Customer Service Representative (CSR) (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – July 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.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – June 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.
Small office where upper management visits from time to time.
Professional Industrial Supplier where we all worked as a team
Purchasing Agent (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – March 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.
Senior Credit Analyst (Current Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – December 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.
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
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
Distribution Manager (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – April 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.
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 thinkmore... for themselves.less
well maintained facility
salary was horrible, along with manangement, human resources and most coworkers still needed diapers
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.
Inside Sales (CSR) (Current Employee) – California – November 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.
Great benefits packages. Decent work, no weekends.
Lowest pay in industry. Weak management. Clique culture, misguided disorganized business model.