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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. "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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Controls (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits as a whole. Employment incentive plan is also fair.

    Cons

    The upper management seemed to operate similar to a privately owned company with major decisions being implemented in a vacuum.

    Advice to Management

    Involve staff more in staffing decisions that involve leadership that impact the team relationships (just don't simply promote someone to a role without a favorable consideration from other stakeholders).


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mechanical Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer/Draftsman in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer/Draftsman in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people hard working, care for the company

    Cons

    Very Corporate, the staff are just numbers and not seen for there worth, puts as a goal to use the Chinese and India plants more. so watch your costs

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people better, money is important but good workers are hard to find


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in City of Industry, CA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a smaller company so you get to move around and see the dull spectrum of the development cycle as well as delving into the testing and verification of a project if work is slow.

    Cons

    Undergoing management change as well as cut backs. Partially due to mistakes years previous from upper management, and we are just recently starting to feel the affects due to the long life cycle of the projects.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the waters settle and the company is able to build back up to be more stable. It is not a terrible place to work all things considered, but the uncertainty does way on you over time.


  9. "Mixed environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers and good location

    Cons

    Limited growth\employes don't feel valued


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Aerospace"

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

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

    Pros

    Hourly can work all the overtime they want and don't have to justify there workload. Salary work less than 8 hours day and no overtime.

    Cons

    ok place to work if you like a double or triple workload, then when you leave they hire 2 or 3 people to replace you

    Advice to Management

    Moral sucks because of workload and some employees carry the load and others get away with doing very little.


  11. "Curtiss Wright has many business units and some are better than others to work for."

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can definitely gain a lot of international experience if you go with the flow and always agree with management. Pay is pretty decent but beware of the commission and bonus programs.

    Cons

    Management seems to be constantly changing and creates a unstable atmosphere for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take a lesson from some of the really great presidents and CEOs i.e., Valter Baldacinni of Umbra, Ed King of King Radio, and John Kuperhand. Learn to value your employee's as your most important asset and not see them as just a number.



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