No recognition for one's contributions. Preditory work environment..
Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego - Kearny Mesa – November 26, 2013
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.
ELECTRICAL TEST TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Naples, FL – September 24, 2017
The hours and benefits are great for this company. It is a slow paced environment but very competitive to impress management. Raises are terrible IF you get one and the managers don't care or micromanage.
Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) – Lansdale, PA – August 29, 2017
Great collaborative environment working towards continuous improvement. Had a great Excellence in Delivery Program in the past. With a specific focus in the Supply Chain area. Not solely focused in Manufacturing.
Benefits, Salary, Honest feedback and development.
Management can be passive aggressive, and not as collaborative as individual contributors.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – January 24, 2017
I was hired as an engineering technician for development of their KC-46 refueling hose reel system. Half the time we were standing around with nothing to do waiting on answers from engineers on issues we had for days at a time. There is so much lack of communication between what goes on with engineering and out on the production floor it's not even funny. Management is so profit driven and money hungry you are expected to be slave driven. A lot of assembly people are expected to work Saturdays and Sundays every week when busy schedules hit. This is definitely not a place I would remotely suggest anyone apply at or work for.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – November 12, 2016
The San Jose site is a good work place to work. The people are friendly and the management is great. The problem is that corporate management is clueless. The San Jose site is one of the few sites that makes money and retains highly skilled people, but all sites are given the same raises of 1% and high performers getting 2% (only 5 to 10% can be listed as high performers). Also the benefits are being cut so that to get basic health benefits will cost over $400 a month, with a $5,000 deductible.
Production Assembler (Former Employee) – Concord, CA – August 26, 2016
I would like to work back there. Doing many productions. They managed very poor management. Mismanagement with budget. Limited communications in teams. Too much time with computer work- BOM, Designs, Blueprints, Database.Waste time with computers.
Many perks. Every month employee meetings provided with free lunch.
Productions are unstable.Sometimes very stressfull. Then been fast down.
Sheet Metal Mechanic/ Lead (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – June 25, 2016
very flexible with new personnel, lets you learn the job on your own pace... workforce is fun to work with, even thought management was very new with the project i was assigned to work, they were willing to listen and provide us with assistance and help to. Very proactive and helpful quality control personnel.
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.
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 .
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.