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  1. "assembler/tester"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can braze ,solder, work with refrigeration, copper tubing ,have years of testing experience.30 years as an assembler , work well with others. follow directions as needed. I love my work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons I'm good at job and will be a great asset to any job I work at.the company I worked for in the past transferred me twice just to keep me .

    Advice to Management

    hire me you won't regret it. I will work hard for you


  2. "Negative Energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, stable company, Starbucks coffee

    Cons

    Negative, toxic environment, everyone is way too busy, hardly anyone socializes. Everyone's just racing against clock with a million things to do.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to make work more fun and pleasant. Schedule more dept lunches for employees to bond.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer I_ECS Department: Worked there full-time over a year."

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -great work experience out of college
    -work with new technologies, learned design and vapor compression systems..Awesome!!!
    -hand-on experience
    -great environment, not to much pressure and outstanding people...professional and talented from upper and lower management, cool-co-workers.
    -decent compensation.
    -overall: fun company culture and you will learn plenty.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and bureaucratic overhead.

    Advice to Management

    "Your team is only as good as your management." At the time of my tenure management was great. Meet with your team members and follow up with their given assignment but don't baby sit. Give good advice and say hello and good morning to your team and co-workers. Be a leader and not a push over.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Roger brown"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only when you have to.

    Cons

    Long Term Employee lack of knowlege of outside world

    Advice to Management

    Support new employees for new work ideas


  5. "Average run-of-the-mill defense company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good sr mgmt. Solid experience through the defense cycles, knows how to make good decisions and hold their ground. Meggitt's acqusition and financial management is held at bay for the most part but is now beginning to leak through.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Sub standard engineers. Very few challenging engineering opportunities. Unfortunate old-boys-club. Salary is average for industry but below average for locale. Focus is on quarterly bookings and inventory turns, not on satisfying the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Satisfy the customer, satisfy the engineer.


  6. "Enjoyed working there until economy died..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Test Engineer in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Test Engineer in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the coolest projects I've ever worked on.

    Cons

    Work hard, stay late, same pay. In software department Americans are minority


  7. "great opportunity for entry level candidates"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meggitt Defense Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great experience out of college
    - cool systems to work on
    - work with top primes in the industry
    - hands on experience

    Cons

    -upward mobility sluggish
    -susceptible to govt budget issues

    Advice to Management

    awesome group of professionals!!! keep up the good work!!!!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Extreme politics. Poor management vision."

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    Former Employee - Contracts in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Contracts in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building. Gym in building. Co-workers very nice. Lots of long term employees.

    Cons

    Much bureaucratic overhead. Engineers are so-so; most took a job there because they didn't have many other offers.


  9. "review headline"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large defense contractor with locations nationwide and world wide. Travel opportunities. Location is great for orange county commuting. Has a small company feeling. The projects are for training military. This makes the company less tied to the business cycles of defense and whims of congress.

    Cons

    Intercom announcements 20 times a day. Nobody has a pager or a cell phone

    Advice to Management

    turn off the intercom. it is distracting your engineers and causes low moral. Need to better estimate your engineer's abilities. Some can do more, some have more than they can handle. Need to keep training your engineers for future tech. Need to upgrade to the latest tech. Need to expand business into other application areas.


  10. "Good place to work. Alot of people are working on making it a great place."

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    Current Employee - Director in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable industry with a challenging environment, if you take it upon yourself to push forward.

    Cons

    Vision may not always be clear. Great place to do your research and voice your findings. Who knows you may be able to influence the direction by knowing all the necessary research and information in your specific niche.

    Advice to Management

    Continue updating the company and increasing their awareness of the direction. Increase the talks with all employees. It should decrease the amount of mumering from the naysayers. Eliminating the ability of the naysayers to speculate would be easy by informing the whole company of the good and the bad. Eventually they wouldnt have anything to speculate on.


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