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Curtiss-Wright Controls Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
24 Reviews

2.5
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ineffective management leads to low efficiency.

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician  in  Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Farmingdale, NY

    Pros

    They promoted the workplace as a "family unit." All of the workers were friendly and the atmosphere promoted solidarity. Everyone worked well together and there seemed to be a general feeling of pleasantness in the workplace.

    Cons

    The upper management lacked a clear vision and micromanagement was a huge concern. Due to obvious favoritism, there was some animosity between certain departments. This also contributed to certain individuals who were not necessarily qualified for certain jobs being promoted into positions that they couldn't perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right person for the right job and micromanagement will not become an issue. Try to avoid very obvious favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA

    Pros

    The engineers and technician are good to work with

    Cons

    The management is incompetent and the workload at times is not reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very top heavy. Do you really need 5 levels of management for a handful of engineers?

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    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

    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.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good engineers, poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great engineers
    Opportunity to work on innovative designs that serve customers well

    Cons

    Toxic politics
    Good engineering is backseat to sales. Projects are promised with inadequate time, planning, and money in a desperate attempt to show bids.
    Nepotism Nepotism Nepotism. It exists everywhere but at CW it's a way of life
    Open degradation and belittling of employees across the board, top to bottom, performing and non-performing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The one piece of advice for management, namely fire all of the managers and revamp the culture, is the one thing least likely to happen. The place is poison.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    n/a

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

    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
  7.  

    Company of silos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA

    Pros

    The products are Interesting and the worker try to overcome the management short coming by working harder and longer.

    Cons

    Management lacks accountability, which permeates to the lower management and employees. The company has many silos between departments and within departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be interested in doing what is in the best interest of both the company and employees not what is best for personal interests. Eliminate the department and inter-department silos. Provide an environment for open and honest communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Failure to invest in products or people

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Immediate co-workers and I guess great if you're a shareholder.

    Cons

    Organisation tends to be run by management that don't understand the industry in which the company operates. Constant drive for increased sales but continued failure to invest in product development or indeed staff development.

    Silo culture where business units compete rather than collaborate.

    Penny pinching/Indian giving outlook of senior management can lead to reduction in morale.

    Whole thing is run on a shoestring with consistent micromanagement, overloading workers and lack of support. The projects get bid on and won but infrastructure to support it isn't put in place until the project is already late.

    Very poor company ethics and low morals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to more of the coal face staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    All about instant profit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Christchurch, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch, England (UK)

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with, doing their best under pressure from senior management.
    Pension plan better than other companies.

    Cons

    Culture of just do as you are told, constantly under pressure from senior management to attain quarterly targets. Not keen on change or training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Way too much process and structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefit plans, health care, etc.

    Cons

    Way too much process and phony milestones. Lots of metrics established from outside consultancy firms that were poor in determining real productivity and achievement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start using subjective goals to get real results, rather than gaming the system to get false results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent Company

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

    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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