Vought Aircraft

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Vought Aircraft Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
63 Reviews
2.6
63 Reviews
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Jeffry D. Frisby
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits although with the current climate they are constantly changing and not always in a positive direction (in 5 reviews)

  • If you were hourly it was a great place to work but not if you were salary (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • lack of employee benefits and poor upper management and employee relations (in 3 reviews)

  • If you've even worked in aerospace, you know how serious this is (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Current sheetmetal/structures mechanic at Triumph Aerostructures: Vought Aircraft Division.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sheetmetal/Structures Mechanic  in  Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Sheetmetal/Structures Mechanic in Red Oak, TX

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great company to gain valuable experience at and a great place for entry level aircraft mechanics.

    Cons

    The pay could be better given the amount and type of work involved. They expect you to make shipments and quality on time with minimum tools provided. Raises are suppose to be merit based but I've found this to be false....virtually everyone receives the same raise regardless of how valuable you are to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear out employee grievances and act appropriately on them. Provide adequate training, tools, and parts on time if you expect to make shipments on time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I don't see a lot of team work. Support from other departments is lacking.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    Great way to get experience.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay are not up to industry standards.

  3.  

    Not The Greatest Place to Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Red Oak, TX

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    the job description sounds neat if you can incorporate it into your resume then you might get a look at by your next employer.

    Cons

    Lower than average Pay for engineering interns, Management tends to see you as waste and is always threatening to lay you off. Will NOT make an offer until after you graduate, It's also really easy to get pigeon holed into doing the same thing every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your average age of employees is getting pretty high. you need to adapt with times or the company is going to die with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Vought, pleasant but puckered behinds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    Folks are genuinely nice. Work is low stress to snail's pace.

    Cons

    Leadership is non existent. The best, brightest, and most driven, leaders leave because they aren't allowed to do their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake loose of some cash. A robot may run 20 years, but, IT infrastructure does no such thing. Allow your leaders to be empowered and lead.

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

    good place to work, people were great to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    good money great benefits, would work for vought again.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about Vought aircraft

  7.  

    It was a pretty good living. Most employees were good to work with.

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Seemed more family oriented and friendlier when Vought was the owner

    Cons

    The feeling that the company could care less about you. Moral is low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst work environment and "Leadership" I've ever encountered.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Can't really think of any.

    Cons

    Poor "Leadership" period. Everything else stems from that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire true seasoned 21st century Leaders at the Nashville site, rather than good ole TN boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Ol Boy System, unequal processes and systems

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer/PM  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer/PM in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its hard to get fired

    Cons

    They will always pay you on time and there is longevity within the company if you are a fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Fair and dont judge by skin color.

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

    Interesting

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

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    Technologically advanced business processes used.

    Cons

    Hiring process takes some time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Well past it's glory days

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Vought Aircraft for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not many now. Vought used to be a major aircraft company.

    Cons

    The company has been drained of cash and assets. After multiple sales, Vought is in poor shape. The remaining management is incompetent with a few exceptions. It's a miserable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Because they won't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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