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Updated December 7, 2016
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  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is nice. Flexibility in hours. Great work-life balance. Pay is good, and quarterly bonuses are very nice. There are a lot of opportunities to have a measurable impact on the products that are produced.

    Cons

    Health Benefits are so-so. Work is not super exciting a lot of the time. Often the rush to produce hardware out paces the development of proper requirements which often causes some problems towards the end of product development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to develop realistic schedules that meet customer needs while minimizing risk to the project without sacrificing proper requirement development.


  2. "inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great company

    Cons

    not enough communication between management and associates.


  3. "Astronics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astronics full-time

    Pros

    Just finished my first year. Good company, really good corporate atmosphere, good people. SPP is great benefit.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of. Like most times, it is what you make it.....a lot of potential to be great if you're willing to put in the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and positive developments will continue to come. Thanks for doing a great job.


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  5. "Quality Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Astronics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The HR manager is very nice she gets right back to you if you have questions or need help with something.

    Cons

    They don't handle important things such as sexual harassment seriously. By there being two buildings there is obvious disconnect so they tend to over look serious complaints. There is a serious issue between the manufacturing supervisor and the quality supervisor they don't allow you to talk to anyone from the other department.

    Advice to Management

    Put someone of power in that 1337 building so that the people in charge can see whats going on with them in that building


  6. "It was good while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Generalist Lll in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Generalist Lll in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is while it was EADS/AIRBUS.great bunch of people(most of them) great learning experience. good pay. good insurance package. profit sharing. free sodas,sometimes free food. other fringe benefits. then came the fall.........

    Cons

    Test systems was sold to astronics. Although they offered us jobs, they soon gave one third of the company their walking papers. guess that's what happens when you can't make your deadlines. you lose very profitable contracts. All i can say is i did my job, and i did it well, even saved them a few bucks.and for that, i get dismissed

    Advice to Management

    no advice. you all or most are highly educated, you know better than to succumb to greed


  7. "Great Company, Great People, Great Products, Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time

    Pros

    Astronics is an employee minded company with the long term outlook in mind. Decisions are made based on the overall health of the company, not on the needs of the shareholders. Furthermore, this organization truly recognizes that value of its employees. The benefits are great, the intentional approach to culture has yielded a fantastic and collaborative work environment, the work-life balance is better than anywhere I’ve worked at the professional level, and employees are, across the board, much more engaged than the average company. People genuinely enjoy what they do, appreciate the company, feel valued by the organization, are rewarded for successes, and provided many opportunities to grow and learn.
    On a personal level, I have been given many great opportunities to grow and learn and have been rewarded along the way. I have been at Astronics Ballard Technology for nearly 10 years, have seen many changes and much growth with the organization, and have interacted with every department and person at my division. This company has not only been a blessing to me, but to my wife and kids who also see and feel the positive impacts of working for a great company that treats its employees well. Like so many other people I work with, this is a place where I’m staying for the long-run and am fully engaged and committed to seeing this company continue to grow and positively engage with people and technology.

    Cons

    I am honestly at a loss for the downside of working at Astronics Ballard Technology. My experience has been nothing but great and my attitude is nothing but thankful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be intentional about the culture and values of the organization. Continue to engage with employees in a rewarding and meaningful way. Continue to support and develop managers that are relatable, approachable, intelligent, caring, and well-intended. Continue to focus on the business, but never lose site of the human element of what we do.


  8. "Stock Room Lead/Transaction specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Room Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Stock Room Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company great people. Lot of responsibilities.

    Cons

    Lots or responsibilities. Lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Update SOPs


  9. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very friendly and treat each other kindly. Blue collar and white collar employees get along and interact well together

    Cons

    Extremely low level of innovation. Average age of employees is very old. Work is done individually with minimal collaboration. Very unnecessarily bureaucratic for a mid sized company.

    Advice to Management

    Give lower tier employees more opportunity to voice their opinions and make an impact. People complain a lot and don't understand what the management is trying to do.


  10. "2 year review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Quality in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Management always seems to make sensible decisions when their employees come to them with issues and roadblocks.
    -Friendly environment and culture, which is hard to cultivate at a place of 500 employees.
    -Flexible with work / life balance.
    -Allows for new ideas to come from the employees.
    -Lot's of great things to say about Astronics but a lot of the outlook depends on the employees attitude. It's all what you make of it. People become used to the great culture and environment and some start to take it for granted.
    -This company leaves a lot of employees with the feeling of gratitude because of the way they take care of their employees.
    -More good things to say about Astronics but will leave it at that.

    Cons

    -A more relaxed culture can enable employees to be lazy, especially those who need more micro management in order be the most effective.

    Advice to Management

    -If the situation allows, be a more open with your thoughts to your team about things going on. It creates less of a separation between employees and heir managers/supervisors.


  11. "Great place to work, limited opportunities for technical growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great employee-focused business culture, flexible work hours, quarterly profit-sharing bonus check, management is approachable and friendly (open-door policy), many managers started out as engineers, opportunities for training and (some) reimbursement for continuing education, OK health benefits, aerospace industry is fairly stable and long-term goal oriented.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for technical career path and technical skills. Base compensation not as competitive as other tech companies in the area. Development program schedules are typically unrealistic. Depending on the team, there can be a "it's always been done this way" attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company product- and solution-focused rather than being mainly driven by dollars and deadlines.



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