Curtiss-Wright Controls Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Overall, this place is a great avionics company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    Employees are fun and relaxed

    Cons

    No training program set. You basically train yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a mentor to employee program or training for new employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company but short on new contracts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    good work environment with employee activities. Nice smallish company

    Cons

    too much politics in upper management for a small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees positive feedback. If they do a good job, say thank-you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    Career growth supported by management; excellent benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not ideal at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more

    Recommends
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  5. Good place to constantly learn new technologies and develop new skills.

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    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    The work never gets stale because people need to learn new things to keep up with new products being developed.
    Flexibility regarding work from home and work hours.

    Cons

    Product requirements can be vague, making it hard to know what to develop.
    Company is shutting down San Diego site.

  6. Interesting company, products, and industry, continuing to grow and evolve after numerous acquisitions over past decade.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    Small-company atmosphere with lots of flexibility, freedom, and autonomy in work tasks; attitude at operations facility level of willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done and satisfy the customer. Lots of great people committed to doing a great job and helping out across departmental lines.

    Cons

    Con of a small-company environment: opportunities for advancement beyond 1st-line management comparatively few and far between. Some upper management isolation and apparent lack of understanding of actual working-level operations i.e. what it takes (and what the challenges are) to get the job done on a recurring basis. Integration of acquired businesses relatively immature to date -- more 'silos' than integrated business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware risks and hidden costs of minimal department staffing levels -- low depth and/or combined roles in key areas may present problems over time. Articulate more strategic vision to provide appropriate emphasis beyond current quarter and year performance.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby, NC

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    the people are great to work with (mid management and below). overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    for people on office hours there is not enough offered for work/life balancing. there used to be a 9-80 schedule worked, but it was stopped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to genuinely listen to the people--don't just go through the motions by taking surveys and doing nothing. really listen to what is going on day to day and react.

    Recommends
  8. It is a great place to work. A lot of learning oppotunities.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    * Training provided to engineers.
    * Excellent learning opportunities.
    * Decent management.

    Cons

    * Salary is a little less compared to industry standards.
    * Work from home is not preferred.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
  9. Mixed environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls

    Pros

    Good co-workers and good location

    Cons

    Limited growth\employes don't feel valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Aerospace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hourly can work all the overtime they want and don't have to justify there workload. Salary work less than 8 hours day and no overtime.

    Cons

    ok place to work if you like a double or triple workload, then when you leave they hire 2 or 3 people to replace you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral sucks because of workload and some employees carry the load and others get away with doing very little.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Curtiss Wright has many business units and some are better than others to work for.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can definitely gain a lot of international experience if you go with the flow and always agree with management. Pay is pretty decent but beware of the commission and bonus programs.

    Cons

    Management seems to be constantly changing and creates a unstable atmosphere for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a lesson from some of the really great presidents and CEOs i.e., Valter Baldacinni of Umbra, Ed King of King Radio, and John Kuperhand. Learn to value your employee's as your most important asset and not see them as just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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