Erickson - The 1st 15 years were great! it's been all down hill since the take over by Udo Reider! | Glassdoor
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"The 1st 15 years were great! it's been all down hill since the take over by Udo Reider!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Central Point, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Central Point, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people, great product, travel the world, work is exciting and fun.

Cons

! the culture has changed to take from the employee's and give to the portland senior management team. the senior team continues to fly 1st class no matter how broke the company is. they have done nothing but take from the employee, longevity bonus', 401k, the company can't survive with the current management. they spend millions trying to sell a/c while the operations dept pays for it. then when operations get slow they have to cut back and lay off. Who moves a corporate office 300 miles from it's core? they really have no clue what makes Erickson Air Crane tick! nor do they seem to want to.

Advice to Management

listen to the people (employees) that made this company great.

Other Employee Reviews for Erickson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic employees but poorly managed."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Central Point, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Central Point, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Erickson has a awesome product and the people that fly and maintain it are world class. I have never worked with a more dedicated group of employees.

    Cons

    Erickson was a great company before it was sold to a private equity firm and staffed with senior managers who knew nothing about the business and didn't care to learn. Profitablity is even worse than morale.

    Advice to Management

    Return to our hedgehog - what are we passionate about? Flying the S-64. What drives our revenue engine? Flying the S-64. What can we be the best in the world at? Flying the S-64. Manufacture is your dream, not ours.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "sr management ability to have solid strategy = below average & poor communication toward employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Central Point, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Central Point, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    long term employees are great and love their work - they know the helicopter in & out. we built the company for years and have been successful at operating the aircraft and repairing parts. lots of pride in work

    Cons

    sr mgt team doesn't get it. their pay seems more important than employees. Communication to Central Point is haphazard or seems "filtered" - this is part of the really low morale in the ranks. culture has changed down with recent direction and try to be public. lots of turnover at Portland office. recently benefits keep getting cut. lots of spending for "show" not getting the job done

    Advice to Management

    dont build aircraft on spec - follow industry standards with progress payments (a "best practice") so we can buy needed equipment, etc. world class companies recognize and value ALL employees - give it a try

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