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Meggitt Safety Systems Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "Good place to get a foothold in engineering industry"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Standard engineering projects (good or bad I suppose), great people, lots of face to face customer interaction (mostly airframers), opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Many cookie-cutter projects, lack of organization, unrefined cost cutting, unfocused leadership


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Meggitt Safety Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers and environment are great! Good atmosphere, and a great place to start up your career.

    Cons

    There can be some down time, when theres not much work to be done. This could be in part because I was only an intern.

  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Tujunga, CA
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Tujunga, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Growing company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Under Staffed and spread thin

    Advice to Management

    Improve processes before reducing headcount


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Transformed into something ugly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Meggitt Safety Systems full-time

    Pros

    Working on cool technology

    Cons

    Long work hours
    Below average salary
    Managers


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Meggitt Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are ready to provide help and advice.

    Cons

    A toxic culture where management relies on bullying and intimidation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Administrative Assistant in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Administrative Assistant in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Meggitt Safety Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very close to my home, really enjoyed working with the Engineering Dept., pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    this was a contract position for only a year only.

    Advice to Management

    could have used a little more communication and worked more as a team to complete projects.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is very good, benefits are good and most employees are good coworkers.

    Cons

    Too many DLA boards all over factory and offices. Most meetings are not very productive. Some managers and directors are below average and are demotivators.

    Advice to Management

    Get ffm managers with better people skills next time. Fancy resumes are not everything.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Land of Misfit Toys"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Simi Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Meggitt Safety Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at MSSI is that they don't have too many rules. They are also generous with food rewards: a nice Christmas party, and cookies for Valentine's, etc. Unfortunately, obesity and high BMIs are also a problem with many personnel.

    Cons

    The processes aren't kept up to date, if there are any at all. Management and HR seems to make up the rules and decisions as they go. IT is basically a "do it yourself" organization. If you can't figure out how to fix it yourself, you may have to wait a while for IT to help you, or just have to be creative in working around the broken application. Example: "SmarTeam" requires you open the app, close the app (because it hangs up), and then login a second time.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people more. They're smarter than you think. You've got many of the wrong people as "Leads" over more competent individuals. For being a safety company, there are many things that could and should be done in a much safer way, especially emergency exit and shelter in place, strategies, etc.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and support for employees, interdepartmental collaboration encouraged, very team-like feel. Allowed to work independently. Great employee mentorship and development efforts; bonuses provided to junior employees.

    Cons

    Some departments promote from within and based on length of time in department, which isn't always an indicator of proficiency or leadership ability. Important positions should be given to most qualified, not necessarily senior employee.

    Advice to Management

    Many employees have been at Meggitt for several years, which reflects positively on the company, however these employees are not necessarily skilled beyond their routine work load and shouldn't be placed in positions of higher responsibility.


  10. "Stressful and Harassing"

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    big names might help for your resume in the future

    Cons

    un-healthy, uncomfortable, 12 hrs standard work hours, bully, harassed, major politics issues, micro manage, HR is not on employee's side, gossipy like high school... and more

    Advice to Management

    you guys focus on step up and knock over and knock other great employee down way too much. one day friendly one day enemies and this is not professional environment. negative image and rumors spreads out so quickly. childish behavior won't be necessary at this kind a big corporate.


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