Hexcel Corporation Employee Reviews

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Good Company
Engineeing (Current Employee), Burlington, WaMay 18, 2015
Good balance of work hours, good management, great workforce, enjoy time at work, good push for lean and bettering the company and the people
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Very professional and well managed organization
NC Operator,Shipper,Coordinator (Former Employee), Burlington, WAMay 8, 2015
Pros: Extensive benefits program, friendly environment
Cons: 30 mile commute to work
I really enjoyed working here. They provide extensive, training, and career advancement opportunities. I retired in August 3014 due to medical reasons that have since been resolved.
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Major supplier for Boeing
Master scheduler (Former Employee), Kent, WAMarch 3, 2015
Worked in Customer Service Department. Uploaded customer schedules into company ERP system to drive purchasing and manufacturing activities. Good company with good people.
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Ok Place to work
Accountant's Assistant (Former Employee), Pottsville, PAMarch 3, 2015
Hard to get advancement with people with disabilities. work their over ten years and couldn't get a promotion in any department.
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The job pays well but that's what keeps you there
Service Lead (Former Employee), West Valley City, UTFebruary 14, 2015
Pros: pays well
Cons: nobody can match the wages so you can't leave
This is a good job for single kids out of high school who want to make a lot of money. The management is poor usually giving writups without verbal warnings or even trying to work out issues. They are a finger pointing company instead of trying to resolve things they look for somebody to blame and fire. Because of this the workplace has a fairly high turn over rate. The hours where not great but most people make it work. Overall in the seven years I was there I felt it was a waste of my time. Workers are a rough neck crowd usually very clicky and have bad habits including foul language and chewing tobacco on the job. The most enjoyable part of the job is being in a position to work alone away from the politics and the crudeness of the work environment.
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Good Company but they keep on your toes about your job
Manager (Current Employee), Salt Lake City UTNovember 29, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: you dont know where you stand with the company
Good company to work for but the feeling by a lot of people is that they are not secure with their jobs. This is cause from the lack of leadership acknowledgement and pushed down.
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Exciting Industry With Strong Future
Supply Chain Project Manager (Current Employee), Casa Grande, AZNovember 14, 2014
Pros: great benefits, competitive pay, global organization
Cons: work life balance is not valued
This organization is a large company that treats its employees like a small business which can be great and not so great depending on what you're looking for.

The management team tends to wavier and flip flop on issues which causes confusion within the organization.
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A very professional atmosphere
Design Engineer (Current Employee), Kent, WAOctober 25, 2014
I have enjoyed working with the team at Hexcel. They have a very "get it done" attitude. And although your day can be unpredictable because of the production environment, there is adequate focus on long term goals so that overall production and processes do improve.
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fast paced
Autoclave Operator (Former Employee), Kent, WASeptember 9, 2014
I enjoyed working here, the people I worked with were nice. I really like the fact that is fast pace and I stayed busy. I don't like standing around.
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A sad little company...
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee), Kent, WAAugust 4, 2014
Pros: other engineers are nice to work with
Cons: at hexcel, you can assume you are always wrong-- unless you are in the ol boy's club
A sad little company with sad little managers. There is a deep culture of fear at all levels. No innovation. Everyone seems to just keep their heads down to avoid management's wrath. You will not find any diversity at Hexcel. There is only one female/ minority manager. There are no women/ minorities in any engineering leadership position. There is little freedom to make decisions. Management will tie your hands while they second and third guess your work-- then blame you for delays. Prepare to have to defend and fight to the death to prove you are not a complete idiot.
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Good Company, No Mobility
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Stamford, CTMarch 21, 2014
Pros: pay and job security
Cons: no upward mobility
Hexcel is a high tech carbon fiber composites company with strong growth and great outlook. Unfortunatley, all the value is in the scientists and engineers and people in finance are usually stuck in their roles with little chance to advance.
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Hexcel is a company with great potential held back by an archaic culture
Engineer (Current Employee), West Valley City, UTMarch 11, 2014
Work life balance is excellent at Hexcel. There are occasional long days but they are few and far between. The hardest part of the day is dealing with the pervasive CYA and non-collaborative culture. Co-workers openly withhold information "to have an edge up" out of fear for their jobs. Getting management to make a commitment is like trying to catch a shadow.
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A cheerless place to work given the incompetency of senior management
Operations (Current Employee), Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits
Cons: senior management, turnover, nepotism
The good: The pay is above average. Tuition reimbursement is good and was easy to get. Co-workers are generally friendly.

The bad: The glaring and stunning lack of quality in senior management. Not all senior management is dreadful--a few are really good--but the bad ones are so dazzlingly incompetent the good managers seem imaginary. Example: problems on the manufacturing floor are overlooked for more serious issues such as the color of filing cabinets or the number of chairs needed in the lunchroom. While it is starting to change, a lot of the equipment is old and breaks down. There is also a fair amount of nepotism here. For some manager jobs, the turnover is nearly every year. Then again, a number of managers have never worked any where elseā€”and it shows. Another reviewer mentioned a non female friendly environment; while not widespread at Salt Lake, some of that does exist.
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very friendly staff and good labor.
Corrugator (Former Employee), Casa Grande, AZNovember 27, 2013
Pros: good breaks during the day.
Cons: mandatory labor on saturdays.
I worked from 7 am to 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. i separated corrugated sheets and had easy labor. very friendly co- workers.
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Fun to work, with good and helpful people.
QC Lab Technician (Former Employee), Livermore, CANovember 13, 2013
I enjoyed very much working with this company and planning for my retirement. But unfurtunately,was laid off after six years.Perfect attendance record with safety award.
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Management has issues
CATIA Designer (Former Employee), Kent, WaOctober 7, 2013
Cons: eeo issues
High turn around. The Management I dealt with had issues with women Designers. This was reflected in their comments during the interview and after the employment offer came in. The group was 100% male accept for the 1 woman that had left after only 3 months, I was offered the job to replace her. Needless to say I know exactly why she left. If you are a woman don't walk away from this place RUN!! No career opportunities here, no appreciation for the work you do or experience you have.
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BS high turn over
chemist (Former Employee), dublin caMay 29, 2013
Pros: nothing
Cons: more nothing
i was even contacted by their recruiters about a job opening. After applying, I heard nothing back
This is the second time they did this.
Considered this job openings a waste of time to apply. THey are just playing games!
They seem to always be looking for Chemist. High Turn Over is not good!!!
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Not a friendly place to work ! Lazy Kodak employees take over .
Lead associate (Current Employee), WindsorFebruary 20, 2013
Pros: it's a job with very little benefits
Cons: very little breaks if any very poor work conditions and no morale
This was not a good place to work very poor Training. Safety was definitely not a concern in any department. They seem to have a few good trainers and the ones that were somewhat good either got fired or left. Although It is somewhat of a new company it seems that most of the employees that are employed there came from Kodak all the positions there are filled by Kodak people and Upperman type management positions bunch of lazy people. From Kodak. Definite management struggles and absolutely no sense of direction from any shift lead.
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Was a start up. Ok place to work.
Process Associate (Former Employee), Windsor, COOctober 20, 2012
Pros: free lunches from time to time and decent pay.
Cons: irregular break times, if breaks at all.
This four year old company has had some growing pains and struggles for the future. It is not the best place I've worked. It lacks in work life balance issues for it's employees, it's opportunities for advancement are shortcoming and it's management has had some issues.
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Stress filled work place
Inspector Assembler, composite Lamination (Former Employee), Kent, WAOctober 18, 2012
Cons: hr wouldn't do their job with over seeing the management no team work
Day at work was stressful
I learned a lot about Helicopters
Management wasn't compassionate, lot of Favoritism
Co-worker most are great to work with
Was going to work every day
Going home