technical support (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – January 9, 2016
A typical day at work was never typical. Planning and staffing never in sync with workload. Layoffs and discharges common due to lack of successful management. Lack of work/life balance. Most co-workers were great. Hardest part of job was reporting to multiple managers including at least three program managers as well as supervisory staff, all of whom had differing priorities. Definite cultural changes taking place as company tries to grow itself too rapidly. Turnover rate very high. Very high-stress and high-pressure. Most enjoyable part of the day was trying to leave the day behind you when you left the plant.
Cryogenic Cooler Assembler/Technician (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – November 3, 2014
My typical day at work begins early. I arrive to work a hour before to plan out my day. I learned to always keep the production lines supplied with the parts that I produced by access my co-workers needs. I inspected the material before I made the part. To ensured that I produced a quality part. Management had regular staff meeting to discuss the plan ahead and allow the team to discuss any issues. The most enjoyable part of my job was when my supervisor and co-workers acknowledge my work.
The company incorporated a daily exercise program.
Held good workers back from advancement or promotions.
Spray Painter (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – April 16, 2015
Management and plant as a whole very unorganized. Human Resources was awful messed up start date numerous times and couldn't return a phone call. Highly suggest anyone looking past their benefits and pay as it is not worth it. Was moved from shift to shift numerous times because management doesn't know what they are doing.
Somewhat counter productive and not a fun place to work.
Certified Assembly Technician (Former Employee) – Orchard Park, NY – January 18, 2015
A typical day at work was very stressful, head down no talking, no sense of humor, no fun What I learned was, how the mentality of a company could be so different from one sister plant to another. Management, was very fickle at times and lacked communication My co-workers were not willing to help one another and seemed to be highly stressed with very little to no humor The hardest part of the job was trying to explain work procedures that fell on deaf ears The most enjoyable part of the job was quitting time
Vice President (Current Employee) – Davenport, Iowa – May 19, 2015
Cobham is working through a transition from being a holding company into an integrated organization. This transition comes with a unique set of cultural changes required across all sites. Cobham has the recipe to complete the transition and become a force in the tier 1 market arena
Cost Accountant (Current Employee) – St Petersburg, FL 33710 – May 7, 2012
Overall an average work place. Managment is new and learning operations as well. I learned cost accounting relating to labor, which was a whole new spectrum. Co-workers help each other. There are no processes in place, so the hardest part is the employees have to figure things out right from A.
Cost Estimator (Current Employee) – Davenport, IA – July 23, 2013
Excellent learning environment. Learned the complete flow process from the production side. Involvement with all other departments, Engineering, Procurement, Production. Involvement with DCAA and FAR regulations.
Exstensive knowledge of military and civilian contracts