Good place to learn. But just like the game of craps, eventually you lose, the key is to know when to leave.
Pros: large advanced equipment, very smart engineering staff, lots of interesting work
Cons: schedule is king. can be stressful
Owned by a German company (SGL) they have dumped a ton of capital into this company over the past 5 years or so. We all thought and still think they are setting it up for a merger or sale, but we have yet to see either. This is a great place to learn how to and how not to build parts. There are some very competent people working here that can teach recent grads a lot about aerospace manufacturing. I hope the best for HITCO, they have the right staff, enough capital equipment, and some excellent managers, all they need now is time to make parts and make money.