R&D Engineer and System Engineer (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 9, 2014
- 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 to complete project on time. - The most enjoyable part of the job is when I see new product that is launching.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – May 31, 2016
Poor management, lack of training for all levels of employees, communication is non existent, good engineers are few and far between. A company that only focuses on being awarded contracts to gain trust from its investors without thinking about having to build an actual conforming product. Just an awful place to work no matter what position you hold. If considering applying do your research and don't just let the competitive pay lure you in.
Manufacturing Technician III (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – May 23, 2016
I enjoyed working for this employer while in the beginning when it was Aeroflex. The lower level management hasn't changed and they are a fine group. I had great coworkers who I still keep in touch with. Working on the night shift I had little to no contact with engineers, office people and upper level management so I can't really give an impression of them. When the company was Aeroflex there hadn't been any layoffs for at least eight years. Shortly after Cobham purchased the company I was part of a large layoff. My biggest beef, though, is how it was almost impossible to advance. Opportunities for promotion were rare and when there was one there were about fifty people applying for it.
Liked my work and would still be there if they didn't close facility.
Technical Associate V (Former Employee) – Lowell, MA – May 23, 2016
Work was interesting and challenging . Beside many technical skills acquired . I found that developing a team work philosophy was important in being successful at job. Thought the management that i worked with was realistic and helpful to me in meeting my job responsibilities. The people i worked with were hard working and goal oriented but were always helpful when dealing with problems that i might have with product . As most people who have to meet a shipping schedule know ,i found that to be the toughest part of the job . Always felt good when i meet those shipping commitments .
Supervisor/ machine shop (Former Employee) – Methuen, MA – March 21, 2016
Good company to work for,. great people to work with I have bonded with many co-workers over the 20yrs I was employed. I worked on many projects, they built electro-mechanical rotary joints, these are used in radar both private and military applications. I also worked on a unit that is on the Mars Rover
moved to Exeter N.H.@ that time I took a retirement package
Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) – Pinellas Park, FL – January 28, 2016
The people were the most friendly, helpful. nicest people you could ask to work for. Best few months of work I ever had. I worked with a couple of departments. I worked in shipping and receiving and also worked with other departments including I had to laminate and quality control. The hardest part of the job was it being over because everybody was so helpful and nice.
it was a short term assignment..Greatest place to work ever
Finance Lead and Procurement (Former Employee) – Prescott, AZ – May 2, 2016
Turned off Intercompany when they are a global company and need it. The Project Manager does not know what he is doing. and he has no people skills. The most enjoyable part was working with the users .
MAF. Technician (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – February 2, 2016
every day i learn a new thing, like be patient whit others,i like to work in group. my co workers are fine, but isnt not a bad time on work its just moments when something dose wrong, and the best part is the comunication and learn more about my co workers.
Test Technician assistant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 25, 2015
Being a test technician for Cobham was quite enjoyable and a nice experience. Lots of people to talk to while working not to mention very supportive. The people I worked took time to teach me some techniques to be more efficient at my job.
cnc machinist (Former Employee) – Lansdale, PA – November 7, 2015
Worked as a temporary employee in the machine shop through an agency. It seemed like a good place to work until they started to advertise for another employee to replace me while I was there.They eventually laid me off after 3 months from lack of work.
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) – Hunt Valley, MD – June 16, 2015
Tested or repaired electronic assemblies and products. I learned how to repair electronic circuits and use high frequency equipment. Management was not to my best understanding where favorites got a way with poor work habits and hard workers could not excel. My coworkes were likable people but in the end if you were not part of the main cliche you were laid off. The most enjoy of my job was the work itself. Testing and repairing intense circuits was a fun challenge and was rewarding when you built it, tested it and repaired it .
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) – Aurora, OR – April 27, 2015
. Responsible for testing and troubleshooting in all production in assembly and inspected quality levels of production. . Performs variety of tasks in production environment. .Ensured customers’ requirements are met to the highest quality. • ELT Antennas • ELT to NAV Interface • Programmed PA and DGL-1 • C406 Series ELT • 121/406 MHz ELT • ME Circuit Boards
Spine-less management and predatory work environment.
welder (Former Employee) – davenport IA – February 23, 2015
I have never worked for a place that looked down upon taking initiative to get a job or task done. Or where you get paid to play on your smart-phone instead of actually preforming for job. The welding department couldnt have been more of a joke. The blueprints were terrible at best, and the engineers where about as intelligent as a four legged animal. There is a reason for the high turnover rate at this company. If you are a good hard working person who actually takes pride in what you do, this isnt a place for you.
Technical (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – September 22, 2014
Employees constantly under stress to meet unrealistic deadlines; lack of training or direction to new employees; excessive turnover; money spent on "feel good" projects rather than new employee training; too many levels of management. Decent benefits.
free parking, oh boy
extreme and constant stress, job/life balance unacceptable, used to be a nice place to work but now it's just based on more and faster production, even if it's wrong.
Update - this company has continued its trend of high stress, too many levels of management, too many unnecessary changes to its SOF, and a lack of commitment to its legacy workers. Employees continue to be treated as disposable and employee turnover continues to be high. New employees lack basic training for the jobs for which they are hired. Legacy employees are disrespected. Management lacks understanding of the basic principles for FAA projects. New management-level hires from outside the company contribute to a diminishing knowledge base. Overall, the company needs to listen to the concerns of its employees. Frequent surveys are conducted, but the results are ignored.