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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

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

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    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
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