Kaman Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
4 Reviews
2.0
4 Reviews

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Neal J. Keating
2 Ratings

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inspection

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspection in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Inspection in Bloomfield, CT

    I worked at Kaman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    posting for jobs was easy

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaman

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Just go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Kaman full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting place to work.

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

    I have been working at Kaman

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend

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