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GKN Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Good working environment with good people and good benefits provided (in 19 reviews)

  • Safe and comfortable work environment in which you will have the feeling of being part of a family (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work life balance at times (in 10 reviews)

  • The upper management team is the worst I ever worked for (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "A soap opra that pays"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Emporium, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Emporium, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GKN full-time

    Pros

    the pay is good when you get hired, co-workers make the job better.

    Cons

    no work-life balance, drama drama drama, no chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Get some one as supervisor that cares for the people that make you money it helps.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GKN full-time

    Pros

    pay pay pay pay pay

    Cons

    most everything is bad there

    Advice to Management

    get a new job

  3. "Seven days a week work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GKN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good but you work for it. Seven days a week in some areas of the plant.

    Cons

    Management is blind to what needs to happen on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time on the production floor instead of in a meeting.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Drain the Swamp"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many good people still work here. Too bad they are impeded from being successful.

    Cons

    Work/life balance.
    Compensation/benefits (my vote for worst in all of aerospace)
    Leadership that is more concerned with the balance sheet than customers, safety, people, maintenance, IT, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Running a business is more than making sales or profit.
    Behave like it or GKN Aerospace will continue to decline.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work. Pay could be better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Newton, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Newton, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, reimbursement program for school and room for advancing.

    Cons

    We don’t pay our skilled operations people enough to keep them from going elsewhere. Sad because right now everyone is having problems finding any kind of technical help. Wish they would expand on their apprenticeship programs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people who “do more” what they are worth so that we keep our technically minded people.

    Don’t think that a guy with a 4 year degree is going to walk in and immediately be profitable for your company


  6. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Is a Good Company to work

    Cons

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  7. "North America Aerospace - It’s about time!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leadership
    Former Employee - Leadership
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GKN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are still very good people who are capable and wants to do the right thing. They need to be empowered by good leaders.

    Cons

    The Company needs to continue to “Clean House”. Previous comments about “rank and yank” culture needs to change, at least until after its applied to the senior leadership teams. The HR system is also broken and is clearly influenced by senior leaders and of course the final outcome. Internal audit is a joke and the recent revelations speaks louder than words...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Bring in new leaders who truly want to do the right thing!

  8. "Steady work but pay not great."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Newton, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Newton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GKN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, 4x4 schedule. Nice work schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is not that good. Takes many years to reach top level pay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "used to be a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Tallassee, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Tallassee, AL

    I have been working at GKN (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    job security, nice people, convenient to larger cities

    Cons

    stressful, pressured to work long hours and weekends, Peers are dropping like flies

    Advice to Management

    pay more to attract full time employees, contract employees bring morale down


  10. "Administrative Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GKN full-time

    Pros

    People were great. Loved what I did

    Cons

    Promotions from within more often

    Advice to Management

    Think about promoting from within


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