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"It's a little better than being unemployed, a place to ride out the tight economy."

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Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Airborne Systems North America full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There are a few genuinely good people at this company. Some product lines are quite unique and the work can be interesting.

Cons

I'm an employee in very good standing here and I realize what I'm about to say will make me sound disgruntled but the truth is....

Very poorly developed company processes and procedures result in regular snafu's. Getting inventory moved requires an act of God, manufacturing/engineering communication is horrendous (by design) and there is no motivation to improve the scenario because upper management is consumed with profit margin and doesn’t want to "rock the boat".

 Combine this environment with a very punitive "kick down - kiss up" management style at the executive level and basically the staff becomes the scapegoat for the crisis of the day....most days. It's all about who's to blame and never about isolating the cause and correcting it so the scenario doesn’t repeat. Week after week the same issues occur as a result of broken internal systems but there is zero desire (or funding) made available to fix things in spite of very healthy profits.

Advice to Management

Focus on fixing your internal systems because when the current boom in business wanes, you won't be able to absorb inefficient operating practices by virtue of a high profit margin.

Other Employee Reviews for Airborne Systems North America

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Like a college girlfriend, good enough for about a year, but not even close to long term material."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Related in Pennsauken, NJ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Related in Pennsauken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Exciting product line. Interesting people. Some of the people truly care. You can usually spot them with their head down, life drained.

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management. Absolutely no room for growth. Zero employee development. This company is run by Finance overlords. Avoid it like the plague!!!

    Advice to Management

    Start firing people at the top of the salary heap and don't stop until you've reached the shop floor.


  2. "Good company, great products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Airborne Systems North America full-time

    Pros

    Lots to learn, product upgrades constantly making it difficult to be bored.

    Cons

    Most people are not engaged, and they would express their discomfort out load, unfortunately nothing gets done about it.

    Advice to Management

    Do not ignore signs of disengagement at work. It affects productivity at all levels and if left unattended it spreads to other employees.

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