Engineer (Former Employee) – Clackamas, OR – January 24, 2019
PECO is a relic, a museum of manufacturing with fresh paint. Managements only tool is pressure and labor. Almost every dept has been under staffed by 50-25% for years. The high turnover creates a terrible culture, especially for new employees. I saw colleagues fired with NO warning. Managaments wouldn't even plan for the transition afterwards. People just disappear. Management uses those to motivate with fear. Hardest part of the job: Dealing with constant shifting priorities daily. Lack of aligned communication, just piles of emails. Lack of reliable professional equipment. Management top heavy, a small place with tons of upper management focusing on all the small problems, and pointing fingers in wrong directions, after the fact.
Accountant Assistant (Former Employee) – Matteson, IL – December 7, 2018
No comment. Being an employee was average , hard part was doing account check ups for business, , the most enjoyable had been sending working with numbers, typical work day transferring funds and working on invoices.
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – June 19, 2018
N/A. stressful environment but friendly. Things went like clockwork. I learned a lot about time at this job. Everyone there were nice and friendly. I think the company did not have its patience with its employee.
Quality Auditor (Former Employee) – Clackamas, OR – June 2, 2018
Working in the Clackamas OR plant as a CMM operator was a nightmare. The people there at the time (May 2018) were impossible to work with. They will not give you any training or share their knowledge, then management will write you up because you don't know what you are doing. Most of my days were spent doing nothing because the present CMM operators will not share any information. Gave it my best effort for 5 months but had to leave, in 5 months time I had learned very little. Any type of management is non existent, never talked to my boss until she decided to write me up for not following procedure, which I was never shown. This is a very tight knit group of employees in the inspection department and they do not play well with others. They also expect you to work 7 days a week! But they won't tell you that in the interview. I was lied to when hired about the shift, the pay, and the pension. Don't believe a word these people tell you! Save yourself the trouble and look somewhere else!
Quality Control Inspector (Current Employee) – Lebanon, NH – March 11, 2018
9 hour days, very responsible position, management needs to learn better communication but a relaxed work environment. hardest part is not knowing what is happening with the company next. The most enjoyable part is enjoying companywide get togethers
clock in 6:25am. Start working on my list right away. Work with engineers or leads about something not working right or new tools. Communication is the hardest between management and the engineers. Learned about aerospace
Contract Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Kirkland, WA – March 6, 2015
A great place to work, the only possible down-side that I encountered was that the company was growing so fast that the parking lot was to small and people would have to park on the street if they did not arrive early enough.
Great culture, friendly people, good tools, no complaints at all.
Maunufacturing / Production (Former Employee) – Lebanon, NH – June 25, 2014
The days of work at Astronics were great, had to be in at 6:25am and out at 3:55pm, work every other Friday, and the Fridays you had to work you were out at 2:55, BBQs for lunch in the summer on every Thursday, paid plant shutdowns for Christmas, New years, and the 4 of July, and work parties were great. I learned a lot about wires and soldering. Co-workers were great besides your normal few who strive for drama and attention. The hardest part about the job was learning the sheering booth, which took a little bit. The most enjoyable part of the job is being in a fast paced place but being able to work at a comfortable speed for yourself
Good pay, great add-ons(free steeltoe boots, etc) great people
Battery welder (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 4, 2013
Sign in, clock in,Go to my machine and weld batteries together.Expected to keep up with some one who had been there for a year. I had been Welding three weeks. Wasn't given enough of a chance to build up speed.