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Robinson Helicopter Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "Its a job not a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Chill work environment
    -overtime
    -small raise every 6 months
    -guaranteed a job aslong as you show up to work everyday
    -"ok" medical, eye, and dental insurance
    -The vacation time you earn by working can be used almost anytime you want with no consequences

    Cons

    -cultivates lazy workers
    -management is lacking
    -little to no recognition for hard work
    -near impossible to move up if you started at the bottom

    Advice to Management

    If the management really supervised like they should 1/2 of the workers would be in the hot seat for being unproductive and wasting company time while the other 1/2 are overlooked killing themselves to take up the slack because who else is going to?


  2. "Hire during busy months, layoff during slow months"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Holidays off, weekends off, and pay vacation

    Cons

    Treat you like a robot. Very strict about on time, breaks, lunch, and not talking during working hours


  3. "Sheet metal mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain vacation hours weekly
    Paid every week
    Laid back work area
    Able to take time off if u have vacation time
    Get raises twice a year

    Cons

    Hard to advance and get promoted, only able to change departments
    Work can become very repetitive
    Not challenging work
    Some supervisors/lead men can harassing


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  5. "Working for Robinson Helicopter was great i go back if they call me back."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Q A Records/I D Inspector in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Q A Records/I D Inspector in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robinson Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    Robinson Helicopter is a great company to work for. So many opportunity and they have great benefits. And they will train you if its needed. You get two raises every six months.

    Cons

    The only thing i can say is that about the company is there could be more over time.

    Advice to Management

    Management was good, i have no advice for them....if its not broken leave it alone.


  6. "They hire to lay off people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robinson Helicopter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Okay benefits and every Friday you get pay.

    Cons

    I didn't like working here, they are too strict to be honest. Every time the bell rings it means: get to work, break, get back to work, lunch, get back to work, break, get back to work, go home. I was always on time, worked overtime, never call sick, and some supervisors said that I was a good worker, however I think because I was the new guy there they let me go. No warning of anything, after lunch I got laid off. I don't understand why they hire people and then lay them off. Robinson has a reputation of doing that. I took my chances but thanks God I have a Plan B in case I was lay off.

    Advice to Management

    Some of their supervisors are slow and I heard you don't get promote unless you know someone in the upper positions.


  7. "filing work orders"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - QA File Clerk in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - QA File Clerk in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robinson Helicopter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy job with great pay.

    Cons

    boring work environment. usually work solo

    Advice to Management

    fire the ladies in quality assurance


  8. "A job not a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Pilot in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Test Pilot in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Product and some good people. A bunch of different positions for all education and skill levels. The company is thriving and has a monopoly on the light helicopter market.

    Cons

    Large company run like a mom and pop shop. Very high school like, (bells ring at breaks and lunch) treated like a child.

    Advice to Management

    Add value to your employes and it adds value to your company. Test pilots should be payed more closely to industry standard.


  9. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robinson Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    nice people, close to home

    Cons

    very large company; lost in shuffle


  10. "Lack of advancement oportunities..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robinson Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and pay review every 6 months

    Cons

    Lack of management knowledge in faa compliance and procedures. Management is worried about the frivolous matters instead of what need to be taken care of promptly.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get management properly trained in faa compliance and procedures. Have properly certified knowledgeable trainers. It looks really bad for company when a person who is being trained is has more knowledge of what is supposed to be done to be approved and certified for flight.


  11. "Great place to work, too many lay offs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robinson Helicopter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot to learn here

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow


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