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Esterline Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Curtis Reusser
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  • Upper management did not listen to my hiring manager and did not allow me to stay during the school year (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Esterline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Needed a more lean approach.


  9. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits offered; efficient production through Lean 5S

    Cons

    Pay is low for the aerospace field

    Advice to Management

    Competitive pay would reduce the high turnaround


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Production manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people philosophy throughout the company

    Cons

    Upper management should be completely changed out they are making 100000-200000 salary and conducting meetings but does not do any work. People who work 11-30 dollars an hour are getting laid off to save managements job.

    Advice to Management

    Take a pay cut less greed. Hire and keep more people that actually work.


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