Zodiac Aerospace Employee Reviews

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Goal orientated, productive, deadline driven company
Staff Assistant (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, TXJune 15, 2018
Too many meetings. Too many software systems that do not communicate with each other. Co-workers friendly and helpful. Company laptop computer and mobile phone tie employees to job 24/7.
Pros
Compensation and Benefits
Cons
Hard not to take job home everyday
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Planning, Review and execution
Senior Quality and Continuous Improvement Engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Maria, CAJune 15, 2018
- Typical day at work involves checking of pending action plans, process review, meetings and execution of action plans.
- New Aerospace process standards referenced to AS9100 Rve D
- Management in overall is good.
- Work culture is described average.
- The hardest part of the job is interface meetings between Isoudun France and Chihuahua Mexico. Each site at times may have different opinions on how the problem can be resolved.
- Most enjoyable part of the job is when a difficult task is contained and resolved.
Pros
International travels
Cons
Short breaks
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Management staff is 2nd rate,
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, TXJune 11, 2018
Management staff is highly political and self centered, silo mentality is rampant. The Peter principal is alive and well. Cooperation is the exception instead of the norm.
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Engineering
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cucamonga, CAJune 6, 2018
Facility closing, no planning. Need better management. Stay away company has no clear future. Great people, incompetent management.
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At least the benefits were good
Composite Associate (Former Employee) –  Bellingham, WAJune 5, 2018
Inept management, frequently changing work schedules, inconsistent work loads and QA inspection process. Hardest part of my experience working there has been dealing with stubborn supervisors; enjoyable part has been hanging out in the lunchroom.
Pros
Lunchroom, benefits, good workers
Cons
Management
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Fun place to work
Line Assembler (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, TXJune 4, 2018
A typical day was very busy. From the time you clocked in you worked until it was time for your break. I liked that because it makes the day go by fast when your working. I loved my management team. This was a warehouse setting job. The hardest part of this job for me was having to learn how to read blueprints then learn how to assemble parts together to make airplane seats. Learning how to work the line putting screws in the seats. The most enjoyable part of this job was once I learned what I needed to learn it was easy. The fun part was knowing I was making airplane seats for airplanes. It was also a fun working environment.
Pros
Getting paid every Friday. Volunteer overtime
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No support from zodiac Europe. Profit was the bottom line.
Technician (Current Employee) –  Broussard, LAJune 1, 2018
Management is lacking. The most recent manager quit 2 weeks ago and no replacement has been named, and communication from the company is non-existent. Safety issues are forgotten if the fix costs money. We were promised a forklift months ago and the forklift company calls daily and receives no response. Training is lacking on every level with the management preferring OJT with a trainer, that is not certified and usually too busy to effectively train, or just nothing at all.Logistics is a nightmare with parts usually on back order for months at a time and this is usually never communicated with the customers. Customers are also routinely promised time tables that cannot be met because of logistical short coming with the company always blaming the facility for not making enough money to warrant the parts or tooling needed.
Pros
30 min lunch break, good benefits, good pay for the workload
Cons
no management or logistical support, lack of communication
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Close to home
Supervisor of Fabrication (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, TXMay 31, 2018
Great people to work with. Management great in some areas very bad in others. work some folks50 plus hours a week then lay them off because of no work.
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Productive but haphazard workplace
Lead Stress Engineer (Current Employee) –  Huntington Beach, CAMay 29, 2018
Due to the function of the commercial aerospace environment, working at Zodiac Aerospace can be challenging. Also, not a lot of money is made with the custom-nature of all of the products, but it allows you to challenge yourself and deal with 'curveballs' so-to-speak on a daily basis, which makes one a better Engineer.

tl;dr: Stay on your toes and be organized, and you can be successful at Zodiac Aerospace.
Pros
flexible working hours, free reign to implement processes
Cons
poor compensation, processes not enforced
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ASSEMBLER 2 (Former Employee) –  Fullerton, CAMay 29, 2018
productive workplace. many tasks to do that will keep you busy. employee appreciation is important to this company and greatly thank the employees for the hard work
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Great people that have been working there for years.
CNC Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, TXMay 27, 2018
The people in the maintenance department are great to work for. The maintenance manager makes sure that the technicians get the proper tools and parts to properly repair the machines.
Pros
Great place to work.
Cons
It is a union shop but Texas is a right-to-work state.
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management is horrible
Spares Manufacturing Planner (Former Employee) –  Santa Maria, CAMay 24, 2018
micromanaged from the headquarters in France lead to bad decisions and everything is behind. so busy trying to catch up that quality suffered, no employee input
Cons
managment
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Good first internship
Intern (Former Employee) –  Wal, NJMay 24, 2018
I had the internship while I was in high school to gain engineering experience. I was not paid and I did not work full time, but it was well worth the experience.
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Encourages overtime, rewards for working it.
Shipping Clerk (Current Employee) –  Marysville, WAMay 24, 2018
The hardest part of the job is getting things done in a timely manner for all of the customers Zodiac has. I learned how to work in a hot environment.
Pros
Overtime overtime overtime.
Cons
Dental
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Stay Away!
Test Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Eatontown, NJMay 22, 2018
Zodiac Aerospace (Innovative Power Solutions) ZIPS
of Eatontown NJ is a dirty place Literally!
Everything is Filthy even the bathrooms!!!!
Management (if any) is poor to non existent,Testing products is a fiasco, upgrades and pay raises are a joke for this line of work!Benefits are at bare minimum and the place is unsafe!
Yet ceo AND MANAGEMENT (OR WHATEVER THEY CALL IT TODAY) demand you GO GO GO get that product out the door or else!
someone lost the tip of their finger and it went unreported and it would not surprise me if someone someday gets electrocuted the place is a mess and safety is barely on the radar!
If osha ever walked in to the test bay they would be stunned at the live wires and cables strewn all over the floors!The oil on the floors from equipment and the smog in the air from oil smoke is a killer they have MINIMAL exhaust system!,had to wear a face mask just to do a test !!!!There is no coordination,no communication,test data is constantly getting lost and tests have to be redone causing projects to fall behind.Things are constantly blowing up and failing,one time the equipment caught on fire and that went unreported also amazing no one got hurt or burned!they probably didn't report it anyhow!, the place is a disaster!The ceiling and walls leak when it rains hard and the water runs down the wall in the test bay past live breaker panels!!!
Test equipment is old and broken some of the test equipment does not even have Calibration Stickers!Record keeping is poor.....
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!
Pros
none
Cons
everything is bad there even attitudes!
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Receiving inspection
Quality Assurance Inspector (Current Employee) –  Marysville, WAMay 21, 2018
Work area is partially open to outdoors, unloading trucks/delivery vehicles, checking parts from outside vendors for conformity. Working with Engineers and Buyers to ensure parts meet quality standards.
Pros
Coworkers are competent
Cons
short breaks, minimal benefits, have to pay for insurance
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Lack of appreciation
Warehouse Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Bellingham, WAMay 20, 2018
A typical day at work was walking, picking parts for orders, stocking parts and delivering said parts to assembly.
What I learned while working at former Heath Tecna, currently Zodiac was how behind and unorganized they stocked their parts.
Very rarely did the management recognize the employees' hard work and gave themselves bonuses every year whereas the employees received nothing.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my coworkers; we were a good team.
I left Zodiac (Heath Tecna) to return to school.
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Great learning experience
Intern (Former Employee) –  Bellingham, WAMay 17, 2018
The intern position was a great learning experience for me. I found all of the people who i interacted with to be professional and willing to help me learn the in's and outs of the plant.
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Great work enviroment
Sales representative for overseas customers, (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CAMay 15, 2018
Zodiac Seats California was a company that management gave people with no experience a chance to grow. I was promoted from warehouse to office in a matter of moths.
Pros
Opporunities for non experinced workers
Cons
They work with temp agencies for too long per employees. Hiring process is over a year.
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Very Productive in many ways
Purchasing Agent (Current Employee) –  Ontario, CAMay 11, 2018
This company provides many programs and activities.
Aside from a great workplace with friendly people, everyone can participate in the company's annual challenges (Prizes included).

Learning Experience to grow and gain accomplishments.
Pros
Program activities.
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