Aircraft Development Technician (Former Employee) – Rockford, IL – August 6, 2017
When I first started at Woodward (Woodward Governor Co) in 1967, it was a family owned and great company to work for. After many years it became stockholder owned and changed management to what I call castaways from other big corporations. They changed the culture into a completely different thing. People are just a number and management makes illogical decisions and waste a lot of money with their decisions. The workers are not treated more than like warm bodies. The original owners would be angry if they were still alive. The company that the original owners built up has been totally corrupted.
Operations Technician (Current Employee) – Rockford, il – August 2, 2017
Woodward pays competitively and offers great benefits. Early advancement opportunities are very good, however advancement opportunities are limited after the first few years. They do offer tuition reimbursement to allow employees to get education for further advancement.
Great benefits, tuition reimbursement, overtime opportunities.
Management can be difficult to work with. Culture is lacking.
Electron Beam Welder (Current Employee) – Zeeland, MI – May 30, 2017
Good if you want a longterm decent income. Can get boring not a lot of advancement. I was wanting to advance and learn more but they kept hiring new supervisors and the they didn't really know a lot about the work so it became a hostile environment for me to work in since it seemed like keeping a job there was fight or flight. I honestly just wanted to be left alone to work get paid go home and repeat but i was constantly bothered and asked to renew my weld qualifications
Machinist (Former Employee) – Loves Park, IL – May 21, 2017
Its a good place to work, in most cases they want a lot of hours out of you. great benefits, management some good some not so good. I liked what i did, it was always shift against shift, 1st shift created a lot of drama ( one person did )
Woodward being a global company, there are many opportunities for interaction with different people in various countries. The company is very focused on continual growth, and solid performance. Profit sharing and other benefits have been very good.
Sustaining Engineering Intern (Current Employee) – Duarte, CA – November 3, 2016
Woodward is a great company to work for and as an intern I have been given many opportunities to explore the different responsibilities an entry level engineer will have. I have learned how to effectively interact and communicate with other engineers, machinists, and technicians. Additionally, management is very flexible with my schedule as a full-time student.
Sr. Material Planner (Former Employee) – Niles, IL – October 25, 2016
very busy industry learned new operating programs diverse management diverse co-workers great department manager Global corporation with job opportunities all over the world. I can't say too much because the industry is Military and aerospace and most of the products are proprietary.
good place to work if you get hired on full time there are many oppurtunities to advance
Machinist (Current Employee) – Ft. Collins, CO – August 24, 2016
I've been working here for nineteen years. it has been very good to me. the benefits are very good and the people are good to work with it is a growing company. The only reason I'm considering leaving is I am wanting to return to my home town.
Creative group of professionals bringing solutions to aircraft challenges.
CAD Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) – Duarte, CA – July 5, 2016
This group's products are top quality and the safety of aircraft passengers is paramount in the minds of those I have worked with. Constant improvement cycles are discussed and reviewed to insure major aircraft companies are receiving the best, safest and most reliable possible products every time.
While there IS pressure during "time-crunches" preparing fro design reviews, management never made us feel our individual contributions didn't have value-added worth. If given the opportunity, I would gladly accept long or short-term employment again.
Creative environment, good team efforts/recognition
Customers can change requirements quickly without logical reasons.