Esterline

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Esterline Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent small-company focused on safety-critical software development and verification

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Platteville, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Platteville, WI

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

    Pros

    Small company with many projects going on, allowing you to have a variety of work experiences as you move from project to project. Easy-going environment, with plenty of opportunity to make friends.

    Cons

    Surrounded by rural areas, urban areas are a ways away. Still working to define a career growth path that doesn't involve management (which is limited as far as the number of positions available).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    resistance to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esterline full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    allowed time off when it was needed

    Cons

    not a good place for blacks to work in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    meed to practice diversity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A funny work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I worked at Esterline

    Pros

    Employees are nice. Good cross-training practice. Employees really immerse to the new job.

    Cons

    Very old building that we have to wear winter coat and gloves while working on our desk because thermostat was really broken or really old. Maintenance have tried several times to fix it but no change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Life at Esterline

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Esterline full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great and are awesome to work with. Esterline truly finds a way to hire good people at our site.

    Cons

    The workload can be heavy, so someone really has to be ready for the challenge of dealing with a heavy workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. The company is great to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 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
  10. 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 (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
  11. 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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