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Fort Collins, CO
5001 to 10000 employees
1870
Company - Public (WWD)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Woodward (formerly Woodward Governor) like to remain in control. The company manufactures and services a slew of energy control and optimization systems used in aircraft and vehicles, turbine and piston engines, and electrical power equipment. Woodward serves OEMs and prime ... Read more

Woodward Reviews

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Woodward Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas A. Gendron
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodward full-time

    Pros

    Woodward's benefits in general are very competitive. The 401K maximum % match reaches 9.5% if you stick with the company for over 2 years. Their health insurance is also top notch.

    Woodward is also generally stable and normally performing well financially. They have invested heavily in updating their facilities. The workplace is very modern in the open-office concept.

    Cons

    I agree with past reviews, in that the work experience here depends greatly upon your specific job and leader. There are many leaders and individual contributors here that through their own behavior create a toxic and disrespectful atmosphere that in turn creates a lack of trust. Others are obviously incompetent, and some grossly disrespect the boundaries of their job. The most frustrating part is that these situations appear to go on indefinitely, for years at a time while the bad actors don't appear to suffer any sort of consequence.

    One other major con of the Niles site is very scarce opportunity for career advancement, and as others have said very meager salary increases. In the time I've been with the company I've seen almost nobody get visibly promoted. The Niles site doesn't appear to be targeted for growth, as the site has seen multiple recent layoffs despite typical to good financial performance. Seniority appears to dominate as most of the top positions at the location appear to be firmly locked down by the longest tenured employees.

    Advice to Management

    The company leadership should do more to maintain a healthy work environment, and should also do more to find growth and advancement opportunities for high value employees, even if they aren't the longest tenured.

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Woodward Interviews

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    CNC Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Loves Park, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Woodward (Loves Park, IL).

    Interview

    They had me in to a office and asked me questions about my background and other jobs I had been a member of during my 20 years experience of company's I worked for before. It was a very nice atmosphere and then was asked technical questions about my background in machining.

    Interview Questions

    • How I knew about their company.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate.

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Woodward Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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