Aero Engine Controls Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Aero Engine Controls

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Aero Engine Controls (More than a year)

    Pros

    The talent employed by AEC, is impressive. The air of cooperation between employees is excellent.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons other than I am no longer employed there.


  2. Great employer but location is not that great!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO knows everyone name and the work environment is great!

    Cons

    The amount of new grads that they keep hiring!

    Advice to Management

    Best to hire 50/50 new grads and experienced workers. Fun at work is good at times but not all the time. Suggest keeping an eye on employees that play too much.


  3. Small agile company with a positive working environment but questionable compensation.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The employees are open to talking to each other and management is also open to feedback. The company is also small but has the backing of huge companies.

    Cons

    Due to the small company there is possibility for little advancement due to the higher rungs already being filled/crowded. Also compared to other Aero/Defense industry companies compensation may be a little lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with being opening to the employees, though try to get legal things and project propositions completed faster.


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  5. A friendly place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work on projects related to Rolls Royce aero engines

    Cons

    Substantial time spent in documentation for safety reasons Due to safety related nature of industry development is slow and not at cutting edge of technology


  6. Beware AEC (now CDS) is now not a pleasurable place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits okay. The Engineers want to do a good job and there can be good working relationships, but this is reducing year on year (since AEC formed and morphed into CDS). There have been opportunities to leave (Voluntary Redundancy) and the next one will likely result in a mad rush for the door.

    Cons

    Management culture is toxic. When a project or failure happens, the senior/middle Managers protect themselves as a group, close ranks and look for a lower level scapegoat to blame. One method used to bully and intimidate is to invent 'performance issues' with the scapegoat and then put them on an 'improvement program'. HR don't police or act impartially in this corrupt process and the scapegoat can then be subject to loss of benefits/grade or first out the door when redundancy comes. The environment thus created is extremely 'fascist' with authoritarian rule by senior managers and no dissent in the ranks tolerated, even when there could be major business benefits possible. Long serving, good Employees are going on sick due to Stress ; there is no one to turn to for help or justice in this organisation now.

    Advice to Management

    As the recent employee survey shows you need major work to get employee 'hearts and minds'. Today you have compliance only. The current seniors are setting a negative, bullying and toxic culture, they need urgent attention. There is opportunity to GREATLY improve cost/quality/schedule performance, as desired by CEO John Riston at Rolls Royce, but not by the subversive methods used by Harry Holts (now CEO of CDS) first line of management today.


  7. Excellent company being held back by ancient management techniques, politics and nonsense

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are very knowledgeable, loyal and always willing to help you out Interesting products, work is challenging and satisfying Huge order book, resulting in AEC investing in a new state-of-the-art facility Good work/life balance

    Cons

    The company seems to have taken a huge step backwards since Rolls-Royce took over. Objectives and priorities often change due to knee-jerk reactions. They have taken away almost all incentives to progress and take on more responsibility, as well as no longer being interested in developing and retaining their employees. Too much red tape & politics

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro-active and set your priorities straight. Try to do more to develop and retain staff or lose them


  8. Helpful (2)

    Quite satisfying with good promotion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, people are friendly and the career plan is quite good, however it requires quite a lot of paper work

    Cons

    Very slow in reacting to new resources, reluctant to new development and don't make the most of the resources we have

    Advice to Management

    Allow engineers to get their hands in more advance software. Improve research and development.


  9. Not Good since Rolls Royce Derby took the helm

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Long standing colleagues are good at their jobs, dedicated and loyal.

    Cons

    Rolls Royce have not brought anything to the Goodrich partnership, except slow and ancient management ideas with more interest in politics and backstabbing than world class business performance.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow Rolls Royce Derby management to destroy the old dynamic Goodrich enterprise.


  10. Aero Engine Controls

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls

    Pros

    Flexible company to work for

    Cons

    Long working hours within a week


  11. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aero Engine Controls

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay Great community Unique environment Satisfying career

    Cons

    Can be tedious work Could have a better social side

    Advice to Management

    Carry on as you are.



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