PCC Airfoils Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Great place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op
    Former Employee - Co-Op
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PCC Airfoils full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly, co workers are there to help. The technology and hand on experience is great, the company is very big so you get exposed to a lot of different things. It is always growing so you get challenged with new things.

    Cons

    nothing stood out as a negative besides how dirty the plant is.

    Advice to Management

    keep hiring great employees.


  2. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    technology. experience. opportunity. BONUSES. people.

    Cons

    Lots of travel. Moving processes out of union environment. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that hasn't been said before....


  3. Helpful (1)

    Uncompetitive pay, lackluster upper management, horrible morale and general malaise permeates the experience.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are desperate to get people so landing a job without experience isnt too hard.

    Cons

    Pay is uncompetitive, bonus is a lure, and management looks at people as if they were machines to be pushed to the breaking limit. So there is high turnover, greater than 50% in areas.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect and reward them rather than chastise them for not reaching 135% labor utilization which is horribly unreasonable and dehumanizing. Yet they wonder why the turnover is over 50%.


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  5. Accounting Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to private accounting as well as manufacturing. Also, everyone is very smart at PCC.

    Cons

    Nothing to note that is significant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay. Fast advancement for those who put in the work.

    Cons

    Cut-throat environment. Managed by fear and intimidation. Very little coaching, lots of screaming. Extremely high turn over rates in middle and upper management. Sink or swim burn and churn environment.


  7. Helpful (5)

    After working here, I am seriously considering alcoholism as a new career path

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quarterly Bonus Always something to do and never boring

    Cons

    You might as well forget your life, because PCC owns you. Weekends, holidays, birthdays, birth of you first child. They could care less because that little brat is going to cost the company money. Your life is measured like a production statistic and once they use you up, goodbye. You are like a cow that hasn't run out of milk. But once you do, they come out and shoot you between the eyes. The level of stress at this plant is so bad that I have seen managers throw cell phones, regular phones, punch computers, etc. I would recommend that the company give out free stress balls but I am pretty sure they would simply turn into additional projectiles. On a positive note, it reminds me of a quote from a movie, "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!" On that same note, manager interactions sometimes are profanity laced diatribes, personal attacks, and general disrespect that makes everyone uncomfortable. I would also recommend that HR give each new employee a pair of diapers for that moment when they wet themselves from a newly developed nervous bladder. Accomplishments of any sort (better yields, more production, variable cost improvements, sales goals) are not accomplishments. They are merely looked as signs that you weren't working hard enough to begin with. Reasons are rationalizations, and thoughtfulness is laziness. More people here have had heart attacks, panic attacks, divorces, and general breakdowns than any company I have every worked for. Hey safety lady, I suggest you put a suicide net on the roof just in case someone decides to jump one day. Promotion-wise, you have to be one of the chosen ones to get ahead. AKA drinking with your boss because merit based promotion can't explain this level of incompetence. The engineering department is a joke. Unless it is the end of the quarter or there is a fire drill, you won't see them come down from their palace in the sky for something other than a bathroom break or a cup of coffee. They are completely out of touch with what is going on downstairs. Management are a bunch of self-serving egomaniacs who will take credit for all your ideas and then call it a "team effort". All while they are getting promotions and salary increases, while you get a crappy raise and the "work harder" speech. The Human Resources department has literally sucked "human" out of the profession. All files are online in a kiosk, and unless you are under the bright lights or the waterboard of an inquiry, there is no reason for you to be there. Temp workers rotate so fast that ever the temp agencies can't keep up with the demand to replace them. When unemployed people would rather sell plasma for $20 and a cookie then work for your company, you may want to look into that. Routers are constantly not signed off, engineering holds are either worked right through or shoved in a corner. EP's are ignored as a general rule. Raises are a joke, inflation goes up 2%, and your raise is 1%. I'm not mathematician but I think you've just been give the middle finger by management. Record sales every quarter that translates into flat line bonuses which defies calculation. Bonuses occasionally are siphoned to the shareholders because of course if there is anyone that works harder for their money, its the shareholders. Production goals are unrealistic. There is no planning for the ups and down of business, just the reaction which is always met with irrational panic. Equipment is falling apart and safety issues go unresolved because it hurts variable cost to repair anything correctly the first time. Band-aid and run so you can hit your numbers for the day. But no worries, the equipment still runs and there are evacuation procedures if anything goes wrong. Maintenance resume have as much experience as a mechanic assistant at Jiffy Lube. The maintenance staff that can do anything is spread so thin that unless you are a critical piece of equipment (Foundry or Mold Wash), grab your pliers and fix it yourself. A former Army manager at our plant once said that he would rather do another tour in Iraq than work here for another month, needless to say he didn't stick around.

    Advice to Management

    I would give advice but I would involve swearing and trying to crawl inside your empty heads to figure out where to begin.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Dimensional Inspection

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dimensional Inspection Engineer in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Dimensional Inspection Engineer in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Usually able to work at your own pace with little interference from superiors. Quiet and controlled atmospheric conditions. Great job if looking for stability without advancement.

    Cons

    Advancement is lacking even if you are better qualified than others, since finding a replacement the position in this job is difficult and training is lengthy. Constant "hot" assignments, lacking support from resources, equipment and upper engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Honor the Quality Policy with actions not just lipservice, allow people to advance without concern for job replacement, especially if they are more qualified than recent graduates or the buddy buddys.


  9. PCC to be or Not to be?

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty freindly coworkers and management. Plenty of overtime. Keeps you fit! Quarterly bonuses! Decent pay and benefits,

    Cons

    Company Moral can seem low at times.


  10. Parts Inspection

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils full-time

    Pros

    Stable employment, decent benefits including 401K match, employee stock ownership discount. low-cost health insurance and most of the people are pleasant to work with. Profits contribute to quarterly bonus which varies but lately approximately 20% of reg. hour earnings for the quarter. If you are single, don't mind working a lot of overtime, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    Little incentive to stay with company in terms of compensation or opportunities to move up. Maximum yearly increase for "A" players is $.20. Non-salaried employees are expected to make themselves available literally 24/7/365 no matter what their "regular" schedule might dictate. Schedules are made only one week in advance, so if you've made plans for the weekend, for example, you are out of luck! This means you may be scheduled up to 13 days straight with only 1 intervening day off. In addition, you may be mandated to work 12 hour shifts during that period at any time. Company holidays are regularly superseded with mandatory work. You are of course paid the holiday rate, but as holiday are often occasions for family gathering, the money may not really be enough. Not sure potential employees are given a clear picture as to what is expected in terms of their needing to be available for work at any time. There is a degree of favoritism. Important to note that many supervisor's are also expected to be there at all hours.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a ways for people to have a fixed work schedule. Make certain overtime voluntary. Empathize with the employee. They are people with lives and families outside of work. You can't just strip that away arbitrarily. Figure out more efficient processes so there is not always a need to throw man hours at every problem. Create better training processes.


  11. PCC Airfoils - Mentor,OH

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCC Airfoils full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    PCC Airfoils - Mentor, is a great place to work. I was hired in as an engineering co-op and then offered a full time position upon graduation. The co-op program was very beneficial to my development as an engineer. Not only did I learn and witness first hand what it is like to be in a manufacturing environment, but I also was exposed to a business aspect of the company, while learning how some engineering decisions affected production. The culture at PCC Mentor made me feel right at home, and all employees were able to help if I had any questions.

    Cons

    PCC Mentor is a very faced paced work environment. Some may not like to work in such an environment. Also, if you are not used to working in a plant and being by moving equipment and loud noises, then this may not be the place for you.



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