Esterline Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. Manufacturing Engineer, 2010 to 2014

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Everett, WA

    I worked at Esterline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Nice work environment
    Ability to move up

    Cons

    Slow to change
    IT could be better

    Advice to Management

    I loved my primary managers, but between managers things got sloppy.

  2. Corporate great environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esterline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    heads down, interesting work, nimble and smart company

    Cons

    small lean team, ot much opportunity for advancement, no bonuses for manager level

  3. Not a good place to work at.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esterline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No Pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    Engineering Managers do not know what they are doing.

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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).

  6. 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)

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

    Pros

    allowed time off when it was needed

    Cons

    not a good place for blacks to work in management

    Advice to Management

    meed to practice diversity

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. A funny work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I worked at Esterline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  9. Mechanical Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 Management

    Work close with employee

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Esterline full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Great people...horrible benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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