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Upper management dropped the ball, then forgot to try to pick it up.

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Suwanee, GA
Current Employee - Engineer in Suwanee, GA

I have been working at Meggitt Defense Systems

Pros

Regardless of the rumor mill seeding worries of downsizing, the company has been a stable place to work.

Cons

Unless you are a direct part of a specific internal group, then success in the company will only come if you threaten to leave, or leave and come back. You have to get promoted to get a raise, it seems, and to some, regardless of how much or how little of a benefit they are to the company as a whole, get promotions to positions that seem pointless. I would think someone placed in a director position would be in charge of directing something, but I could be wrong.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Our product is very customer driven, to the point that contractual agreements are not so strictly adhered to during production. At some point, we need upper management to step in and negotiate with the customers, instead of letting the customer keep red-lining our costs.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Meggitt Defense Systems

  1.  

    Overall positive experience, learned plenty

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good products, interesting work

    Cons

    Occasional extreme micromanagement from above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication

  2.  

    Average run-of-the-mill defense company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good sr mgmt. Solid experience through the defense cycles, knows how to make good decisions and hold their ground. Meggitt's acqusition and financial management is held at bay for the most part but is now beginning to leak through.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Sub standard engineers. Very few challenging engineering opportunities. Unfortunate old-boys-club. Salary is average for industry but below average for locale. Focus is on quarterly bookings and inventory turns, not on satisfying the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Satisfy the customer, satisfy the engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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