Esterline
2.8 of 5 23 reviews
www.esterline.com Bellevue, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Esterline President, CEO, and Director R. Bradley (Brad) Lawrence

R. Bradley (Brad) Lawrence

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I have had a pretty positive experience as a first job

Systems Engineer I (Current Employee)
Platteville, WI

I have been working at Esterline full-time

ProsYou 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.

ConsWorking 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 Senior ManagementUpper management is fine.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Incompetent and inane management

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Wenatchee, WA

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

ProsNo accountability, you can do whatever you want

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Soul sucking black hole of professionalism, productivity, and hope

Planner (Current Employee)
Wenatchee, WA

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

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

ConsMale 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 Senior ManagementGet a clue and move from the 19th century to the 21st.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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More layoffs…….

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Wenatchee, WA

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

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

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementEveryone better work on updating their resumes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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15 years of loyalty, then I was let go.

Mechanical Engineer II/CAD Administrator (Former Employee)
Coachella, CA

I worked at Esterline full-time for more than 10 years

ProsYour coworkers are the best thing about working at Esterline Defense Technologies. If you are well liked and not an engineer, you will also be given many opportunities to advance.

ConsEngineers don't have many opportunities at Esterline Defense Technologies.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf I could summarize into one piece of advice, it would be to listen carefully to your engineers. They aren't as satisfied as you think they are.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCompensation and benefits are okay.

ConsLack of vision and leadership from management. Management decision are made by international counterpart versus local managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower local manager to make grow the portfolio.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lacking a roadmap to the future

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Esterline

ProsGreat new facility
Quiet manufacturing area
Some very talented and hard working Engineers and Production staff
New ERP and PLM system

ConsLess focus on employees
Profit sharing is based on three other sister companies metrics so even if you make your numbers you can still be penalized over something you have no control over.
Senior Management is not focused on sustaining manufacturing equipment for the future.
Many processes lack process control due to weak Manufacturing Engineering support.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on some core projects and let your Engineers get a few wins. If you don't the competition will continue to cherry pick your talented electrical and mechanical engineers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Teamwork and accountability

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pomona, CA

I have been working at Esterline full-time

ProsA lot of career learning opportunities. There's a lot of room for growth.

ConsThere's no accountability. A lot of cliques. Teamwork is almost non-existent.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow and recognize your people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to hang out

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Coeur d'Alene, ID

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

ProsLow ambition place. Hours short

ConsIf you're not morman you can forget about advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the company

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Good company that provides good potential for career growth.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Sylmar, CA

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

Pros1. A large portion of products are designed and manufactured in-house.
2. Have in-house manufacturing/fabrication/assembly.
3. Implementing positive change for overall and future company growth.
4. Allowed to be involved at any stage of legacy products and new product introduction.
5. A considerable portion of employees have been working there from 5 to 30 years.

Cons1. Cultural change - not negative.
2. Current structural and organizational shifting.
3. Can take a while for your role and duties to be fully defined.
4. Implementation for change is slow and evolving.
5. Resistance on cultural change.

Advice to Senior Management1. Hold people accountable for their work.
2. Implement a short and/or long term plan an execute to completion.
3. Proactive approach in resolving product related issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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