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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, and vision.
    Good health benifits and 401k

    Cons

    Location of my territory. Too much traveling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    One of the best careers I had.

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

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Ability to advance in career. I quickly went from a CSR to an Account Manager in two years.

    Cons

    Constantly changing directions. But, you have tons on great tools and personnel that guide you through the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Very god until the last three years

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

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This was a good company at one time but has gone down the drain since the new management took over.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue nor do they care. I have worked for this company for almost 20 years and have watched it spiral out of control over the last several years. No accountability for any of their actions. People are leaving in droves and this has had a direct impact on the very people who pay these people, our customers who are very frustrated at the whole mess. They lead by intimidation and threats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all of the current managers and people in charge who know what they are doing before the whole company goes under.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Kaman used to be a great company but is getting worse every day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - KIT Corporate Employee in Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - KIT Corporate Employee in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most departments are allowed flex-time; Very little overtime; Upper management is mostly hands off and they interfere with your work, however that always means there is nothing communicated about what they're looking for

    Cons

    Poor upper management; No communication throughout company; Two major company reorganizations within the past three years; Two company-wide reduction-in-force in five years; No training; Out of date systems; Company has really gone downhill in the past few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work on their people skills and management training and take interest in their employees before they all leave the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Stable job that has taught me a lot, but the atmosphere is very stuffy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable company that tends to have very low turnover

    Cons

    Stuffy, old-fashioned company that is technology challenged. There do not seem to be many promotions within the company, open positions are typically filled by new outside employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and a simple thank you would go a long way

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. A great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Technologies

    Pros

    Caring company with a well thought out business strategy.

    Cons

    Because of the geographically dispersed sales organization communication and coordination is very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with an aggressive growth and acquisition strategy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    A good company going through major changes.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are good. Too many branches are being downsized because "the Network" can cover for the lower headcount.

    Cons

    Too much drastic change is going on right now. Bean counters seem to have a little too much influence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Service customers and the bottom line will take care of itself. If you get too lean, you will pay for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. One Of The Best

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

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Wages, Pension Plan, Benefits, Sick Days, Flexible time to take Vacation, New Facilities, Easy to get along not a complicated Organization like others in the same Field, Employee Friendly, Good training.

    Cons

    You will be able to talk and see your Branch Mgr, Operation Mgr, District Mgr only. Probably will never see the rest of the upper Management, they are not visible in person only by pictures an literature. Hope they Change the Computer Software to be more Employee friendly like the ones other companies have in the same field, I have no other issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work and Kaman will be number #1 not #3 in few more years.

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

    Used to be very good, now just like any other corporation in the headlines.

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

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Technologies

    Pros

    Benefits are not as good as they had been but still good.
    Interesting field to work in.
    Fairly stable company.
    Paid vacation is good but very difficult to find time to take.

    Cons

    This was formerly a very good company to work for when it was lead by it's namesake who really seemed to value his employees, now it's saturated with middle management that knows very little about field or products sold.
    Training is very poor, and even more so for specialty fields in power transmission.
    Compensation has gone very stagnant over the last few years.
    No financial compensation or recognition or even training to stay current in specialty fields you bring to the company. The training that is available has to be fit in to an already busy work schedule and there is no compensation for completing.
    Very stressful, tense work environment, gives me a pit in my stomach being there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intimidation and nano-management are not only ineffective but create a very tense work environment.
    Never mind, Kaman managers seem to be far too arrogant to heed anyone's suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Until recently, a fair company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Technologies

    Pros

    The benefit options are respectable. Planned time off is not a problem. Local company, not a long commute. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Expectations of employees are too high when balanced against reasources available to achieve goals. Inexperienced new level of middle management all trying to make names for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sit down and talk one on one with smaller locations . Critical business information, that is needed
    For them to make sound decsions are not making it up the ladder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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