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Woodward Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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Woodward Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas A. Gendron
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and job security" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and that’s about it" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "if you dont increase peoples wages to balance out the high insurance costs and the cost of living in this area" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Low pay for the expertise required" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay. Great culture.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of yet.


  2. "Woodward Cares"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Woodward cares for its employees. The benefits are wonderful and I feel like a valued member.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the company is lacking. Digging through historical documentation to find that your desired information was never documented is frustrating.

  3. "Very corporate"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodward full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and that’s about it.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. A lot of politics.


  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment benefits are amazing. Best place I ever worked for definitely a challenge but that's a good thing

    Cons

    None to speak of really

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Decent job in a Great location"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location. Good benefits. Relatively stable business.

    Cons

    High cost of living. Salaries have not kept pace with housing prices due to lack of competition in the area.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodward full-time

    Pros

    Good company that made through tough times.

    Cons

    Low pay, low raises, despite good reviews every year. Management is lying to itself about it's achievements. you can't boast about how well you're doing when your OTD sucks and quality sucks. HR and training are a joke. Painfully reaping what they sew.

    Advice to Management

    Trust those who have experience more than those who have a degree. You're experience is leaving rapidly. HR and training need an overhaul on the aerospace side.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "they will pay you for doing work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Woodward full-time

    Pros

    Company provides excellent benefits, health insurance, profit sharing, etc

    Cons

    They'll work you like a dog. Management seems useless and has no accountability.

    Advice to Management

    stop paying lip service to wanting quality product and spend money in a way that will achieve that goal.

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting products manufactured at the facility.

    Cons

    Engineering decisions regularly made by non-technical staff.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire engineers if you're going to let the shop floor mfg technicians or the program managers make the engineering decisions.


  9. "Audit, Compliance Specialist | SBLO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Organic in structure and generous treatment of employees.

    Cons

    Still "forming" to perform as a company.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to have an open ears to the "Cogs" that turns the Wheel in order to have an affect on day-to-day operations.


  10. "Good Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodward full-time

    Pros

    Always Work To Do , Good Pay

    Cons

    I Don't Believe I Had Any Problems While Working There.