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So much fun!
SECRETARY (Former Employee), Phillipsburg, NJFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: love the schedule!
Cons: the building was so cold!
When I first started here, I was trusted with so much more work than I thought I ever would. Working at Curtiss-Wright was my first ever job. Starting here, I was the secretary/assistant to all of the operators on the floor (6). I loved that I had to dress professionally, I was allowed to be inside the manufacturing part of the facility. Being around – more... all the humungous parts of the ships being built was an amazing feeling. – less
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Good Company
Division Manager (Former Employee), Livermore, CAJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: great salary and benefits
Cons: too many hours
I was the accountable manager for all phases of the Production Division including Office, Accounting, Purchasing, Production, Quality Control and Safety. Learned how to work well with others, manage difficult personalities and maintain budget performance and profitability. I had the best group of co-workers I ever worked with at the California Division – more... a real core group. At California DIvision profitability was hard to maintain because our process was a high tech metal working process utilizing high energy lasers and was a bit pricey, so acquiring new business was a constant concern. I enjoyed the recognition each employee was given for a job well done. – less
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Poor Senior and Middle Management
Designer (Former Employee), ControlsFebruary 16, 2013
Pros: hard working teams
Cons: salary, leadership, growth opportunities, lack of innovatation, still holding on with the legacy of the companies name
Curtiss Wright has a lot of potential to become who the were back during WW1. However as long as the current leadership continues to squeeze blood out of a turnip that will never happen.

Low moral, pay increases, and recognition has driven out many awesome employees who could truly make a difference. Bad decision making by manufacturing, engineering, – more... and the lack of internal opportunities will ultimately be where their downfall.

A lot of hard working teams put 100% in everyday, however they are not given any opportunities to grow within the organization. I would only recommend taking a position with them if it is for middle to upper management. Do not expect to grow as an internal employee unless you have someone on the inside to push you up the ladder. – less
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All the challenge and responsibility you want with no credit given.
Senior Proposal Analyst (Current Employee), Baytown, TXDecember 15, 2012
Pros: good insurance and the challenge of lots of responsibility.
Cons: inadequate pay. the high salaries go to friends of management and corporate golden boys.
There is a lot of challenge available for those workaholic and self-starter types like me. A pressure vessel estimator here is responsible for everything required to get a proposal to the customer, from mechanical design to proposal content. However, the inadequacy of mid-level management appointed to this division by CurtissWright makes staying very – more... difficult. CW is a Wall Street small cap with the inability to vet mid-level management at it's acquisitions. I haven't worked for anyone here who SHOULDN'T have been working for me. Double negative intended. – less
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Price per Share of Stock trumps all!
Ex-Electrical Engineer (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PASeptember 3, 2012
Pros: fellow employees are hard working people given the chance.
Cons: poor engineering management and focus on dollars only!
Curtiss Wright boasts that Innovation is the driving force behind there company. I can attest that this is not true...squeezing more money out of every resource and doing it with less people in the lieu of innovation, is the driving force behind this company in attempt to maximize profit. The sacrificial lamb in this company culture is the conducive – more... engineering environment that is required for innovation along with employee empowerment. I'm sure there are worse places to work but I know there are better one too. – less
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Company going downhill
Service technician Soft-starter and VFD (Current Employee), ListowelApril 18, 2014
Company business is getting to complicated and customer and work place is suffering.

About Curtiss-Wright

Once an aeronautical pioneer -- its engines powered the B-17 bomber and The Spirit of St. Louis -- Curtiss-Wright makes lower-visibility – Read more