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Héroux Devtek Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "floor managment is terrible should replace"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of overtime to work if you like

    Cons

    poor floor management cut to many corners to ship product

    Advice to Management

    floor management should be replaced. French-canadians do not listen to employees to better job


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't make long term plans"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a nice park with a basketball court across the street and a good BBQ place for lunch nearby.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized and everybody manages that situation by being defensive. Heroux Devtek has some brilliant people working for them, but none of those people have been sent to Strongsville (or Springfield). Production at both sites is managed with an excel spreadsheet. When I was there, they employed one full time inspector, which lead to many parts being sent outside for processing that were out of spec. Instead of having the parts returned for machining, they'd want to blame the processing vendor (plating, for example). You can imagine the attitude of the vendors after constantly being blamed for things they didn't do. In house, machine operators and the one inspector were pressured to pass parts and sign off inspection reports without inspecting (sometimes even seeing) the parts by a screaming operations manager who is only in that position because his wife's parents owned the company before Heroux acquired it. If you're even vaguely familiar with aerospace, you know how absurd this is. It really make no sense why a company like Heroux continues to employ this person. Other areas of management (ie - purchasing) seem to have learned their business acumen from watching daytime tv dramas. While I was there, the turnover was huge. Most people were talking about their interviews at other companies. Everybody, at all levels, hated their job. From the looks of the other reviews, not much has changed in the past 2 years. This might be a good place to be an intern. It'll look good on a resume. If you're a seasoned pro, stay away. Cancel the interview. I gave 2 stars to "career opportunities" because, with so much turnover, you'll probably get decent exposure to different parts of the business.

    Advice to Management

    The hockey jerseys were cute. Maybe you'll get to keep it after you get fired for failing an FAA audit.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Be very wary"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Strongsville, OH
    Current Employee - Finance in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, nice people

    Cons

    Long hours and unreasonable workload, low pay. They hire in people with experience to clean up messes, and as soon as they are caught up, they let them go. Someone else mentioned unethical, and I would have to agree. They don't appreciate their employees, especially if you are not Canadian. To them, everyone is expendable so the turnover is high, and when half the company is new at their jobs, it is very difficult to run smoothly. People are fighting all the time because they are overworked and burned out. I was told the job was flexible and had plenty of time off, but there were so many restrictions you could never take it.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't control turnover, you will never have anyone trained long enough to do their job well. Nobody is happy there, the morale can't get any lower.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Unethical is putting it lightly!!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overtime is available if you want it. Quitting is a better use of your time though. I had to have a 20 word minimum so I wrote this, and this is better than anything at HDI.

    Cons

    Most unprofessional place I have ever set foot in, the behaviors and stuff I would hear among employees were unbelievable to say the least. Managers, supervisors and some employees would yell and degrade everyone below them to the point where they would make employees cry. They would criticize you for not doing a job correctly and yet refuse to properly “train” you to begin with, training does not exist. They show you how to do something one time and expect you to be an expert at it, and if you DARE ask for help they make you feel beyond stupid for even asking by yelling at you, degrading you and short of literally telling you that you’re stupid. Some of the employees that “train” you will blame you for their mistakes (because they “never” make mistakes), if you are new expect to be blamed for doing something you can prove you did not do and even after you have shown you were not the offender, they could care less. In fact, the person who trains you will IMMEDIATELY go to their “supervisor” and tell them what you did wrong instead of give you constructive criticism, or show you how to do it in the first place. The supervisor will automatically believe them without knowing any facts but theirs, you have no idea what you supposedly did, nor a chance to “correct” it because that is how they run things. The most unethical thing I ever overheard at Strongsville HDI, was that an employee altered the pressure during testing on a part in order to label it as a “pass” so they can get their money. The employee flat out admitted he altered the pressure right in front of the buyer and two supervisors because he felt pressured to get it to pass. This incident got hidden from all of the upper management, HR, and some employees. This incident should have called for immediate termination of the employee, and notified the government on what transpired with one of their landing gear parts, but as far as I know they are clueless. It is SCARY that HDI even has contracts with Boeing and the government, and yet they are allowing critical parts to be rushed through its process in order to get their money. There were countless parts that were getting tagged because of the fact that they were rushing stuff so they can get paid. Landing gear parts should NEVER be rushed let alone falsely altering testing in order to get it to pass!
    The sad thing is the so-called “HR” department knows all the problems that continually occur but refuse to fix it, as a matter of fact they are part of the problem because of the behavior they condone. I would hear about who was going to be “let go” before the person in question ever saw it coming, because the HR would tell one person and that person told another, and so on. Nothing you say to the HR department is ever confidential, because they have no problem sharing it with everyone else. There is more drama and cliques at “HDI” than a middle school, therefore do not trust anyone, anything you say gets held against you or told to the next person and the next person…..trust me! They have favorites, and those “favorites” can literally get away with ANYTHING, and I do mean anything, sexual harassment, discrimination, you name it. If you have the skill-set to work for an aerospace firm take your talents anywhere else, HDI is a lost cause.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Dissappointing"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Logistics in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much to say about this employer

    Cons

    Vacations are non consistent with what the policy manual states!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages based on performance.


  6. "Other reviews are right the managers are two face and will get you fired for no reason"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, hours, some of the people are really cool

    Cons

    Managers lie to HR to get you fired over assumptions. Without talking to you about stuff they run out of the HR office like cowards. If you have applied for a staff agency called Aerotek. They may try to get you a job here but don't accept it. You will be told it's ok to listen to music while working and allowed to text people. They use that later on as an excuse. Also, they use the poor worker excuse when you've done everything. That was given to you each day. No training whatsoever either. People will claim they will help you then bail and hide somewhere. The shipping guys are the best to work around. Nothing bad to say about them.

    Advice to Management

    Fire some of your managers who have ruined peoples lives screwing them out of a job


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Don't Believe Them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Héroux Devtek full-time

    Pros

    There is a nice park across the street where you can go to get your sanity back.

    Cons

    Upper management is only worried about looking good. They make sure they take all the credit when something goes right and have plenty of people to blame when things go wrong. They lie to every hire. Don't expect to do the job they describe, or have any say in how anything will be done. They want you so they can blame their mistakes on you.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "You have room to grow, as long as you play the politics game."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PC Tech in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - PC Tech in Arlington, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good office staff, good company policy. Upper management was friendly and warm towards most employees and would attempt to assist with any issues or questions that would arise.

    Cons

    There were shop employees whom were making less after working their for 10 years then some of the newcomers who had barely been there for 2. Raises are based on increases in cost of living, not necessarily based on merit, or company review. More negative reinforcement rather then positive reinforcement.

    Advice to Management

    Unless you are senior management you don't hear much about Gilles Labbe. But he would come site to site and was always very friendly, and encouraging.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Aerospace and Defense Companies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Héroux Devtek full-time

    Pros

    There is not shortage of challenges.

    Cons

    They most often operate below skeletal conditions with staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Actually believe in your 5 R's for all employees, not just for those from Montreal. If you do, you truly could be a global leader, otherwise you will continue to alienate persons from other regions that will feel that they can not achieve success because they are not French-Canadian.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Place I have ever worked"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Héroux Devtek full-time

    Pros

    Free parking,casual attire for office people.

    Cons

    As other reviews have stated, the French Canadian Management is horrendous! Mgmnt makes unattainable goals and when workers can't make these impossible goals, they are fired. Office personnel work a ridiculous amount of overtime and get no thanks/no pay. There is NO training.Everything is tracked by manually updated excel spreadsheets. Do NOT consider applying at HDI unless you want to be miserable.

    Advice to Management

    HR should have a backbone and straighten out or fire the Managers that abuse employees, starting at the top in Strongsville.


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