Curtiss-Wright Employee Reviews

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Great company, no issues
Employee (Former Employee) –  North CarolinaMay 31, 2018
I had a great experience during my time at CW. Like any other job it has its issues like a balance of growth that the younger generation is needing and wanting. The trainings could be better aligned for all job levels. Managers need more time to manage employees than be in meetings.
Pros
tuition reimbursement, shoe reimbursement
Cons
management
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Fairborn, OHApril 19, 2018
Curtiss-Wright has been a great place to work. They have a good balance between the red-tape heavy defense industry and fast pace commercial industry. Great atmosphere with good people and a collaborative culture. Management communicated well, listens, and takes notice of a job well done. Employees are treated fairly and respectfully.
Pros
Culture, engaging work, opportunities for growth
Cons
None
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Great company to work for
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fairborn, OHApril 19, 2018
I have worked here for almost 10 yrs..... started as an intern.
Pay and benefits are good. Regular raises and bonuses.
Culture and management create comfortable work environment.
This facility stays busy which helps the workday fly by.
Employees are recognized for milestones. Hours are flexible.
The Curtiss-Wright Fairborn, Ohio location is a GREAT place to work.
Pros
Flexible hrs, regular raises and bonuses, great benefits and culture.
Cons
None
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4.0
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Productive place to work where you can learn a lot
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJApril 10, 2018
The company has a lot of moving parts that making learning possible. All of the departments interact with each other and it is a very collaborative environment with hands on management
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Stressful at times
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3.0
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Worked From Home for about 3 years
Help Desk (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 2, 2018
Many of the IT employees are very helpful and team oriented. The infrastructure is chaotic considering there are multiple domains with different configurations. Far as advancement it is quite challenging speaking specifically when working in IT.
Pros
Excellent place for learning
Cons
Advancement is not offered and available
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3.0
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Large company comprised of many smaller ones
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaMarch 28, 2018
While CW is a large company, their acquisition model for growth can often land you in a small company feel. This can be good and bad. It is good that you may have other opportunities for relocating, but the centralized management teams (remotely) often struggle to meet the needs of the many facilities spread out. They look after you if you have been there a long time, otherwise job security is questionable.
Pros
Competitive pay
Cons
Unreasonable expectations at times
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Production
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Freeport, PAMarch 28, 2018
I would not recommend this company. They do not treat the employees fairly. They come take over small companies and the employees get lost in the shuffle. No morals.
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Great place to work
Proto-Type Assembler (Former Employee) –  Santa Clarita, CAMarch 22, 2018
Good Company to work for. Best Manager. Very collaborative work environment. Cross functional teams work with Manufacturing, engineering and quality.
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Great Co worker
Assembler Engineer (Former Employee) –  Shelby, NCMarch 18, 2018
Great Co worker the learning experience was well worth the employment and the skill learned. The negatives was the rush to get the jobs completed. Worth the growth
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It's a job
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  AnonymousMarch 13, 2018
Unless you are hired in as a manager or higher, there is absolutely nowhere for you to go but out the door - IF you want to advance your career. The company really lags behind in technology, lots of "manual work." Management level employees have been at the company a really long time, so there is a very "set in our ways" approach to things. There seems to be a lot of "red tape."
However, it's a good place to learn, overall. Valuable experience to add to your resume.
Pros
Opportunity to learn
Cons
No opportunity to advance, company not moving forward
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Would not recommend
Machinist (Current Employee) –  Shelby, NCMarch 2, 2018
Decent pay and benefits, promotions are based on good ol boys and boot lickers. Hard work and dedication is OVERLOOKED. Pay and insurance is the only reason they retain the good employees they have.
Pros
Pay and insurance
Cons
Poor management
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4.0
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Productive and busy place to work.
Admin Assistant (Current Employee) –  Katy, TXFebruary 28, 2018
Productive and busy place to work, has great incentives. Management is always fair and they are very family oriented.
We have great Health insurance and additional benefits.
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4.0
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Gpood place to work
Project Planner/Cost Control Analyst (Former Employee) –  CheswickFebruary 26, 2018
Work was fast paced on very interesting due to being a nuclear industry supplier.

Learned a lot about nuclear reactor cooling devices and methodology.

Also some naval applications for subs
Pros
cafteria and work boot supplies due to also being a manufacturing facilty
Cons
none
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3.0
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clean place to work at
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Littleton, MAFebruary 26, 2018
its a very clean place to work at, stress free, you go in work your hours at your station, solder as many component as you can inspect it and pass it on to the next person for the next step.
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4.0
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Great Corporation - Inequities with Advancement Opportunities at All Levels
Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 23, 2018
Imagine telling people you work for the company that invented the airplane! To me, that felt great, but Curtiss-Wright needs to capitalize on that sense of heritage a bit more effectively. The good news is that this is a strong company, focused on acquisitions to promote the right kind of growth and vitality. Unfortunately, their succession plan does not apply to every role within the company.
Pros
Sound finanacial leadership and growth strategies
Cons
Doesn't foster employee engagment or communications strongly enough
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Terrible Management
Employee (Current Employee) –  PAFebruary 22, 2018
Curtiss-Wright Nuclear management excells at playing pass the buck, with a complete lack of responsibility for poor choices. Any and all poor management desicions will inevitably become the problem of employees positioned below that manager.

If you work for this company, plan to experience an entire system of multilayered, middle management that are more then willing to pass the buck.

Project Managers fail to understand the basic concepts of project management or at the very least refuse to perform them.

Development Managers lack the comprehension of even the most rudimentary technological ideas.

Division Managers are obsessed with their bonus structure and moving up the corporate ladder, any and all be stepped on to get there.
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Management set unrealistic goals
Electronic Tech III, Engineering (Former Employee) –  Littleton, MAFebruary 20, 2018
Troubleshoot without training on most product. No manuals available
for reference.

At a group meeting, the manager was promoting the quality of the products being built from our customers and said that if we put a resister in backwards it would cause problems.
Cons
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3.0
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Average Company
Manufacturing Project Control Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brecksville, OHFebruary 20, 2018
40-50 hour work weeks largely meeting and email-based.
Technology lag left room for maturity in the areas of training, internal tools, and processes.

Many people were still paper-based when I left. SharePoint could have lead to a lot clearer workflows and standardization of files.
Pros
nice people
Cons
very focused on hours put in, resistant to change
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Sinking ship
technical (Current Employee) –  PAFebruary 19, 2018
Pretty much everyone who works here is looking for another job. Management does not care about its employees. I would not advise working here any more.
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A solid employer
Clerical Support (Former Employee) –  Brecksville, OHJanuary 31, 2018
I would recommend CWFC to any prospective employee. The management was for the most part supportive and caring. The overall environment was professional.
Pros
Always searching for more effective ways of doing things.
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