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Meggitt Reviews

Updated June 7, 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. Helpful (7)

    "Meggitt Orange County eng dept needs an overhaul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Seems to have lost Its way."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.

  3. "Stressful environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Global Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Not for the Lazy or Weak"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Suwanee, GA
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of friendly co-workers. They show a genuine interest in your life. Free dinner brought in each night so you can keep working into the late hours. As a hourly worker you can rake in a ton of money due to the overtime required.

    Decent work out gym. Clean environment. They have a full crew of daily housekeeping.

    Cons

    Excessive hours of work are mandatory 50-60 hrs per week. No exceptions. You can't keep up the pace, you are out of there. Kiss your work/life balance goodbye while working here. Make sure your wife has a picture of you to remember how you look like cause she won't be seeing you around. 12 hour days mandatory.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing great talent due to the grueling life style.


  6. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in North Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people are great to work as a team in order to satisfy our customers

    Cons

    Lack of communication, too much dead weight. Management talking down their employees or yelling at them in front of others

    Advice to Management

    Walk around more to see what people are actually doing


  7. "Atlanta based Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated, knowledgeable and helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Fragmented, with many SBU's and lack of cohesive approach to serve customers

    Advice to Management

    Minimize the internal red tape.

  8. "UK Leadership curtails US ambitions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  9. "Meggitt Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 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

    Environment is very relaxed, lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Strange requirements about hours, overtime has been completely eliminated. Work to employee ratio is high.

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with employees.


  10. "good company for a new grad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company environment. Lots of opportunity to take on extra tasks and learn new skills. Flat company structure/minimal hand holding and oversight.

    Cons

    Small raises. Lack of work procedures or standards lends itself to a sometimes disorganized or chaotic work environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Place more emphasis on retaining quality talent. Push for more standardized practices. Lock in project scope of work before kick off otherwise staff scrambles to take on extra tasks that are sometimes unexpected.


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