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Esterline: better than most others

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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.

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    Esterline is a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Esterline

    Pros

    Product base, industry reputation, possibilities for advancement. Business units cover broad range of aerospace products, so there is always interesting places to consider working for.

    Cons

    Limited intercompany communication, difficult Corporate support in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate business units a little better, facilitate inter-departmental gatherings more frequently, allow Group Vice Presidetns to particpate in inter-company efforts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Cronyism, nepotism, & favoritism (avoid working here at all costs, unemployment is better)

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

    I have been working at Esterline full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As other people have said, nice area with lots of outdoor activities.
    They don’t check credentials during the hiring process, sounds crazy but true

    Cons

    Only chance of being promoted (or not laid off) is to be related to or be best friends with someone in management.
    Multiple people in management rent homes to subordinates insuring they will never be laid off.
    30% of labor is dedicated to rework trying to make parts appear to meet specification.
    Competent employees are bullied, denigrated, harassed, & gotten rid (fired or laid off) for exposing the incompetence of friends and family of management.
    Management uses fear to manage the majority of subordinates, e.g. you will be fired or laid off if you don’t xyz.
    No raises, no cost of living increases for non-family & friends.
    Getting continuing education paid for through parent company is an impossible labyrinth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the company to survive, you need to purge the incompetent friends and family. Otherwise the company will not survive as it exists now. As a few others have said, it is in all reality, most likely too late to recover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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