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Updated February 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, especially production floor employees (in 9 reviews)

  • If you like chaos, you will love C&D (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of guidance from upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • Low pay, disorganized, getting a raise is hard (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "I learned a lot in Aircraft Interiors for Business/Regional Jets"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast, Flexible and Friendly. Quality and on-time delivery

    Cons

    None, same as other companies


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One for one and all for one."

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    Former Employee - Planner in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Planner in Cypress, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location. A few great people. Had turned productivity around massively in 18 months. One great Director in place. Future improvements in the works.

    Cons

    Favoritism, double standards, lack of proper professional training and procedures. Constant unnecessary changes. Focus on process but not on the employees. Huge disconnect between departments as well as between employees and upper Management. QA is poor to non existent. Not enough or lack of talent in the most needed areas. Low pay and training = poor quality. Many issues coming to light after the fact. No future for employees to move up. No mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employee. Make the employee part of the mission. Be more selective on who is hired and promoted. Compensate those who deserve it instead of who’s the favorite. Put in place training in a dedicated area, professional environment with time allocated to complete the training. Supervisors need to lead by example, not hide and point out others flaws to increase their worth. Increase staff to acceptable levels based on actual work load not projected work load via matrixes. Too much time chasing data which could be more productive in getting the tasks completed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good job/life balance
    - Good work Team
    - I had a future

    Cons

    - unstable business
    - unstable Future
    - Lack of processes
    - Lack of training and direction
    - too much changes


  4. "Shipping Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full-time position. Good hours. There is always something to do. Job keeps you busy. Tuition Reimbursement up to $4k a year.

    Cons

    I have no problem with the company I work for.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a bit more with your employees.


  5. "QC Calibration Inspector/Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - QC Calibration Inspector/Coordinator in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - QC Calibration Inspector/Coordinator in Marysville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were fun and down to earth.

    Cons

    Pay was low and raises were below cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people.


  6. "Great people."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in La Palma, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in La Palma, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This facility offers a friendly environment. There's different types of committees to keep everyone engaged. They have random cookies day few times a year and fruits Fridays.

    Cons

    Definitely needs a little more work on communication. Certain departments seem to be out of the loop at times. Work is always rush rush with short coming deadlines. Scheduling is also another problem.

    Advice to Management

    Lack in providing the team with latest update.


  7. "None"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented environment ,work family balance

    Cons

    Lots of top management changes

  8. "Office Management"

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

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers; decent insurance & nice offices.

    Cons

    Too many hours. Recent computer system change made job impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing things which are not broken.


  9. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My favorite things was the opportunity to try new things, gain new skills. I started working at Zodiac after 23 year in other aerospace Manufacturing positions. State your lofty goals early and often with your management and be open to letting your management edit those goals. If you want to move up, prove yourself, meet your deadlines no matter what. People who thrive in this company take on new challenges and master their position, regardless of what it is. They teach others what they know, then take on something new. Be open to learning from the senior engineers, be humble, but be confident. Your value to Zodiac is to share and contribute to the team, focus on keeping your boss out of trouble. Take the opportunities and training on root cause problem solving. C&D Zodiac does that well. Learn to be comfortable in chaos, there are new programs happening constantly and everything happens quickly. Innovation is heavy. Network with other division, gain and share knowledge with them. Build bridges with other departments. Their empathy to support you has huge payoffs. You can't be afraid of failure to be effective. People at Zodiac who say they are not appreciated seem to be those that reach a point of comfort in their routine and stop. If you are not a little uncomfortable or a little scared with the challenges you face each day, you are doing it wrong. I don't know if these are pros or cons, but if this is your personality, you will love this job!

    Cons

    You will have to deal with a lot of Millennials whom are often overly confident, have easily bruised egos and don't have the experience resolve complex and non-linear problems. If you are a senior level engineer, gain the patience to provide guidance for them. Learn Spanish, many people on the shop floor, although skilled and capable, don't speak English. You may need to lead meetings in English and Spanish.

    Advice to Management

    I was very happy with my management and gained a lot of professional insight from them, 1) take the time to bring you teams together to share ideas. 2) get rid of toxic people whom undermine the group, 3) If someone is not pulling their weight, your crew is waiting for you to do something about that. 4) Expect what your employees are capable of individually and reward them with praise when they meet your expectations. Ask your employees often what their lofty goals are and put them in positions to expose them to opportunities.


  10. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people in the mix. Lots of potentially great workers.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional Leadership. No vision to solve problems, only trying to keep their jobs by finding blame. No career growth unless you're related to someone...or maybe have pictures of them in compromising positions.

    Advice to Management

    Lead, follow, or get out of the way.


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