Work was always typical (Not in a bad way). We did whatever we needed to inspect, clean, and refurbish aerospace parts. People were always fun to work with and talk to. The work environment was friendly and departments were good working together. The problem that many people had was management had limited people skills and on more than one instance workers were publicly chastised to their entire departments for minor mishaps. This breed some resentment in employees and ended in some leaving their departments or quitting entirely. Other than that aspect, I enjoyed my time there and would likely had put in for other jobs to advance myself within the company. Which it always seemed very straight forward putting in for job posting for other jobs within the company. The company owners always seems very friendly and would often have all company meetings to discuss things going on with the company. The company would also organize holiday events/parties and partner with local businesses for various things. CRT also had you take a medical exam and would not hire those whom were smokers to keep the company health care cost low. While I was employed, health was completely covered by CRT which was a major plus.
Great culture, reduced health care cost, not very repetitive
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – April 24, 2018
CRT can be an excellent growth opportunity, especially for people interested in a technical, fast paced field without a lot of experience. They do take a chance on people who show the aptitude to be a fit. The work is complex and never boring. Be ready for constant change and a very passionate, sometimes stressful environment.
The job would honestly be perfect if managers didnt have to try and feel in charge all the time. most managers dont know anything about the job their employees are doing. very poor communication and problems with employees are never taken care of. employees that have been there a long time act like they own the shop and are not easy to work with. training is poor also. pretty much get thrown into the job and expected to figure it out. if it wasnt for a couple co workers i wouldve been doomed from the beginning.
Training Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – August 15, 2017
If you are working in metals or aerospace this is a good place to work. The management is the old guard and they can be a pain at times but I worked here for four years before working at several other plants and I can honestly say that few employers are trying as hard as these guys are to take care of their people. I'd truly recommend this company.
Poor training, the employee was blamed if they did not know about procedures to be followed in the documents, and if clarification was requested the employee was told "do you want us to tell you how to do everything we want you to do?" Poor management in upper management
Machinist (Former Employee) – Mentor Ohio – May 13, 2017
I worked at Component Repair Technologies full-time (Less than a year)
I left a company I worked at for 20 years for a chance to advance. As they said in all there advertisement. When I started the on boarding process. and they told me Congratulations and welcome Aboard, I had the Impression that I was Hired this was when I left my old job. ( NOPE!) 90 Probation period I found this out after leaving my other Job. There is far to much Micromanagement in that place. Training may not go well for a number of reasons. But Rest assured It will all be your fault in the end. They canned me before 90 days were up. I cannot go back to my former job and I have no means of support now. They give you reviews and tell you the ball is in your court. But it never is. It is a High stress place I have seen people quit on there own in the less than 90 days I have been there. Some in charge are really good at reverse engineering fault when they tell you to get out, enough said on that issue. This job is 5% machining and 95% procedural paper work that you will never have seen before even if you have 30 years experience. If you cannot get it all and take notes the way they want you to,NOT THE WAY YOU NEED THEM! and understand what should take a year to understand in 90 days. you will not have a job. They ruined what life I had.
The money is good If you get past the 90 days ((((IF!))))
they go through people like Water and they do not care about you.
A great place to work. Lots of job experience and advancement. Great benefits. Most of the employees have worked there awhile and have worked in multiple functions. It has been a long time since I have worked somewhere I felt that they did good work. A little stressful, fast paced, and under staffed at the moment. Product Leads are overworked.
Learning oppurtunities, advancement, great benefits
Machinist (Current Employee) – Mentor, OH – March 10, 2017
After the the owner retired the company has been in a steady decline in a sense. We have been continuously breaking previous sales records, but as a whole the things are failing at the core and eventually going to catch up with them.
Product Support Engineer (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – July 10, 2016
I have enjoyed developing an engineering career at Component Repair Technologies Inc Most recently, I have: • Contributed to the research and development of multiple turbine engine components. • Worked to minimize production down time by resolving technical issues efficiently. • Led a multi-disciplinary team to develop new work instructions for underdeveloped turbine engine components. • Improved production methods and simplified equipment and part needs.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with constant interruptions from the shop floor and managing numerous projects and standard upkeep tasks. This job requires very highly developed organizational skills, and time management.
Most enjoyable part of the job is seeing a plan and design come together.
Great benefits, challenging work, very educational.
Very stressful work environment, work/life balance is tilted too far toward work.
Management could care less, use to be great until they brought in a new supervisor
Machinist (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – June 11, 2016
This company WAS (huge emphasis on the term was) a great place to work for, paid well, insurance, etc. HOWEVER, they brought in a new military guy who heads the company and he will fire/dismiss people if he doesn't like them/for no reason. But he will makeup a reason, he will act like he informed you about it, when he didn't. They don't follow the procedures in their own employee handbook. They don't value how long you've been with company or the fact that you have a family depending on you. Just beware, don't come into this place expecting to be cared about.
Provided lunch some nights
Management, does not care about employees, doesn't hesitate to fire
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – February 21, 2016
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FAMILY THIS JOB IS FOR YOU! Yes this company looks flashy and nice on the outside, but once brought in you will soon learn differently. Yes they do offer great pay and good benefits, but tons of pressure HIGH TURNOVER rates in probabtionary periods. I tried so hard to maintain positive attitude but slowly wore down. Everyone kept telling me " you will soon learn what this place is about" and i did. Nothing about their motto "trust and fairness" is actually true at all. Tried to maintain a postive attitude, but slowly broken down by other co-workers negativity. Management was completely unorganized, a TON of rework caused by lengthy days and 6 days a week, a lot of pressure. The biggest thing that i can't stress enough is the lack of employees. They expect a single person to do 3 peoples amount of work in a timely fashion. But like i said if you have no life, no kids, spouse, or pets to take care of this place is for you! Not trying to slander the company at all! But based on first hand experience this leads me to writing this review.
good pay, great benefits, tons of overtime
high turnover rate in probationary period, unorganized, 6 days a week, very high pressure, lacking good management
Level II PT/MT Technician (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – November 30, 2015
At first, working there was a good experience. As time went on and the company grew larger, it seemed to me the premise of the company shifted from putting out a quality of product to pure volume. This in my opinion was the main reason for the rework rate company-wide to sky rocket, and turn around time was not close to the target date most of the time.
During the last year management has changed, therefore the culture changed. As far as I was concerned the culture change did not suit the needs for the company in my eyes. It turned from a nice place to work to something close to feeling lucky I still have a job there.
Grounds maintenance (Former Employee) – Mentor – June 26, 2015
Unless you intend to become a machinist never take a job here. They don't know what they want from a grounds maintenance person. I was treated badly and given a vague job description on top of mediocre equipment. Don't work here. They don't care about you. Utterly disgusting how they deal with people.
Intern as Technical Program Manager (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – November 13, 2013
•Managed all CFM56 Low Pressure Turbine Engine Shafts and CF6 Fan mid Shafts for evaluation and repair of overhaul •Developed a work scope and time gates based on department loading and lead times and communicate with all departments in order to meet customer requirements and promised shipping date •Managed exceptions, including perform reworks and determine the resources to resolve exception •Foretasted and inventoried in conjunction with the marketing and purchasing department •Made necessary decisions as introduced by production or scheduling that are within the manual limits
The shop is always busy, and in the welding department especially. I have learned to weld many different materials as well as some exotics. There are seven other welders who are all very knowledgeable and have taught me many new things. The hardest part of my job here is welding castings and having to pass x-ray as castings tend to crack with heat after being stressed in the oven. I love to come to work everyday and weld because its what I love to do.