Kaman Industrial Technologies Employee Reviews

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good company
Human Resources Director (Former Employee) –  Bloomfield, CTJuly 24, 2017
good overall company
too many changes in the management leadership team, very diverse team needing assistance in strategy and understanding company direction
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Poorly run and unsatisfying.
Customer Service Representative (CSR) (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAJuly 19, 2017
I was able to advance through hard work. They do not provide much training you have to be determined to make it on your own. Job security is great and it is an 8-5 job which is nice. Competitors offer better pay. The management was terrible. Not necessarily bad people they were just bad leaders and did not care about leading. This was reflected in the office moral.
Pros
8-5 job. Benefits package. Job security.
Cons
Poor pay. Poor Management. Poor work environment.
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employees are just numbers
Customer Service Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJune 30, 2017
It was a good place to work for the 1st 7 out of 10 years. At this point employees are just a number. Management does not was to listen and it's just about the numbers.
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Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 23, 2017
Kaman was a great place to work and I have nothing bad to say about Kaman. Team works diligently and my manager was the best, motivated and supported me in all efforts.
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Branch personnel are Great
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJune 19, 2017
No training schedule for new employees and regional is vindictive and plays favorites and if you aren't a favorite you are under the microscope. Would be a nice place to work if not for this aspect. Left short staffed for long periods just to drive the point home.
Pros
Small office where upper management visits from time to time.
Cons
No training, no room for advancement.
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Small but great place to work
Shipping Manager (Former Employee) –  Windsor, CTJune 9, 2017
I worked in a small satellite office, but this allowed us to work very closely and learn from one another. Management allowed us to shadow other employees so that we were all crossed trained.
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Professional Industrial Supplier where we all worked as a team
Purchasing Agent (Former Employee) –  Allentown, PAMarch 24, 2017
I worked primarily as the purchasing agent at this branch office, but also helped out in many other areas including, clerical, answering phones, accounts payable and receivable, and even order pulling and shipping. When I was employed at Kaman all of the employees at this branch office got along quite well, and there was a pleasant atmosphere.
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Decent
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 8, 2017
Good coworkers. Terrible communication upon management. Benefits are decent. Lack of documentation of policies and proceedures. Overall, I would recommend if do not mind lack of standard proceedure.
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Steady and Conservative place to work
Senior Credit Analyst (Current Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLDecember 9, 2016
Working at this place means comply with your job.
steady job good co-workers, good management with open door policy. The only thing is they don't explore your potential giving promotions and other good opportunities of growth within the company.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
healthcare can be better than it is
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Strong Tech Company financially stable
District Manager - Southwestern Region (Former Employee) –  Dallas-Fort Worth, TXNovember 28, 2016
This is an excellent company with excellent benefits however the pay structure does not allow management to hire good people
Pros
The people in mid-management are stable, experienced and are technically competent
Cons
Company doesn't value the experienced people that have good input, and that can assist the company in making the right decisions going forward
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Great job recommended for everyone
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCOctober 25, 2016
I started working there through a temp agency and I got 8.00 an hour which was great and then when I needed time off they were completely understanding and didn't ask questions the boss is a great person he was very friendly and nice and an all around good guy the warehouse manager was the same way it was just a great job
Pros
Being able to listen to music in the truck
Cons
None
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Ridiculous
CNC Programmer (Former Employee) –  Bloomfield, CTAugust 21, 2016
Kaman Corp in Bloomfield Ct . What a joke . People are mostly from low income foreign countries. They will destroy your drive to succeed by the smell of fish on their breath . Management is blind and don't really care about anything other than their own butts. HR.... Please , they suck . Enough said . Everyone loves the plant manager . " he started just like us . On the floor " .. He's a jerk too . Couldn't get the time off day from him . I got suckered into this place by " promises " as a programmer , but left on a Friday after 2 months and just didn't return . STAY AWAY
Pros
Leaving
Cons
Liars, backstabbers, and stinky people
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RipOff!
Line Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 1, 2016
Their marketing writes checks the company can't cash.

Their quality control is supervised by people with no experience.

Their management is a joke.

After working in three different locations, their Atlanta location is the worse.
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Good, secure company with good people
Distribution Manager (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYApril 8, 2016
Kaman is a 70 year old company that I'm confident will be around another 70 years. The management team treats their people very fairly. The only challenge is that the financial climate has not been great and that has affected salary increases and promotional opportunities.
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Worst company to work for
quality engineer (Former Employee) –  Bloomfield, CTJanuary 19, 2016
Worst one. Had hired without even noticing other details. Like citizenship requirements. poor HR and management..

The HR practise was so horrible that they had no explanation for why the mishap happened and no sorry what soever.
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lies, lies, lies and more lies
Engineering Departmenf (Former Employee) –  Bloomfield, CTJanuary 11, 2016
This is a review from the salaried side of Kamatics. In less than 90 days went through 3....count them ..... 3 different supervisors.
Within the first 2 weeks of being there numerous "New hires" literally walked out and did not come back.
Promises of proper following procedures and ensuring proper training (where required) would be provided. By their definition of proper training was sitting you with a different individual for no more than an hour at a time and calling it proper training.
Coworkers were worse than high schoolers. Gossip gossip gossip.
If you are a properly trained engineer and decide to work there be prepared for the most unorganized, chaiotic system of getting work done. (Or remotely getting anything done)
Extremely dissapointed in the way management handled personnel. Seemed as if the less you did the more you were rewarded.
I made the mistake of looking at the company and the room for growth over pay.
The President is a wonderful guy and really does treat people with lots of respect but I don't believe he knows the types of caddy childish things that go on that are so counter productive to the company. They could be doing double of what they are doing now if it wernt for the rediculus childish employees that are the employees who are rewarded the most by doing the least.
And if you do have a good idea or better way of doing things, get it all documented and do not share that info with anyone else until management knows the improvement came from you. Coworkers will stoop that low into stealing your ideas. Because they are not smart enough to think
  more... for themselves.  less
Pros
well maintained facility
Cons
salary was horrible, along with manangement, human resources and most coworkers still needed diapers
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The worst working environment imaginable
Manufacturing engineer (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 3, 2015
If you like working in a terrible environment with aggressive hateful employees this is the place for you! Stressful waste of life working here. Obstinate, know it alls that are truly clueless
Pros
Late day working there
Cons
Ever hiring on
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Comment – January 23, 2016

Any positive response posted here about Kaman is delusional propaganda, no doubt posted by Kaman management and/or HR. This place is the WORST imaginable. Hire on & see for yourself. Engineering is particularly a bad place to be there.

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Nice people to work with.
Tax Billing Clerk-Temporary Assignment (Former Employee) –  Bloomfield, CTNovember 24, 2015
I worked through a temp agency and knew what I had to do daily. Worked well on my own and didn't require much supervision. When the work load slowed down, I asked other people if they needed help.
Cons
New department, needs better orgainization.
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Good company to work for
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MONovember 19, 2015
A good company to work for with a lot of opportunities to learn industrial sales and industrial distribution. A fun company.
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Good People, Weak Management, Poor Compensation
Inside Sales (CSR) (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaNovember 11, 2015
Summary says it all.
Hard to get fired so it's also hard to get rid of under-performers and troublemakers.
Some people have been stuck at base level positions for years and there's very little incentive to move up.
Looking for a cushy job, great.
Looking for a place to advance, good luck.
Looking for weak team leaders and crisis managers, great.
Looking for good benefits, excellent.
Looking for decent paycheck, look elsewhere.
Pros
Great benefits packages. Decent work, no weekends.
Cons
Lowest pay in industry. Weak management. Clique culture, misguided disorganized business model.
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