Zodiac Aerospace

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5 people found this helpful  

Go to Zodiac Aerospace in Gainesville as a last resort

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Former Employee - Contract Designer in Gainesville, TX
Former Employee - Contract Designer in Gainesville, TX

I worked at Zodiac Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Major player in aerospace seating

Cons

Technically deficient, with a management team unqualified and inexperienced with modern technology, modern business culture, and They don't respect the white collar workforce and they have no idea how to attract, treat and retain talented professionals. Word is out about this employer, and they cannot hire themselves out of the mess due to a bad executive management team. The building is dirty, located an hour outside of Dallas, and they constantly bring engineers in from Mexico to work for their project engineers, however, they don't bother to put them on the payroll for Gainesville, rather they pay them low Mexican wages and call it "training" which puts everyone at risk, the managers and the people from Mexico. For new hires that come in, you will be lucky to have a decent desk and computer, as that is an afterthought and they don't care if you have a decent desk. If you complain, you'll be fired. Constantly pressed to work overtime, put out substandard designs because there is no time to design it right, and no sign this will change anytime soon. Having Zodiac on your resume is not an asset as the industry knows they are a mess.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Zodiac France needs to take a hard look at the entire operation.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a place you want to make a career out of. It's better to ask for forgivness than to ask for permission... Same to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, TX

    I worked at Zodiac Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Most of the management are caught in a knee jerk reaction trying to catch up and always in a blame control mode.

    Cons

    It's better to ask for forgivness than to ask for permission... Sames to be the catch 22 method of operation. They have a product that all of the airlines want they just continually fail to make the right decisions to take control of the market and take the competition out of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get two years of experience and find a another job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oxygen Group in Lancaster NY is in Need of Major Reorganization

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Lancaster, NY
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Lancaster, NY

    I worked at Zodiac Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Speaking almost exclusively of the Lancaster NY Oxygen Systems Division (Avox), as an Engineer:
    There are a large number of skilled, experienced engineers on staff who are very willing to teach.
    Very little overtime required.

    Cons

    Speaking almost exclusively of the Lancaster NY Oxygen Systems Division (Avox), as an Engineer:
    Projects and employees are poorly supported and not held accountable for deliverables, schedules, tollgates, or manufacturability.
    Very little investment in the staff.
    Promotions / career track decisions seem arbitrary.
    Very little vision as to the direction and strategy moving forward.
    Tendency of firefighting, instead of addressing issues in an organized manner designed to solve them long-term.
    5 days of all employees' vacation has prescribed use dates around the holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The financial incentive structure coming down from corporate to the Lancaster NY division rewards short-term gains instead of long term vision and planning. Much stronger discipline to the internal processes is needed for development programs to stand a chance at success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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