TIMCO Aviation Employee Reviews in United States

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Don't do it
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCMay 16, 2016
I was told my hours would be 700 to 330. I get there and they changed them to 9-530 for no reason. You work hard for no reason. Advancing is a joke. They will let you go for no reason. Mandatory 6 day work week even though they tell you it's only Monday through Friday. There is no training. You are literally thrown in and forced to survive. I can't stress enough that you need to move on. Not a good place to work.
Pros
As much overtime as you want
Cons
Management sucks. Training is a joke. Work atmosphere.
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Good Working Place
Structures Mechanic/Sheetmetal (Former Employee) –  Lake City, FLFebruary 3, 2016
It was a very hard working but yet laid back place. Management was friendly and work was easy. Calling Hr was a pain, if you needed something you would have to show up in person to get anywhere.
Pros
money
Cons
stress
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low pay
Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Lake City, FLOctober 3, 2015
This was a fun place to work but unless you were in the electrical or avionics your pay was very little. It takes everyone within a company to get the job done.
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effective maintenace facility with god co workers
Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCAugust 28, 2015
shift meeting at the start of shift to outline any safety issues since your last shift in the hanger. supervisors came of their tools and understand the job that they are expecting you to do.
Pros
store room locations in every hanger
Cons
working on aircraft outside in the summer
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It was okay
Aircraft Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Erlanger, KyJuly 1, 2015
Desent folks to work with maintaining aircraft. Direct leads had poor leadership training. Job was fair not to hard considering. Upwards movement is slow at best.
Pros
Good lighting in hangar
Cons
Junk vehicles
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Descent place to work.
Production Controller (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCMay 14, 2015
Working at Timco, Inc., was interesting because the work was steady. I learned so much about the inner part of aviation. Everything done to a plane had to do with a number system and that was interesting. The co-workers were O.K. but the job itself was great.
Pros
No supervisor at night.
Cons
short break
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just a part time job
assembler (Former Employee) –  wallburg, ncMay 5, 2015
It sucked everytime parts didn't arrive on time, you was told to go back home the first minute you got there to work. So if you are looking for a full time position, look elsewhere.
Pros
work for the aviation industry
Cons
small benefits
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productive job
Structural Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Macon, GAApril 26, 2015
good place to work and learn ,benefits not great, their weeks at a time their would be no work.Was very hard to get a raise.
Pros
can acheive valuable learnig skills.
Cons
benefits not great.
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Poor Management
Stress Engineer (Former Employee) –  Greensborugh North CarolinaDecember 28, 2014
Timco has the poorest management I have ever worked for.

A typical day at work was having two poorly skilled low level managers question and micromanage every task you did....

These mangers were trying to supervise structural analysis but they had no experience doing this work themselves. Their lack of knowledge about the subject caused many problems.
Pros
little to none
Cons
lots of micromanagement ....
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Scary Place
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Orlando,FLSeptember 26, 2014
Whoever wrote "Remember the FAA "Dirty Dozen" hit the nail right on the head. My time at Timco Line Maintenance was nothing less than perpetually watching my back and doing the very best I could with as little as a company could provide and in spite of the obvious needs of the line tech. I reported to a supervisor who knew little or nothing of aircraft maintenance and in my opinion never actually worked on aircraft. Additionally, he could not or would not do a thing about another mechanic who perpetually lied about why he couldn't do an assigned job and got away with spending his short and part time shift sleeping. Additionally, and as the previous comment represents, we were and on a daily basis borrowing equipment from other airlines who where indeed sick of our borrowing habits. When one has to literally expect this on a daily basis, it's embarrassing and stressful.
Pros
it was a job
Cons
see aforementioned and believe other comments
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Remember the FAA "Dirty Dozen?"
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Newark,NJSeptember 11, 2014
This review represents my time at TIMCO Line Maintence. ANYONE who knows and understands what the FAA reflects upon when they mention "The Dirty Dozen" and as the Dirty Dozen relates to HUMAN FACTORS in aircraft maintenance incidents and accidents need to LISTEN UP!

TIMCO Line Maintence is the literal breeding ground of contempt when it comes to THE CORE of what the FAA teaches you on how to recognize and AVOID the human factors that lead to mechanics being investigated in a post accident investigation!

First, let's get one thing straight. At TLS, with few exceptions, you'll be part time on the line. That means NO BENEFITS.

Second,and most important, in the way of viable equipment and GSE to work with to SAFELY perform your responsibilities...you'll be hung out to dry by TIMCO! Over SO many years, we were expected to go beg and borrow WHATEVER from supplied and responsible airlines. Well, these airlines are nothing short of FED UP with TIMCO employees, day after day, looking to borrow THEIR tooling and equipment to perform your NORMAL and SCHEDULED Maintence duties! WHY the FAA has failed to crack down on an entity such as TIMCO to take this factor into consideration is beyond me.

Lastly, but just barely, don't expect a heap of help in whatever irregularity you run into on a problematic aircraft system. TIMCO "leads" and other supervisory personnel are either clueless or WORSE YET....unwilling to assist.

It's like THEY want to see one create a conundrum! Maybe it's to boast their own egos!

Give TIMCO MRO a try fellow aircraft techs. But, be forewarned about giving that
  more... part time stint a shot! Line Maintence is a blast with a responsible company that supports their employees.

You'll find out in ZERO TIME that TIMCO will be your ticket to nothing less than violating "The Dirty Dozen!" Remember techs! It's YOUR responsibility to perform your duties in a method to make the aircraft airworthy and in compliance with ALL FAR's!
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Pros
aircraft environment
Cons
see review
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A "good ole boy" management style
Glorified Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Wallburg, NCMay 31, 2014
Once a fine company, but since sold to the Chinese government I would stay clear. If you stand up for employees you will be railroaded out. Mgmt. does not want to hear about internal problems, just get the product out whatever the cost: disrupt your home life, lie, cheat, steal.
Employees have no advocate as you learn quickly, HR is not your friend, as they represent the company interests solely.
Worked with fine people there, just SCM is really weak and a very hostile environment. IT dept. is so 1980's.
Pros
can milk the ot if you desire.
Cons
lousy 401k, no internal direction, probably be sold off less than 5 yrs.
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Timco has taken a wrong turn some where, in my opinion.
A&P Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Lake City, FLApril 22, 2014
Timco Aviation is a company that sell man hours to the aircraft maintenance industry. I have learned that like most companies in this field individualism is reduced to a number. Management has probed the field of making money to the point that it actually hurts the production process.
Pros
very little incentive
Cons
very little incentive programs.
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wouldn't recommend anyone!
stores (Current Employee) –  GreensboroApril 14, 2014
It can get racist sometimes. The men are rude and disrespectful. Management lie lie lie all the time. No growth for the people who are working always being in an outsider for someone in and you have to train your/another departments lead how to do the job they were hired for but you have been doing for months and even applyed for. But its always they have more years experience. Experience right but the have to be trained by you and get paid more. Told if you want more money go to a new position but how when no one gets promoted. If your supervisor don't want you to leave he will tell the other supervisor they can't have you there goes ur chances of advancing. Not raises and the bonus if so small its really a slap in the face... Sucks
Pros
nice co workers
Cons
no advancements, raises, poor management
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productive workplace
Mod Crew/Structures Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Lake City, FLFebruary 1, 2014
I enjoyed working at timco aviation and i learned a lot they were very helpful I only left this company for higher pay. I proggressed every day working here.
Pros
gained a lot of knowledge and treated well
Cons
advancement rate and pay wasnt good
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productive and enjoy work
Structural Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCDecember 5, 2013
excellence, great work envirment, but some time send home because no work available.
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Performed C checks on B737, B757, B767, A319, A320, and A321.
A & P Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Macon, GADecember 3, 2013
Enjoyed working at Timco Aviation for a year and a half on Boeings and Airbus aircraft.
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The abiltiy to take a plane apart and put it back together was facinating.
Aviation Technician (Former Employee) –  Winston-Salem, NCOctober 8, 2013
Take parts out of the plane to refurbish them and secure them back into the plane.
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Fun and Great people
Stock Clerk (Former Employee) –  Macon, GASeptember 2, 2013
Fun place too work people and workers where great to work with. Very fast paced job had to be an your toes and ready to work
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Inconsistent work
Production Controller (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJuly 28, 2013
Ask anyone who works at TIMCO, you can expect to work there for about 2 years before being laid off. It's just the way they operate.
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