(Avionics) Electroncs Technician III (Former Employee) – North Carolina – February 12, 2014
First off if you have the opportunity to take a position with JKH or PKL, go with PKL. The people I worked with were awesome, my boss was a tool but still a good guy. My site supervisor was a great boss. Corporate has too many people in upper level management that are useless. Benefits started out good then the company started to go broke and cut our pay. Hardest part of the job was dealing with some incompetent enlisted and officers.
the people i worked with and my direct supervisor.
lack of job security, too many "corporate" bosses, bad pay
Engineering Tech I (Former Employee) – Various – August 13, 2013
I worked for this company for over two years. Upon hiring I was informed that there would be NO OPPERTUNITY for advancement or raises. THEY WERE RIGHT!! I was on the same pay rate as those who had worked for the company for 10 to 15 years. Because their employee base is in an older age bracket (and therefor more problematic in terms of health stability) their company offered health insurance sucked with poor coverage and high premiums. You'd be better off going on line and finding your own insurance policy. Immediate supervisors were archaic grumpy, moody, temperamental old coots that were next to impossible to get along with. Their HR representative was a joke and would be better suited in the unemployment line. I only met the guy once and it was extremely brief at that. Their hourly pay was mediocre at best, in terms of being on par with the industry for the area. If you don't partake in the company offered health insurance then your $3.50/hr "health and welfare" pay goes directly into and unmatched "FORCED" 401k. Though, they have a much nicer sounding name for it. Thereby dropping your mediocre base pay even more to a whopping $17.82 an hour. After taxes, you're down to about $13-$14 an hour. On the upside, and even that has a down side, the per diem rate is on par with government per diem rates as they are a government contractor. The down side to the upside is that you are expected to be on the road (on per diem) 365 days a year! Great if you are single or an older, non-married person with children who are fully self sufficient and moved out of the house. For me, it wasmore... nothing more than a paycheck until something better came along.less
you get be away from your family if you hate them
no hope for ever being anything more than what you came in as