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Erickson Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2020

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3.0
47%
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33%
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Erickson Interim Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cool projects, great people and a new way to help the world(in 6 reviews)

  • "Tracked aircraft and studied or did classworkwhen no one was flying(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Heavy debt burden; churning within senior management level; don't live their values(in 5 reviews)

  • "Poor management unable to guide the company in an unstable industry(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Proactive Organization"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Erickson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are the best!

    Cons

    The organization has some cultural challenges resulting from the integration of Evergreen Helicopters and legacy aircraft fleet -- but, there's positive movement in a future at the organization -- it's just slow.

    Erickson2019-09-11
  2. "Technical Writers - Beware"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Central Point, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Erickson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of great people and even better friends. The Technical Publications department is a little clicky and disorganized.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and dishonesty. For as long as I can remember they've been bringing in contractors by promising better deals than what are given in the end. The higher-ups don't have the techncal knowledge to help hire the right people so just anyone off the street is brought in. if you get contacted about joining the conversion project with the possibility of remote work don't do it. They will have you go to Medford and attend meetings way more than they'll tell you up front - and it will lkely be at your expense.

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    Advice to Management

    You should try being honest and up front with people. The reason you're having to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to convert your manuals right now is because the head of your department does everything last minute and doesn't have the knowledge to hire the right people. It's extremely wasteul and not a good look for the company.

    Erickson2020-01-23
  3. "Good company, improving"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Erickson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good leadership now, but financial situation is still recovering from BK and many requirements can not be met.

    Cons

    Financial situation is causing harm to employee moral

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the ambition for the company 10 yrs from now and focus on what is needed to attain a healthy organization that can grow.

    Erickson2019-11-16
  4. "Good pay but bad management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Central Point, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Erickson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is not bad for the area but the mandatory overtime will burn you out.

    Cons

    Long hours Poor management Zero home / work balance

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and less about your public profile.

    Erickson2019-10-26
  5. "Exciting time"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Erickson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Quality people who have stuck around through recent hardship. The current employees embody the values of hard work and dedication to the mission. Unique offerings - not many other operators can provide the full spectrum of aircraft capabilities, manufacturing, and support that Erickson can. This leads to loyal customers and constant interest by companies to partner with Erickson.

    Cons

    The organization continues to undergo a transformative phase. Change is always hard on employees and the amount of change that has occurred recently has created a lack of unity and clarity throughout the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts to improve communications both across and up and down the organization's divisions and departments. Become better at sharing vision/plans/objectives and explaining how the organizational structure will enable their achievement.

    Erickson2019-09-15
  6. "Working at Erickson"

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    Current Employee - Sales Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Erickson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly and care a lot about the company

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication from management

    Erickson2019-09-11
  7. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Erickson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool projects, great people and a new way to help the world. I really like it here.

    Cons

    Sometimes the FAA can be a bit of a drag on projects, but we actually have a really great relationship with them.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you implement your plans and make the changes needed to progress.

    Erickson2019-09-10
  8. "Good Culture-Lots of Changes"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Erickson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product and sales strategy for the end customer

    Cons

    Revolving door and a lot of senior leadership changes

    Erickson2019-06-06
  9. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Erickson full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, industry leader, job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Upper management should listen to employees more.

    Erickson2018-12-16
  10. "Antiquated, Not Innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Erickson full-time

    Pros

    Working on life-saving, impressive helicopters which did what no other machine could do in the world

    Cons

    Company systems were antiquated, dogmatic, with little to no innovation

    Advice to Management

    Bring Erickson into this century by making a large investment in modernizing everything

    Erickson2018-10-08
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