Esterline Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
30 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good intentions but lacking in follow through

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esterline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team collaboration, good benefits, positive outlook

    Cons

    Management is not connected to those who are actually out doing the work. They tend to bulldoze over the sales team and then create unattainable expectations. Great ability to work with minimal guidance, however, they need to work on creating a way to stay in touch with the teams more consistently. Very easy to get lost in the weeds and then its too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected and support the teams. Listen....Listen...Listen....Work on addressing issues immediately and directly instead of brushing under the rug and not communicating to employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very nice place to work! Positive environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esterline for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and great benefits! Work-life balance is awesome and a great bunch of people to work with.

    Cons

    New software systems and training procedures are a work in progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is an up and coming place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at Esterline full-time

    Pros

    -There is much room for growth and since we were purchased by Esterline in December; we now have the resources.
    -Esterline in agressive, organized and well funded.
    -The people are great. It feels like a small company in that most people seem to have a personal stake in the success of the company.
    -Fair and regular raises.

    Cons

    The amount of tribal knowledge in our manufacturing process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. We are young in our acquisition, but I am confident that most people within our organization embrace the change and see it as a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great ethics, does not tolerate inappropriate employees or managers, takes action. Building strong teams

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coachella, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coachella, CA

    I have been working at Esterline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Corporate Management's vision; employees striving to make a difference, developing new products, keeping the culture strong

    Cons

    difficult defense business environment, have had layoffs - that does hurt. But also building for a future in the "new" defense spending environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share the vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern

    I have been working at Esterline full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, learned a lot. Would recommend to anyone looking for a solid internship experience that will challenge you daily.

    Cons

    The only negative would be just the nature of the work. A lot of time was spent dealing with the companies product lifecycle management system which at the time was not as efficient as it needed to be in order to truly serve its purpose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, I loved the management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better, but could be worse too

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Esterline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people and opportunities with a range of products. I like being able to work on a lot of different products.

    Cons

    They have poor communication across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR and Management need to reevaluate the salaries if they want to keep people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I have had a pretty positive experience as a first job

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I  in  Platteville, WI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Platteville, WI

    I have been working at Esterline full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience working with a lot of different aerospace companies.
    Employees are very nice.
    Not a lot of repetition in what you work on.

    Cons

    Working a contracting job does not give you a lot of in depth experience in what you are working on. Also it is very hard not having a lot of job security. Not a lot of room to grow technically or management wise currently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent and inane management

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Wenatchee, WA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Wenatchee, WA

    I have been working at Esterline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No accountability, you can do whatever you want

    Cons

    No accountability, you can do whatever you want
    Incompetent and inane management with no clue what they are doing
    No potential for career growth
    No chance of ever getting a raise, unless you are management
    Terrible pay and benefits for industry and cost of living in area
    One big customer away from going out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a realistic plan for getting the company out of its current death spiral, oh wait it is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    More layoffs…….

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wenatchee, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wenatchee, WA

    I have been working at Esterline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting work with pleasant coworkers
    Variety of different parts of varying complexity
    Located in the Wenatchee valley, lots of outdoor activities

    Cons

    No accountability what so ever
    Engineers have a very bad attitude in every level of the company
    No hope of a raise ever
    75 people have been laid off due to management’s non-existent plan for the present and future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone better work on updating their resumes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Soul sucking black hole of professionalism, productivity, and hope

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    Current Employee - Planner  in  Wenatchee, WA
    Current Employee - Planner in Wenatchee, WA

    I have been working at Esterline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are are the best part of working here, though there is a lot of back stabbing.

    Cons

    Male dominated hole with no room for females in positions of power.
    Inappropriate physical relationships between multiple male managers/supervisors and their female subordinates .
    Management participates in and allows continued sexual harassment against female employees.
    Employees who speak out against ongoing behavior are bullied and run out of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and move from the 19th century to the 21st.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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