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Hexcel Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Windsor, CO
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Windsor, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture for teamwork, and a very high emphasis on safety. Pay is decent, and the work is interesting.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts are difficult on family life

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have an open relationship with employees


  2. "engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    safety first; lots opportunities in the last few years.

    Cons

    growing too fast in recent years

  3. "Worth it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    They switched to 12 hr shifts which can really hurt home life


  4. "Back Stabbers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Most people are good

    Cons

    Long Hours with no extra pay
    No loyalty
    Bad management
    Bad Corporate leadership
    Bad Plant leadership

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people; don't lay off people 50+ at a time, especially when individuals save you over $1M (which you failed to recognize); don't lay off people weeks after losing a very close family member; don't make the decision to lay people off the same time they tell you their family member may be dying; have managers stand up for their people; don't lay people off weeks within getting vested in their 401(k)


  5. "supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hexcel full-time

    Pros

    great benefits and room to grow

    Cons

    very busy and fast pace


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Company Lacking Common Corporate Structure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hexcel full-time

    Pros

    The company is small, agile, fast paced, and highly competitive in production of raw composite material and engineered products. Employees are often challenged to be technical experts in their field and work outside of their job description, creating significant opportunities for technical growth.

    Cons

    Each site generally operates independently, and there is not a strong corporate connection to the company itself. Systems and processes are not common, making inter-plant interactions complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Establishing career plans for employees and development of special skills will aid in employee turnover


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great career for the long run."

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    Current Employee - Associate Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work here is not bad at all. You only work half the year. Also we get 7 days off Once a month! Schedule can be a bit challenging. We work days and nights as well as during the weekend depending on the shift you are on. These are 12hr shifts.

    Cons

    The challenges of working here is mainly the schedule. If you can be able to plan your family times around your days off then you should be okay.

    Advice to Management

    Management is okay. I would definitely say they are working to become a better department overall. Communication is definitely there but the actions to solving work problems can be a quite better than what we are seeing here.

  8. "Process Lead"

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    Former Employee - Process Lead in Casa Grande, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Lead in Casa Grande, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok company to work for short term, but only for the desperate. Ok benefits, company is doing well financially. Most people are friendly. No special talent or skills needed to maintain a job at Hexcel, so you can stay as long as you want without losing your job.

    Cons

    Pay is below market average. Management is not very good and is rude. I would avoid this company. If you can find work elsewhere, please work there. Most of the managers spend their days in meetings discussing the same topic over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make attainable goals.


  9. "Process Technician"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Burlington, WA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Burlington, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big break rooms, super clean/safe work environment

    Cons

    Management has no respect for employees, job security is absolutely AWFUL and training of new employees is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your employees. You have good workers come in and fire them for forgetting to tie their shoe in the morning. Eventually everyone will get fired


  10. "Hexcel"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loader in Seguin, TX
    Former Employee - Loader in Seguin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They promote from within. Very competitive pay. Management is good at communicating and is fair.

    Cons

    When first hired, you almost will always have to work on the irregular shifts.