to, but in the future, I probably will not.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question asked was the time old question of which 2 would you choose, Cost, Quality or Schedule.   Answer Question
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    Easy Interview

Esterline Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

Additional Info

Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1967
Type Company - Public (ESL)
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors AMETEK, GE Aviation, Meggitt

Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets. Approximately 80% of total revenues are generated from aerospace/defense markets. The remaining 20% is from the application of these technologies in adjacent markets. Esterline is organized into three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics... More

Mission: Our business focus is to help our customers achieve greater productivity, higher precision, and better overall performance. More simply put: Esterline helps its... More

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