Meggitt Defense Systems

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Meggitt Defense Systems Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    "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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Roger brown

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    Current Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Support new employees for new work ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Satisfy the customer, satisfy the engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication

  6.  

    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

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (more than an 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems

    Pros

    work with awesome technology all the time

    Cons

    political. multiple managers. red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less chiefs more Indians. too many managers

  8.  

    great opportunity for entry level candidates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep on keepin on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Extreme politics. Poor management vision.

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    Former Employee - Contracts in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Contracts in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems

    Pros

    Nice building. Gym in building. Co-workers very nice. Lots of long term employees.

    Cons

    Much bureaucratic overhead. Engineers are so-so; most took a job there because they didn't have many other offers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems

    Pros

    Large defense contractor with locations nationwide and world wide. Travel opportunities. Location is great for orange county commuting. Has a small company feeling. The projects are for training military. This makes the company less tied to the business cycles of defense and whims of congress.

    Cons

    Intercom announcements 20 times a day. Nobody has a pager or a cell phone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    turn off the intercom. it is distracting your engineers and causes low moral. Need to better estimate your engineer's abilities. Some can do more, some have more than they can handle. Need to keep training your engineers for future tech. Need to upgrade to the latest tech. Need to expand business into other application areas.

    No opinion of CEO

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