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Moog Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very supportive of a healthy work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent compensation (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • East Aurora is just not that attractive (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management decisions seem to be based on personal agendas without regard to short or long term consequences (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Board of Directors sleeping at the Wheel

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in East Aurora, NY

    I worked at Moog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still has some great employees who managed to survive the last few cut-backs

    Cons

    Latest layoff was a shame and good, hardworking U.S. citizens were given the boot, yet not one European, Never hire a European as your CEO, unless you want to have loyal, long-term Americans lose jobs to them because all new Managers are being 'shipped in' from Europe to run the company. Why isn't the Board of Directors stepping in to help restore what used to be one of the best place in America to work?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Title should be: Advice to Board Spend a few bucks and get some professional help in trying to re-organize the management of what used to be a very successful company and it not's just its bottom line. Start at the top and replace some of the senior management team. Hire qualified U.S. citizens to try and restore some trust between company and the people who work there. Unhappy employees does not equal successful outcome.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    MOOG was a fun workplace with a lot of interesting work to do, too bad they are closing the doors on the SLC office.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Moog as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work time, great local management, good work environment, great home/life balance for most positions.

    Cons

    Poor poor decisions by upper management, always lacking tools that are necessary to fulfill job. Not enough communication between groups, could use more meetings (efficient ones).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You shouldn't have shut down the SLC office, your company will now struggle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Internship experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in East Aurora, NY

    I worked at Moog as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small big company feel. My managers and coworkers were very nice and helpful, providing new learning opportunities for me, a young intern.

    Cons

    The intern pay was not that great, and there was no relocation assistance, which did not help my financial situation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stodgy Organization

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moog

    Pros

    The company provides a paycheck. But pay is generally lower than deserved,

    Cons

    Everything. A newcomer will be faced with numerous employees who have worked there 30 plus years. Watch out for the Project Managers. Dishonesty is not frowned upon. Intensely disliked working there and glad I found another job. Even going in the last day was a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be boiught out and be absorbed by another organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good place for a Senior Designer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development in East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Product Development in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Moog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a company that is performing well in the market. They are growing and cost cutting to get lean and mean. They will continue to be a large player in the Aerospace, Industrial and Space and Defense motion controls markets.

    Cons

    In their growth they have lost focus on the employees. If you are starting out as lets say an engineer at the company, you will soon find that you have to do some job hoping because the company will not provide raises that keep up with the cost of living much less provide you with financial security.
    This was the company in Western New York from the 1970 when people really heard about it to 2005 when they started downhill, where people begged to get a shot at getting into. Somewhere in the conquest for greatness they forgot the importance of their employees. It happens to a lot of "small companies that become large companies. Lets hope Moog somehow finds their way back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on career pathing of the talent that you have already acquired. The company could use a stronger human resources department that is actually involved in maintaining talent.
    A designed mentoring program would do wonders for those lost in the system and wondering if we should leave to grow our careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good start- bad finish

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspection in East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Inspection in East Aurora, NY

    I worked at Moog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay,great company reputation in the past

    Cons

    No leadership, police state. Constant scrutiny..no life but plenty of overtime. Bottom line is everything now. No pride to do the right thing, no consideration for flight safety, just how many pieces can get done. Old boys network, women should be seen and not heard and NEVER go to HR.it comes back to bite you, even if the company is clearly in violation of its Own policies.the Bill Moog philosophy is dead. Everyone left working there is just counting the days to retirement. If you make it that far, the last four years there are hell. You are targeted for pressure in the hopes you will leave early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some......presently middle managers protect their own little fiefdoms using threatening tactics, yelling, and false accusations using info gleaned by informants who got their jobs certainly not because they are qualified candidates, but because they were sons of friends or neighbors. After these people are promoted, then they scramble to learn the job while extremely qualified candidates are ignored. Upper management should connect with middle management and see the carnage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Work harder - with less people

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

    I have been working at Moog full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a fairly open trust here, people are (for the most part) treated as adults who don't need constant supervision to do their work. The Moog cultural statement is followed for the most part. Personal growth is encouraged and Moog likes to promote within the organization.

    Cons

    The aircraft section of the business has undergone several restructuring efforts in the few years I have been with the company. With corporate's effort to outsource, an air of mistrust and unease has developed in the worker ranks. The current mantra here seems to be "work harder with less people".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start eliciting and then listening to your worker bees - the ones in the daily trenches. Many of them have ideas for cost savings and lean-manufacturing. When it comes time to cut costs, why not elicit ideas from your employees instead of just cutting or moving their jobs to other sites? There is waste of money here that could easily be saved if you looked into it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Design Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Moog as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is friendly and helpful, especially as an entry-level engineer. The culture is great, and its a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Terrible management on all levels. Company has recently starting focusing way too much on short-term investor approval, rather than long term company health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire the first intern you think of when a rec comes along, hire someone deserving of the position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Development Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Moog full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a very laid back culture that for the most part allows you to choose your hours and to some degree what you work on within your group. Management is fair, accessible and open to new ideas. Your coworkers will be nice and helpful, if not overly friendly.

    Cons

    You will receive very little direction. There is no training process and it is unclear who should be assigning you work or even what are potential things you could work on. There is more nonengineering tasks than engineering tasks in engineering here; however I believe that is fairly common in aerospace due to the regulatory nature of the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees. It is great that people have the freedom to work how and on what they want. However, if they don't know what needs done or how to do anything they will get discouraged and be unproductive. People who have limited experience should be assigned projects with a more senior employee to guide them or at least answer questions when they have them. Just leaving new employees to find work when they don't know any of their coworkers, where anything is, or how anything is done limits productivity. Especially in a company that relies heavily on word of month and historical knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work while it lasted,

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

    I worked at Moog

    Pros

    I worked at the Salt Lake City - Aircraft Group for 3 years and really enjoyed working with most folks there. Great projects to work on with lots of hands on for Engineers.

    Cons

    Management only loyal to Headquarters (aka "The Mothership"). They told all of is Engineers we had nothing to worry about until the day of the layoff came and then the axe fell. I heard they are closing the Salt Lake facility for good this Dec 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

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