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Woodward Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Woodward Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas A. Gendron
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Pros
  • Great benefits and job security (in 24 reviews)

  • The company has a lot of great benefits: good pay, good benefits, good employees (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • They are trying to modernize but upper management changes every year so most people just resist change until the new boss comes in (in 8 reviews)

  • Compensation is fair, but company is located in a high cost of living area (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has Great Benefits. It has Rewarding work. It has Lots of opportunity for growth. The people here have lots of longevity.

    Cons

    It's a Large company with all the bureaucracy and red tape that entails. Not much else I can complain about.


  2. "Provided good training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woodward (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    pay is below standard average

  3. "Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woodward part-time

    Pros

    They are willing to help you grow and share knowledge with interns

    Cons

    Aren't extremely organized, which leaves interns with nothing to do for days at a time

    Advice to Management

    Restructure intern program


  4. "Stock clerk level 3"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Loves Park, IL
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Loves Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work and hours. Great benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Not enough qualified employees to handle the growing work load.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have better training.


  5. "Woodward's beautiful new Fort Collins facility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been an assembler at Woodward since 2011 and moved into the new Lincoln Campus building in Fort Collins a year ago-it's really very nice!

    Cons

    It's quite a walk from one end to the other and the building can be noisy with continued construction and changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up-with the cost of our dollar it's harder and harder to compete with foreign companies.


  6. "Great Company to Grow With, Lots of Room for Improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Low Stress Environment
    - Management is open to new ideas
    - Very safe work place
    - Very clean
    - Everyone has a sense of autonomy
    - Company is growing rapidly
    - College education program is better than most I've seen. They will cover 100% of your tuition in advance as long as you maintain a C or higher in each class.
    - Very good benefits
    - Low turnover rate. High job security.

    Cons

    - Many single points of failure throughout the facility. Many times there will be only a single person for each job.
    - Management tends to jump from problem to problem without slowing down to solve them one at a time.
    - Low accountability for people's actions
    - Quality of operator training is poor
    - No proper inventory system in maintenance
    - Many machines still use outdated operating systems such as DOS, Windows NT, or XP
    - Management can become overdependent on your role which can hinder advancement

    Advice to Management

    Try to stay focused on the major problems at hand. Encourage your employees to learn from each other so that we can avoid an environment of "tribal knowledge". Make sure that at least 2 people know how to do any single task in the company.


  7. "Safe Place to Be."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodward full-time

    Pros

    Straight forward goals with continued forward progress.

    Cons

    A bit tedious at times

  8. "Development Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Technician in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Development Technician in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some very great people to work with at Woodward. Lots of folks you can connect to when in need of answers for a challenging problem.

    Cons

    Because Woodward is so focused on the products they make, getting new ideas for new products to be investigated can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    A world-wide innovation group to investigate new opportunities would be fantastic. A cross-functional team to review and see how to apply new ideas could fast-track new products.


  9. "......."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woodward full-time

    Pros

    Company provides good opportunities to all.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment

    Advice to Management

    No advice at the moment


  10. "growing company with good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Good environment and good people.

    Cons

    They follow six sigma, woodward 150, etc. to increase production but it's not correctly implanted and training feels like a waste of time


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