Esterline

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Esterline Reviews

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

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  1.  

    15 years of loyalty, then I was let go.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II/CAD Administrator  in  Coachella, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II/CAD Administrator in Coachella, CA

    Pros

    Your 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are okay.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower local manager to make grow the portfolio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Teamwork and accountability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pomona, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know and recognize your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacking a roadmap to the future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Less 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to hang out

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Coeur d'Alene, ID

    Pros

    Low ambition place. Hours short

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the company

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company that provides good potential for career growth.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    1. 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Old School Management. Holding company which lacks loyalty to employees

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    It was good working in a smaller company, however, had the resources of a larger corporation. Could usually get a project in the works as long as one could prove return on investment.

    Cons

    Not much in the way of collaborative management at the time. Most things passed from the top down for direction and projects. Corporate office stuffy. Not very personable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the employees to have advancement options and career growth. Really seek the input of the staff and also help them to buy into the projects, not just setup what will be done and then implement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Process Improvement Engineer  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Engineer in Brea, CA

    Pros

    Growing Company, Making major improvements.

    Cons

    No accountability for actions of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people accountable for their actions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience, its what you make of it!

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Sylmar, CA

    Pros

    Big company, set hours to work, employees laid back. Creativity and hard work is appreciated, good communication with senior managers. Great CEO.

    Cons

    Employees who work for decades not to much of advancement. Politics, but that's everywhere the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency would not hurt.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Very knowledgeable corporate staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    Pros

    Ability to transfer between divisions
    Professional advancement
    Opportunities to learn the other functional areas of a business
    Exciting industry and products

    Cons

    Some management does not understand entire process
    Need for recognition of the "little people"
    Better plans to staff at the appropriate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your employees the truth and not just what they want to hear
    Develop programs to acknowledge achievement at all levels

    Recommends

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