Kaman Aerospace Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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2.3
27%
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51%
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Kaman Aerospace President Richard R. Barnhart (no image)
Richard R. Barnhart
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "Well established company; Multiple site locations, opportunities to relocate and advance; Talented people; Good benefits; Competitive wages(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good pay and not as much bureaucracy as larger defense contractors(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Bad management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ndt Technician in Darwen, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Aerospace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Half 12 finish on Friday's.

    Cons

    Management put employees under tremendous amounts of pressure and workload. The shop floor was disorganised and chaotic (I don't think the monthly targets were ever met, resulting in late deliveries), a big accident/mistake seemed highly likely to occur at some point. Communication from management was non existent and Quality control was poor.

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  2. "Overall Company has tactical plan"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales 

    I have been working at Kaman Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Overall Company has tactical plan

    Cons

    Should have Strategic Alignment with industry

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Current state"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman Aerospace full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting Work opportunities. Plenty of changes.

    Cons

    Limited work flexibility. Limited growth potential

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Coordinator 

    I worked at Kaman Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and holiday pay

    Cons

    Below average pay for type of work

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Keep clear"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Planning Engineer in Darwen, England

    I worked at Kaman Aerospace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None zero zilch nought nil

    Cons

    Bullying management, no prospects, no sick pay no overtime no future, ridiculous workload, disorganised chaotic environment

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "STAY AWAY"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Darwen, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Aerospace full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None senior management wont listen.

    Cons

    Management dont listen Bullying in the work place No union representatives No scope for improvements No appraisal meetings so no targets ie no goals to achieve. Young Apprenticeships doing mundane tasks rather than learning, this is to reduce money as the company is reluctant to recruit. Poor apprentice.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Division"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman Aerospace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The division is growing some, so there is opportunity.

    Cons

    Old school values- The more degrees you have the more you get paid. Experience weighs less. Over time is required from time to time. These can be positive or negative attributes depending on who you are.

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  8. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Aerospace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a well organized company that spend a lot of time developing internal talent.

    Cons

    You had to deal in an international market which was difficult sometimes.

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  9. "Good Pay and Good People but a little unorganized"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Aerospace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with most of the people at Kaman. My boss was really proactive and a good motivator. I felt like he really believed in me. Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    there was a lot of change in the higher ups it seemed like a person would try their best at a job for a few months and then be promoted without leaving anything of real value to their previous positions. Problems job kept getting passed around.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "poor management and planning"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Bloomfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Aerospace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    getting your foot in the door in the aerospace industry

    Cons

    no management structure, poor training/ lack of work, ,inconsistent work, unqualified supervisors, no guaranteed long term career . beware

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