I have been working at TransDigm (More than 5 years)
Good people and lower level management
Newly renovated office space
Generally, good work/life balance - management is understanding of family commitments and obligations
Office staff have ability to work from home when needed
Senior management is only focused on satisfying corporates agenda
Very focused on making the "number" - does not care what it takes to make it including letting people go
People have grown accustomed to annual layoffs if sales are not met
Poor company culture/values
New President every year
Lack of direction from Senior Management - company direction/policies change with every new President
The only that is consistent is chaos
Advice to Management
Was great before we were acquired several years ago...the company is hemorrhaging good talent and senior management is so focused on making the annual sales target, that they simply do not care. It's not uncommon for people to either leave or be laid off and the job not be filled...in many cases, the work is shifted onto the remaining employees already trying to manage a difficult workload.
Employees are not appreciated at all and it is obvious with the lay-offs which have come to be expected virtually every year since the acquisition. This is true for all companies acquired by Transdigm...every company experiences the same thing...mass layoffs at time of acquisition, no appreciation of employees and it just goes downhill from there.
Opportunity for growth is minimal with little, if any, compensation and is only privy to the select few.
Advice to people seeking work - good short term oppty to gain some experience but would not recommend a career here..
Advice to management - appreciate your employee's, recognize that they are more than just a warm body and focus on what made the company great. Staying competitive and remaining relevant starts with investing in your employee's..
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at TransDigm (Whippany, NJ).
Standard interview questions...asked about qualifications, work experience, how it was relevant to the current position. Depending on who interviews you, they are also looking at your personality and how well you will fit in with the group/department.