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Meggitt Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  • But to upper management they let the shop employees take the hit (in 14 reviews)

  • This means that there is very little work life balance outside of the higher echelons within Meggitt (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Bait and switch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meggitt full-time

    Pros

    The employees are caring folks who are absolutely overwhelmed with the work load.

    Cons

    I joined Meggitt based on a negotiated salary and bonus package. The only problem is Meggitt pays bonuses based on favoritism, rather than performance. I held up my end of the bargain by working two jobs; they didn't meet their financial obligation to me.

    Advice to Management

    You are far too Eurocentric and completely out of touch with your US employees. Setting impossible standards is not a way to motivate people. It is a way to guarantee high turn-over rates.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible place to work - Miami location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee, People share nicely

    Cons

    You will be required to work at a moments notice overtime and on your days off (weekends)
    If you get approved vacation they will disapprove last minute so don't urchase airline tickets or non-refundable tickets.
    The cubes are very small. They won't purchase desk chairs that are comfortable, current seats are very old and uncomfortable. Management staff like to embarrass you in front of others by talking down to you loudly.
    HR dept cannot be trusted, nothing is kept confidential.
    Horrible place to work, a lot of turnover here in Miami

    Advice to Management

    Replace all managers here!

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Executive Management is completely incompetent"

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

    Pros

    The company match for the 401K is good.

    Cons

    The executive leadership is so weak that the company is becoming more and more unprofitable. They keep laying off people in order to make the bottom line look good, when what they really need a thorough house cleaning at the top levels. The good people are over worked and looking to get out, while those who are incapable of making a contribution continue to get paid well for doing next to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Things are not getting better. Instead of laying off people who actually perform, you should be looking at pay cuts for yourselves in order to make the company profitable again.


  4. "Upper management doesn't listen or communicate"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Upper management will kill your site because they cannot be bothered to come to the site and listen to the engineers. Additionally, while they are killing your site they will lie to the employees to cover up their intent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and start communicating with your engineers.


  5. "good place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive pay. Decent equipment to work with and great people to work with

    Cons

    None really standing out right now


  6. Helpful (1)

    "UK Leadership curtails US ambitions"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary was just 5% under market rates

    Cons

    Parking was lousy, had to walk through a pre WWI machine shop just to get to the office. No place to eat around there , UK Leadership was only around to eliminate jobs, provided no strategy, MIS was undependable. Just average on benefits and run down offices.

    Advice to Management

    Let the US Manage themselves, quit interfering with things you know nothing about.


  7. "Global Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Global Sales Director in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Global Sales Director in Bedford, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not sure as there are not many as focus of business in not in line with employee needs. Swiss run

    Cons

    No focus on energy business

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Seems to have lost Its way."

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people are still left but unfortunately these are reducing in numbers after rounds of lay-offs. The technology is good and the building in Irvine is newly fitted out and spacious.

    Cons

    Business seemed on right track but management team was switched again - happens every 24 months it seems! The President - Chakraborty is a bullying egomaniac - read reviews at Securaplane from his time there. Future looks gloomy and people are looking for the exits.

    Advice to Management

    Step aside before you ruin a proud company.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fire fighter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros to working in this facility.

    Cons

    There are so many cons to work here: upper and lower management disconnect; management and office personnel disconnect. There is no encouragement to flourish, except to get more money for the company. I should put on my resume I am a fire fighter since that is all I do every day. HR is copacetic to the mediocre attitude. High turn over in management; In 2.5 years, there were two sales managers, three operations manager and one customer service manager. People are disgruntled and frustrated, no raises-only cents on the dollar.

    Salary is low and benefits will cost you.

    I took this job because I was told by there different people the day of the interview that there were many opportunities for advancement. That was a flat out lie. There are zero opportunities to grow.

    Don't waste your time and run the other way the fastest possible. This facility will eat you up and leave you lifeless.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving yourselves longer titles, higher salaries when the actual employees are struggling to make ends meet.


  10. "Do NOT consider employment here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off Fridays, but only bc the former company had it set up that way; no pros when it comes to Meggitt, itself

    Cons

    *matrix reporting
    *incompetent leaders
    *you're-on-your-own culture; nobody gives a damn about anybody else
    *everyone passes off work to other people even though it should be their standard work
    *no communication via site, only vertical reporting to foreign entities in other countries; no site-alignment
    *the biggest game of "who can I forward this email to in order to not do any work" that I've ever seen
    *ill-advised management
    *executive leadership works harder trying to figure out how NOT to do the work rather than working


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