Barnes Aerospace Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Machinist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in East Granby, CT
    Current Employee - Machinist in East Granby, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Benefits are fair wages a bit above average

    Cons

    Work is up and down mostly down lately


  2. assembler

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utah in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Utah in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    15% extra when you work in grave yard shift.

    Cons

    Benefit not as good with other company i work before, poor of skill management communication through there employee. there are hardly give race for those who work hard in the company

    Advice to Management

    Take care first your employee!!! Your employee who make's possible and works hard bring a good costumers, great business made your company successful for these many years.


  3. Accounting Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, great compensation and perks, open to new ideas to improve company, and have a very team oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    It was very hard to move up in the company, and on a couple of occasions, I found that outside hires were given positions that could have gone to internal employees.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the employees remain your most important asset and make sure opportunities are made for internal people to move up the chain.


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  5. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Very understanding management -Great bonus plan -Many updates to the shop floor

    Cons

    -Training could use some work, but has been improving a lot with the new procedure.


  6. Production Supervisor

    Former Employee - Master Production Planner/Supervisor in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Master Production Planner/Supervisor in Enfield, CT

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly decent compensation, great opportunity to growth and development.

    Cons

    Strong culture, lots of nepotism, cliques that marginalize and sabotage new employees and make it difficult to succeed.


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    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Not much to give them pros about.

    Cons

    Building is in disrepair, bathrooms are very bad. Will not get a dust collection system to keep the employees from breathing titanium dust. Factory is a time bomb waiting to explode.

    Advice to Management

    Profits are not the only thing you should manage your business too, many good people work for you and you should take advantage of that. And get a dust collection system for the tooling guys in Lansing.


  8. Great to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to expand your knowlege at Barnes Aerospace. But, you have to step up and take it.

    Cons

    Needs a culture shift. Have to pester Human Resources for raises and promotions that you have earned over and over.


  9. RUN!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of besides getting out of that "black hole"

    Cons

    Working at Barnes Aerospace and especially under the existing SLT is a joke and a major con! The place is filled with landmines, watch who you talk to and especially who is listening to your conversations. I actually caught a SLT individual right outside my office as I was on the phone discussing business. I literally ran right into him as I exited my office quickly!! You cannot trust HR at the SLT level! Watch your back!!

    Advice to Management

    Change the entire SLT at both the Barnes Group and Barnes Aerospace!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Seeing improvement but more to come

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Jack of All Trades in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Jack of All Trades in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good benefits. Good senior leadership staff.

    Cons

    Old culture requires changing. Work/ life balance needs establishment and honored. Hire talented people and the right number to complete the job.

    Advice to Management

    In the past we have seen a lot of senior leadership turnover at this division. As employees we need assurance that our leadership team is dedicated to the people and making the Phoenix facility a success. With the recent additions in leadership (new Division Manager and Quality Manager) over the past few months, I am confident that we have the right leadership team in place to execute the changes that need to take place at the Phoenix facility. 1. Make decisive decisions taking into consideration the key elements of the long term business strategy. 2. Collaborate as a team to create a new culture. 3. Provide necessary resources whether it be equipment or people to accomplish the work. On a personal note, we all have a stake in the game and look for the senior leadership team to lead us and get us to the next level. I would just like to thank the senior leadership staff at the Barnes Phoenix site for their unwavering effort and look forward to the changes (improvements) to come.


  11. Former employee, experience not good.

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Lots of overtime ( if you want it). Management friendly, and appears to be fairly competent (although I wasn't there long enough to know for sure)

    Cons

    Tension so thick you need a chain saw to cut through it. What they consider training is an absolute JOKE. Worst of all is, in my opinion, drug abuse. Advice to employees: Wearing shaded safety glasses indoors is a red flag.

    Advice to Management

    Implement random drug testing. Actual training would also be helpful.



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