Woodward Employee Reviews

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Very interesting place to work
Sr. Material Planner (Former Employee) –  Niles, ILOctober 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.
Pros
good perks that come with the job
Cons
lots of changes
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Great team and a good place to work
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, CONovember 21, 2016
Woodward has a great group of people and is a fantastic place to work. The markets the do business in are not growing right now so there isn't a ton of promotional opportunities or new positions open.
Pros
Great co-workers, and good work life balance
Cons
advancement tends to be slow
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good place to work if you get hired on full time there are many oppurtunities to advance
Machinist (Current Employee) –  Ft. Collins, COAugust 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.
Pros
good benefits, good people
Cons
can be stressful, lots of overtime
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Creative group of professionals bringing solutions to aircraft challenges.
CAD Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Duarte, CAJuly 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.
Pros
Creative environment, good team efforts/recognition
Cons
Customers can change requirements quickly without logical reasons.
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Like working in a Divergent Movie
Global Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, COAugust 6, 2016
Command and control environment. Internal politics rival the current 2016 presidential campaign, establishment -vs- the outsiders. The establishment always wins.
Pros
High margin business with entranced customers
Cons
You have to stay in your faction to survive.
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Productive and fun workplace with great benefits. No job security
Senior Designer Mechanical (Former Employee) –  Niles, ILOctober 26, 2016
Productive and fun workplace with great benefits. No job security though. You would never know when I will be needed anymore
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Great employer!
Shipping and Receiving Specialist (Current Employee) –  Skokie, ILAugust 12, 2016
This company offers great benefits and allows for overtime hours. It is a fast paced environment which requires a knack for attention to detail.
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Great benefits / Less fulfilling
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Loveland, COMarch 30, 2016
This business is doing well, but at the expense of worker morale. Woodward was famous for the strict dress codes requiring bow-ties, short hair cuts, trimmed beards, etc. In the 90's, the dress code became relaxed and allowed much more freedom. Now, they are drifting backward to a very controlling and oppressive atmosphere. A clean desk is barren - personal affects are not appropriate at your desk. Trash cans have been outlawed at your desk.

Good managers do not last long here and poor managers thrive.

Bottom line, this is NOT a fun place to work.
Pros
Benefits - health care, onsite doctor & dentist, good pay, 401K, stock purchase, tuition assistance
Cons
Management and Human Resources
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Excellent people and strong work ethics
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Loveland, COMarch 23, 2016
Woodward is a great company that provides stability in an unstable economy. The people, the culture, and the vision of this company make it a great place to work where one is challenged daily to improve processes and grow creatively in your field. Working here has provided me with a perspective that I haven't seen with other companies when it comes to history and building a vision on a strong foundation. The hardest part of working here will be saying good-bye to great people.
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Productive, fun, and challenging Aerospace Fuel Delivery Systems Company
Tool Designer / Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Rockford, ILMarch 24, 2016
Woodward is a State-of-the Art, high-tech, Aerospace Fuel Delivery System Company, and it's an Excellent place to work, I just want to re-locate to a warmer climate, doing similar, challenging, and rewarding work.
Pros
High-tech, challenging, and rewarding Aerospace work.
Cons
The Plant that I work at is in the bitter, cold Midwest area.
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Stable
Planner (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, COJuly 7, 2016
Love working for Woodward great for my family in terms of time and flexible. Great work life balance and still one of the best companies in the area.
Pros
Medical, Flexible
Cons
Thinking outside the box
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Woodward
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fort Collins, COJuly 26, 2016
Woodward is a company in Fort Collins that makes products in the energy and aerospace markets. Turbomachinery, Aerospace, Engines, Governors.
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Average pay, great benefits
NPI Supply Chain Buyer/Planner (Current Employee) –  Duarte, CAApril 27, 2016
Its hard to advance. We have lost a lot of great employees and they have not been replaced making it more difficult to balance the workload.
Pros
Healthcare benefits, 401K 4.5% match
Cons
Pay, no work life balance
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Good Company
Owner/Operator (Former Employee) –  Big Stone Gap, VAJune 19, 2016
Great company to work for starting out. The only issue is that there isn't any consistency in the work, so you don't know if you'll have work from day to day.
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Great
member of the A.M.P. Scholarship Program (Former Employee) –  Zeeland, MIMay 1, 2016
There are plenty of people happy to help and some who are not so much. Overall I got alot of experience and made friends along the way.
Pros
AC
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Great place to work as a Sterilizing Tech
Sterilizing Technician (Former Employee) –  Santa Clarita, CAOctober 16, 2015
nice place to work with a good team. In this business pay attention to detail, there would be oil spills that would need immediate attention. the most enjoyable part of the job was sanitizing certain areas that had other equipment to learn about.
Pros
Area of work place and great team work setting.
Cons
To many power outages.
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Extensive welding with no advancement
Welder (Current Employee) –  Greenville, SCDecember 31, 2014
Woodward is not transparent and management is lackadaisical at best. When having all employee meetings, management prides itself on employees cross training when in fact, the employee is faced with every obstacle under the sun when attempts are made. People are always trying to become more valuable and yet management consistently prohibits this. As far as the pay scale, it is promoted as competitive, however, the employee's cost to work there, puts them at borderline poverty.
Pros
Climate Controlled
Cons
No advancement and very low pay scale
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Truly a D- company that thinks they are A+
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, CODecember 24, 2013
Great benefits, if you are willing to put up with poor management at the highest level. Membership no longer has its privileges. Used to be a great organization to work for. Management is more worried about the size of their offices and who has the latest model black sedan. They spend more time having admins scheduling haircuts and finding lunch spots with gluten free salads than being involved in day to day operations. They have forgotten that "companies don't, PEOPLE DO". Never going to be more than a $40/share company with current leadership.
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Productive work, maintain targets and objectives, when the target is accomplished rewarded with lunch and gifts, and good benefits.
Mechanical Technician (Current Employee) –  Loves Park, ILOctober 1, 2012
Come in, look at what is needed by customer, evaluate the hardware that is available to complete customer orders, bring up work instructions, tolerances, bench settings, and print.
I have learned how to work with diversity within the team, what it takes to hit the target, overtime, extra focus, and helping other team members.
The hardest part of the job is when there is no parts to complete the unit and we do not make shipment on-time.
I enjoy the experience, the challenges, and the people.
Pros
healthcare, 401k, dentist and doctor located on-site.
Cons
advancement is difficult.
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working with people of different cultures
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) –  Keene, NHOctober 29, 2013
working with the elderly can be diffcult but also rewarding, love busy work but when times are slow cleaning needs to be done. the hardest part of the job was a couple care staff working against me, learning from my new kitchen manager was awesome, a great teacher and co-worker
Pros
making the elderly residents happy and laugh
Cons
management that only wants to hear one side of the problem
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