Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brecksville, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brecksville, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This was my first job out of college. At the time, I took the company culture for granted. This company respects employee's work life balance and makes people feel valued. There are good bonuses, a great Christmas party, retiring employees get recognition by the company. They took the time and effort to train me to be successful in my role. You really get a chance to get hands on training on the product and will get to use a variety of engineering disciplines. People are very friendly with each other and I did not experience much bullying or toxic interactions with management. There was very little turnover, some of my coworkers have been with the company for as long as 40 years!

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape and bureaucracy preventing one from improvement to a process or product. Redundant amounts of time were spent on projects only to see a dead end. It would be more stimulating if one could see their changes implemented more often

    Advice to Management

    Foster a culture of innovation, invest more in R & D rather than maintaining the status quo product.


  2. Horrible communication and horrible teamwork.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to sit back and coast, you do not have to try hard if you do not want to

    Cons

    Always behind on work, teamwork between groups is horrible. Poor management poor quality of employees

    Advice to Management

    None, if you work in management then you are the problem


  3. Not a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the employees are very personable and have stayed with the company through many mergers and buyouts. They are dedicated employees but have no idea what it's like to work for a company that values it's employees.

    Cons

    Just about everything unfortunately. Processes are completely broken. The fundamental IT systems don't work so everything is done through work-around which makes it nearly impossible to get work done correctly and efficiently. Management continuously moves under-performing employees around to different departments instead of taking action to make them productive employees and to hold them accountable. Mass layoffs of excellent employees occur regularly.

    Advice to Management

    An overall of all the management needs to happen. Corporate management should hold senior management accountable to meet goals.


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  5. Senior Procurement and logistic coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement & Logistic Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement & Logistic Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is a nice company to work for , the environment is completely professional and friend ship exists..

    Cons

    They let you present your Ideas as a team work, supervisors care for the employee and help you with any barrier..

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise Mr. Pablo Gonzalez is a leader with a lot of knowledge to motivate, share and teach is you listen to him ..


  6. Great people who want to be better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Do not work here!

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micro managing, bad management & too many nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying.


  9. A unique facility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Offer a hands-on apprenticeship program


  10. Diverse company with a broad portfolio

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  11. A shell of what once was a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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