Moog Animatics
2.0 of 5 5 reviews
www.animatics.com Santa Clara, CA

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Pretty good but room for imrpovement

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsI enjoy working at Animatics for the most part. Most of the people are friendly (though most aren't the go out after work together friendly). Since they've been acquired by Moog, positive changes have been taking place such as yearly reviews (which they didn't have before), an actual HR person, some processes and better monitoring of benefits. Depending on the manager, some are more flexible with time than others, though everyone generally sticks to the 8-hour rule. Some social things have been implemented such as holiday parties and chili cook-offs, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 people lead lunch time yoga/pilates in one of the open areas. In comparison to the previous review, there are no longer the top people who call it "family" and bring in their kids (even though they didn't allow others to) so in that way it's gotten a little more fair.

ConsTransitions are not easy. Though no one got laid off during the acquisition, there have been lots of new systems going into place and politics in the office definitely exist. Generally the pattern seems to be getting younger sales engineers in who do a good job for a year or two, and then losing them to a competitor (who pays commission) once they get good enough to make a difference. The people who are happiest here are those that are content doing their job and getting their paycheck, unfortunately there's not much focus on improvement or career trajectories of the individual unless you really push hard, and even then it's not a priority. There's still some "bad blood" from certain management that didn't exactly treat their employees fairly (lowering salary during the recession and never bringing it back up), but for people hired after the acquisition it seems to be just fine.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on developing your people more, as they're the most important asset you have as a company. Also a little moral boosting every once in a while would help. There are a few people in the company working really hard and pouring their heart into their work but without the proper recognition, you'll probably lose them sooner rather than later.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Didn't meet expectations

    Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Moog Animatics full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Good benefits; product applications were interesting Cons: Resistance to change; production manager was complacent and lacked leadership. Advice to Senior Management: Need to change current designs to be manufactured quickly and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    So goes management, so goes the company...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Moog Animatics full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Cool product! Fun technology with a wide scope of applications. Perhaps the best product… Cons: Poor leadership & mismanagement from the top resulting in massive turnover! The harm to a company in turnover for a highly specialized technical product… Advice to Senior Management: Shame on Moog for not doing their due diligence in this purchase. They paid over 5 times too much & got sold a… 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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