Precision Castparts

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Precision Castparts Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
73 Reviews
2.7
73 Reviews
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Precision Castparts Chairman and CEO Mark Donegan
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45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • OK pay but a good bonus program (in 5 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits with yearly bonus (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to Find Work/Life Balance (especially near the end of fiscal quarters) (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours, extremely demanding goals, lots of stress (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Supply Chain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Precision Castparts

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility-work with class schedule

    Cons

    Requires Degree to be able to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acceptable pay and benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rework Welder in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Rework Welder in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Precision Castparts

    Pros

    Being a welder, the pressure is not as great as someone in a production grinding position. With enough support, requests and a few months, they might be willing to accommodate your requests. Bonuses.

    Cons

    Benefit 'out of pocket' is high. Overtime and hours can change at any time. They are always finding new ways to take bonus percentages away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hurry up and waiting creates bad attitudes amungst the troops. Start padding your reserve(hide it from your bosses) and smooth the parts flow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family environment being run into the ground.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Precision Castparts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The general workers were positive and friendly and the work had meaning since it was aerospace.

    Cons

    The amount of red tape was ridiculous, silos where everywhere and IT was given too much power over information. Doing any group project required IT and lots of money to pay them just so we can share data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is run horribly and inefficiently. The need for accountability due to the industry has prevented the company from adapting to new technology and business processes. I see a big potential for another company to take over their business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Precision Castparts acquisition

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Precision Castparts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages and benefits, some opportunity for advancement if you are willing to play the game.

    Cons

    High pressure, high turnover work environment, especially in mid-to-upper management. Little or no loyalty to employees. Experience and length of service count for nothing, attitude is "what have you done for me today?" Toxic, highly political work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out poor managers and develop/reward good ones. Measure performance by ability to build strong teams and retain good employees. Less emphasis on the daily bottom line. This is a very shortsighted strategy driven by chasing stock price.

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

    Lots of work, decent compensation, pretty good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    -Opportunities for overtime are abundant
    -Decent pay
    -Many locations around the world
    -I've met mostly good people
    -Vacation accrues quickly

    Cons

    -Lack of work/life balance
    -Takes decades to move up seniority list in some departments. Plan on working grave or swing for 10 years
    -Upper management constantly trying to undermine workers attempts to better their terms and conditions of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation does NOT count as PSLO time. There is a reason it's called a SICK leave ordinance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard Work, Career Opportunities, Growing Fortune 500 Company

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

    I have been working at Precision Castparts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Talented Employees that Understand the PCC Language and Priorities will Rise Quickly
    - Hard Work is Compensated (dependent on facility)
    - After Working at PCC, Other Jobs Will Be Easy
    - Ability to Work Multiple Roles and Multiple High Impact Projects

    Cons

    - Long Hard Work Hours with Little Acknowledgement
    - Difficult to Find Work/Life Balance (especially near the end of fiscal quarters)
    - Consistent Focus on Lean Practices (difficult to squeeze quarter after quarter)
    - Lower Starting Wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on the Customer and Not the Stockholder
    - Open the Checkbook and Invest in Human Resources
    - Better Work Environments will Help with High Turnover Rates
    - Too Narrow Focus, Need to Adapt and Move Forward with Greater Vision
    - Celebrate Accomplishments

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    High pressure with little to no ethics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The salary was decent and the bonuses (when one rarely received them) were generous.

    Cons

    Extreme work hours (80-100 hours per week). Employees viewed as "expenses" not assets. Horrible safety culture. HR does not back their front-line supervisors. Hostile union working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    complete management overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Move changed everything

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA

    I worked at Precision Castparts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Prior management, overtime, basically good working group, good work flow that all understood

    Cons

    Since merging with another site, work processes are not flowing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pleasant Enough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Henderson, NV

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

    Pros

    Stable work and above average pay

    Cons

    Endless cost cutting pressure is driving an unsafe work enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lives may be cheap but stop making it so obviouse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard work rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Quarterly bonus. Stock purchase plan. Full medical/dental.

    Cons

    24 hour operation/7 days a week/more pressure to work holidays every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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