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Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
27 Reviews
2.6
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people who want to be better

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Control in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Control in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Investment in improving systems, processes, and facility
    Good benefits
    Excellent distribution channel for selling product

    Cons

    Little innovation
    No formal training
    No flexibility
    Less vacation time than industry standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great people and are building on more and more college grads joining. Continue to grow your mentoring program and build a training department. Trust your employees to get jobs done and feel valued. Flex time and incentive programs could really take employee performance to the next level.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    slow pace and boring tasks!

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer Contract in City of Industry, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer Contract in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    getting exposure to the aerospace industry and software engineering work, nice and friendly people, job security,

    Cons

    boring and repetitive work, very little technical work, tedious work, work on the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring up more interesting projects for engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    the work is boring and not challenging!

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    you get exposed to interesting machines and facilities.

    Cons

    boring job, workload is alot, slow pace projects

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  5.  

    Challenging. A good place to work where employees strive to go above and beyond to get the job done.

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    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Newcastle, OK
    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Newcastle, OK

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get opportunities to learn different jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes work slows down You have to find things to do in the shop to keep from standing around like sweeping the shop floors wiping down the tops of weld machines etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Do not work here!

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    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
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    Diverse company with a broad portfolio

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    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
  9.  

    A shell of what once was a good company

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    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
  10.  

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

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Small company and good benefits

    Cons

    Management follow up on personnel issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    nice place to work, good people great atmosphere

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    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 a 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

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