Meggitt Defense Systems

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Meggitt Defense Systems Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. assembler/tester

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can braze ,solder, work with refrigeration, copper tubing ,have years of testing experience.30 years as an assembler , work well with others. follow directions as needed. I love my work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons I'm good at job and will be a great asset to any job I work at.the company I worked for in the past transferred me twice just to keep me .

    Advice to Management

    hire me you won't regret it. I will work hard for you


  2. Dictator style corporate manager.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Rural community. Old buildings that have history. If you like that kind of environment, the life outside the workplace is desirable.

    Cons

    Fatality not successfully investigated. Fault blaming system based on employee actions. Did not do a proper root cause analysis. Covered up key components in the investigation. Totally amazed a US Governmental contractor did not have higher scrutiny.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the corporate management team. It has a set corporate value system that looks great to the government auditors but it not practiced in the operations. Safety corporate leadership is lacking in ability to obtain skilled safety professionals. Be honest about fatalities and proceed with corrective actions.


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    Mechanical Engineer I_ECS Department: Worked there full-time over a year.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -great work experience out of college -work with new technologies, learned design and vapor compression systems..Awesome!!! -hand-on experience -great environment, not to much pressure and outstanding people...professional and talented from upper and lower management, cool-co-workers. -decent compensation. -overall: fun company culture and you will learn plenty.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and bureaucratic overhead.

    Advice to Management

    "Your team is only as good as your management." At the time of my tenure management was great. Meet with your team members and follow up with their given assignment but don't baby sit. Give good advice and say hello and good morning to your team and co-workers. Be a leader and not a push over.


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  5. Roger brown

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    Current Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only when you have to.

    Cons

    Long Term Employee lack of knowlege of outside world

    Advice to Management

    Support new employees for new work ideas


  6. Average run-of-the-mill defense company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good sr mgmt. Solid experience through the defense cycles, knows how to make good decisions and hold their ground. Meggitt's acqusition and financial management is held at bay for the most part but is now beginning to leak through.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Sub standard engineers. Very few challenging engineering opportunities. Unfortunate old-boys-club. Salary is average for industry but below average for locale. Focus is on quarterly bookings and inventory turns, not on satisfying the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Satisfy the customer, satisfy the engineer.


  7. Overall positive experience, learned plenty

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good products, interesting work

    Cons

    Occasional extreme micromanagement from above

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication


  8. Enjoyed working there until economy died...

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Test Engineer in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Test Engineer in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the coolest projects I've ever worked on.

    Cons

    Work hard, stay late, same pay. In software department Americans are minority


  9. good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work with awesome technology all the time

    Cons

    political. multiple managers. red tape

    Advice to Management

    less chiefs more Indians. too many managers


  10. great opportunity for entry level candidates

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great experience out of college - cool systems to work on - work with top primes in the industry - hands on experience

    Cons

    -upward mobility sluggish -susceptible to govt budget issues

    Advice to Management

    awesome group of professionals!!! keep up the good work!!!!


  11. Good Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time

    Pros

    chillax work environment, not too much pressure, decent compensation, cool coworkers

    Cons

    decent compensation, good work environment, not too much pressure, cool co workers, some weird coworkers

    Advice to Management

    keep on keepin on



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