Vought Aircraft Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
60 Reviews

2.6
60 Reviews
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Jeffry D. Frisby
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    Good Ol Boy System, unequal processes and systems

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8.  

    Well past it's glory days

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    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
  9.  

    sheet metal mechanic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX

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

    Pros

    If you are know or associate with the right people you have it made. Otherwise work is made a challenge to say the least. you Get stuck in departments or areas that are disliked greatly with no over time completely and supervisors that LITERALLY have no idea whats going on and have no previous experience in the industry. Also

    Cons

    poor management in most areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more professional tactics and it would be nice if management had some idea what is really going on on the floor.

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

    Great place to start out to get experience on resume.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Vought Aircraft as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Interns get paid pretty well. $15/hr.
    People are awesome to work with.
    Experience on resume is priceless.
    Management works great with school schedules.

    Cons

    Not always relevant work to do.
    Interns don't get benefits.
    Most of the employees were older.
    Orientation/training could be improved a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't outsource all of the engineering and manufacturing. Lots of people lost jobs and they didn't have to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great learning experience in all areas of Aircraft.

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    Current Employee - Continuous Inventory  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Continuous Inventory in Grand Prairie, TX

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

    Pros

    A greater understanding of the Aircraft business.
    Good working conditions.
    Good pay.
    Good benefits.
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are not what they use to be.
    Some leadership are not on the same page with the workers on the floor.
    Some areas do not receive the right proper training for their work areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I remember when Management and workers were on the same page on the future of the company. Getting ideas from each other when mean better relations with each other and greater opportunity to advance the company in all areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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