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Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Good when it started, quickly went down hill"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Channelview, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Channelview, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initially I had a good supervisor who really looked out for the success of his employees. Everyone in the department really rolled their sleeves up and got work done during close cycles. Pay was decent. Benefits were really good, they had pension benefits, schedule was flexible. Not much traffic to get to the office, guess it depends where your coming from. Got along really well with my colleagues.

    Cons

    Location was a dump, no restaurants close by and all sorts of bad activities going on, drugs, hookers, etc. Started out well but then about a year into 10 months into it, corporate management came in and started making many changes without fully understanding the processes to begin with.

    Advice to Management

    Understand certain existing processes and practices before completely dismissing them.


  2. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cheswick, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cheswick, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great blend of academic and real-world production experience.

    Cons

    Often stagnant cultural environment and limited potential lateral movement.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Materials Control Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Stockroom/Material Inventory Clerk in East Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Stockroom/Material Inventory Clerk in East Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly place to be. Employees are always willing to help/assist when needed.

    Cons

    Operated by former military personnel.
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    Very rigid environment

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up and listen to what employees have to say.


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  5. "Make Sure to Pick Your Boss Right"

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    Former Employee - Project Management in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Project Management in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Interesting work.
    - Some fun young employees
    - Employee camaraderie
    - There are some amazing bosses to work for in the building, but working for the wrong person can really put a damper on the experience.

    Cons

    - The wrong boss can make life very tedious.
    - Lots of clock watching.
    - Religious favoritism.
    - A penchant to check every employee for ACTIVITY rather than PRODUCTIVITY.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running operations through fear mongering


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Nova Machine Products ­ Quality Engineer in Mantua, OH
    Former Employee - Nova Machine Products ­ Quality Engineer in Mantua, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. They were focused on meeting customer needs with an attention to detail.

    Cons

    Needed a better MRP system. Being a small division of CWFC, they were overlooked as part of the over all corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand training needs of employees better. Also allocation of resources..


  7. "Lean/Operations Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No Knee jerk actions
    Salaries and Benefits
    Diverse Business
    Opportunities across USA and Internationally
    Growth through acquisition

    Cons

    Large, slow moving
    Large corporate structure placed on acquisitions often ruin new small business
    Pulled out of oil and gas
    Often don't seek to understand the business of new acquisitions
    Weak due diligence on acquisitions


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Company maintains a good ole boy attitude in a Fierce Market."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and insurance are decent.

    Cons

    This company has not been updated in their training on discrimination against race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. They allow the employees to make derogatory remarks and in in turn promotes those employees. There is far too much religion involved in the day to day of a business organization.

    Advice to Management

    Train the employees who have been there so long, that they have lost respect for others who feel discriminated against.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I worked at Curtiss-Wright for a little over 5 years..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pittsburgh, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright for 5 1/2 years right out of college. There are many smart people there, and the work is interesting and challenging. They have an organization that is conducive to career growth as long as you work hard and make it known that you want it. The industry is somewhat stable and since it's not downtown you don't have to pay for parking or worry about wearing a suit every day. There is a fairly decent work-life balance for some people, depending on what project you are working on. Training isn't great but it's better than a lot of places I've been.

    Cons

    They are behind the times when it comes to employee benefits. No 9/80, no work from home, very strict badge-in, badge-out system with an old fashioned 40+ hour work week expected. I never had an issue working more than 40 hours but the fact that I was never able to work from home or flex my hours was a huge negative. Company was going through a down-cycle so lots of other benefits were cut. We experienced layoffs, furloughs, very small raises, eliminated 401k match. We never had holiday parties, and generally speaking people were not interested in being friends outside of work. I felt extremely underpaid for the amount of work and responsibility I had during my last 2 years there. Many of the people who work there have been there for decades so there is a certain culture that is hard to get used to, almost like middle school with all of the rumors and immaturity. I didn't feel truly valued until I resigned.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. If you want to keep young people, provide them with more incentive to stay. Benefits go a long way, even the little ones.


  10. "expect a lot without compensation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, experienced engineers to learn from

    Cons

    Long hours expected, benefits removed for cost savings

    Advice to Management

    Should value young employees more


  11. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Brecksville, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brecksville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This was my first job out of college. At the time, I took the company culture for granted. This company respects employee's work life balance and makes people feel valued. There are good bonuses, a great Christmas party, retiring employees get recognition by the company. They took the time and effort to train me to be successful in my role. You really get a chance to get hands on training on the product and will get to use a variety of engineering disciplines. People are very friendly with each other and I did not experience much bullying or toxic interactions with management. There was very little turnover, some of my coworkers have been with the company for as long as 40 years!

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape and bureaucracy preventing one from improvement to a process or product. Redundant amounts of time were spent on projects only to see a dead end. It would be more stimulating if one could see their changes implemented more often

    Advice to Management

    Foster a culture of innovation, invest more in R & D rather than maintaining the status quo product.


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