Vought Aircraft Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Jeffry D. Frisby
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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 5 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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  1. Great job for anyone that desire to learn about the aircraft industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    Great pay and good work hours

    Cons

    Company and union are difficult to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Procurement 3

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hawthorne, CA

    I worked at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    Good working hours. Good pay.

    Cons

    Sight lost money because of mismanagement due to the "good ol' boys club" environment. No accountability for those not doing their jobs. Too many power struggles at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. I had a great 33 year career with the Vought Aircraft Division of Triumph Group.

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    Former Employee - Material Support IV in Milledgeville, GA
    Former Employee - Material Support IV in Milledgeville, GA

    I worked at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    They will give you an opportunity if you will work hard.

    Cons

    The company sometimes to be inconsistent in dealing with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving equal consideration to everyone for advancement and recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. SHEET METAL-LEAD/SR. ASSEMLER

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    Current Employee - SHEET METAL-LEAD/SR ASSEMLER in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - SHEET METAL-LEAD/SR ASSEMLER in Red Oak, TX

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    its an new program behind 1yr

    Cons

    no leadership or direction to many bosses not enough Techs

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

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    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    This was good company to learn the basics of aerospace .

    Cons

    Unfortunately, this was the end of 747-8 program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great company and amazing managers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft

    Pros

    Very laid back and everyone is very friendly

    Cons

    No perks and no cafeteria

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like more department only meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Fast-paced work for fair pay

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Union representation
    Benefits
    Fair compensation
    Paid holidays
    Experienced co-workers

    Cons

    Certain managers not understanding jobs of those being supervised, and expectations a bit unrealistic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and care more about internal/external customers instead of the bottom line numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good people to be with, low pay to live off of.

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Stuart, FL
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Stuart, FL

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, working to build Boeing products, good place to start your career, mostly friendly people, lost of overtime if you are in the right department

    Cons

    low pay, poor management, takes forever to get a suggestion into fruition, long hours, expect a lot from entry level and lower skilled mechanics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the cost of living should be taken more into consideration when establishing the wages, pay should be more merit based, break the perception that there is a barrier between management and labor, get the negativity out of the workplace because it is so contagious that many of us have left

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Current sheetmetal/structures mechanic at Triumph Aerostructures: Vought Aircraft Division.

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    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 (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
  11. Going Downhill

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Red Oak, TX

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has just opened a beautiful, new facility in Red Oak, TX.

    Cons

    Triumph "purchased" Vought a few years back and has slowly degraded the company to a Mom & Pop shop mentality.
    Too many people laid-off, too many services outsourced. Company management is inept & clueless at best.
    Only way to save money is lay-off people and pile the the work n those who are left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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