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Derco Aerospace Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Great company fresh out of college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance

    Cons

    No room for personal growth or advancement within the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assoc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Derco Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Derco creates a goal oriented environment that strives on training. They also ensure that employees are compensated for hard work.

    Cons

    The Site was a contractual environment that lacked stability. There were some work processes need improvement to lean out the process.

    Advice to Management

    Include hourly employees from each department when leaning out the process.

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Derco Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People were nice to work with and benefit were fairly good comparing to other companies.

    Cons

    Was under Sikorsky and now under Lockheed. Directions were set by parent company.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    OK, place to work, pay sucks but co workers are decent.

    Cons

    Management are a bunch of idiots who have their heads up their Butts. Butt kissers are promoted and the real workers are left behind. The CEO is the best example of this!

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and see who is really doing the work and let them know you know. Hint: it is not the one who is under your desk. This goes for management all the way to the top!


  5. "Great company, great people. LOVE MY JOB!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Derco Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Awesome culture, great employee engagement.

    Cons

    none! Derco is a great place to work


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Unethical Company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being part of UTC the benefits are great!

    Cons

    Favoritism, Management not qualified for positions they are in, ethics are thrown out the window.... extravagant entertainment of foreign military personnel to gain business; violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The DIALOG Ombudsman program of UTC is of no use.

    Advice to Management

    No one can have respect for unethical management.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "was once a decent place to work but now it is just plain unethical"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Operations in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Derco Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    usually dress code is casual. and you don't have to work hard - just play the game and you'll be just fine.

    Cons

    this place has so many ethical problems including FBI investigations (seriously, 2 in the last 3 years that we know of). favoritism is the company policy and i have never seen a place with such inept managers who immediately blame the non-management employees for all the problems. it's so bad because the people who do good work and never miss a day are taken advantage of while management's little buddies get a free pass. i never trust anyone in this building.

    Advice to Management

    please quit.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be a good place to work, now not so much."

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Derco Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Modified Work Schedules
    Paid Time Off
    Some Opportunity for Domestic and World Travel

    Cons

    Pathetic raises - Every year is supposedly a record year in profits, yet there just isn't enough in the raise/bonus pool. I am sure someone there is getting compensated.
    Terrible Communication - Don't expect to know what is going on around here until after the fact.
    Very Clicky - If you are not in one you are definately on the outside.
    Poor and under qualified management - Do not expect support.
    No opportunity for advancement - even with multiple layoffs a year there are never any opportunities to advance.
    ACE/Lean - This is over used to a point where it is taking away from actual work/production time.
    ITC - So restrictive you can't perform your job effectively
    Poor Ethics - Trade violations, Fake invoicing to US Govt - Really....What a Joke

    Advice to Management

    Grow a spine and go to bat for the people working here in Milwaukee. Don't let politics and corporate dictate everything at this location. Try managing for once.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Will the last person remaining turn off the lights?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Derco Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place if you have never worked anywhere else and are a member of the boy's club.

    Cons

    No direction or vision. Suffocation from corporate bosses. Constant rounds of layoffs. HR seems to run company and make decisions for management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to bring in smart outsiders and dump the dead wood and dinosaurs. Break the group think paradigm.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, comfortable working environment, casual almost every day.

    Cons

    Just about everything else, company politics.


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