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Curtiss-Wright Controls Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  • Different business units have absolutely not insight of shared work (in 4 reviews)

  • Not much new product development (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Why would you board a sinking ship?"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Cold hearted"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, lots of work.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. Management who pencil whip inspection processes and lack of pay raises.


  4. 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).


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mechanical Designer"

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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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "on to bigger things"

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with on a daily basis making coming to work enjoyable. That is what gets me here each and every day.

    Cons

    The management and their decision process. They are missing out on what is important to the general population. Ask you employees what needs to be fixed! The are close to the problems and have the solutions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company lack of great leadership"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were great and the people that do the day to day are great people to work with. That's all I can say as a pro.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth, too many managers at the top need manager training. The top leadership is more concerned with the bottom line than the satisfaction of employees. Employee Morale is at the lowest and it is hard to believe that this use to be listed as a great place to work. The theme is doing more with less and that is how everything is done. This hurts the lower level employees. There is a lack of training that is evident from managers, directors and ect. If you are looking to start your career this is the place to learn, once you have that knowledge under your belt it is time to run. There is no work life balance at all. You never get catch up on your work because you are completing the work of 2 to 3 people. Even on vacation, if you have time to take one, you are still working. there is a lack of diversity in leadership. The upper management is so out of touch with the every day employees that is it sad. Upper management is focused on the bonus checks they receive, they don't care that employees are leaving. They are too busy living in their own world.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what is going on in your divisions. pay attention to the turn over rate and stop worrying about more with less and get the employees some help. If all your experienced people keep leaving there will be no none there to do the work. Allow employees to have work life balance,

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, horrible Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at this business unit were great. Team players, always trying to improve the business, hard workers

    Cons

    Corporate HQ only interested in raising the stock price-which, to their credit, they have, but at the expense of many business units and jobs. Reduced R&D to zero in most business units, thereby amputating their ability to generate future business in new industries


  9. Helpful (2)

    "5axis CNC Machinist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright Controls full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    To learn new things. Keep your mind fresh. To challenge myself. Socializing and interaction with people. Making money to be able to take care of my family.

    Cons

    Takes up time in my day. I'm away from my family. Can be frustrating.


  10. "Overall, this place is a great avionics company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are fun and relaxed

    Cons

    No training program set. You basically train yourself

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a mentor to employee program or training for new employees


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