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Barnes Aerospace Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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  1. "Decent Pay, Pricey Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for advancement in this company but turnover has been high lately.

    Cons

    Benefits are good but are going to cost you.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your employees. A little encouragement goes a long way.


  2. "Disabled vet fired for being 2 minutes late"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and that’s literally it

    Cons

    Fired for being 2 minutes late and then after being told to punch in early was fired for punching in too early

    Advice to Management

    Talk to new hires before about how horrible it is to punch in ONE SINGLE SECOND LATE OR EARLY RESULTS IN firing via text on a Saturday

  3. "An old style yet warm working environment"

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    Former Employee - Promgramer in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Promgramer in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are pretty much close to each other. People tend to work there for a long time.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive and promotion chances are slim.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Mostly nice people to work with

    Cons

    Some very arrogant managers and senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand the shop floor point of view.


  5. "Fpi"

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

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

    Pros

    Vacation received after short time of employment is great!

    Cons

    Pay isn't very close to average.


  6. "Look you in the face with a smile and stab you in the back at the same time!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and some of the people. But really no pros, no pros, no pros, no pros, no pros and no pros!!!!!!

    Cons

    Horrible training, no support, no direction, bad communication, no praise, no constructive criticism, clicks, judgmental, liars, and don't care at all about their employees...but they say they do. Don't be fooled!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking to each other and start listening to the employees you claim you "value" so much! Don't keep setting people up to fail! Maybe those employees who are newer with the company may actually be smart and have good ideas! Horrible place to work! Run as fast as you can!!!


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    "Windsor, CT Site -"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. HR does a good job taking care of the employees.
    Sites full of talent and resolve to succeed. Plenty of good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on meetings for communication. Proximity to HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management's plans and agendas change too frequently to maintain priorities or direction. Hone in on strategic plans and control those plans to allow teams to tactically execute.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "New Aerospace Leadership Are Doing Things Right"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth if you are willing to work hard and have a good attitude. Most supervisors worked up from the floor. Respectful management. Profit sharing is great. Engineers are helpful and respect opinions of shopfloor. Full tuition reimbursement. Lots of focus on employee empowerment and having emotional intelligence.

    Cons

    Systems can be administratively burdensome. Some employees resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on developing people and reward top performers. Ensure the direction of the company is being communicated throughout the shop.


  9. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Great floor operators. Freedom with projects

    Cons

    Technology still in the ice age.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to walk the floor more often and trust in the people who actually touch the parts.


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good product & BGI is willing to invest in process.

    Cons

    Poor management at my site. Management tend to promote & hire people they have "Lunch" with on a frequent basis. If you are not part of inner circle then you stand no chance regardless of your performance. HR is extremely poor & promotes the culture of "Good old boy club". Raises are totally discriminatory. Luckily i didn't have any first hand experience & my fellow employees do.

    This is the worse i have seen in 10yrs with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should look deep into my division rather than skimming through surface.


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