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Production Supervisor & Production Management (Former Employee) –  Industry, CAJanuary 17, 2018
Work hard on new products. Management wasn't supportive, but people worked hard to make a difference. Work long hours and 6 days per week. Had 3 individuals working for me
Pros
Technically a strong company
Cons
Manage Acquires, Consolidates and Shuts Down Company
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Challenging, but productive
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 14, 2017
Multiple products to be functioned, instant gratification with daily tasks of completion. Management provided ample amounts of training and open door of communication.
Pros
Plenty of work to be performed
Cons
Scheduling
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good place to work
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 17, 2017
Was good working ,learned to help minimize tool room expense and
Managed and control Inventory ,Hardest part was to get old timers to just to followed new work habits,Enjoyable part work place all ways got along with every one respect for each other
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Intern (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaSeptember 11, 2017
This is a detachment of Curtiss-Wright Corporate that is located in Livermore, CA and calls itself "Metal Improvement Company". The company is currently going through a massive amount of growing pains due to the workload being more than what the personnel are able to keep up with on average. They are hiring people as much as they can but it's hard to find personnel that are willing to deal with the lack of training and resources at both their level and management.

One of the surprising disadvantages of this company is the lack of efficiency when it comes to documentation. Everything is kept on paper and very few things of use are stored electronically. There is no common operating system that everyone uses jointly, only a central storage hard drive where everyone stores their own data. Excel is the biggest player when it comes to organizing and managing data.

The biggest plus is that everyone is generally pleasant and management is easy to approach.
Pros
Small group
Cons
Little training, high workload, hard work/life balance
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Run away from this dump
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Valencia CaliforniaJuly 18, 2017
Poor Management from the Top down, incompetence at the top and no accountability for those who make poor decisions. The place is run like a dictatorship with limited resources and support to complete tasks. Projects are always falling behind and expect to have no work life balance.

This is a small company trying desperately to be known as a bigger company. Job security means nothing here, people are laid off on the fly if they don't meet the quarterly revenue numbers. Look elsewhere if you want a better culture and your sanity.

Pros: Decent benefits

Cons: Management, Culture, work life balance, constant lies and misleading customers.
Pros
benefits
Cons
Management, Culture, work life balance, constant lies and misleading customers.
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Old failed, boring Westinghouse management. H1B Visa abuse is over-the-top.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cheswick, PAApril 25, 2017
Working at C-W was like working at old failed and boring Westinghouse. Mgmt took care of its own. Period. Nepotism & abuse of H1B visas is rampant.
Pros
location
Cons
Lifer mgmt has little perspective what it's like to work for welcoming company.
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good benifits,
senior heat treat and braze tech (Current Employee) –  Gilbert, AZApril 23, 2017
i schedule all work processed in the heat treat and braze area and i insure product is processed to the highest level of quaility and effeciency, following strict customer and aerospace specifications
Pros
benifits
Cons
lacks employee engagement
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Great manuel laborers
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Shelby, NCApril 23, 2017
Great people to work with. Managers can be insensitive to hard working employees. Seems to not care how the employees feel. No appreciation for loyalty.
Pros
Good hard working people
Cons
No job security
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always products we needed.. a comforable place to work
Lead Person (Former Employee) –  New Brighton, MNApril 21, 2017
typical day at Curtiss Wright was Slow Mornings within half of hour work would pick up. Busy there was always work to keep moving throughout the day when I started with the company management was great room for growth it was good to work with difference culture hardest part was getting there in the morning... enjoyable time was the team work pulling the workers together to build a great work place...
Pros
we did receive our breaks and lunch on time most of the time
Cons
they would cut out OT to sometime start us a hour later
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Good place to co-op
Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Cheswick, PAJanuary 19, 2017
During your rotations you get valuable experience in different divisions in the company. The people are very intelligent and helpful. Navigating through workplace politics can be a pain sometimes, and management can sometimes be a pain to deal with. Overall, I had a good experience with the company
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A fun place to work depending on which group within the company you work for.
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Brea CA 92821January 6, 2017
The actual environment was great. My co-workers were well to work with. Difficulty working with our factories in the U.K. & China. Very busy most times of the day.
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Fast pace 24/7 enviroment
Regional Manager/Director of Operations (Former Employee) –  MultipleDecember 20, 2016
Loved working for the company for many years but it has taken a turn over the past 5 years. Strictly a numbers driven operation with very little understanding to market and economic drivers.
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Overall environment good depending on the division
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Brea, CANovember 30, 2016
Answering phones, quoting, emails, customer complaints, preparing shipping reports.

One of the things that I learned is with the proper team you can accomplish anything that is put before you.

Management was easy to discuss issues with, and to take action when the employees couldn't.

The co-workers make the job new and exciting everyday. Even on the toughest day we managed to laugh.

Managing the teams problem while juggling with the customer issues. Learning which issue should be resolved first.

The most enjoyable aspect of the job was selling products to customers and knowing that they chose our items over everyone else.
Pros
Quarterly lunches, bonuses
Cons
Short staffing
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Productive shop
Quality Assurance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Shelby, NCOctober 24, 2016
Overall not a bad company. My direct report was outstanding. For my first civilian job out of the Military he made the transition easier. I marked it down on Job Security as Lay-offs are a common place. The 4 gentleman that worked directly with me were top notch as well. Would go back if an opportunity becomes available.
Pros
Co-Workers, Experience Growth, and Pay
Cons
Lay-offs
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Wonderful Internship Opportunity
Defense Design Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Cheswick, PAOctober 23, 2016
Had the pleasant experience working at this in-house design and manufacturing company. Curtiss-Wright EMD makes various electro-mechanical devices for the power industry and for the navy.

As an intern for this company, you can see the all of the different checkpoints a product has to go through from start to finish; from design to ordering, from the factory floor to quality assurance codes, and from interacting with clients to meeting with suppliers. Curtiss Wright offers a wide variety of positions one can work in.
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Very good place to work
Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Cheswick, PAOctober 3, 2016
Very good place to work with friendly people and challenging work. Flexible hours and good work-life balance. Everybody is willing to help and answer questions.
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Great place to work
Staff Drafter (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALAugust 8, 2016
Great place to work and environment. Own office. Coworkers are excellent people to work with. Work is not too demanding
Pros
C0-workers
Cons
Comute
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Transitions pain
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 25, 2016
A great place to work at one point of time. The company is geared more toward making numbers more than developing employees.
Pros
benefits
Cons
work life balance, work load, development
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Terrible
Slave (Current Employee) –  Shelby, NCJuly 22, 2016
Company used to be a great place to work, but they have ruined themselves over about 2 years.
Like slaves, there is no freedom unless you have a particular name and they expect 100% when they show 0% concern for the employee.
Pros
It pays the bills
Cons
Buddy system, minimal annual raise (if you're lucky), Careless management, Slave drivers.
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friendly and productive environment
Masking (Former Employee) –  New Brighton, MNJune 14, 2016
Everyday will have different projects to do. There will only be a slight chance of you moving to a different room, depends how big the project is. Most toughest part about working there, the heat and the cold.
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