Eagle Aviation Technologies Inc
2.2 of 5 5 reviews
eagleaviationtech.com Hampton, VA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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Thomas A Fabyanic

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Advanced Technologies and Design, Poor Leadership

    Mechanical Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hampton, VA

    ProsA fast-paced, high demand environment, ETL provides quick turnaround on customer demands for aviation prototype composites and hardware. The work flow is continuous, so there's no down time. Many of the engineers here are friendly, knowledgeable, and creative. Insurance coverage and health policies are adequate. Excellent in-house machine shop and experienced composite shop will aid in design-to-product turnaround. You learn a great deal in a short time working as an engineer at Eagle. It's a good place to start your engineering career out of school or to learn, design, and product hardware using advanced materials and material processes.

    ConsCheap. The mantra may be to "do it fast, do it right, and stay in budget," but the budgets are laughable. The upper management provides little in the ways of bettering the workplace environment. Drop tile ceilings are stained and drooping, the roof leaks, there are large open holes in the wall that have been here for years, but employees are eviscerated if they leave extra papers near the printer. Employee/superior communications are curt and severe. Terms and phrases like "crucifixion", "hammering", and "failure" are thrown around constantly. Micromanagement leads to huge problems, and problems roll down to engineering every time, regardless of true source of fault. No one working here has the allusion that the management cares at all about employee personal life or work place safety and satisfaction.

    In the prototype design world, the saying often goes, "Fail early to succeed sooner." Here it's "Fail and suffer the consequential belittling lecture."

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow standard engineering documentation practices, practice what you preach, and allow engineering managers to guide program timelines and budgets. Provide greater compensation to loyal employees, and put some money back into the building. Continue to add to the work flow but don't overstretch engineers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Garage Company

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    ProsLearn valuable skills in composites as well as aerospace

    Cons-zero oppuritunity for advancement
    -terrible upper management
    -base compensation laughable
    -little to no performance based raises or bonuses
    -zero communication between all levels of management
    -engineering turnover rate is high because the CEO/Head Engineer(yes he holds both titles) treats employees like slaves

    Advice to Senior Management-offer employees something other than donuts for meeting major project deadlines that have never been met over the course of that job.
    -share profit with loyal and valuable employees instead of buying new cars and nose jobs
    (CEO is Emmit Wallace/Bruce Bailey NOT Thomas A Fabyanic)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The work can be interesting if given an opportunity to participate. Other than that I can't think of anything else.

    Mechanical Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Hampton, VA

    ProsThe work can be interesting if given an opportunity to participate. Other than that I can't think of anything else to say to make this a 20 word minimun statement.

    ConsI don't know the guy personally, but the head guy in charge of daily operations runs the place like a dictator. He is the only one that has any authority (except CEO) and he is the judge, jury, and executioner (R&D, engineering, and Manufacturing). His way or the highway, behaves as if everyone else is inferior to him. During the interview, he made it clear that, not in so many words, but that they were doing me a favor and didn't really want to hire me but had no other candidates. It was demeaning and rude. They hired me on a 90 day probationary period after which they gave me some mundane project to work on and the rest of the time I was bored out of my mind; so bored that I went to the bathroom regularly to sleep. It was obvious that the other employees were unhappy, but scared to say or do anything. The "stink eye" was used regularly.

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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unique Rotor-craft design opportunities at the expense of inadequate management, high turnover, and work/life balance.

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Hampton, VA

    Pros-High exposure to challenging and unique rotor-craft composite design work

    -Diversity of engineering work including design/analysis, manufacturing, and testing

    -Competitive compensation & benefits (if initially negotiated)

    Cons-Workload is consistently unreasonably high and often requires program-wide overtime for months on end.

    -Advancement is nearly non-existent

    -High turnover in engineering department results in significant juggling of project assignments.

    -IT infrastructure is ineffective or non-existent for the level of computing workflow required

    Advice to Senior Management-Diversify core management roles and/or hire additional management staff

    -Hire dedicated project managers in lieu of combination staff engineer / project engineer approach.

    -Implement a standing IT position to build and maintain core server and user infrastructure.

    -Fix the leaking roof (literally leaking for over 2 years).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A young company with a good future but still needs to mature a little.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Hampton, VA

    ProsResponsability and Respect for my job performance and ability

    ConsCompensation and sharing of important "big picture" information. Company has a reputation for not paying their bills on time and employees hear feedback from vendors, suppliers and competition within our industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore respect and information sharing with the employees and more attention to detail when dealing with Human Resources issues.

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