Aeroflex Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Aeroflex President, CEO & Director Len Borow
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Pros
  • Good people to work with and the product is very interesting to work on (in 4 reviews)

  • As for work-life balance, they should provide on-site housing, you are expected to be there so much (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The senior management are dinosaurs and are just counting their days till retirement (in 5 reviews)

  • At the end of the quarter, nothing else matters except getting stuff out the door (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great palce to work. Everyone treats you like family

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aeroflex full-time (more than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location in central Long Island is easily accessible from may areas.
    Great group of employees.
    Good benefit selection and PTO & holiday policy.

    Cons

    has been taken over by a UK company leading tp many changes in the Corportae office.
    Lost that family feel with all the changes and movement of personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the old Aroflex culture. It's always tough when a new group comes in but the secure working enviroment has been severly disrupted.

  2. Accounting. Wichita

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are starving to death, work here.

    Cons

    The only thing that matters is the numbers at end of quarter and end of year. They wil do anything legal or i borderline illegal to get there. They make deals with customers and verbally give them extended terms to purchase. The CEO has been known to load merchandise in the back of his truck so they can say it left the building and recognize the revenue. He is also a bully. I am surprised upper management had not been prosecuted because of their accounting and sales practices.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and be honest. That is something you are incapable of.

  3. Intern with Shenick

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeroflex

    Pros

    I was a social media intern with Shenick (before it became Aeroflex) the team was amazing to work with.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

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  5. Technician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aeroflex

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

    Pros

    none. nothing positive to say about this company

    Cons

    management need to be overhauled

  6. Helpful (1)

    Only concerned about short term billings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, decent benefits; profit sharing plan

    Cons

    The most demanding management you will ever work for.

  7. Running Fast ... in the DARK....AGES!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainview, NY

    I have been working at Aeroflex full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros? Maybe now that Cobham has taken over, they will take out the trash, but historically speaking; does that ever happen?

    Cons

    Antiquated EVERYTHING!
    Test systems running Windows 95
    No MRP system
    No ERP environment
    Greenbar reports (1970's much)
    No training
    Middle management is feeling around in the dark
    Health insurance is ridiculously overpriced
    Treated as scum if you don't work 80 hours a week
    No sense of delivery dates (unless customer gets directly involved - OFTEN)
    Number game, the only thing that matters ever is $$$
    No tact
    No professionalism
    OLD workforce that are set in their ways
    The place is a mess
    The facilities are essentially falling apart
    "Just enough" attitude
    Management involved in granular level - should be in larger picture level(s)

    I would NOT recommend it.

    Advice to Management

    Where is the tact? Where is the professionalism? Middle management doesn't act or treat others in a way that is consistent with being in a professional and courteous environment. Middle management makes decisions based on EMOTION and not merit. Where is the real continuous improvement? Where are the lean principals? How do YOU expect to survive in 2015?

  8. Helpful (1)

    Generally good but quality and work/life balance disappears at the end of every quarter

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Aeroflex full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High tech product line gives a lot of opportunity for learning new things.
    Generally good people to work with.
    Merger with Cobham potentially offers better benefits, more sales opportunities, investment in business, and a more cleanly run company.

    Cons

    At the end of the quarter, nothing else matters except getting stuff out the door.
    Excessively lean resources cripples getting stuff done.
    Benefits: No 401k matching, $1200 spousal surcharge for spouses on medical insurance who work.
    Senior management offers no support/guidance. The only time you hear from them is at the end of the quarter when they have their hands out.
    Antiquated purchasing, materials control, MRP system.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the MRP system to make it more productive.
    Other things matter besides the end of the quarter...

  9. Lots of hands on experience, hard to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Naples, FL

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    A manufacturing facility that houses everything from engineering to shipping. You really get to see the whole process.

    Cons

    High stress environment at the end of the quarter and fiscal year. There is a strong sense of disorder unless you really take control of your situation.

    Advice to Management

    New management sounds like it is working to improve and fix what the previous management did. Keep it up.

  10. Good coworkers, positive atmosphere. Restricting big brother, though.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Powell, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Powell, OH

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My manager was very helpful. Coworkers all seemed to be focused on the goals, which helped us work together as a team. It felt very productive and positive. Also, coworkers were more than happy to share their wisdom.

    I would happily work at Aeroflex again.

    Cons

    As a developer, work was made much more difficult by blocked internet traffic. One of the libraries we used had its website blocked, so I was unable to read the docs while at work. I struggled to connect to other developers to ask questions or find prior solutions. I don't recall if Stack Overflow is blocked, but imagine if it was how that would make work more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I know it might be asking a lot, but unblocking internet traffic would make a major difference. Enable your developers to do their job effectively.

    To make an analogy, it would be as if other companies had an open-book test but you weren't allowed to use your book. You could spend the mental energy and do well, but it may take longer and that energy could have been spent elsewhere.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Dead End Work with Nice People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Aeroflex full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Management doesn't mind flexible hours though there is no formal policy regarding flex time. Work atmosphere is pretty casual.

    Cons

    Recently the culture has taken a turn for the worse with electronic time cards and restrictive IT policies. There is virtually no opportunity for advancement. The quarterly numbers game gets old quickly. Every benefit offered by this company is minimal: no matching 401k, working spouse insurance tax ($100/month), no raises for the last two years, no bonuses. Management has no vision as to how to deliver a product on time on a consistent basis. They seem to rely on the talent and dedication of the staff to do what it takes to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Aeroflex would be decent if benefits were on a par with other $700M-$1B companies. Look for talent within the company before beginning an outside search. "Loosen the reins."

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