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Cox & Company Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "A challenging growing innovative aerospace manufacturer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Technician in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly supportive "family" of co-workers in a team oriented environment.
    Organized free optional recreational/ BBQ events are offered.

    Cons

    Early mornings starting at 7:30 a.m.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing the good work & company's leadership.


  2. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cox & Company full-time

    Pros

    Loyal employees, potential to be a great place

    Cons

    Poor Management, no communication between management and employees. Bad training system. Management is more focust on cutting cost and sacrifice quality. Poor product documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Take some communication classes.

  3. "Take the good with the bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox & Company full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Interesting products
    Good benefits and perks
    Ability to grow within the company

    Cons

    Chronic under-payers
    Some staff, management included, are clueless

    Advice to Management

    Pay us better. You get what you pay for. Quality employees should be regular bumped in pay to respectable salaries in order to keep the,. Some raises need to be beyond the company wide yearly cost of living increases. Some departments are in need of overhaul. Long time employees have become complacent and some new employees lack skill.


  4. "Good short term company for new graduate."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours.
    Friendly environment.
    Variety products line.
    Easy pace of work.
    Gain a lot of technical and operational experience ( manufacturing and operations in one place)

    Cons

    Poor management s directive and goals.
    Promotion is not based on merits.
    Lack of diversity on top management.
    Lack of focus on ethical values in the work place.
    Inequal opportunities.
    Compensation is below market value.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort in holding to knowledgeable employees.
    Encourage employees engagement.
    Strive for equal opportunities for all.


  5. "Hard place to work"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, production people are very helpful. Good products for aerospace.

    Cons

    Terrible management, supervisor and manager need to take anger management classes

    Advice to Management

    Take human resources classes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work....."

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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 Cox & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    some benefits and friendly environment.
     PTO (personal time off) and transportation for workers to the train station if you don't drive. Just be careful sometimes when you need to use some of the benefits the company policy "suddenly" changed.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and lacks of motivation, they are not open to suggestions or opinions, is just they way or the door is there.
    There is no room for career growth, no innovation and management apply company policies "randomly".
    There is no a serious training program for newcomers.
    Health plan is completely useless.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to improve the business you need to be open to suggestions and think out the box.


  7. "Small company with its advantages and disadvantages..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Niche market and interesting products
    Flexible schedule
    Pay is comparable to market

    Cons

    Corporate culture, some people are not open to work with others (not many, but this includes top management). Top management does not show that they care about employees....

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employee turnaround recently and analyze why are they leaving. If yiu dont even the employees that have been there for a long time will eventually leave...

  8. "An Innovative, very niche market, company"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will be wearing a lot of hats and come out very well rounded.

    Cons

    - Sometimes leadership is uncoordinated.
    - compensation is lacking
    - Positions are not setup to be permanent


  9. "Great small company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, close-knit work environment, good communication with management, ability to work on all aspects of a technology and see it from all sides of the process

    Cons

    Location- Long Island is not a very affordable place to live on an engineer's salary, treatment of hourly employees,

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for.


  10. "Small company with no motivation to change or improve, no opportunity for career growth"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You can work relatively independently when deadlines are not close so you have a lot of freedom.
    Largely a laid back attitude if you keep to yourself and do your work.

    Cons

    No desire to improve process. They like to tout the fact they are employee owned but what it means is the few executives who have most of the shares will do what they please without input from the rest of the employees.

    Recently took away the perk of 37.5 hr work weeks and mandated 40.
    HORRIBLE health plan. Was decent when they had an HSA linked to it so you could save money, but when they changed it to an HRA so the company pockets the savings, the overhead of maintaining the paperwork gives you no benefit.

    Make implied promises through verbal statements such as a 6 month reviews and then don't do them.
    Eliminated 401(K) matching the last couple of years.

    Their style across the board is to document as little as possible and when there is documentation, leave it open to interpretation. If you work there, make them put things in writing and know what your rights are under the law.

    As a software engineer, there is zero career opportunity. However, in their defense, they are not a software company. Projects are small. Will offer some challenge, but largely you'll be bored..

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to some of the very competent and skilled employees you have working there. Process improves things, the company may actually grow more if some is implemented.

    Treat your employees better, you can't keep nickel and diming everything with cost cutting measures and then expect to retain employees.

    When you do something like change the length of the workweek, do it in person, not via mass email. The number of salaried employees is only a few dozen. This isn't a global company where you have no choice but to send out a mass email.

    Incorporate training, but this can only come after process. There's nothing to train in when the unofficial company procedure is just to reinvent the wheel constantly.

    After you improve process, use the savings of low overhead on established productlines to pour into Research and Development. You're sitting on more opportunity than you realize. If you gained the employee's trust and trusted them in return, you might hear some of the ideas.

    Stop the "my way or the highway" mentality. Encourage open discussion. Don't just say it. Actually do it.