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Barnes Aerospace Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Solid Organization"

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive, Innovative, Dynamic, Employee Oriented, Solid Financially

    Cons

    Tough Industry, Extremely Competitive, Industry under pressure, Changing base, Turnover


  2. "Nice Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, own office

    Cons

    Nobody trains you, males get paid more

    Advice to Management

    TRAINING


  3. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Management, Constantly fighting fires, bad morale


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  5. "Production Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Westchester, OH
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Westchester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flat hierarchy so there is room for growth if you have the right skill set.

    Cons

    To many family ties, a lot of decisions seem very bias. If your not part of the inner circle they find ways to get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to people. Truly empower, hire from within. Don't compromise loyalty.


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    "Poor Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Barnes has amazing benefits; extensive paid vacation (More than I'd ever seen), great insurance options, the works. The facility is also very clean, cleaner than other aerospace locations I've worked.

    Cons

    The culture is abysmal. The management fails to follow through on the most simple of tasks, to the extent that the facility recently failed an audit from Rolls Royce for the exact same major findings (traceability) as the year before, losing their certification and forcing a stop to production.

    Furthermore, a quick working pace seems almost discouraged. The struggle to stay occupied at work was daily, causing people to stretch a 30 minute process over the span of hours to avoid management, whose sole purpose was ensuring the production floor -looked- like it was functioning.

    Advice to Management

    Bring management/HR from another facility to inspect how this facility functions on a daily basis. It has the foundations of an amazing facility, but it is too unorganized. Often times there is a lack of communication between members of management, causing them to unintentionally step on each others' toes. Things are not planned into the future, but instead are dealt with in a panic the day before, this furthers the effects of the issue as it compounds.


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    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and knowledgeable people on the floor, willing to help as long as you are willing to listen. Salary and vacation were good but Health care is quite expensive.

    Cons

    Bad management within Engineering with no manufacturing experience nor understanding.
    Office area is a free-for-all, stab in the back kind of environment. Company/Shop runs like it's 1955 and they're still making low end parts as supposed to complex and expensive aerospace quality parts. Continuous improvement is none existent.

    Advice to Management

    Hold everyone accountable, stop the pretend play of being a high tech mfg and accept the fact this is a Job Shop.


  8. "Barnes mngmnt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is reasonable and is good to thier employees

    Cons

    Little to none new technologies

    Advice to Management

    Lean more on current and future technologies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Good People with family atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor management, which reflects in the business


  10. "NDT Level II Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Inspector in Layton, UT
    Former Employee - Inspector in Layton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Aerospace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Barnes allowed me to excel in my career path of a Quality Inspector. Barnes allowed me to achieve me Level II certification while performing my daily duties...
    Over all a wonderful company to work for...

    Cons

    At this time they are on a hiring freeze. The 777 and 787 Airplanes that have been in service are being taking out of service. reduce work force.

    Advice to Management

    spend time with employees get to know them, get involved with whats happening on the floor. share thoughts and ideas with everyone to improve employee awareness.


  11. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cafe Lead in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Cafe Lead in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Respectful staff. Two year employee.

    Cons

    Cafe can be stressful during busy hours or times of the year.

    Advice to Management

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