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Hexcel Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  1. "Past Employee Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Friendly working environment. Great working conditions. Management listens to the employees. Great hourly job promotional opportunities for the hourly employee population.

    Cons

    There are few growth opportunities for salaried employees. It is quite difficult for hourly employees to be promoted into salaried jobs.


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Electrician/Electronic Technician in Casa Grande, AZ
    Current Employee - Electrician/Electronic Technician in Casa Grande, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible management. Laid back work atmosphere. Opportunities do exist more production operators to learn more jobs and area of plant.

    Cons

    High Healthcare deductibles. Must be met. If yuou do night like a alternative work schedule. Not place for you. Jobs can become repetition after a while. Lot on on your feet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. "Gotta be committed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hexcel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very challenging environment, toughens you up and helps your decision making abilities on the run.

    Cons

    The company thinks it should be your life.

    Advice to Management

    None, we have had goof and bad so would have to know


  4. "Experience depends on the manager"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hexcel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool field of work; decent salary

    Cons

    HR is lacking; profit above all else

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees and their well-being


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best, but not the worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hexcel full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at Hexcel and the people I got to work with. The benefits and pay were probably the best I have seen in the Salt Lake Valley.

    Cons

    Turned into a good ole boy club, deserving people not being promoted or selected for positions they applied. HR controlled too much of the daily employee interaction. Micro management became the norm over time.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the micro management because you have really good people that give everything to the company. Take care of your folks and listen to their inputs.


  6. "Not the worst"

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    Former Employee - Laminator in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Laminator in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work place environment. Good training. Very interesting work. Management tries to be considerate.

    Cons

    Got laid-off with 2 days notice. Lots off secrets. Not open and honest with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give more than 2 days notice. It's expected I give you two weeks if I want to quit.

    Wages should be discussed openly. I made more than very long term employees. I didn't complain, but did discuss it with coworkers.


  7. "Slow but steady"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hexcel full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, and good work environment. Variety between office and shop floor. Many holiday pay days as well.

    Cons

    Work is stagnant, and new contracts are slow to materialize. Most projects are driven by on going manufacturing issues in the form of defects, but nothing ground breaking.

    Advice to Management

    Push harder to allow innovation, and work with contracts to pull in new work. Many ideas stall out without support or backing from further up.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Global manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Professional in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Technical Professional in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product line ranging from carbon fiber to prepreg to part production for Boeing, Airbus, Spirit, Orbital ATK, Bell etc. New plant and existing plant growth (22+ plants globally) has been very good and there are some very knowledgeable good people there.

    Cons

    HEXCEL has had heavy growth thanks to Airbus and a good product But salaries are consistently lower than the industry regardless of the job and location around the world and there is no desire to rectify it.
    People are forced to work overtime whether hourly or salary as more work and projects are assigned to an already over burdened workforce. But HEXCEL has historically and repeatedly not wanted to hire more people when they are unsure of the European economy especially since this is a highly technical and specialized industry.
    HEXCEL implemented IT solutions 7-8 yrs to facilitate Office Communicator conference calls globally internally and externally to reduce travel costs and time.
    Unfortunately something was lost without the occasional face to face.
    - Maintaining relationships and building relationships which brings Trust
    - Accountability ensuring that the persons on the other side completely understand and will honor their commitments
    - Providing support and training and ensuring the support is compatible and understandable to the benefactor regardless of country and language
      - this means verifying the best people who really need the support and training are receiving it
    HEXCEL became a "matrix" management organization which means you can and will have a solid line chain of command 1 direction PLUS a dotted line chain of command that is just as important. This adds to the increased workload plus also makes it more difficult getting things organized, completed and understand ding which boss has priority!

    Advice to Management

    HEXCEL makes good product and will always attract new employees and customers.
    But knowing the salaries are lower than the industry standard regardleas of the job and country demonstrates a lack of respect for the employees.
    Company Christmas parties, picnics and finally implementing an employee stock purchase plan does not make up for low salaries, lower than cost of living increases and increased workloads.
    And being a Matrix management organization this slows the process to get things completed plus knowing which boss and group has priority. I believe those dotted and solid lines still add to the lack of accountability and trust.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with growth challenges"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and people are nice to work with Good technology solutions for analysis and strong work load Wide selection of plants

    Cons

    Communication with employees and preferential treatment of some employees by management. Managers are oblivious to their preferential treatment and can be defensive when questioned


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Hexcel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent as a contractor. Friendly people, Lunch was brought in lots for the projects I worked on.

    Cons

    Older buildings, chemical smell outside and in some buildings


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