Barnes Aerospace Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. Manufacturing Engineer on contract assignment. Great work force but unorganized.

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    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    People and team were great to work with and made getting things done much easier

    Cons

    Management and floor personnel communication was lacking and quite obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your self in your employees shoes and think of their needs. This will help you with your tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. RUN!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Seeing improvement but more to come

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    Current Employee - Jack of All Trades in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Jack of All Trades in Phoenix, AZ

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Former employee, experience not good.

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Phoenix, AZ

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. no direction

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    Former Contractor - CAD Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - CAD Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    good shop environment, great product potential

    Cons

    poor leadership, no direction for success

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. I interned at Barnes Aerospace in Lansing, MI

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace

    Pros

    -Worked around class schedule
    -Employees were friendly
    -Good pay

    Cons

    -Tasks are repetitive and can be uninteresting

    Recommends
  8. A lot of work to do.

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern, I was a part of a lot of projects and was actually doing meaningful work. Flexible on hours, especially during the school year. Barnes has a lot of things they need to work on to meet our customers needs, but this is what allows the interns to have meaningful work.

    Cons

    There is a constant turnover in management which is part of the reason why the division is doing poorly and has a lot to improve on. Interns do a lot of document control, which isn't the most exciting work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees have ideas to help out the shop, implement them! There are a lot of great ideas going around, but they never move forward. And don't leave! The shop needs stability and a manager who is willing to take on a shop needing improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Stable company to work for, but very limited opportunity for growth.

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    Current Employee - Operator in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Operator in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, decent pay, lots of overtime (if you want it), great people to work with.

    Cons

    Low room for growth, arrogant management, slow to improve processes and equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop demanding more, more, more without providing the resources to do more. End the "white-collar" vs "blue-collar" division by stating it out loud.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Barnes Aero Review

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    Current Intern - Purchasing Intern in Lansing, MI
    Current Intern - Purchasing Intern in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible on hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Very boring and repetitive work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great work experience for a intern

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    Current Intern - Engineering Inter in Lansing, MI
    Current Intern - Engineering Inter in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Facility needs updating. Some of the systems are outdated and inefficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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