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master assembler (Former Employee), colmar,PaJune 23, 2014
Pros: every other friday off
assembled small parts with tweezers and worked under microscope. Also worked with machines wire bonding.
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Exemplary Company
Administrative Office Assistant (Former Employee), Huntington Beach, CAMay 13, 2014
Pros: monday -thursday 10 hour shifts. friday saturday and sundays off. no stress, task, quality and goal oriented
Cons: lay off, rifs, work force reductions due to obama budget cuts in march 2013
Prioritized tasks, developed accounts receivables collections reports, collected over $9000.000 from various collections accounts, Consolidated sales contracts files by year, classified inventory of three buildings, translated for manufacture plant employee meetings, expedited sales contract to various department, coordinated return shipments' for quick – more... repair by dates to guarantee pay offs, consolidated invoices by invoice and sales orders for collections and repairs, administered, coordinated front desk check in for various guests, employee relations, high levels of security for confidential clearance, member of safety committee, maintained Quality Assurance reports accurate and up to date, arranged, cataloged matrix reports for recertification's by government requirements, performed safety inspections at plant manufacture levels, created Brady name plate labels for airplane antennas, recorded customer feedback, developed charts, created binder manuals for engineers by classification. CEO was outstanding humble, role model, VP of Sales highly educated and knowledgeable, defense, security/ sales contractor highly skilled and tactful, hardest part for me was leaving this job permanently. I learned this company is ethical, values and trusts their employees, works diligently to perform their goals, tasks as an organized team. I enjoyed working with everyone from plant manager, human resources, plant employees, CEO, VP, Security, Officials, customers, buyers, contractors, etc. – less
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Disappointed in senior-level managers
Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Davenport, IAMay 6, 2014
Pros: good pay and very good benefits
Cons: poor management at director level & above
continuous high employee turnover (even in a poor economy) due to dis-satisfaction and frustration with senior management
excessive meddling by UK senior execs results in poor direction, mis-management, and lack of decision making
no promotion potential - Davenport has demonstrated numerous times that they will not promote talented insiders to director-level – more... positions – less
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Friendly environment
R&D Engineer and System Engineer (Current Employee), San Jose, CAApril 9, 2014
Pros: great benefits and flexible time
Cons: too much overtime
- My typical day at work is designing new PCA, harness, cable or release documents for production.
- I have learned how to use new devices all the time, and then I have to integrate to our system.
- I am working in multi-culture environments, but they are very friendly.
- The management is about fair.
- The hardest part is spending too much overtime – more... to complete project on time.
- The most enjoyable part of the job is when I see new product that is launching. – less
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Productive
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee), lansdale paMarch 7, 2014
Floater, Great team player, Friendly environment.
Frequent lay-offs, there were no hardest part of the job unfortunately.
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No recognition for one's contributions. Preditory work environment..
Engineer (Former Employee), San Diego - Kearny MesaNovember 26, 2013
Pros: people i worked with were a great team
Cons: management became predatory.
Worked there for about ten years. Unfortunately after the Cobham take-over, it became one of the worst places I have ever worked. Apparently, Cobham felt that they had paid way too much for this operation, and were taking it out on the employees.
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Awful
Business Development, Contract & Program Manager (Former Employee), Saint Petersburg, FLNovember 20, 2013
Managed by the British who ravaged and pilage for the US dollar. no balance and slave drivers.
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good workplace for direct employees
Mechanical Design/Drafter (Former Employee), Davenport, IANovember 19, 2013
I was a contractor for only 3 months.
What I can tell is it seems to be a good company to work for as from what I heard of the benefits where competitive, and they had extra curriculum activities to keep up good moral for the employees.
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Target Rich Working Environment
Materials Control Section Manager (Current Employee), Concord, CAOctober 31, 2013
Target Rich Working Environment with plenty of opportunity.
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Driving by Sales alone
Technical Associate (Former Employee), San Jose, CAOctober 1, 2013
Pros: close to home
Cons: no upward advancement
Tend to demand productivity and not reward for it. Health benefits are going WAY down. compensation is max 1% per year. Most co workers are good people.
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Productive and good company to work and work with friendly people
Test Engineer (Former Employee), Concord, CAAugust 10, 2013
Pros: flexible hours, friendly environment
Cons: work under pressure
Had good place for work and gained lot of experience and hands on in Electical testing.
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good working conditions
Cable Assembler (Former Employee), Exeter, NHJuly 28, 2013
Pros: good enviroment
Cons: lack of work
cobham was a great job would still be there if there wasn't a lack of work made very good friends there
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Good size place to work, nice people.
Quality Inspector II (Current Employee), Saint Petersburg, FLJune 21, 2013
Pros: free coffee and sometimes free lunches
Cons: plant is moving up north
O.K. place to work. Good benefits, nice and clean place to work with knowlegable people to work with.
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A busy place to work, mentally and physically demanding, mandatory overtime
Maintenance Tech iv (Current Employee), Concord, CAJune 6, 2013
Pros: shuttle driving, got to know all the employees.
Cons: no time for breaks or lunches
Eight hours is not enough time. I learned to drive 3 types of fork lifts and was certified in all three. Management a bit difficult. Co-workers are great. Hard to work almost every Saturday. Enjoyed taking turns doing shuttle driving.
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not good in advancement
Assembler, MIC II (Current Employee), San Diego, CAMay 28, 2013
Pros: free lunch
Cons: not good as a career.
Work is easy and can learn fast. The management is not fair for evaluating progress for individual skills always has a favoritism when it comes with raise and promotion. So, it's not what you can do and what you know. It's whom you know or if you have a connection, then you can have a fast promotion and the money is good. co-workers are fun to work – more... with. the hardest part of the job is dealing with people that like to turn you down when they think you're a threat to them because your smarter than them, they most likely to get rid of you to keep the're job. Is job security issues. learning new things, exercise and apply it to work. – less
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Focused on CPI Growth
SOF Sr. Affordability Engineer (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 18, 2013
Pros: team communication very proactive
Cons: hires by contract
Daily as a team member one would start their day by going on Gimba for comunication walk to maintain a fast pace company schedules. The production schedules tend to be in Kanban and set up to pull directly from forcast.
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No customer service
Assembly Technician (Former Employee), Davenport, IAFebruary 26, 2013
Pros: paid well for the area i worked in.
Cons: management doesn't care about the customer or employee relations.
I worked there for over a decade and the new company philosophy is the bottom line and not customer service. Bean counters are now in charge and they don't care if the work is done correctly and to the customers satisfaction. They only care if its done fast and within the time they allow.
The company has gotten to the point that if you don't sit down, – more... head down, and shut up then you are a trouble maker and they will make an example of you. Even if you point out how the process they are changing do not make sense and are making it more difficult to complete the job correctly. With the work we did there is no second chance to get the job done correctly. It has to work everytime the first time. No exceptions. – less
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productive and healthy enviroment
Composite Technician II (Current Employee), Suffolk, VAFebruary 6, 2013
a great work enviroment, great for andvancing your knowledge in the composite feild.
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good people to work for but don't pay enough
Composite Technician II (Current Employee), Suffolk, VAFebruary 6, 2013
Pros: every other friday off
Cons: short breaks and health care
good company but they don't take care of there employees good enough. the co workers are great,nice and easy days, no pressure.
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Too many mergers
Mechanical Designer (Former Employee), ExeterJanuary 29, 2013
Pros: some excellent individuals
Cons: hostile work environment
Continental Microwave, Cobham, Macom and more. All these acquisitions bringing employees together create a secular, politically charged infrastructural. Dynamics from different inflexible factions and manufacturing groups create a petty and hostile work environment. Every merger results in an attempt to consolidate and an employee purge full of back – more... door deals and back stabbing. A lot of excellent individuals with no positive top level leadership to work with. – less

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In the¬†aerospace and defense industries Cobham is all over the map.¬†Serving customers in more than a hundred countries, Cobham – Read more