Curtiss-Wright Flow Control

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Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
22 Reviews
2.3
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    A unique facility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cheswick, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cheswick, PA

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All products are designed and built within the same facility. There aren't very many places where you see the entire life of a product from design to manufacturing.

    Cons

    Because of all of the government work done, excessive paperwork is mandatory. The pace of work is drastically affected by the paper associated with each job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a hands-on apprenticeship program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do not work here!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clean facility and it's a safe place to work.

    Cons

    Micro managing, bad management & too many nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Diverse company with a broad portfolio

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work with the ability to see a direct benefit of the technology being applied. Opportunities for a advancement exist for those who seek it out.

    Cons

    Given the broad expanse of the company, it's sometimes difficult to determine the direction and priorities are, especially as it relates to your area responsibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work but has serious personnel issues with one employee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company and good benefits

    Cons

    Management follow up on personnel issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A shell of what once was a good company

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

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Hard working & intelligent people, for the most part.
    - Good working team concept.
    - Good customer service.
    - Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    - Office politics & nepotism.
    - Hiring practice based on who you know and not on what you know.
    - Rounds of layoffs getting rid of experienced people in favor of less experienced (less expensive workers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a review of the SoCal business unit of Flow Control:

    Management has a lack of vision in the aftermath of Fukushima, Japan. Promises and assurances were made to the employees, but still layoffs occurred (four rounds so far).

    An example of bad management is the operations manager. He's maybe a good engineer, but he's not a good manager or has any business aptitude. By laying off experienced workers in favor of newer and less experienced people is just not smart. Plus, when your recent hires tend to be mostly based on your ethnic group or suggestions from close friends and not on qualifications/experience, something is not right. Perhaps, it's for the monetary bonus for getting people hired into the company. And that's probably why the company is failing. And the worst part is that the rest of management and HR turns a blind eye. There is also a lack of promotional opportunities unless you're in the inner circle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    nice place to work, good people great atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electro-Mechanical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electro-Mechanical Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    not enough work to keep me employed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should have found a way to keep me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing at this time that can be provided.

    Cons

    No training, no bonus. management is not qualified to do what they need to do. I would have all managers fired. The salaries are very low compared to market. The director is not honest and gets rid of qualified engineers and replaces them ones with no degrees just for being armenians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop lying and tell the employees the truth. One day the company is doing well and the next day it is not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Intern

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    Former Employee - Business Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Business Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great to work in an environment where you get to walk through the factory each day.

    Cons

    Company has difficulty implementing changes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people / tyrannical parent company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and work environment, challenging work assignments

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, senior management at parent company tyrannical and stuck in a "Mad Men" mindset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make your bottom line look good with acquisitions and nuture the businesses you already have. Get out of the fracking business, you are killing the environment!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Plumber in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Assembly Plumber in Norman, OK

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company since the buy out in Jan 2013

    Cons

    Lies, stopped bonuses after buyout, reduced benefits, hiring no experience workers at higher wage than seasoned employees, changing production requirements that affect safety and productivity, high turnover rate due to employee dissatisfaction, have no care for their employees. Just bought out Cimarron Energy in Jan 2013 and it has been awful since.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving false information to the employees, like promising specific amount for a raise "3-4 dollars an hour" and only issuing .24 cents. Stop promising that the bonuses are going to be soon "it will be on the next check" and it never shows up. Don't tell your employees that you will lower insurance payments and increase coverage when you lowered coverage and did not decrease payment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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