PCC Airfoils Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
17 Reviews

2.9
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Production

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    Former Employee - Production
    Former Employee - Production

    I worked at PCC Airfoils full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of overtime could be pro or con. good benefits

    Cons

    Outsourcing, Overtime, Have to ask for weekends off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Neutral at best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting processes and technology. Lots of turnover, which can be good or bad (depends on timing and the side you're on.)

    Cons

    Feel like a baby-sitter at times and better watch your back. They want you there all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! Some of the Managers are lying snakes! How did they get to where they are, and HOW ON EARTH do they stay where they are?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    great benefits that's it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCC Airfoils for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits, friendly people, and good salary for this area

    Cons

    too much OT, and seems to be a lot of favorites (ie. ok for some people but not others)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut back on OT theres been a lot of sickness and health issues which i believe is reults from working too much and not getting enough rest (ie. working 7 days a week 8 - 12 hr days) can make anyone sick and have health issues!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Coop Experience

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    Former Employee - Coop
    Former Employee - Coop

    I worked at PCC Airfoils as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People that work there, engineers and others, are all kind and friendly.

    Cons

    There seems to be a unusually high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    PCC has been a great company to work for in my time here.

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Mentor, OH

    I worked at PCC Airfoils full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The people. I'm not just talking about the engineers. The people that I've met and talked to on the manufacturing floor have mostly been amazing. The moment they realize you want to learn and help rather than tell them what to do, they become not just a helping hand but friends as well. If I'm going to miss one thing the most about PCC, it will be the people here. As you can tell from other reviews, the operators can get pushed very hard. Despite all that, they still managed to help me out whenever I needed help.

    - Great pay. What most people don't understand is just how much the quarterly cash bonus is. As an engineer, plan on making a little over a third of your base salary as a bonus after two years. If I had to bet the farm on it, I'd say that the bonus will stay steady over the next few years.

    - Great technical knowledge. The people in the engineering departments that will be your boss know what they're doing. You will learn a great deal of technical skills from your projects as well as the day to day activities.

    - Very hands on. If you like getting your hands dirty, there is always an opportunity to and most times it is expected. This isn't Google or Apple. It is a manufacturing facility. You have an opportunity to learn the process hands on rather than relying on theory and calculations alone.

    Cons

    - If you are not a hands on person, this is not the place for you. That being said, if you are offered a position here, know that you will more than likely find no big surprises. During my interview process I was continuously told that you need to have tough skin to work here. That has proven true.

    My review of PCC is strictly based on my personal experience with the company. I can honestly say that in the last three years worming for the company I have been given every opportunity to succeed and grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep developing the talent and look to the operators more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, very stable company, great bonus, longevity

    Cons

    Too much over time and Sundays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce OT & Sundays

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging yet rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very strong company, well respected in the industry, dynamic and challenging, always looking for ways to improve.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but the culture expects hard work, but rewards accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep raising the bar...we'll hit it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Screwed up management

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Minerva, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minerva, OH

    I worked at PCC Airfoils full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    quarterly bonus - but this barely makes up for the really poor pay that they start you off at. They waive the "bonus" carrot in front of you during the interview, but fail to mention that the bonus could be ZERO!!

    Cons

    - verbally degrading
    - management wants numbers - could care less about workers
    - poor salary
    - outsourcing work is their number #1 way to cut cost
    - more work, less people is the quality moto
    - Having emotional events (laying off engineers when they are needed) is almost a yearly thing. Record profits, record back orders - management decides to layoff engineers to scare the others into working harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    useless talking to them - get better results talking to a wall

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Miserable. Simply Miserable

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    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Mentor, OH

    I worked at PCC Airfoils full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They are a successful company (regardless of how they get there). If you are willing to give your life to them you can eventually make better than average money

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Leadership leads through yelling and force
    Pay seems strong up front but does not come close to compensating you for the number of hours worked
    When I say no work life balance I mean ZERO. I worked every Saturday and was on call 24/7
    I was actually told to skip my own bachelor party because one of the supervisors working for me in my department was on sick leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your associates on the floor. As a manager it broke my heart having to 'beat the slaves'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good money and advancement but be ready to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of hours if you want them, quarterly bonuses for those hired on based on production

    Cons

    ...same as the pro depending on your perspective, can have lots of hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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