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Great office atmosphere
Estimator III (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 29, 2018
Able to joke around in the office as long as the work was accomplished on time. We were given plenty of time to accomplish our work. We had a good incentive program for end of the year bounus.
Pros
Company picnic and Christmas party every year
Cons
Lack of parking
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Alright
Employee (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 5, 2017
Mediocre stepping stone for job advancement. Wouldn't recommend for a life-long career. Management needs a LOT of work. Moral was low, needed improvement.
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Fast paced environment for workers with skill, tenacity and grit.
Outside Machinist Lead (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 22, 2017
If you're smart and work hard, the sky is the limit. Show up on time and do what you're told, forever employed.
Motor rewinding, diesel engine repair, hydraulics, rotating equipment, air conditioning, valves, coolers, electronics, anything on a ship that moves or is structural, PCE repairs.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Timelines
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Change of pace
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 11, 2017
I was very thankful this company gave me a shot to work for this company. I built a great relationships with follow employees and customers. Employees would great together and enjoy our lunches outside and joke around, made working there a lot of fun.
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Top notch production crew
Purchasing Manager (Current Employee) –  ‘Aiea, HIJuly 6, 2017
PCE have hard working employees that are willing and able to move mountains. The dedication and commitment that comes from each of them makes PCE a place you will never want to leave.
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Good Job
Outside Machinist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 24, 2017
Propulsion Controls Engineering is a good job. If your ready to work hard and like being active at work i would suggest propulsion controls engineering.
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a stepping stone
Outside machinist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 29, 2017
A stepping stone but lots to learn but their few raises no chance for advancement lots of lie no comunacation between traders other than that you will make lots of hours at a poor rate
Pros
lots of hours
Cons
to many hours for cheap wages
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Very Demanding
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 15, 2016
A lot of freedom is given to employees to accomplish assignments but at the same time there are a lot of demands placed upon any one individual. Due to the requirements of the Government, many procedures were adopted to assist supervision in meeting these requirements. However, when you are managing several different jobs and numerous employees at the same time, it becomes very difficult to be on top of everything without the possibility of something being missed.
Pros
Many payed holidays, two annual company parties, overtime
Cons
Poor leadership, too much overtime
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Good Starting
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 16, 2016
Excellent for a Mechanic at a starting level. Advancement is minimal if any for that matter. Diesel Department is well managed but it seems to become blurry as you cross over to the production side.
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Great place
Electrical Repair Technician (Former Employee) –  San DiegoAugust 28, 2015
The people here really make the job stand out. Everyone helps one another to assure that the job is done and done correctly.
Pros
People
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Good Learning Experience
Diesel Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 10, 2015
I overhauled diesel engines. I learned different mechanical skills. Management was good. Co workers were great. Working in small,extremely hot conditions. Starting up the engine you just rebuild and know you did a good job.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Pay for the amount of work
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A Stepping Stone to Learn a Trade...
Cost Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 3, 2015
I find most people will ultimately move on from PCE to a higher paying job or to a gov't job. A great place to learn a trade and after a number of years of perfecting your craft if the company does not plan to compensate or match a competitor then move on. There are plenty of occasions where people have left and come right back because PCE offers a good environment and a steady job. Monetarily always behind paying industry standards which is the biggest reason for losing good employees.
Pros
Company parties, Co-Workers, Offer plenty of OT/DT
Cons
Monetarily Behind
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Good people
Outside Machinist (Current Employee) –  ‘Aiea, HIJanuary 28, 2015
can get along with anyone. everybody is like family, everyday is a good day never a dull moment at P.C.E.
They have standed that we can reach so we can better our selfs
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Great people to work with
Quality Assurance / Welding Inspector (Current Employee) –  Everett, WAJanuary 6, 2015
Days are typically spent conducting various types of inspections on board naval ships. Inspections can differ between weld inspections and paint inspections.
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Good company
Electrical Repair Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego CaDecember 4, 2014
The problem the company had was that there was not much upward mobility. The hourly wages were great for the work that was done and the management was great to work with. There was always a bit of a fear of loosing the job because it was all contractual work, so there was not much job security with the company.
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exercise caution
Outside Machinist (Former Employee) –  San DiegoAugust 20, 2014
The catch is they will work you hard for 90 days and let u go.
Layoffs are a certainty.
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Working here is good always work to be done.
temp employee (Current Employee) –  san diego,ca.May 9, 2014
As a temporary employee you are not recognized for any of your skills or importance within the mission of the company. You are an outcast sort of, however they work you just like their PCE employees'. You don't get any benefits but are expected to contribute to their mission, and work you as much as possible including overtime. Advancement and pay raises are a thing not discussed, because they don't give any except to a certain few.
Some managers are good to their workers, they work you even if it is slow. The workers are great people to work with.
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Productive workplace.
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 5, 2013
Start work at 0600 go to shipyard and work on diesel engines from assigned United States Navy ship. Learned many new skills with shipboard diesel systems. Management was prior Navy retired Master chief and ran a tight ship.I enjoyed all aspects of the job. Hardest part of the job was not having the tools or parts necessary to complete the job.
Pros
great place to learn new skills
Cons
temporary assignment
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Laborsome and dirty work.
hydrolics and rotating equipment mechanic (Current Employee) –  National City, CAApril 25, 2013
Long hours and dirty work. overtime isnt given its forced. no way of advancing within the company.
Pros
na
Cons
ghetto area, random hours and dirty work.
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learned a lot while I worked there.
Motor shop Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 8, 2013
Working for the company was fine till I had a medical problem and they layed me off.
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