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Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Skokie, IL
Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Skokie, IL

I worked at Woodward as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great people, nice work space for a manufacturing company

Cons

Company seemed to be struggling, not the brightest coworkers

Advice to Management

You need smarter people who understand industrial engineering techniques to improves processes and create efficient lines. I watched mechanical and electrical engineers trying to figure out how to plan a new line. It was embarrassing for them, they had no idea what they were doing.

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    Short-term thinking from bonus-obsessed executive management, with no focus on new business development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Woodward full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a solid medical plan and maintains high corporate integrity. The production workers are dedicated. Motors and Sensors business is sound.

    Cons

    Overemphasis on rules and procedures, at the expense of business efficiency and common sense.
    Claims of "Members matter", backed up with experienced managers run out on trumped up claims of performance issues. Sales and Marketing Dept is completely broken. New product pipeline and ability for innovation are a thing of the past.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the long term strategy for financial health rather than focusing on your bonus checks for current fiscal year performance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Meeting the bottom line in the short term trumps long-term thinking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Woodward full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good healthcare plan
    Decent salary
    Opportunity for bonus based on company performance

    Cons

    Metric-driven at the expense of everything else
    A lot of management finger-pointing
    Doesn't promote from within
    Not forward-thinking
    Out of touch management
    No bonus plan that ties directly to a single employee's performance below the management level

    Advice to Management

    Stop making empty speeches about the value of employees to the Woodward "brand" and start doing things that really matter. Invest in the company's future instead of only trying to squeeze more blood from the stone. Show your employee through your actions that you value them if you don't want to continue losing employees every week.


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