Kaman Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.1
43%
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99%
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Kaman Chairman, President, and CEO Neal J. Keating
Neal J. Keating
12 Ratings
Pros
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  • "no clear path for career advancement(in 4 reviews)

  • "Middle and upper management often chosen not based on experience but simply because they were the next in line(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician II in Middletown, CT

    I worked at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    There's good honest work and training to be had

    Cons

    Don't really like the office politics, production workers are second class citizens

  2. "Lack of appreciation and respect for hardworking employees"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good colleagues, corporate building is nice, cafeteria is decent, the campus is impressive. A place where you can feel pride in the history of the company and the aircrafts of past and present.

    Cons

    Only favorites get promoted, culture and morale have completely plummeted. Often you will be overworked and under-recognized, yet other people will barely put in any effort and be awarded multiple promotions. Software is outdated, management & HR is very old school. Company policies will make it hard to compete with UTC, which allows for a more flexible workplace, work from home, etc. Bonuses and comp need to reflect hard work, not just a flat %, etc.

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  3. "Great people, outdated systems and resistant to change."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people along with the ability to make a difference for your programs.

    Cons

    The systems are awful, from the 90's. No bonus structure. Recruiting and staffing is sub par.

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  4. "Cool"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Bloomfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy job good benefits. Hard to get fired

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit better and lazy people need to be punished

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  5. "Great place to work when busy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Darwen, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Left alone to get on with the job

    Cons

    No real issues other than long term growth plan

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  6. "Review"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office 

    I worked at Kaman full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, nice fellow workers,

    Cons

    Disorganised, workload, really bad, management, hours, no recognition or progression opportunities

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay but don't buy into the "family" ideology"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, company vehicle/phone/ipad

    Cons

    Covering large territories and multiple positions at once without increase in base pay, they claim to be a family but managers will not stand behind employees, they were bought out and I don't forsee them lasting longer than 5 years

  8. "Decent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is a definite family-feel to the workplace here.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics that can sometime make the job challenging

  9. Helpful (8)

    "Poorly Managed Company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a corporation I'd consider Kaman to be on a more laid back side.

    Cons

    Sorry Kaman...but your cons are way too many. Extremely poor management skills omnipresent at all levels. No descent employee benefits, high premium health insurance. How is that considered even a competitive option. You give no choice really, except very expensive options. It is already a challenge to make it and work 10 years for any company and you expect 12 years of service befor rewarding the employee with 4 weeks. That's extreme. Career advancement?!....you don't even know what that means....ooops....only golden boys are promoted and advanced. Women are nothing in this company. Everything revolves around 1960s mentality...no wonder why moral is down, majority of your workforce is unmotivated as you don't lead them, give them hope and guidance. Training?....you don't even know what is the meaning of training. People outside if you read this...do yourself a favor and stay away from this company as there is no room for advancement and don't be fooled by their lies.

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  10. "Stay away from the Precision Products Division"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kaman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay are decent

    Cons

    The upper management of this Kaman division is the worst I've ever seen

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