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Kaman Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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Kaman Chairman, President, and CEO Neal J. Keating
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  1. "Not the best, not the worst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    - Great company culture

    Cons

    - Dim outlook on career path
    - Compensation mediocre

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to your employees, help them in finding their career path
    - Stop showing favoritism to potential future "good ol' boys"


  2. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    Free Daily Lunch for employees

    Cons

    Poor Management and no direction.

  3. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast faced environment with a friendly blue and white collar staff. Fellow engineers always willing to help. Solid body of work.

    Cons

    Very much a good old boys club environment. Middle and upper management often chosen not based on experience but simply because they were the next in line.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the good old boys club, promote from the ranks based on worth.


  4. "bearing and PT Division of dist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Light work load and little supervision

    Cons

    Division is shrinking, need to rethink strategy

    Advice to Management

    restore inventory and become tranparent


  5. "The type of company where the reserved executive parking is closer to the building than the handicapped parking..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package
    Large organization
    Nice Cafeteria

    Cons

    Terrified of Change
    Old School Mentality
    Management has zero trust in employees
    Stuffy work environment

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the trust in your employees, get out of the old school mentality that a body in a seat is more important than productivity; look at what your competitors offer their employees and be competitive.

    Kaman Response

    Aug 1, 2017 – Human Resources

    We regret that your experience with Kaman has not been a totally positive one. We are committed to empowering our people, which you can see highlighted in our 2016 Annual Report... More


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours when needed

    Cons

    Need more resourses. Management doesnt trust anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Floor Management need to listen to the people about the processes


  7. "DON'T WORK HERE!"

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    Former Employee - Fluid Power Technician in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Fluid Power Technician in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    They pay you $18/hr and the other two techs $27/hr.

    Cons

    Horrible management, Unsafe work environment, under the table deals, steal, zero morales and ethics. Very clickish, "good ol' boy's", only care about the bottomline and zero career advancement unless you threaten and or quit. BEWARE!

    Advice to Management

    Get some real ones!

  8. "Industrial maintenance mechanic field service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwright in Sharon, PA
    Former Employee - Millwright in Sharon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits great hours good life work balance

    Cons

    High costs of health insurance


  9. "Continously Improving"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    the company continuously looks into opportunities for improvement and actively engages staff in decision making

    Cons

    volatile industry therefore unstable for some positions


  10. "Kaman is a solid company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, decent benefits, stable

    Cons

    As with all large co's, can get lost in the shuffle unless you find a way to keep yourself visible. Work hard and consistent.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry to see the pension go away


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