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It was a great learning and growing experience.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Everett, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

I worked at Esterline

Pros

It has the benefits of working for a small company but it also has the benefits of working with a large corporation.

Cons

Aging workforce, "this is the way we've always done things", some lack of leadership, not a lot of development opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create more development opportunities for employees. Update work processes and get younger more innovative people into the workforce. Become a great place to work.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place that is good for someone that is perfect for someone that just wants to come in, do the job and go home. Relaxin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Platteville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Platteville, WI

    I have been working at Esterline

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment. People oriented. They will give you ample opportunities to grow and do better. Recognizes people continuously for good performance.

    Cons

    Communication is a challenge. Most of management does not know how to deal with conflict positively. Too many emotions and people taking things personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to play to people's strengths and recognize when people are in the wrong roles. Need to flush out the folks that pull the company backwards.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Esterline: better than most others

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Esterline

    Pros

    One of the few companies that still offers a real pension. They don't feel like they own you like some other companies do. They would never dream of bothering you when you are at home unlike other companies who have no compunction in calling you at 4AM in the morning.

    Cons

    The health insurance they offer is only good for catastrophic conditions. There are instances where senior management has very little knowledge of what people that work for them do.

    Promotions are often given suddenly with no opportunity for peers to interview for the position and give rationale as to why they deserve the promotion.

    Seniority within the firm seems to be rewarded with promotions. Sometimes this is wise but other times it seems like it's used as an excuse for upper management to not have to think too hard about who actually deserves the promotion and who is the most competent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seniority does not necessarily impart competence. The Peter Principle is alive and well at Esterline.

    Recommends
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