Northstar Aerospace
3.0 of 5 6 reviews
www.nsaero.com Bedford Park, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jun 21, 2014

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David McConnaughey


50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsSolid leadership and organizational structure. Safety and quality always comes first. Employees takes great pride in the work they perform and the product manufactured is amazing, there is a great continues improvement culture.

    ConsTheir annual performance reviews simply provides feedback on your manager perception of your work they do not go a step further to try to help develop their employee by identifying strengths and weaknesses and help them be a more effective and productive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work, bad management

    Welder (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe work is interesting and challenging, tooling adequate

    ConsManagement is gutless, a lot of harrassment of other employees happens & they don't stand by the good employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the good empoyees, not the whiners, stand by your employees and follow through on your promises. If someone calls to see if a former employee has worked there, give dates only, not the reason they left, you could destroy someones career

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bedford Park, IL

    ProsThe President/CEO does not hover over Sr Managers. He let them do what they are supposed to do. Their Jobs. What he does do is keep them on task to insure timely completion of projects and issues

    ConsUnion environment causes many problems when trying to complete projects in a timely manner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are still some cultural issues within the senior management team as to flow down and a total buy-in & support when projects are in the implementation phase. Support your managers that's why you hired them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Expected a place to hang my hat and the experience has fallen way short of acceptable.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros(Some of) The people are the best reason to stick around.

    ConsThere is favoritism running rampant. The company does not recognize talent and has lost many people that could have helped them be successful. Many changes necessary in various areas, but management has not acted in ways to target the actual problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview salaries of employees that have been through the good and bad of the bankruptcy. People will leave (and have left) if they are not valued and shown that they matter to the company in some fashion. Evaluate members of management for competency in their roles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company have many great people with fantastic ideas in the staff offices.
    It is a great family atmosphere.

    ConsThe recognition of doing great work doesn't go noticed by the right people too often.
    The pay for certain positions are ridiculously low.
    The advancement of technology around the organization is really lacking.
    Getting new ideas implemented can be a chore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize good young talent when you see it.
    Make adjustment to salaries when necessary.
    Look into upgrading the infrastructure and software around the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent team

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Team spirit, interesting product line within an aerospace manufacturing environment, friendly people who are willing to help and are supportive.

    ConsThere really are no downsides to working at Northstar. The company is a traditional company that has been involved in the manufacture of aerospace components for many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership at Northstar has gone through some changes over the years what with the implementation of lean manufacturing to name a few. Keep investing in the people as they are the best resource.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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