Héroux Devtek Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Gilles Labbé
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  1. You have room to grow, as long as you play the politics game.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PC Tech in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - PC Tech in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Héroux Devtek

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good office staff, good company policy. Upper management was friendly and warm towards most employees and would attempt to assist with any issues or questions that would arise.

    Cons

    There were shop employees whom were making less after working their for 10 years then some of the newcomers who had barely been there for 2. Raises are based on increases in cost of living, not necessarily based on merit, or company review. More negative reinforcement rather then positive reinforcement.

    Advice to Management

    Unless you are senior management you don't hear much about Gilles Labbe. But he would come site to site and was always very friendly, and encouraging.


  2. Just a glorified machineshop

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Héroux Devtek full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Company is run by accountants who manage the financial health of the company with full focus on minimal overhead cost and constant attention to cash flow. They carefully watch their bottom line and make decisions primarily in the best interest of the shareholders. They are price competitive to U.S. counterparts because of the low Canadian dollar.

    Cons

    Too small a company to play with the big boys. Quality assurance is not cost effective, so it is not respected or given any priority. Reflex program to empower the people at the company is a joke. As for production, they are a manufacturing company not an engineering-design-RD company. They will build landing gear parts based on other manufacturer's designs not their own. There is no design or research and development done in house anymore. No longer winning new design contracts with aircraft manufacturers which makes it hard to justify the design and development specialization. Engineering group is for support to manufacturing and repair-overhaul only.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to a bigger competitor now while you are still worth something. A larger company can manage the design and development business specialization that your website advertises.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Overall Good from the Corporate Perspective. However, working for their acquired company was a very unorganized exp.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Héroux Devtek full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very diversified customer base. Always looking for new customers. Benefits and Pay are above Par.

    Cons

    Management is very easily distracted when it comes to the overall direction of our division. Supervisor's and Manager's have a very hands-off approach when it comes to the development of their personnel...a "figure it out" mentality. Very easy to get side tracked by other internal customers due to the vague job description and lack of follow up from supervisors and managers. Very $$$ hungry and lose focus of quality and employee satisfaction...manipulative...possess a reactive personality as a division.

    Advice to Management

    Should work on having a proactive response to projects. Change focus from save money, save money, and spend a little on enhancing your quality system, maintenance system, and your employees as a whole.



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