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A unique facility

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  • 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

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  1. 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)

    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.


  2. 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)

    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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