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"Esterline: better than most others"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

One of the few companies that still offers a real pension. They don't feel like they own you like some other companies do. They would never dream of bothering you when you are at home unlike other companies who have no compunction in calling you at 4AM in the morning.

Cons

The health insurance they offer is only good for catastrophic conditions. There are instances where senior management has very little knowledge of what people that work for them do.

Promotions are often given suddenly with no opportunity for peers to interview for the position and give rationale as to why they deserve the promotion.

Seniority within the firm seems to be rewarded with promotions. Sometimes this is wise but other times it seems like it's used as an excuse for upper management to not have to think too hard about who actually deserves the promotion and who is the most competent.

Advice to Management

Seniority does not necessarily impart competence. The Peter Principle is alive and well at Esterline.

Other Employee Reviews for Esterline

  1. "Esterline is a great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Product base, industry reputation, possibilities for advancement. Business units cover broad range of aerospace products, so there is always interesting places to consider working for.

    Cons

    Limited intercompany communication, difficult Corporate support in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate business units a little better, facilitate inter-departmental gatherings more frequently, allow Group Vice Presidetns to particpate in inter-company efforts.


  2. "A promising company that never realized it's potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director
    Former Employee - Marketing Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions, dynamic environment, challenging work assignments, good people and atmosphere. Average compensating and benefits. Most people are willing to lend a hand when you ask for help.

    Cons

    Obsession with quarterly financial performance trumps sound strategic business judgement, cumbersome bureaucracy stifles innovation, micro management, management operates in politicized cliques.

    Advice to Management

    The executive management must focus more on where the company is going within the fluid competitive landscape and dwell less on minutia.

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