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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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competitive and dynamic avionics company
Purchasing Engineer (Former Employee), Paris, A8November 1, 2012
Pros: management, co workers, location, organization
Cons: low salaries, financial stability
Through good management and high quality avionics Cobham was a very intersting experience. It had to suffer massive lay offs though due to critical commercial strategies
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Good Atmosphere, Educated and Talented Workforce
Buyer/Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COMarch 1, 2012
Pros: great staff
Cons: too many people working through breaks, lunch and not caring for their stress levels.
SPARTA had so much great talent and success however, Cobham was too far removed (United Kingdom) to have good tactics and plans for the American Defense Arena.
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Amateurs
Ex Employee major projects (Former Employee), UKMay 4, 2013
Pros: learn never to trust aim or cavs
Cons: treated like sub-human by managers who were inept
Management with no respecr for its employees. Had a company logo with "Respect, ethics, trust, values" but failed in all respects. Management by crisis not by planning and knowledge.

Very long hours in poor conditions and low standards of human factors. Workforce very good despite lack of competence from senior managers.

Dealing with people who had – more... no understanding of what the task involved. Managers with no industry experience. – less
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environnement agréable
PLAISIR Gestion (Former Employee), Plaisir, A8January 14, 2014
très agréable mission
diversifié de par les tâches à accomplir
relationnelle très agréable
mais pas de poste à pourvoir

About Cobham

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