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Updated Oct 29, 2019

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2.9
43%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Curtiss-Wright CEO David C. Adams
David C. Adams
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "I had a lot of autonomy and flexibility in my role which made for a great work/life balance and that was fantastic(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay, per diem, and travel package for nuclear plant NDE contract workers(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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    Intern in Middleburg Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly employees.

    Cons

    Small facilities. Older equipment as well.

    Curtiss-Wright2019-01-17
  2. "Great place to learn and grow in process driven environment"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Standard operating procedures and business processes are well established. PMP is used for all projects. For people early on in their career, it is a great place to learn good habits, discipline, and attention to detail that can be used in any professional endeavor. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Promotions and advancement depend to heavily on retirement and promotion of those more senior, leading people to wait to get promoted while many others leave for better career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a corporate vision and strategy versus resting on one’s laurels.

    Curtiss-Wright2019-10-30
  3. "Management absolutely sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheswick, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is ok. Fellow employees are great and help each other despite the awful management

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible. They consist of bullies and arrogant people who got their job based on who they know. This company used to be great. I have never worked for worse people in my career. This place is cancer. Keep looking, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Time to admit your failures and the irreparable damage you've done to a once excellent place and resign

    Curtiss-Wright2019-10-27
  4. "Co-workers are fantastic. Hours and responsibilities out-weigh compensation."

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Co-workers, interesting work, time goes by fast, freedom, good learning experience, good benefits

    Cons

    Over-worked, too many hours, many people are spread too thin

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the workers who are closest to the everyday work, scale back the "no excuses, just get it done" mentality.

    Curtiss-Wright2019-09-07
  5. "An honest review"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent base pay, health insurance and 401k match. The product is cool but the excitement wears off quickly. This is a very stable industry with lots of job security. Excellent work life balance. The pace is slow, so the job is fairly low stress. The work is meaningful.

    Cons

    The security protocols in place create many road blocks, making it unnecessarily difficult to do your job effectively. Inovation and creativity are squashed here, despite what the CEO preaches from afar. No one has the ability to ever work from home. The job is very tedious and monotonous. The pace is SLOW with random urgency thrown in at times for unnecessary things. There is no training program for any department.... Changing roles in the company is difficult to do, so personal growth is challenging. Workload is not evenly distributed at all.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire a security consultant to create a more effective computer network.

    Curtiss-Wright2019-08-17
  6. "Mechanical Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -People, for the most part, were nice -A lot of internship events (can make a lot of good friends while interning here) -During the summer there are activities such as volleyball and basketball. -Close to the University of Pittsburgh

    Cons

    -Work can be spotty depending on how busy of a year it is. -Some mentors/managers are not the greatest

    Advice to Management

    -Try to give interns more work!

    Curtiss-Wright2019-07-29
  7. "Good stability"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - IT Specialist 

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    CW offers good stability and benefits

    Cons

    Pay is below the standard and it is very difficult to move up unless hired at a high position

    Curtiss-Wright2019-07-23
  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - EHS Coordinator in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Curtiss-Wright full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture Paid holidays No performance pressure Gives space for advancement

    Cons

    Little less communication Old working style

    Curtiss-Wright2019-07-02
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Run"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Pearland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Weekends off, flexible schedule is only plus

    Cons

    Terrible company with no morals. Manage is bad and it’s a “sink or swim environment “

    Advice to Management

    Offer management development classes because managers here do not know anything about the business and how to run it

    Curtiss-Wright2019-07-05
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Management does not care about you!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Cheswick, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curtiss-Wright full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some good people that make working there worth while.

    Cons

    Management only cares about their own careers, not their employees. It is very much watch your back. They will take you out any chance they get to save their own.

    Advice to Management

    Support, recognize, and stand behind your good employees.

    Curtiss-Wright2019-06-17
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