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Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Mixed feelings"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gave us a fair retention package which included any vacation left and one week pay for every year of service

    Cons

    Bought our company and closed it down. Without giving notice or trying to make a plan to make it work and save people's jobs and livelihoods

    Advice to Management

    None that will matter at this point


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the WORST companies to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none....other than to just have a job that continues to get the rich richer!

    Cons

    This company does not care one bit about its employees. The only thing this company cares about is how much money they make. There is no incentive/bonus to work for this company other than to simply say you have a job. The moral is very low, and seems to be getting worse. I would not recommend working for this company at all. I have been with the company for a little while now and planning on looking for something better. You tell me how one person can get a 60 million dollar bonus check, but then want to give the employees a gift card, or better yet a merit raise that doesn't even cover gas to and from work. There is no moving up within the company, no opportunity for growth and the pay sucks. I would not even waste the time, or ink to fill out a application for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how you are making your numbers to be able to get the bonuses they get on the account of the employees. Without them there would be no trans digm. Give a reason for people to come to work for the company other than to just have a job. No one is trying to get rich, but to be able to feed and take care of our families.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Man's Club"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransDigm full-time

    Pros

    There are nice co-workers at the corporate office and other division offices and locations. Decent pay and benefits. Pretty good holidays.

    Cons

    Corporate management is full of loud, crass, foul, chauvinistic, classless people. You have to play the boy's club game to fit in. Your life will be theirs and not yours anymore.

    Advice to Management

    They would be too stubborn to heed any advice from some lowly employee.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay & benefits, but no work/life balance!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Control Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Control Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, mostly good people who want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Biggest focus is on making the "numbers" every month and not accepting that the "numbers" might not be possible. Maximum overtime, squeezing suppliers, attempting to force suppliers to work overtime and weekends - all in an attempt to make the "numbers." Not much work/life balance. Union environment also hampers getting the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Constantly pushing people is going to burn them out. Constantly pushing suppliers is going to eventually sour the relationship - they are going to start seeking out other customers.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible work environment.."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransDigm (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and lower level management
    Newly renovated office space
    Generally, good work/life balance - management is understanding of family commitments and obligations
    Office staff have ability to work from home when needed

    Cons

    Senior management is only focused on satisfying corporates agenda
    Very focused on making the "number" - does not care what it takes to make it including letting people go
    People have grown accustomed to annual layoffs if sales are not met
    Poor company culture/values
    New President every year
    Lack of direction from Senior Management - company direction/policies change with every new President
    The only that is consistent is chaos

    Advice to Management

    Was great before we were acquired several years ago...the company is hemorrhaging good talent and senior management is so focused on making the annual sales target, that they simply do not care. It's not uncommon for people to either leave or be laid off and the job not be filled...in many cases, the work is shifted onto the remaining employees already trying to manage a difficult workload.

    Employees are not appreciated at all and it is obvious with the lay-offs which have come to be expected virtually every year since the acquisition. This is true for all companies acquired by Transdigm...every company experiences the same thing...mass layoffs at time of acquisition, no appreciation of employees and it just goes downhill from there.

    Opportunity for growth is minimal with little, if any, compensation and is only privy to the select few.

    Advice to people seeking work - good short term oppty to gain some experience but would not recommend a career here..

    Advice to management - appreciate your employee's, recognize that they are more than just a warm body and focus on what made the company great. Staying competitive and remaining relevant starts with investing in your employee's..


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The worst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good entry job if you need some experience. They manufacture easy parts, easy to understand. Very hard to mess up but people still find a way

    Cons

    Management is bad. The president has full power to fire/hire who ever. Every year they have to meet a certain productivity, if they dont they lay off people. they layoff people who been there for 10-15 years, they have no loyalty to you. all they care about is the sales per head. They down sized my company by half and then they expect the same amount of work to get done. this results in employers having to spend 50+ hours a week at work, and this doesnt guarantee them job security.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate w/ the worker. make decision together and not by going off from the president. bring back the worker's bonus. positive enforcement should be your way


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Would not work there again."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent and there are some nice benefits. The "regular" people who work there are pretty good to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about how much money they can make and about themselves and how wealthy they are going to retire. There are some really bad communicators in management.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Just Don't Work There"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The guys know how to make money, and the CEO is among the highest paid. The company is expanding fast, acquiring new facilities, generating more cash. It is happening fast. Stock prices are climbing.

    Cons

    From the inside, it is a gloomy picture with layoffs and long hours for salaried employees. Company president acts like a dictator with absolute authority, hiring and firing on minutes notice. My way or the highway makes employees feel demotivated and unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your plans. Show appreciation and some respect to employees. A company president should not be a dictator and act like a narcissist. Stop underlying threats of terminating more employees.


  9. "Not all that great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits because they exsist and other than that feast or famine

    Cons

    Lies so they can try to get experience out of good true workers. They only care about money not people's lives on a commercial or even civilian business plane. The greed is so self infused they don't realize they are going to kill people flying.

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing you can do because the owners hold the answers and you as a manager are mot bright because any normal human being would have reported them to the FAA because they are your next twin towers situation. Go transdigm!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Confusing experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very nice people to work with, except senior management.

    Cons

    Senior management only cares about themselves and the money.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication with all employees


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