Woodward - Santa Clarita, CA: Confused planning so things have to get done last minute most of the time. | Glassdoor
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"Santa Clarita, CA: Confused planning so things have to get done last minute most of the time."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Woodward full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good compensation and chance to work at other departments

Cons

1) Bad planning so things come up last minute and people have to run around to put out fires by working a lot and not getting paid for over time (if salaried)
2) Finger pointing and red tape and politics are pretty bad here
3) Constant paging people overhead gets distracting and loud
4) Sexism in some areas are audible
5) Bottom line dictates managers' decisions and canceling of the holiday shutdown (between Christmas and New Year's day)

Advice to Management

Try more to encourage teamwork and work-life balance

Other Employee Reviews for Woodward

  1. "Large corporation with a small company feel"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Project Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Project Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodward full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    company views employees as a family, not workers. refers to employees as members and managers as leaders. company believes in profit sharing with employees. company motto is to split earnings between shareholders and members. each division is relatively small within the larger corporation, giving individual employees a lot of responsibilities, a definite pro if you want to be a big fish in a small pond. also the corporation has an excellent benefits program

    Cons

    because the company grows by acquiring new businesses and placing them within its existing divisions, there are a lot of clashings of cultures between divisions even though it is all one relatively small umbrella company


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    "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Skokie, IL
    Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woodward as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, nice work space for a manufacturing company

    Cons

    Company seemed to be struggling, not the brightest coworkers

    Advice to Management

    You need smarter people who understand industrial engineering techniques to improves processes and create efficient lines. I watched mechanical and electrical engineers trying to figure out how to plan a new line. It was embarrassing for them, they had no idea what they were doing.


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