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GKN Aerospace ChemTronics Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • There are some nice people there (in 3 reviews)

  • The engineering group work very well together and they really enjoy there work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Bureaucratic upper management style prohibits large scale change within company (in 3 reviews)

  • Pay is bad and no room to advance to higher positions (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "GKN Values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations PC, Receiving and Dispatch Lead in Tallassee, AL
    Current Employee - Operations PC, Receiving and Dispatch Lead in Tallassee, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job for over 9 1/2 years , good people to work with.

    Cons

    Does not have a lot of opportunities to grow or move up.

    Advice to Management

    Be wise, Be fair , and always play as a TEAM. (Together Everyone Achieves More) (:


  2. "Sr. Quality Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly workforce with quality minded employees

    Cons

    Health Benefits not very good and no pension plan

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the pension plan from 2005


  3. "Sr Buyer/Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Diamond Bar, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Diamond Bar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good product. Good team. Long history of manufacturing

    Cons

    Outdated ERP. Out Dated mentality

    Advice to Management

    Plan on updating Computer software to today's standards


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  5. "Good Place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Setter in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Tool Setter in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    I don't have any thing bad to say about GKN


  6. "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This review is for the Santa Ana location only. Overall people in the office place are nice.

    Cons

    Lack of process and structure in the organisation. There is a major disconnect at the upper management level, objectives are not communicated downward. Lack of planning caused chaotic working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Create more robust process and procedure and improve communication.


  7. "Cheap company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Machinist in El Cajon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since they are cheap so there is no reason to come and work here.

    Cons

    Good get stolen from the Fridge in the break room and refer to cheap pay rate that result in getting your food stolen.

    Advice to Management

    Since all my comments are regarding pay rate so I recommend to watch that and take it in serious consideration.


  8. "Some what ok company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, not to difficult

    Cons

    Pay is bad and no room to advance to higher positions


  9. "Ten Years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician III *Chemical Milling Specialist in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Technician III *Chemical Milling Specialist in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GKN Aerospace ChemTronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a company that will hire a person with no experience so that they can gain experience to add to their resume.

    Cons

    There are some extremely hazardous working conditions that are not addressed by the poorly set up management systems.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes employees have ideas for improvement that are viable.


  10. "Quality Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Coordinator in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Coordinator in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, ample parking, decent pay

    Cons

    Fast pace, no cafeteria, weekend work, must hire via employment agency, weekly pay checks


  11. "Senior Supply Chain Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Cajon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent and supportive employees who will go the other mile if they respect the manager

    Cons

    Management is not people oriented. Sales and Individual goals are most importatnt

    Advice to Management

    Become people oriented. Treat employees with respect and they will do the work with less absenteeism and with more dedication


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