Aeroflex Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
44 Reviews
2.3
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Reactive not proactive

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager  in  Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Plainview, NY

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

    Pros

    You can actually progress here by taking on additional responsibilities.

    Cons

    Panic when something goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough about the numbers!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Dead End Work with Nice People

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck in the past

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of nice people, reasonable work hours. Company has been acquired by Cobham, so there should be management changes coming soon.

    Cons

    There are not enough people with the right skills to do the job. The Managers started here in the 1980's and closed themselves off to the outside world, so practices, systems, and attitudes are from that time period. Management it cheap, looking for bargains instead of developing for the future. Benefits are terrible. Quality systems non-existent. Anything will be sacrificed to meet year-end goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real strategy - what business are we in? - then turn away opportunities that don't fit the strategy. Stop fire-fighting and set realistic priorities (not "meet this quarter's revenue target").

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No longer leading edge.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Not much to say except run.

    Cons

    Everyone is looking out for themselves. There is no progress in the company, no new thoughts are welcome, always trying to cover up issues with getting rid of people or trying to patch equipment for each little thing with no vision of the big picture. No longer a market leader with any technology advanced over competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop only worrying about yourselves and start paying attention to the company and the product, and listen to ideas rather than always trying to impress those above you with bad action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    As a company, not very organized

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are great. Everyone is friendly and wonderful to work with. Everyone I met was highly intelligent and hard working. The benefits are incredibly competitive.

    Cons

    Most politically charged environment I have ever worked for. Different divisions of the company don't seem to be too interested in working with each other to better the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try advancing the company as a whole. Not just each division. It your put all your heads together you can really make things work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Kiss up to the right people, and you will go far.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The money is fairly good, better than at some other workplaces for those without a college degree.

    Perks? What are perks?

    As for work-life balance, they should provide on-site housing, you are expected to be there so much.

    Cons

    A long tenure of employment earns an employee much in the way of vacation time, or so they say, but if you want to actually use any of the accrued time, they will make it very unpleasant for you when you return to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set higher standards for supervisory personnel, and if their underlings have complaints about them, take it seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aeroflex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None, nothing to list here

    Cons

    poor organization, uneducated managers, stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sacrifice the longer term for the immediate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aeroflex

    Pros

    Coming from a small company that got acquired, the big company resources is nice

    Cons

    Coming from a small private company that got acquired, the bureaucracy/overhead is frustrating. The quarterly churn of being a public company is extremely tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Somehow figure out how to not only focus on the current quarter. Long term for the win, Alex.

  10.  

    Nice balance of work and life where everyone is treated like a family.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, set your own hours, and hands-off management

    Cons

    Benefits are less than generous, raises were scarce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify the product line and balance out the salaries from the over paid top level engineers. A 2-3% raise is a big difference on both ends of the salary spectrum.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Aeroflex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working compressed shift in nice.

    Cons

    Everything. Very unfriendly people. Most employees are hugely under-educated. They have no idea how to accomplish product development. The senior management are dinosaurs and are just counting their days till retirement. The two engineering dept's dont get along with each other. Its constant high stress and arguing all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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