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Updated Jun 26, 2022

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3.5
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Woodward Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas A. Gendron
Thomas A. Gendron
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Quality Driven

    May 21, 2022 - Repair Technician in Duarte, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    They relocated to Drake Colorado

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Chaotic

    Jun 26, 2022 - Customer Service Representative in Valencia, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. The company will do positive things on occasion for employees (free virus shots, etc.).

    Cons

    Work pace is chaotic and reactive in multiple areas. Customer service is drowning in work with too few people and no real training for people coming in. There are knowledgeable people, but, overwhelmed with work to truly share and impart that knowledge.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good experience, have to seek out work

    May 24, 2022 - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Excellent work experience -Paying your interns is always nice -Flexible work hours during the school year

    Cons

    Work limited if you're not seeking it out It may have just been the way my manager was, but I really had to go out of my way to make sure I was getting enough work to be working for all the hours I was there. When I did do this though, I got to work on plenty of interesting things and kept busy.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Jun 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, company culture, benefits, great place to work

    Cons

    Currently undergoing a lot of salary compression. Senior Members getting paid similarly to starting Members. There is not much of an incentive to stay for a long time.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Awesome

    Jun 14, 2022 - Coach 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They’re awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes can be mentally draining

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to start

    May 2, 2022 - Manufacturing Engineer in San Clemente, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    [WOODWARD HRT] Interesting and advanced products, both new and legacy, some critical to infrastructure. Some implementation of LEAN principles. Great introduction to traceability/regulatory principles and manufacturing concepts. Significant training was provided and generous tuition reimbursement was available. Generous benefits were also available. Some managers/leaders were superior.

    Cons

    [WOODWARD HRT] It seemed that opportunities to invest in the manufacturing plant required to catch-up on customer backlog were not pursued; reasons unknown.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    An amazing place to intern in college

    May 5, 2022 - Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Woodward has very flexible hours for interns, the managers and people there are all eager to help you succeed, and the amount you learn is unmatched.

    Cons

    Pay is good, not great, no 401k match, no PTO even for company holidays (they take a week off during the holiday season that us interns simply just could not work or get paid for)

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Friendly people, decent pay. Internal culture clash.

    Dec 28, 2021 - Operations Technician in Loves Park, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Most people here are very friendly and will go out of their way to help you solve problems. Teamwork is emphasized and for the most part you can rely on just about anyone to help you out or help you find someone to talk to when problems arise. On the job training for almost any process that your team lead needs support for means you'll be learning a lot of different and interesting skills with lots of opportunities to shine in a task. The pay is great for an entry level job in the Loves Park area. Benefits are decent as well.

    Cons

    Like any factory job, the shifts can be long and you'll be handling the same thing day in and day out, most new hires are on second shift and you won't see the sun much for a couple years. There's an internal culture clash between old ways and new ways and operations technicians frequently get caught in the middle of this between middle and upper management, engineers, and their own department members. You may have to make judgement calls that are 'above your paygrade' in order to not stick out to much or step on someone's toes.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company

    May 25, 2022 - Program Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Culture of collaboration, Opportunities, Benefits

    Cons

    I do not feel there are cons

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company, great people

    May 17, 2022 - Program Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, big employer in Fort Collins

    Cons

    Sometimes we have more work than we have people

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Woodward Reviews FAQs

Woodward has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 566 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at Woodward to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Woodward employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Woodward. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

68% of Woodward employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Woodward 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Woodward to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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