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HITCO Carbon Composites Employer Reviews

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fun and excting
LAMINATOR (Former Employee), Gardena, CAMarch 16, 2014
the people was the best and the environment was great. atypical day at work was chill and relaxing not stressful at all
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poor pay vs. expectations
Mechanical Assembly Technician F-22 (Former Employee), Gardena, CAMarch 5, 2014
Pros: excellent contracts
Cons: compensation
Considering this is a Southern CA company, they do not compensate well demographically comparatively speaking.
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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, ARJanuary 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 – more... at that time – less
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good place to work. Can be stressfull and fast paced.
Contracts Administrator (Current Employee), Gardena, CAMay 21, 2013
Overall grade: B

Nice place to work.

Great co-workers

Lots of long term employees
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Easy work, Bad management.
Utility Worker/ Laminator (Current Employee), Gardena, CAApril 30, 2013
Pros: easy work, good benefits
Cons: bad management, and leadership.
your assigned a task by your lead and addressed to whom you'll be partnered with. I learned to work on several different parts and departments of the company and found that throughout the company moral was down. Management is bad because they have meetings daily and only focus on ship sets and not the work force or motivating their employees. They also – more... have 13+ vice presidents and it seems no one can get the company on the right track. the hardest part of the job is accepting that no matter how hard you work or what a positive influence you are on your fellow employees you will go unrecognized due to politics. the most enjoyable part is knowing that your not being physically drained cause all tasks are fairly simple and the medical benefits are really good as well. – less
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good place, but they will drop you like a fly in a moments notice
utility worker (Former Employee), gardenaApril 9, 2013
Pros: good pay, great health insurance
Cons: no job security
it was all good for two months then out of no where i was told it wasnt going to work out and thanks for your hard work and thats about it. some upper management might seem like they are friendly but in a moments notice your told its not a good fit. watch and learn from the people who can either help you or end your stay your stay at hitco. LIke the – more... other review on here said its true, "You will be turned over and out, the minute things get a little slow. Waste of life!." – less
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Lot of responsibility and great challenge. Sense of achievement
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee), Gardena, CADecember 25, 2012
Pros: wonderful opportunity and challenge. feeling of success and completion.
Cons: dependent on one company in perhaps too much of a manner.
Big job to do in short time. Mission completed. Department reorganized and performance improved. Personally met or exceeded all my company goals and personal goals. Received the highest review bonus award possible. 27 acres of structures and complex equipment, over 30 direct or indirect reports, and a great deal of pressure to overhaul and improve the – more... department. Mission accomplished.

Boeing canceled contracts leading to major layoffs. Aerospace. – less
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Beware!!!!
Operations (Former Employee), GardenaNovember 20, 2012
By far, the worst ran company I have ever worked for. Unlike most former employees, I left on a positive note and was not fired or laid off. If you enjoy feeling unappreciated and no sense of job security, this is the place for you! This company averages anywhere from 2 to 3 layoffs per year. Not everyone is bad; however, management is forced to treat – more... people terribly based on outdated managerial philosophies coming directly from the top. Most departments operate with minimal resources. Expect long hours with unrealistic expectations. As stated before, I am not a disgruntled former employee. Good luck! – less
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fun place to work
Facilities/Mechanical Engineer, PE (Current Employee), Gardena, CAOctober 24, 2012
Pros: good pay
Cons: not room for growth
a day at work is very busy.
i've learned a lot of new skills.
management is average.
co-workers are great.
hardest part of the job is to allocate money for a project.
the most enjoyable part is during lunch breaks with the co-workers.
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Don't waste your time and your life!
laminator (Former Employee), gardenaJune 25, 2012
Watch out! When you get a job you want to work and have a reliable income. This place will drop you like a hat, just after you got used to being employed. No loyalty, or attempt to save jobs, just 'oops, we have a slow account, you are therefore laid off!' No job security. You will be turned over and out, the minute things get a little slow. Waste of – more... life! – less
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great place to work
ENGINEERING ASISTANT (Current Employee), Gardena, CAMarch 26, 2012
The company is a great place to work and has a lot of room for growth.

mick – November 4, 2012

Lay off after Lay off is what i saw and finally experienced

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Good place to learn. But just like the game of craps, eventually you lose, the key is to know when to leave.
engineer (Former Employee), Gardena, caMarch 12, 2012
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 – more... 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. – less

NumberOneBuffet – January 20, 2013

Sinking ship! Defiantly avoid this company if you can. If you are about to get hired, before accepting calculate what you should be making with a 60-70 hour work week. Since you don't get paid for OT and raises are dependent on the company doing well (they aren't) you need to ask for a salary that will compensate for the lack of everything else.

About HITCO Carbon Composites

HITCO hits the heights with its complex carbon-based composites. A subsidiary of SGL CARBON, the company specializes in the manufacture – Read more