Quality Inspector (Current Employee) – Warren, MI – September 29, 2018
There's no good way to describe this place. Since MB acquired Gentz about 7 years ago There has been 5 HR managers, 8 Plant managers, 3 Quality managers and numerous other skilled individuals. They are not proactive only reactive. If you aren't part of the good ol boys don't expect to move anywhere in the company. The good ol boys take care of their own even though those individuals shouldn't even be employed.
Material Handler and Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – East Granby, CT – July 11, 2018
I only left because I moved out of state. its a fast paced job especially at the end of the month. good pay and benefits . if they are busy you will work Saturday and Sunday too.but its double time thats good. I would like to see everyone again some day. but for now I'm relaxing in sunny south Florida!!!
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – East Granby, CT – June 23, 2018
Mb aerospace company in East Granby Ct was Delta Industries was bought by Mb Which distroyed it’s reputation . Was a great place to work with good benefits. Now run by management that is not qualified and the management team would never make it in the real world at other companies. A lot of cut throat actions by management and the friends and family club. Quality department is the worst with a team that is not qualified. They are worried about looks of the parts rather than the dimensions. If you are not a friend or family of the management team you will go no where. No bonus , bad raises, health care sucks, 401k is based on what they feel like contributing too, management terrible lack of experience, yearly goals unrealistic that’s why no bonus . Will spend money on anything but the employees
I was at MB Aerospace for quite a few years and am going to leave an honest review. This isn’t a bitter review, I’m just going to tell you how it is. When it was Delta, it wasn’t too bad of a company. Then it got sold to MB and they literally broke it. The only way you’ll advance there is if you sleep with the right person or if your father happens to work there. Literally half of the people in charge are the sons of the other half of the people in charge. So if your dad doesn’t work there, prepare to do what you do for the rest of your days. The money was pretty good however the raise structures are terrible. If you get 1.5% a year that means you got one of the good raises. You get 2 weeks vacation after 2 years which is pretty standard but then you get your 3rd after 10, enjoy that 8 years of 2 weeks lol. MB thinks they know what they are doing but since buying the company their profits continue to decline. A lot of the shop workers are great guys, but management can not get much worse. They don’t listen and are never wrong. Essentially it is like working for your wives/girlfriends. I was making great money there and the OT was good and I really thought I liked it, until I got a job somewhere else. Now looking back it was more like a prison sentence. Their attendance is point based. 12 points and you’re gone. Minute late, half a point. Dr appt, half a point. See where I am going? Their equient is old and dated, the bonus has all but disappeared, they don’t do 401k matching, and their benefits are HSA which is horrendous. You pay the first 2000 (4K formore... family) and then we’ll start covering stuff. All in all the worst and biggest issue is the nepotism. You are taught that if you work hard you’ll advance and climb the ladder. At MB as long as you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, that means you are management material. Anyways, don’t say you haven’t been warned.less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – East Granby, CT – May 6, 2018
Chauvinistic managerial outlook. Promotes mostly men, women only there for filing and as men's secretaries with no hope for advancement. Could be a great company. Previous owner kept better attitude, open door policy. Rule by intimidation.
With new owners there is hope, small company better to work for
An okay choice for a co-op experience but limited opportunity for growth
Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – October 10, 2017
Spent two years as an engineering co-op and unfortunately much of the work co-ops do is clerical and has to do with keeping shop floor documents up to date. Friendly place to work but open layout of engineering office leads to a lot of conversation possibly interfering with work and makes it impossible to escape people you don't like.
Dysfunctional senior management with outrageous high turnover. After MB made their initial footprint in the U.S. just three ago they have gone through two C.O.O's, five GM's at one point or another in Sterling Heights along with three H.R. Managers. The Q.C. dept. has been completely decimated by the latest GM who has only been there maybe three four months. Four people with over 100 years of combined experience gone in one week. The very people that made the company millions of $$$ over decades.
Need one say anymore?
Lots of overtime. Expect 50-60 hours per week.
It takes ten years of service to get three weeks vacation & medical benefits suck.
Metrologist (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – June 20, 2017
The company was an enjoyable place to work, with friendly people, and work that was challenging. I always looked forward to going to work. I never knew from one day to the next what I would be called upon to check, or repair. I had opportunity to interact with people from different areas, interests, and backgrounds. I loved my job and the opportunity I had to impact the work being done. Perhaps the best thing I learned during my time here was how to fix Interapid test indicators.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Sterling Heights, MI – September 29, 2015
Culture is great. Some very bright people to work with. The people who you work for are a different story. No advancement whatever. All hiring is done from outside the company. Pay is not on par. Management seems very handcuffed to make any decisions to better employees by board of directors. Benefits were fine. No confidence that would continue to stay that way.
Supervisor for RAW & WIP, ship/rec, ERP trainer (Former Employee) – MB Aerospace - Warren – September 29, 2015
Job security was rated at 80% approval because: with a high turn over rate and a very aggressive work-time expectation, of salaried leadership, people dont get fired. In 6 years, the ratio of resign vs terminated was breathtaking.
Since I turned in my notice, 10 months ago, almost all upper management above me and 6 of the 8 hourly employees directly reporting to me, have quit. Of course, that includes many peer level leadership and supervisory staff. Staff that fled 50k salaries. That group also includes 3 HR managers in 4 years, div. CFO, Manufacturing manager (2X), quality manager, purchasing manager and plant manager. Some of these are 70k+ positions, with practically no 'hands-on' requirement of any kind. Today in MB, the people making the company decisions havent even had time to memorize the address. They come and go so fast. Why do these positions have turn over rates that mirror a McDonald's fry cook? The pressure, the push from corporate ownership to produce results that are impractical and cant mathematically be successful.
The expectation to truly forsake your personal responsibilities, to be available for the business, is laughable. You read other reviews that mimic the same statement. Yes, reviews are typically from low level, often very poorly paid hourly workers, and they are right. the pay is poor, rates and advancement are not within the vision of leadership. Yet they will hire unqualified outside talent to fill high level positions. Typically, based on that candidate's display of a "Ill do anything I have to" attitude.
I recommend this company tomore... someone who is very young, straight out of college, looking to make their bones in manufacturing production and control. Or a young person with no formal education, that wants to work 60 hours a week to try to make his/her way.
But, after those bones are made and that way is made, leave. Because there is no upward future at MB. And their work life balance is a bad joke. Period.less
assembler (Current Employee) – Sterling Heights, MI – April 13, 2015
If your a hard worker, like being lied to and takem advantage of then this place is for you. This place is big in favoritism and unfair in its paying structure. They hire new employees that have no knowledge in assembly or aerospace and pay them more then their employees that have been here for years and have way more knowledge and skill set.