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Astronics Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
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Astronics President and Chief Executive Officer Peter J. Gundermann
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  1. "Electronics Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astronics full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with really good benefits.

    Cons

    Small company makes moving up limited.


  2. "Astronics AES"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Astronics full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and managers across all teams. 401k match is good and you get several holidays off. The salary increase per year with inflation is nice and the bonus (dependent on company performance) is generous.

    Cons

    Career growth is not the best and it's difficult to get access to software. IT can be slow or strict with permissions.

  3. "Steer clear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Location was a plus for me.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, double standards across the board. Unrealistic expectations from corporate office given staffing levels.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Astronics AES has seen its best days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People. Not manager people, but the ones who work in the trenches every day are the only saving grace of this company and they're doing everything they can to force out the good ones.

    Cons

    Horrible, cold HR department. Employees are viewed as a machine and not as people. Operations management wants to lean out the company to the 9th degree, but has tunnel vision and refuses to fix basic issues like server problems, laptops, and old machernery that breaks down constantly. Finance people are overworked with little thanks. Program Managers work 24/7 and travel weekly. Production workers have no schedule flexibility. The pay is mediocre. Bonuses are good but salaries are adjusted down and employees are essentially compensated with quarterly bonuses, which is not an actual promised part of your salary.

    Advice to Management

    Astronics AES needs to get back to it's roots. Remember that people come first. We are losing sight of that and it's not fun to be there anymore.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Every man for himself."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and generous pay/pto.

    Cons

    Good ole boys here. Directors talk to lower management about the other directors faults, then smile and joke to their faces. I couldn’t get out fast enough, I took lower wages just to escape. Best decision I made in a long time. Drama is queen here. Good thing the division appears to be dying.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your own departments, and quit trying to run the whole company. Your “minions” smarter than you, and it shows. Actually coming to work at the director level might help. Not trashing the other directors in their absence might also. Production crew is good, however. Finance people are ALWAYS working.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Growing and Changing"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Assembler in East Aurora, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule is awesome and the manufacturing environment is very clean. The company is growing as are the bonus checks. My supervisor is generally a good person who I feel comfortable with talking to about anything. Being in manufacturing for a while, this is the first company that has listened to me and made sure to follow up with me in regards to concerns I have had.
    I don't do the same thing everyday and that's also nice.
    Most of the people I work with are fantastic and very helpful.

    Cons

    The wages are lower than other places I have worked. I have moved quickly up "associate levels" because I am ambitious so that's helped.
    There are a few people here that are miserable and blame everyone for everything because that's how they entertain themselves, but most of us either don't bother with them or ignore them, but they are here...like everywhere else I've worked.
    I work in JSF and there are just two miserable women that just have nasty things to say 24/7 no matter how much people have tried to work with them. Everyone else in JSF is awesome and my PTA is also pretty great.

    Advice to Management

    To people who think you don't listen--don't listen to them! Most of us see you are working with us and doing what you can. We wish you didn't have as many meetings so we can interact with you more, but you do a really great job of saying hello and being supportive. So, thank YOU.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "On the right track"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time

    Pros

    Growing, great place. Team environment and opportunities to develop professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Pains that come with growing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Coworkers are great to work with. Upper management not so much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are all great to work with, all very knowledgable and hard working. Depending on the division, benefits could be great or bad

    Cons

    Very little support from upper management. Company is reactive to change instead of trying to get ahead.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Favoritism and Nepotism run rampant"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in East Aurora, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Astronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. 9/80
    Good health insurance but, expensive when compared to the low wages they pay.

    Cons

    Management and production relationship are severely strained.
    Management does not listen to their employees concerns.
    Mismanagement leading to stock outs which prevents work from being done and shipped on time.
    Mandatory overtime due to mismanagement.
    Nepotism and favoritism run rampant in that place. If you’re not a close friend or relative, forget it.
    At or below poverty wages.
    No room for growth potential with this company.
    Dead end job.
    Once you hit a certain level you’re lucky to get a thirty cent raise once a year.
    Bells for starting times, breaks, lunches and end of shift.
    Belittling management.
    This company will wear you down until you don’t recognize the person you used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t just hear an employees concerns, actually listen and comprehend what they’re trying to talk with you about and above all take them seriously, not with a grain of salt.
    Better management is key here. Quit micromanaging everything a person does.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astronics full-time

    Pros

    Company has a very positive environment, typical employee benefits package for an aerospace supplier, and above average employee bonuses.

    Cons

    Company is growing fast which can present challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep emphasizing company culture, showing employee appreciation and a positive work environment.