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Vought Aircraft Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Jeffry D. Frisby
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Pros
  • Good Pay, and Work Experience and Benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good people, a lot of tribal knowledge (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. "Quality Assurance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Triumph"

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    Current Employee - Production Mechanic A in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Production Mechanic A in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though I don't work at Bought,, I do work for a Triumph company, the work is great I like what I do making parts for Airplanes... work 's rewarding

    Cons

    Like I say I don't work for Vought, but seems Triumph management is the same all over, no people skills, little communication and not much accountability...

    Advice to Management

    Get some real management skills, people skills, quit treating employees like machines...


  3. "The battle for more money and the people kicked out the door..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Aircraft Mechanic in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Aircraft Mechanic in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good environment for on-the-job learning, professional, but not too much.
    Great pay increase scale and COLA raises.
    Good people, for the most part.

    Cons

    Day to day finger wagging about why we aren't making budget estimates.
    Overworked floor Supervisors.
    Mechanics are very mistrusting of upper management.
    Almost all the benefits packages for everyone under upper management are over priced and crappy.
    Management has been replaced more times then Katlin "Bruce" Jenner's body parts.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't preform miracles then find a cushy management job in a support group, like inspection or procurement.


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  5. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 day work weeks
    Quarterly raises
    All the OT you want

    Cons

    Poorly organized
    Always waiting on parts then they are bad parts


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Desktop Support in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - IT Desktop Support in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Triumph is a great company to work for. Employees are very friendly and helpful. I was there for 3 and half years and enjoyed every minute. The manager and director of IT were amazing and helped me learn and grow within IT. Also the 401k and health benefits are awesome!

    Cons

    Company needs more contracts and was too reliant on Boeing 747. Production rate for 747 had dropped down 2 airplanes per month which had increased layoffs.


  7. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shop floor workers actually want to work
    Not a hostile work environment

    Cons

    Salary was sub-par
    Fixtures and tools were very old and weathered


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Contract Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Red Oak, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can "buy" up to 2 weeks additional vacation (unpaid and prorated throughout the year.)

    Cons

    No training, employee development or succession planning. The company would rather hire back retirees than train and develop younger talent. Old school punitive management style. No fun.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! You will continue to lose talent if you continue to ignore those who want real opportunities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Disarray and dysfunctional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Red Oak, TX
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Red Oak, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good employees, friendly coworkers, bathrooms stay clean, house keeping does a great job, parking lot is very accessible

    Cons

    Constant carousel of upper management, there to many bad supervisors, and managers to green, bond shop is a complete mess

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your floor employees, hire people, instead of using so many contractors, solidify your management


  10. "Major Aerospace player"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salary in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Salary in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vought Aircraft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large facility with career progression opportunities available. Generally a good work/life balance. On-site gym. Good relationship with key OEM Aerospace customers. Good exposure for early career entrants with real world responsibility/experience.

    Cons

    Large organization and union workforce can slow down executing continuous improvement activities when needed. Decision making can be slow through management structure.

    Advice to Management

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  11. "Just Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Intern in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Student Intern in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Vought Aircraft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain some corporate world experience
    Get paid
    Network with people who have had long years of work experience
    Access to new openings with the organization

    Cons

    No real duties
    company going through a lot of restructuring so nobody knows where they stand
    low wages compared to other companies in the same level
    lack of organized orientation or training for interns

    Advice to Management

    You cant run a company from a spreadsheet


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