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Cobham Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "I had a great work/life balance with Cobham" (in 18 reviews)

  • "If you are an exempt employee, you will participate in the 9/80 schedule that provides you with 26 fridays off without having to use your PTO" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constantly making changes with no work-life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "The new Lean strategy being espoused by Sector is not aligned with senior management behaviors at the division level" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "BD&S"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Milford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cobham full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Progressive Company in the aerospace sector, great mix of product lines that service many important customers. Management has changed, but without much disruption of the business.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between sectors at times (not always easy with different product lines across different sectors). Sometimes overly conservative, and losing key individuals in Engineering (although HR is putting forth effort to disrupt this churn.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, it’s a great company to work for. Try to hold more divisional All Hands Meetings


  2. "Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Production Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment
    Great products
    Family feel

    Cons

    Management is poor no room for growth

  3. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, friendly work environment, good pay

    Cons

    Foreign owned (UK) company closing high performing US location, keeping low performance UK facilities open.


  4. "No room for promotion or opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Assembler in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, good place to get experience.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunities, too much work place gossip, pay is low for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, management to lenient on lazy employees


  5. "Cobham San Diego"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and technology. Pride in supporting the war fighter. Employee events and team building.

    Cons

    Lack of personal accountability (this is changing for the better).
    Human Resources slow to respond to issues/requests.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to hold functional team members accountable for on time tasking requirements.


  6. "Cobham Continues Downward Spiral"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Management in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, People (Non-exempt employee's)

    Cons

    Poor Executive Leadership, High turn-over rate, Fired people without justification to increase profit margins, low morale, Poor Benefits, work around processes, high variability in their products, Weak leadership

    Advice to Management

    Find Leaders that lead and treat people with dignity and respect. Worst company I have ever worked for and their other acquired Aeroflex sites are no better. The company lacks insight, vision and proper leadership. Without direction and vision the ship will sink.


  7. "Good Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good personal growth potential through personal education investment.

    Cons

    Financial difficulties due to new product delivery delays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep GM% up by selective contract engagements for new product development.

  8. "Fast paced aerospace industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Have Steady work with longevity

    Cons

    Small raises that need to be at least the cost living

    Advice to Management

    Give better raises then 2% once a year


  9. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Cobham full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of OT and good shifts.

    Cons

    Like any company there are things that need some work


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not what I expected"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are genuinely nice and helpful

    Cons

    Management team is one of the worst I've seen