GKN Aerospace ChemTronics
2.8 of 5 17 reviews
www.gkn.com El Cajon, CA 500 to 999 Employees

GKN Aerospace ChemTronics Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014

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Marcus Bryson

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNew opportunities on good aerospace programs with a variety of customers

    ConsResources to support new programs have been laid off or left to work for competitors, management only concerned with financial performance instead of customer service

    Advice to Senior ManagementObtain technical expertise to advise programs on how to perform instead.

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    Excellent people but too lightly staffed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery interesting products, processes and materials. Wide customer base with interesting work. The entire crew from the floor to just below management is very talented. They will let you work as many hours as you want (including Christmas day, all day) in most cases if you need money.

    ConsAbsolutely no training provided at any level, you have to ask for help from your fellow worker on any subject and they'll help you, (that's how they learned). You will become technically less sharp here because of this. Management either does not value the employees or is drowning just like the rest of us are and doing the best they can. Many of the truly talented employees don't last long knowing that they can move to better places that they can benefit and be benefited by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe layoffs do not help (except in severe useless employee cases)! If there is an employee not doing anything, talk to them, give them a project that will better them and the company until things pick up. Be honest, you can afford to keep the good ones until things pick up. Keep the floor in the know, we are all in the dark. This company is not so small that one person can just pick up the job of a laid off worker, opportunities are falling off the table as both jobs get shoddlily completed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Be prepared to work a lot of hours

    Supply Chain (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Health Benefits, Decent Pay, they do try to give bonuses. They recognize service anniversaries and try to host a yearly lunch event for employees.

    ConsBe prepared to work A LOT of hours, they are not staffed adequately and continually lay off and re-hire. Vacation requests are either denied and you are asked to pick a different week when “things are less busy” (it’s always busy) or when you are on vacation, be prepared to answer your phone and work from the beaches of Hawaii or your give up your golf game in Palm Springs to log on and work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time measuring tasks and activities and staff accordingly. When people aren’t cutting it, provide feedback and coaching versus letting them slide and pushing a bigger work load on to others.

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    Great people, bad management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people! There are a lot of great employees, good work hours if you want to go to school full time.

    ConsBad Management and Vision. Management does not care about the employee even though they say they do. Also, no career advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to become a leader and motivate the employee in order for them to be passionate about the work they are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Place to Work

    Programmer (Current Employee)

    ProsLot of opputunities to grow and learn.
    Supports Family values

    ConsNone - so far I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.. and Good Luck

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its ok

    Aerospace Engineer (Current Employee)
    Melbourne (Australia)

    Prosthere is really a lock of work here, well lack of interesting work. really friendly staff and approachable management good environment

    Consthere is no work life balance and management expects you to turn up on a sunday to pick up slack left by others.

    Advice to Senior Managementdont promote within as there are some really uneducated people there and dont know much about the field. they only have made contacts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GKN is running us in the ground!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWe have numerous high profile contracts in the aerospace business that should keep us alive and profitable if management would just operate the business better.

    ConsWe get absolutely no feed back or information to as how the business is doing. Management acts as though the employees are an aggravation and hinderance instead of an important asset as we are primary stakeholders in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to drop the elitist and aristocratic arrogance that it projects toward the staff at GKN. Also some feedback as to the state of the business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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