Kaman Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. Quality control

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Tech
    Former Employee - Quality Control Tech

    I worked at Kaman

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

    Pros

    Great people, great pay and a great company to work for.
    Good salary

    Cons

    None that I could see

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, your great

  2. Upper managementhave been there forever. Political and cliques throughout the plant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaman

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

    Pros

    There really isnt an up side

    Cons

    You have to be a suck up to be treated nicely.

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    Inspection

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspection in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Inspection in Bloomfield, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    posting for jobs was easy

    Cons

    management has no sense of their employees, nor loyalty to them.

    Advice to Management

    get behind your workers or you might end up managing no one.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Only take a job here if you're unemployed and desperate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They pay you once a week.

    Cons

    Upper management is either totally incompetent or they're just waiting for their next bonus. They don't know the business and have hired middle management that doesn't know it either. Anyone who knows anything is either laid-off or shuffled off to no interfere. No new products in development and the parent company is starving them for development funds. Lots of stress, total emphasis on money and schedule, no clue as to how to make things work or develop new products.

    Advice to Management

    Just go away.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Place for Long Term Career if you're dedicated and know how to work hard - They will reward you.

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Runs like a small startup at the branch level from operational standpoint but offers greater security given the resources leveraged from Kaman. Steady resources and proven business model

    Cons

    Culture around computer and technical tools usage and IT issues seem to be stuck in the 80's. A culture of fear is applied from Corporate in this regard.

    Advice to Management

    Technology enables good business, it is not the enemy. Encourage your team to participate in social media and engage with their closest customers.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good starting place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Electrical Assembler in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Aircraft Electrical Assembler in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Kaman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a paying job. It is a good place to start to pick up skills.

    Cons

    Cannot get parts procured sufficiently to complete the work orders that keep rising in amount.

    Advice to Management

    Worry about correcting problems on hand. Then worry about getting new contracts.

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