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2.9
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48%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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Cobham CEO David Lockwood
David Lockwood
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "I had a great work/life balance with Cobham(in 18 reviews)

  • "If you are an exempt employee, you will participate in the 9/80 schedule that provides you with 26 fridays off without having to use your PTO(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constantly making changes with no work-life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • "The new Lean strategy being espoused by Sector is not aligned with senior management behaviors at the division level(in 16 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "The company has a number of challenges which means an individual really has the chance to make a difference."

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Wimborne Minster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employees get recognised with the chance of development and stretching projects. There have been a lot of leadership changes of late but it looks like the changes were for the better. The Quality VP is still there and he is the best of the lot, motivating, supportive and with great vision.

    Cons

    If you want steady work where every day is the same and you watch the clock reach 5. Then this is NOT the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilise the Leadership and the organisation and direct all energy to improvements.

    Cobham2018-09-29

    Cobham Response

    October 30, 2018Head of Internal Communications

    Thank you for your feedback which has been shared with local and Sector leadership. Within Wimborne we are currently undertaking an improvement programme aligned with the wider Company objectives of Customer Focus, Execution, Leadership, Simplification and Control. Some of the changes ...

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  2. "General"

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      Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic 

      I have been working at Cobham full-time

      Pros

      Good people to work with

      Cons

      Bad communication between all departments

      Cobham2019-04-03
    • "Apprentice"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cobham full-time

      Pros

      Great training program for apprentices

      Cons

      Lack of benefits for employees

      Advice to Management

      Process driven

      Cobham2019-03-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Head of Supply Chain"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cobham full-time

      Pros

      Subject matter and industry is interesting

      Cons

      As a Company they do not live up to what they promise and preach by way of employee value and development.

      Cobham2019-03-29
    • "Stressful"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cobham full-time

      Pros

      Great people, flexible working, good benefits

      Cons

      Stressful environment, little support or development.

      Advice to Management

      Look after your people better, they're your biggest asset.

      Cobham2019-04-04
    • "Management"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cobham full-time

      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Management style is too repressive

      Advice to Management

      Better and more open communication

      Cobham2019-01-27
    • "Engineering Project Analyst"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Project Analyst - Engineering in Wimborne Minster, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cobham full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Great benefits, decent people to work with, and you get paid weekly.

      Cons

      Poor training. Company is very much in its infant stage and growing at a rate faster than it has people, yet keep taking on projects. Management wants everyone to work a minimum of 45 -50 week even though you only get paid for 40. Pay is decent but not for the amount of hours they want you to work. Work/family life is not well balanced, if they could they'd have you live at work.

      Advice to Management

      Stop having so many meetings, stop accepting business when you know you don't have enough people to complete the project.

      Cobham2018-09-23

      Cobham Response

      November 9, 2018Head of Internal Communications

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we’re disappointed to hear that your experience of working at Cobham isn’t more positive. We offer a range of training options and encourage employees to attend relevant training regularly. At the moment we’re running team ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Would not recommend this company to anyone"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wimborne Minster, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

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

        Pros

        Has a good pension scheme

        Cons

        Company does not treat it's employees well and good people are not recognised.

        Cobham2018-08-31

        Cobham Response

        September 18, 2018Head of Internal Communications

        Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We take all feedback seriously and are disappointed to hear that your experience of working with us wasn’t a positive one. Our Wimborne Business Unit is currently going through a period of change as we look to grow and ...

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      • Helpful (5)

        "Stay Away!"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bournemouth, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good benefits and annual leave but sadly that is where it ends! It could be so much better. They are just not investing in people and it now has too many contractors.

        Cons

        Company is led by self-important Directors who have no regard for their loyal employees. Constantly making changes with no work-life balance. They will let you work long hours and it is expected. High turnover of staff and always recruiting, not able to keep the good ones and they often leave or are made redundant for no reason. Company is not in a good way, in particular Hurn, Bournemouth.

        Advice to Management

        Don't be arrogant and assume people will want to work at a company. Re-think your performance review process, it mis-leads employees and actually isn't worth the effort of going through it twice a year. Managers do not complete them or allow you to progress after they say they will.

        Cobham2018-08-16

        Cobham Response

        August 23, 2018Head of Internal Communications

        Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback which has been shared with local leadership and HR. We take all feedback seriously and are disappointed to hear that your experience of working with us wasn’t a positive one. We’re looking into the issues you’ve raised so that ...

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      • "Cobham"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Cobham full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Good people and interesting projects to work on with good variety of work. Decent salary and reasonable benefits.

        Cons

        Poor project and programme management with no central understanding of resource management. Poor management decisions repeatedly lead to product and programme issues

        Cobham2018-06-05

        Cobham Response

        June 18, 2018Head of Internal Communications

        Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'd like to be able to share your comments with the appropriate people so they can look into this further however, because Glassdoor reviews are anonymous, I don't know which part of the Business you work in so I'm unable to ...

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