Precision Castparts Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Precision Castparts Chairman and CEO Mark Donegan
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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, all hours of the day (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Salary and Benefits but...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR

    I worked at Precision Castparts full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and salary, but be prepared to work a lot of overtime. It you have a family with lots of extra activities going on after work, be ready to miss a lot of these activities.

    Cons

    They expect you to give a lot of your time away from family. It is made clear before you start that this is expected, so be prepared.


  2. Overall great opportunities, customers and coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at Precision Castparts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At PCC you will gain valuable insight into the daily operations and work in the aerospace industry. You will have the opportunity to meet, greet and talk with customers, as well as Machinists on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Just be ready to work some overtime hours to make sure you get your work done. Also, some of the changes in management, as hard to keep the changing philosophy in mind.

    Advice to Management

    Simply work hard, learn as much as possible about what your customers want and exceed expectations. Show how treating PCC as a major player can help in satisfaction and completed work.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, NC

    I worked at Precision Castparts (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good People on the floor

    Cons

    Lousy Management, it's all about CYA.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees do their job


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Great opportunities for young professionals.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Precision Castparts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room in management due to high turnover rate. Good pay and ample opportunities for new professionals to make big differences.

    Cons

    Very demanding work culture, long hours. High turnover of management creates a less stable structure and often leaves gaping holes in operational necessities. Benefits were not great.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Just unreal... Terrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airplane Mechanic in Algona, WA
    Current Employee - Airplane Mechanic in Algona, WA

    I have been working at Precision Castparts full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can add to work experience. Co-workers are pretty funny and fun. There are no more pros.... I just have to add words here to continue!

    Cons

    This place is the worst, most unorganized, non ability to take responsibility for management failure I have ever seen. No respect from top to bottom... place can't build one Airbus door correctly, let alone try and jump the order 10 fold... there is no way to increase your hourly salary besides the 2-3% yearly. That's not even a cost of living increase. That less than a minimum wage job... The turn over rate here is worse than a County Fair stand. With equal training provided (I), as would everybody else that works here onlt recommend doing 6 months and leaving!

    Advice to Management

    Ask for your old jobs back at the last place you worked at....


  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Precision Castparts full-time

    Pros

    learned a lot, had over time opportunities, people were nice and helpful,

    Cons

    middle of nowhere, to concerned with profits, hard to get stuff done when union workers always on break


  8. Helpful (2)

    IGT casting product engineer

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Precision Castparts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    PCC is a strong company that is an industry leader in the IGT and Aeorspace industries. PCC has a wealth of technical knowledge and engineering skill.

    Cons

    High stress work environment. Strong focus on lean production and cost reductions can be a barrier for innovation. Do less with more mentality increases workplace stress and can cause a negative work environment..

    Advice to Management

    Need stronger skill development and mentoring program. More focus on continuing education and employee development would be extremely beneficial.


  9. Helpful (5)

    The buyout of our company (the big one) has been a train wreck!

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Haven't converted us to the lower paying salary... yet. OK if you're young, degreed, and have no family.

    Cons

    They push the stress levels to the point that most of our top talent has quit (in plain view of our on-site major customers). More will be quitting soon as some local competitors are now working on hiring us.

    Advice to Management

    You really bit off more than you can chew on your latest conquest. You installed angry, disrespectful managers starting with the GM. It's not our fault you paid too much for the company. People make the company - not the machines. Your major customer is aware of this. Replacing the 200 folks who quit or were let go with unskilled trainees is another fail. Your shareholders will figure this out.


  10. Helpful (2)

    OK Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Precision Castparts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Quarterly bonuses and stock options are good. Really enjoyed working with a lot of the people here.
    This is an OK place to work.

    Cons

    Universally understaffed and under-resourced. Much plant equipment is at end of life condition. Company does not embrace new technologies. Frugal to a fault, PCC is run on very harsh budgets. True accountability for hourly or salaried employees is rare; scapegoat-ism, however, is common. Abysmal safety practices. PCC has a high ratio of low caliber people - every company has them, PCC just seems to have more than their share.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider your decision making processes:
    Every decision is made based on short term financial criteria. Medium and long term planning does not seem to exist.
    No decision will be made until the issue has reached crisis stage. The result is a lot of poor quality decisions.
    Very top down process. Managers do not consult with subordinates.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Fast Paced, Great Career Opportunities, Exposure to all facets of the Business

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Precision Castparts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The sky is the limit. If you seek out opportunity or are assigned specific projects there is plenty of opportunity to learn, grown and hone your skills at all levels of the organization. Hard work is recognized and rewarded. There is a solid team in the top management positions that strive to succeed and demand success. At the end of the day business is business.

    Cons

    While the culture is very results oriented there are times where that focus clouds the fundamentals. Your people are your most valuable asset. Treat them like they are. The hourly work force at many of the locations especially ones that were privately held prior to acquisition experience a great deal of culture shock once PCC has fully integrated into the business.

    Advice to Management

    Your stakeholders not the shareholders need to be put atop the list of priorities. The employees are a huge percentage of the stakeholder list.



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