It was no time for ping pong, had Christmas Parties & Picnics
Insulation Operator (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – August 26, 2016
I enjoyed my job of 27 years, my Co-Worker's and I were Team Players, I was a valuable employee always got the job done in a timely manner, I was a quick learner, ran various machines, fork lifts, organized the warehouse, whatever they had me to do I did willingly and was willing and eagar to learn.
Laminator (Former Employee) – Gardena,CA – August 3, 2015
They want you to report anything that is wrong and or needed. When you do report something, they wouldn't do anything until it was too late. I did however learn a handful of skill sets. I certified in multiple machinery i have never used before.
Laminator (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – January 29, 2015
A typical day at work would consist of many task. Anywhere form preparing for the tools for the days work, detooling tools from the day before or immediately starting to laminate what the last shift left unfinished. There is a supervisor on the floor at all time but for the most part many employees would be left unsupervised. This made the moral of the clean room a lot more relaxed. I have quite a bit of experience so I never found any task hard just a little more time consuming. What I enjoy most about working with carbon composites is how beneficial it is for our future and not only for aerospace businesses but for the entire world.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Gardena, CA – October 23, 2014
Hitco has been good to me for the last 6 years. over time ive seen a lot of good people go. Sgl took over and was supposed to be making hitco a top tier company , but it failed and now is for sale. now its being run by a bunch of "yes" men and it seems like its all going down hill. A typical day in my department would consist of high demands for completing parts with out the proper tools, materials, and communication. This place has become a dump. I used to love coming in to work, now its just a place to do you 8 and get out. If everything was flowing like it once was when i first got hired it would be a Great job. but now it sucks.
Materials Control Coordinator (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – October 16, 2014
Good Company but lacks at making quality parts for customers.. Majority of Production parts are placed on NCR(review) to determine the disposition from the customer...Great Diversity and Workplace otherwise.
Determination to get Better, Too Comfortable with low quality parts
Manufacturing (Current Employee) – Gardena, CA – August 8, 2014
I am a current employee, i have to say this is the best company technology wise but management spend most of their day in meetings and gumbo walks away from the workers. They are detached from reality. I lost count of how many vice presidents we have (maybe 10). Some managers are engaged with the work and employees but others dont seem to csre. One of our former production managers made some incredible decisions and mede our department waste about 2 months of work. When i started my department had 26 employees, now we are down to 5. They hired some good prospects sent them to 2 weeks of training them let them go. Out of the last 6 people sent for training only one is here. We have to multitask and skip lunch to get things going. When one guy goes on vacation we go into emergency reactive mode. Moral is very low but we try. There is no money to hire and you have to buy your own office supplies. Some supervisors are no help either and instead of trying to fix themselves, they throw the prblem over the fence and do not know the whys and hows. They just say "it doesn work" no feedback is given either. There is your problem no engagement by key personnel.
Employees give their best
Management style is outdated and detached most have no supervision skills
Laminator (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – July 20, 2014
great pay, clean, fair work got along with everyone was discriminated and picked on by my lead when department manager was out of town and with out notice or warning was lies and complained about unfairly. soon after was let go go no probable cause nor reason that she could prove due to no clock out or in from breaks or cameras to prove other wise.
Hitco Carbon Composites is a production plant that produces various parts and refines matariels for the US military and a good plant
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Arkadelphia, AR – January 30, 2014
I was hired on as a Journeyman electrician and maintenance mechanic. I was hired to fill in for an employee that was on IR and were unsure when he would return. The plant supervisor could not afford Two maintenance electricians at this point in time but mentioned if productions plans change in the next year he would contact me to see if i might be avalebile at that time