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Precision Castparts Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • steady work, over time if wanted, fair pay and benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, rewards for good employees, kick in the pants for bad (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance seems to deteriorate as you advance, but that's expected in most large companies mid to senior mgmt (in 16 reviews)

  • Sometimes can have long hours, sometimes you are on call, and sometimes you may have to come in on a weekend (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, and great teammates. You will be better as a result. Fantastic pay/benefits. One of the FEW companies that doles out a quarterly cash bonus payable every 3 months.

    Cons

    The blunt force, harder, faster, no-pain, no-gain blue collar nature of the work in both blue and white collar jobs isn't for everyone. Lots of turnover because of the work and culture. But that is a matter of opinion and preference. Work life balance seems to deteriorate as you advance, but that's expected in most large companies mid to senior mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Precision Castparts full-time

    Pros

    good benefits offered to employees

    Cons

    not enough time off


  3. "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Precision Castparts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay lots of overtime

    Cons

    Was GE owned when I was hired then changed hands to wyman Gordon. Not a good transition


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  5. "Manufacturing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, rewards for good employees, kick in the pants for bad

    Cons

    A bit dishointed and not working with sister plants.

    Advice to Management

    Get stability in the management teams.


  6. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay can be very good dependent on how well you do for the quarter.

    Cons

    Demanding work environment and is not for everyone. Need a thick skin to survive long term. Limited succession planning at best.

    Advice to Management

    We all understand the bottom line is important but when it is at the cost and at the expense of the employees are you honestly reaching your goals?


  7. "The cost of working for PCC"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Precision Castparts (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are on par for new hire employees. Benefits are on par for the industry. Leader in what they do.

    Cons

    VERY toxic environment. Company is all about profits with no regard to employees. Goals are set high and can never be achieved as management will reset goals mid-stream. Employees are over worked and underappreciated. They will suck out your soul.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people first, your customer second and your profits will "magically" improve. Your drive for excessive profits is the root of your failings, not your people.


  8. "Production Supervisor - Redmond, Oregon"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Redmond, OR
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Redmond, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people at the hourly enginerring departments. QCB is nice.

    Cons

    Best advice is do not quit a job to become a production supervisor. Average length of employment at my facility (Redmond, OR) is about 6 months. By then people either quit or are fired. Upper mgmt does not care at all about the people that work under them, just care about hitting numbers at all cost.
    They over hire, then lay people off with no regard for the impact that has on people.
    No upward movement there, in the 1.5 years I was there not one supervisor was promoted, one was moved into sales and the rest either quit or were fired.
    Numbers that are needed to be hit are unrealistic and people are fired if not it. While I was there, 3 GM's were fired in the course of two years for not hitting numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a realistic strategic plan that encompasses all aspects of the operation and business.


  9. "Not a good place for women to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people and enjoyable to work with. Always more than enough work to do. Career progression for men.

    Cons

    Lots of discrimination of women. Men in management jobs paid 30% more than women in the same jobs. New hires with less experience brought in for more compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Treat women better


  10. "Pay well but dirty."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR

    I worked at Precision Castparts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay well and you get to work with titanuim

    Cons

    You are a number in a large company. Dirty work environment.


  11. "Continuous Improvement Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Precision Castparts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    plenty of room to move around in the company and get different experiences

    Cons

    the pay is average, i've worked at multiple sites and the management/hourly dynamics always seem to be poor with lots of us vs them talk. There are tons of metrics that are used to run the business but this can cause area with few or no metrics to get ignored, such as employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time working with hourly employees to find out what their career goals and ideas are.



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