Esterline
3.0 of 5 30 reviews
www.esterline.com Bellevue, WA 5000+ Employees

30 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Esterline: better than most others

Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsOne 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementSeniority does not necessarily impart competence. The Peter Principle is alive and well at Esterline.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Esterline is a great place to work.

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Esterline


    Pros: Product base, industry reputation, possibilities for advancement. Business units cover broad range… Cons: Limited intercompany communication, difficult Corporate support in some areas. Advice to Senior Management: Integrate business units a little better, facilitate inter-departmental gatherings more… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

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

    (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Esterline full-time for more than a year


    Pros: As other people have said, nice area with lots of outdoor… 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… Advice to Senior Management: If you want the company to survive, you need to purge the incompetent friends and family. Otherwise the company will not… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
There are newer reviews on Esterline.

Worked for Esterline? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Esterline reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Esterline CEO Curtis Reusser. All reviews posted anonymously by Esterline employees.