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Meggitt Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  • But to upper management they let the shop employees take the hit (in 13 reviews)

  • This means that there is very little work life balance outside of the higher echelons within Meggitt (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Shipping"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were fair. And every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Management from the top to bottom does not have a clue. They use a bandaid method. They don't listen to the employee, for they have a degree and dumber than a box of rocks. Plus they can't do the job. They don't even come out to see how things go through the plant. But to upper management they let the shop employees take the hit. Shame on the Meggitt office for letting these people run there business into the grown.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the jobs of you employees before you open you mouth and try to lead. The price of paper you have is only paper. Learn your job in the real world. Baltimore management need to go from the top all the way to supervision.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    there is nothing I can say that is good about that hell hole. I am sorry I wasted so much time there.

    Cons

    the company does not seem to care if their employees stay or go. when I left, there was two people in the room besides myself. all thru the interview not once was I asked why I was leaving (after 20 years of working for the company). What does tell you?

    Advice to Management

    management should pay more attenation to what their employees have to say as to what is making them leave. all I can say is "good luck" to the employees!!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Crucible"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Erlanger, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt full-time

    Pros

    Medical / Dental benefits are fair.
    Salary and 401 (k) are good (hourly worker wages are another story)
    Meggitt as a company has robust Health & Safety, Environmental, and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
    The NKY facility has many composite technologies to learn about.

    Cons

    This is not a characterization of Meggitt as a company, but a review of the NKY facility only.
    Pitiful communication
    No training / skill building programs
    Poorly paid operators and technicians
    Dangerously low morale plant-wide
    Work culture is unpleasant and degrading
    Management is not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't recommend"

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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

    I have been working at Meggitt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some people are helpful and work as a team

    Cons

    Management needs to learn how to be a leader insure training skills are offered. They waste too much time on meetings and old school yelling and making people feel useless. The turnover is high and will only get worse

    Advice to Management

    Learn Management skills as your supposed to set the example


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good company with poor management - DON'T DO IT!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt full-time

    Pros

    Acceptable salaries and benefits are OK. Roll over vacation time and some sick time.

    Cons

    Miami location is managed by an iron fist. No training to speak of unless you count running by and shooting something at you verbally that needs to be done. If there are hurdles out of your control, it doesn't matter. You stink as an employee. You feel like you have no worth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage with positive reinforcement and develop your employees.
    Don't expect people to know how Meggitt works the minute they walk in. Miami is so negative and condescending to their employees no matter how hard they try. Too bad PLC in the UK hasn't caught on to it. PLC has a great vision and seems to value their employees. Miami needs a total overhaul!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Head hunter for management mistakes- doesn't recommand"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, every one knows each other. friendly technicians
    Nice managerial talks until critical time
    none

    Cons

    Management doesnt know what is electronics/design, keeps changing spec and without testing properly expecting to go everything well. literally they keep changing spec of product and wont implement some features until last version of product. when they have trouble in final version they will hunt head for cutting. some one told me to fix the unit but dont open /modify anything.

    Advice to Management

    be active and involved every step. stop searching for heads for managements mistakes.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Meggitt Orange County eng dept needs an overhaul"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Meggitt (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At Meggitt Orange County there are very few pros at this time. Time to look for a new job.

    Cons

    New leader has made a slew of birds eye decisions and recently laid off 30+ employees to try and trim down. They are now reassigning duties to employees who have no knowledge of their new responsibilities. Politics are king here. The morale of this company in the past few months has gotten bad and in the past few weeks it has plummeted. I need to get out of this toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Don't just say it. Do it.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you don't have friend's there it does not matter how talented you are. You could be mediocre and flourish here."

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in North Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, not having to perform because your buddies will cover for your inefficiencies. If your into that sort of thing.

    Cons

    If your innovative, talented, strive for perfection, like to problem solve and think out of the box your efforts will be discouraged and probably be shunned. It's a lot like those strange high school clicks most people stayed away from.

    Advice to Management

    Reward innovative individuals. Do not promote nepotism, and click behavioral patterns. reinforce good work ethics and do not cover up bad behavior for your buddies. Your probably better off hiring people who are used to performing instead of buddies who will cover for you or need you to cover for them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "STRESSFUL, LONG DAYS"

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meggitt (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging, fast-paced environment. Some co-workers were great. Good salary/benefits.

    Cons

    Management/Supervisors micro-managed to a fault. They do not know the entire scope of operations that they're supposed to be monitoring

    Advice to Management

    Don't know exactly how a department operates, or the product of a division?? Learn it! THEN supervise it


  10. "Stressful environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Some departments seem okay to work in. Depends on the manager. Despite changing strategy and direction every six months (or so it feels), company is not becoming more successful.

    Cons

    Top-heavy senior management. Lots of queen bees, not enough drones. Employee satisfaction is not a priority here. If you are looking for work/life balance, do not apply here.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees. Your management styles do not breed loyalty and dedication. You will fail if your employees continue to be overworked and underpaid/under-appreciated.


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