Esterline Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
33 Reviews
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    Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great aerospace company, good in defense, reasonable work load.

    Cons

    Too separate of the company, there is few communication and cooperation channel between sub companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work close with employee

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    Esterline Control Systems was a great hands-on work environment with challenging design opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Esterline full-time

    Pros

    It was a medium sized company where engineers were treated with a lot of respect and given a lot of authority to make decisions and direct the design. We did a lot of hands on design work, building protoypes and running tests which was a lot of fun. The workday also ended at 3:30 pm which allowed a good rest of the day to spend with my family and do other things.

    Cons

    In a small company the opportunity for advancement was somewhat limited. There tended to be some cliques formed in the upper management which made it hard to feel like you were part of the team at times, but that is pretty standard for most companies I suppose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people...horrible benefits

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Coeur d'Alene, ID

    I worked at Esterline full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This review is for Advanced Input Systems in CDA, Idaho. They have some great employees and managers. For teh most part I knew what was expected of me and was able to complete my work in 45-50 hours per week. They are very open to advancement and growth. I tried out program management for a while and they actually let me go back to engineering with no questions asked.

    Cons

    The benefits are horrible. Salary is mediocre but not bad for the area. Performance bonus based on goals so lofty that no one could ever attain them. Health insurance is non existent. It was free but it showed. $5000 deductible with a HSA that they didn't match anything on. In today's day and age of Obamacare you could probably find something better on the open market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better health insurance if you want to hold on to workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very nice place to work! Positive environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esterline (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
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    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 (more than an 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 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
  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    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

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