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Vought Aircraft Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Jeffry D. Frisby
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Pros
  • Good Pay, and Work Experience and Benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Salaries & benifits, new work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Almost all the benefits packages for everyone under upper management are over priced and crappy (in 7 reviews)

  • This poor management is resulting in the closure of two well established production facilities (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Loved my job"

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

    Pros

    Great training best of the best

    Cons

    Closed location
    In Hawthorne so sad


  2. "Good people but the future feels uncertain currently"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good paying jobs, flexible hours in many positions, a wide variety of job types and occasional opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Sites across the company do not appear to be treated equally. Some appear to have a certain future while others feel squeezed and more like liabilities than assets. High turnover and slow backfill of key positions. Tendancy to hire people to lead from outside rather than promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    With financial incentives going away in many industries, new ways need to be found to generate loyalty and invest in people to give them reason to stay, learn, develop and improve themselves and the company as a whole.

  3. "Triumph Red Oak"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Red Oak, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Red Oak, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to build relationships with coworkers

    Cons

    Culture needs focus to develop

    Advice to Management

    Focus on creating positive changes


  4. "Interesting Work, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    There were some appealing projects; it was good to be part of the effort to bring those to market of.

    Cons

    Too many decisions involved in hiring and laying off employees were left completely up to the leads. Their decisions were often guided by emotions and friendships rather than what was good for the company. One example was a loud, belligerent and lazy employee who was coddled rather than dismissed. Some employees slowed down their work so they could accrue more overtime pay. We saw good contract employees leave either because they were laid off or felt stifled and left voluntarily. Deadlines were sometimes missed because "diversity" was valued above quality or efficiency. Sending much work offshore caused delays and rework.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more active interest in the hiring process rather than let leads make all the decisions. Help retain good employees (whether contractors or directs) and stop coddling employees who are draining resources from the company more than contributing to useful work.


  5. "Business Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft part-time

    Pros

    Lots of cross communication. Team work. Family-like culture.

    Cons

    Lots of different ideas in lots of different organizations... kind of gets fuzzy.


  6. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience, able to work with many different departments and multiple projects

    Cons

    miscommunication between departments, new people do not get good training, they use old slow computers, parking is bad


  7. "Structural Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    Pay, and hours. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    None. Work slowed down and no new contract.

  8. "Bonding Mechanic (Layup)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milledgeville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milledgeville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK benefits, some 401k matching, lots of paid holidays off work.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to make more money or advance and learn new things unless you're in the good ol boys club (hunt, fish, watch GA football)

    Advice to Management

    Do NOT post jobs when you already know who you want to have it and LIE to the ones who actually are worthy of the new position.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management buying their time to retirement. No training, no engagement, poor benefits. NO ACCOUNTABILITY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Oak, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ice cream every other Friday in the summer. Tying to make lame attempts but not holding people accountable and not looking at the organization's fat layered structure.

    Cons

    No engagement and no training. No accountability. Poor communication. Inefficient and structure is too fat with lazy people that are not held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    ACCOUNTABILITY. Look at the structure and cost


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Hawthorne, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, and Work Experience and Benefits

    Cons

    Declining Statement of Work with minimal opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Embrace Lean Manufacturing


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