AgustaWestland Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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  1. Challenging, rewarding, and a ton of opportunity but you need to work for it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AgustaWestland Philadelphia Employee
    Current Employee - AgustaWestland Philadelphia Employee

    I have been working at AgustaWestland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptional products and the company really does care about it's employees. I've read some of the other reviews and it seems like some folks have an ax to grind or are more worried about time off than working. Benefits are crazy good and cheap, management is engaged and getting better. The international aspect is difficult at times but extremely interesting. Working with other cultures is a great opportunity.

    Cons

    The company has changed a lot over the last few years, for the better. There are still some real challenges to deal with being part of such a large organization (Finmeccanica). Sometimes the pressure from the parent company is frustrating but positve changes are definately being made but none seem to be easy. Again, if you're not afraid to work you can easily be part of the solution.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like you are on the right track, keep it going. A lot of positive changes over the last year I just hope it can stay consistent.

  2. Best company to work for in Philadelphia!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - N/A in Phila, PA

    I have been working at AgustaWestland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting, multicultural, diverse work experience.

    Cons

    Tremendous work load but this is a challenge so it is also a Pro.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Crisis and the Good Old Boys

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Avionics Assembly Technician, Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Avionics Assembly Technician, Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at AgustaWestland 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

    Good benefits package, plenty of overtime, some good, hardworking people who care a lot. They grew fast which is good and bad - lots of opportunity but also lots of growing pains.

    Cons

    If you are not in the good old boys network you are not treated well, they move from crisis to crisis and never hold the right people accountable because they are part of the good old boy network, Italians can do no wrong so if you're not from Italy and the other guy is, forget it you will lose, new Philadelphia CEO talks about trust but allows managers to backstab.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on merit not friendship, hold workers accountable fairly and consistently, degrees don't make you superior to or better than seasoned technicians and you need people in leadership who understand both are important to success. Stop backing the backstabbers and talking about 'culture of trust' at the same time.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great products and facilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at AgustaWestland 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

    Working in Aviation/Aerospace is exciting. The best part of my job is the pride you feel in seeing the finished product and showing it off to people when the opportunity presents itself. Some opportunity for travel if you find yourself in the right situation/department. They do have great medical & dental benefits.

    Cons

    No job rotation and career development opportunities are scarce. I personally came from another manufacturing environment; however, I did not have a great knowledge of Aviation. It would have been nice to have some type of orientation program that introduced an employee to the company and aviation/aerospace in general. Management takes forever to do anything because HR presence is non-existent & approval form our Italian brothers & sisters is always required.. Get your money when you are hired, because raises are non-existent. If you are a top performer, you may receive 3% per year. According to HR, the average raise for the company was 2% last year but I know many who received less. There is no merit based bonus structure. Poor work/life balance as there is no "work from home" option and the plant in Philadelphia has closed 1 time for a half day during my 4 years. Any employee who is not a Senior Manager or above has to clock in/out; even if they are salaried. No flexibility in doing 9 hours Mon-Thurs & leaving early on Friday.

    Advice to Management

    You will not attract and retain top talent with the old school policies of hitting a timeclock, no training, and no working from home. Your company is badly in need to market itself better to their customer base, but they need to do the same for their employees. Most don't realize they work for the 8th largest Defense supplier in the world (parent company Finnmeccanica). This should be covered in their initial orientation when they start.

  6. Not That Great

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

    I have been working at AgustaWestland

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to learn about the aviation business.

    Cons

    Little opportunity and very slow growth potential, if any.

    Advice to Management

    Become more imaginative and aggressive with respect to challenging employees and reward extra effort.

  7. Confusing, a huge let down considering what I perceive as some great products

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at AgustaWestland full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Interesting company and products. There is nothing else I can say about the company.

    Cons

    Absolutely archaic in their approach to everything. Resistant to change or new ideas outside of the "good old boy" way of thinking and the Italian way of thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing employees to have integrity when you have no integrity. "Senior" management and HR requires a big change.

  8. Disappointing place for a motivated young professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, TX

    I worked at AgustaWestland full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Obviously the business and the size of the company could lead to a very challenging/fun job

    Cons

    Everything else...I can name only few of so many bad things about this company: from the archaic system to the non existing career advancement, from a total absence of HR support (especially abroad) to a very superficial knowledge by a lot of support people. The company does not value young engineers at all.

    Advice to Management

    Look around and try to learn from other countries approach. Leaving young professional go because there is no intent to invest not even in the smallest benefit is definitely a poor choice.

  9. Ok place to work.

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

    I have been working at AgustaWestland

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great benefits. Some travel and you get to work with helicopters.

    Cons

    Almost non existent raises or bonuses. And now the company is starting to care more about hours than how well you work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your employees with more desire to work hard like raises.

  10. A good experience as a strating job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aerodynamics AW609 Chief Project in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Aerodynamics AW609 Chief Project in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at AgustaWestland 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

    Good salary at the beginning

    Cons

    Low growth opportunity and and low job rotation

  11. Helpful (2)

    reasonable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at AgustaWestland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    company solidity, life time products

    Cons

    appraisal, bad upper management consideration and feedback

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