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Esterline Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Brilliant place, Great people and really interesting work (in 6 reviews)

  • Most of the management team that blew up the culture that made this such a great place to work is gone (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management did not listen to my hiring manager and did not allow me to stay during the school year (in 5 reviews)

  • Complete lack of vision and way too much middle management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was a fantastic place to work. It may be again someday."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Operations in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Esterline full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The people that work in the Everett plant are fantastic.
    -Most of the management team that blew up the culture that made this such a great place to work is gone.

    Cons

    -A new management team is in place. Everett will be different in the future.
    -This location was used as a test bed for a Kaikaku. That experiment was partially successful. There will be ongoing waves of change at this location.

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your people.
    -Do things correctly the first time, at the beginning of projects.
    -Live up to the values you voice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was fun when smart and innovative people ran the engineering department. However, that time is gone."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Esterline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Early hours and flexible schedule. Also, workers care about their jobs.

    Cons

    Screaming and disrespectful program managers. Export compliance will eventually ruin the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent engineers.

  3. "The worst company i have ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid. Good place to grow.

    Cons

    Directors have no idea about rubber and they make the worst possible decisions to destroy Kirkhill. Some directors only know how to use excel but that is it. This company will drive you crazy if you know how to work with rubber because of the poor decisions of the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Tell you directors to learn how to work with rubber because they make HORRIBLE DECISIONS.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Platteville, WI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Platteville, WI

    I worked at Esterline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues with whom to work

    Cons

    Leadership not always on the same page


  5. "Positive but there can be an improvement"

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

    I have been working at Esterline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment that works for the team

    Cons

    Internal growth is not always available

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and promote the talent available


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay far away if you are a competent engineer..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Esterline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you can get hired it is a good place until you can find a better job, i.e. better than no job at all.

    Cons

    Management is not to be trusted. Listen to nothing they say only what they do. Product quality is a disgrace. These guys will greatly contribute to your fear of flying.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people who have engineered a $12 million dollar loss. Orange should be your new color.


  7. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esterline full-time

    Pros

    Esterline has great leadership with Curtis Reusser taking over ~4 years ago. He has a proven history at UTC utilizing the Toyota Production system and Policy Deployment to successfully deploy operational excellence.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Esterline (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lived close to the job.

    Cons

    Corporate environment....too many Directors that didn't know how the company even worked, or the product line.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on the Manufacturing Floor to actually learn about the product line and how the products are made. It will open your eyes and help you to better explain the company's products to Customers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No advancement in engineering role."

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Esterline full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, off every Fridays at 11:00 AM. Production staff was a great assist.
    This is a great place for new graduates, whose want get into the aerospace industry.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, and no guidance from experience engineers to solve manufacturing problems.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualify engineers and program managers to understand the situation at hands and future tasks.


  10. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Esterline (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Engineers helps production function well

    Cons

    Directors does not do anything, collect a big paycheck and let go of employees that actually work and contribute. Politically controlls HR to lay off good workers

    Advice to Management

    Change out Directors and Managers


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