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Curtiss-Wright Controls Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  • Excellent place with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits, incentive bonus, good salary (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, incentive bonus, good salary

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on merit, but who you are connected to. Operation slightly operated like a small franchise rather than a large company. Different business units have absolutely not insight of shared work. It's almost as if you are competing against your own company internally.

    Advice to Management

    Assure that upper level managers share the corporate interest not just the interest of one individual in a facility


  2. "Bonus driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby, NC

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time

    Pros

    Good pay OT good benefits

    Cons

    Management bonus driven at the detriment of employees. Won't give you a raised to save money so there bonus is good. Also won't buy parts ect to save money

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work with employees not against and have them quit micro manage employees


  3. "work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very nice, kind folks, good place

    Cons

    location is not ideal, far away


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  5. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place with good benefits

    Cons

    Aerospace requires lots of hours


  6. "Great Place To Work"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Co-workers are friendly. Some new equipment.

    Cons

    Some very old equipment. Some machines are very out of date and break down a lot.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "What you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn
    Plenty of work and OT
    Good people

    Cons

    Management focused on increasing stock share price
    Lack of training
    Not much new product development


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wages, good benefits, exciting industry,

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and political. Operations team not accountable for their failure to produce product. Other departments skewered as smoke screen.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the cliche's


  9. "Sr. Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, very high responsibility, creativity, direct interfacing with customers and suppliers and all departments, managing projects and project team

    Cons

    Stock-holder profit orientated, underdeveloped adaptation for new products, focusing on departmental goals, need plans to respond to special needs


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Why would you board a sinking ship?"

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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 Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I suppose with no strong managers you have opportunities to excel. But pay will be as low as they can get away with, and if your ideas involve anything that doesn't provide immediate affect on quarterly earrings - forget about it.

    Cons

    But in all seriousness... whether it's based on mismanagement or intentional planning, this division of the company is not long for this world.

    Markets are not understood or valued.

    Goals and objectives are based purely on monthly and quarterly Wall Street objectives.

    Sales growth is only attained through acquisitions, not organically.

    Strategies are not clearly defined or even communicated.

    Managers are under experienced and ill prepared. Just wanting their "piece"...

    EVERYTHING is being moved to China or India.

    Employees are treated like a number. Reminded we are "lucky to have jobs"

    Once people break free, few jobs are back filled. This means everyone is overworked.

    Morale is regularly reaching new lows.

    Benefits are being cut each year, to the most minimally acceptable levels.

    Should I go on?

    Old (incompetent) Boys Club.

    Talent isn't key to success.

    Wall Street LITERALLY dictates every decision.

    Customers are starting to see they come last...

    Advice to Management

    Even if the goal is only to please Wall Street, identify how to make your employees actually feel valued.

    You are rapidly approaching a point of no return, where the broken spirt of the staff will become a runaway train that you won't be able to control.

    Every department runs lean. But too lean. Your burning out the few who have chosen to stay and help turn things around.

    Pay for the kind of quality employees you want on your team. Offer opportunities to grow and then make an environment staff will want to stay for.

    Move into the 21st century and be willing to look at processes and practices in new ways.

    If your lucky... you'll end up with dedicated, educated staff that feel empowered to help the company succeed.


  11. "Principle Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Gilbert, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Controls (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive but demand of job requires a 60 to 80 hour week.

    Cons

    Work/Live balance not taken in consideration by CWC management.

    Advice to Management

    Management not truthful when conveying information to employees.



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