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Kaman Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. "Industrial maintenance mechanic field service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Kaman is a solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Corporate Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Everett, WA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small, growing aerospace engineering and design firm, Global Aerosystems acquired by Kaman in 2012.

    Cons

    Only engineering services division of organization.


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  5. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    Salary low; career advancement slim


  6. "Body artist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good team of people
    Fun working environment
    Free admission into park

    Cons

    Poor communication in body art
    Customers are mean
    Working out in the elements

    Advice to Management

    Don't always think because you're getting money from a customer that the verbal abuse the employee goes through is worth it.


  7. "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - QE Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - QE Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential for improvement in systems

    Cons

    Management changes cause employee conflict


  8. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers and teamwork. Good benefit plan

    Cons

    Weak management and lack of respect for employees

    Advice to Management

    Respect and reward your employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Company Poor Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Usually they don't screw you every single day...

    Cons

    Bait and switch philosophy. Crummy benefits. Do more with less company. No long term vision. Management is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Speak in real English. Enough with the false promises and platitudes. Pay your people. Respect your people. Do SOMETHING.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Inspection"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspection in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Inspection in Bloomfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    posting for jobs was easy

    Cons

    management has no sense of their employees, nor loyalty to them.

    Advice to Management

    get behind your workers or you might end up managing no one.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place for Long Term Career if you're dedicated and know how to work hard - They will reward you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Runs like a small startup at the branch level from operational standpoint but offers greater security given the resources leveraged from Kaman. Steady resources and proven business model

    Cons

    Culture around computer and technical tools usage and IT issues seem to be stuck in the 80's. A culture of fear is applied from Corporate in this regard.

    Advice to Management

    Technology enables good business, it is not the enemy. Encourage your team to participate in social media and engage with their closest customers.


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