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Review averages

  • 104 employees say

    Excellent (20)
    19.230769230769%
    Good (19)
    18.269230769231%
    Satisfactory (28)
    26.923076923077%
    Subpar (37)
    35.576923076923%
    2.66
  • 7 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (3)
    42.857142857143%
    2.61

Company summary

GKN is the original aerospace innovator. For decades, GKN technologies have inspired and industrialized the aerospace industry, combining engineering excellence and technology leadership.

Today we are truly global, with 17,000 employees in 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries around the world. All major aircraft and engine manufacturers rely on our advanced technologies. Our aerostructures, engine systems and special products improve the performance of more than 100,000 flights every day. 

By working closely together with universities, knowledge institutes, suppliers and customers, we lead the industry in developing new technology to improve aircraft efficiency: lowering aircraft cost, weight and emissions. 

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Numbers

Employees

10,001+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

We make things fly. Our integrated solutions support our customers in building and operating sustainable and affordable aircraft. From lightweight aerostructures to smart engine systems and from wiring systems to landing gear and transparencies. GKN is the leading global tier one aerospace supplier for the majority of the world’s aircraft manufacturers.

Our global footprint of engineering and production facilities means world-class technical support and systems integration are always available wherever our customers need it. 

In joint innovation platforms, we work together as a technology leader with customers, knowledge institutes, universities and suppliers to design and industrialise advanced aerospace solutions for our customers.

Aerostructures

With a clear focus on fuselages, empennages, nacelles and wing components, we can substantially accelerate and improve design and build processes and deliver the optimal solution for our customers. With proven lightweight components in the sky today, aircraft manufacturers choose to partner with GKN.

Engines

GKN Aerospace is a full systems integration partner for global aircraft engine programs. We support engine manufacturers with intelligent, efficient technologies and unmatched technology leading expertise.

Aircraft Systems

The global partner in electrical wiring and interconnection systems (EWIS) and transparencies for aircraft. Our world-class unique automated wiring design and manufacturing system and our proprietary technologies for cabin windows are worldwide recognised as the best in the market.

Aftermark Services & MRO

We offer a range of comprehensive aftermarket services to ensure consistent supply of our core aerospace technologies to our customer base. Availability, reliability and a global network ensure that first class service is always close by.


Company outlook

Around 15 years ago, we manufactured the Ariane 5 rocket engine nozzle and reinforced it with our AM wire deposition technologies. Today, GKN has five global centers of excellence that enable the most advanced aircraft to take to the sky with ground-breaking AM components.

GKN’s operational excellence and high volume production capabilities are now driving the global development towards more automation, higher performance and smart industry solutions. The result is shorter production lead times and more affordability for our global customers.

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.

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Benefits

Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, Pension Plan, 4O1K Plan, Stock Options, Maternity & Paternity Leave, Family Medical Leave, Military Leave, Vacation & PTO

Location


  • 6031 Connection Drive
    Irving, TX, 75039
    United States
Domestic locations

GKN operates across North and South America, employing 15,000 people in more than 60 sites.




Locations (international)

GKN operates 35 sites across eight countries in Asia, employing more than 12,000 people.

GKN operates in 17 countries across Europe, employing around 28,000 people in more than 60 manufacturing facilities.

A full list of GKN locations can be found here

For applicants

Videos

GKN Brand Film

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

We are part of the aerospace industry since the first flight took to the sky. From revolutionary lightweight technologies to the world-first additive manufactured aircraft components today, we have an unmatched record of accomplishment of successfully developing and integrating new systems and solutions.

Operational excellence starts with all our employees, because together we are GKN aerospace. 

An inspiring, stimulating, safe and result-oriented working environment, with continuous focus on the customer, that is how we achieve operational excellence. Change teams with highly skilled employees who have the knowledge and expertise to continuously develop and implement ambitious improvement projects operate throughout GKN Aerospace. Each employee needs to know the flow of value to the customer. Lean manufacturing and automation have been introduced on a large global scale. In all our processes, we look at what we are doing from the point of view of the customer. That is our way of working which leads to satisfied customers and to growth at individual, team, department and company level.

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How would we describe the company culture?

At GKN our culture is summarised by a simple set of principles known as the GKN DNA.

Our DNA is at the heart of our business.  It guides our day-to-day behaviour, underpins what we do, how we behave and ensures we do business in the right way. 

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Reviews for GKN Aerospace

Reviews - What employees say

2.66 Employees say
2.61 Applicants say
  • 10.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Hostile takeover this year...New GM...ALL steps in a positive direction!!!

Support from management

Although I am quite supported...We definitely need to work on this!

Internal Communication

We definitely need to work on this!

Attitude towards older colleagues

Most of our work force is mature--which is great because if the newbies' have questions--there is always someone there to answer a question.

Career Development

We definitely need to work on this!

Overall compensation for your work

I love what I do.

Office / Work Environment

I have a supportive team around me.

Work-Life Balance

It is what you make of it. Lots of work to keep you busy...but, positive attitude and good work ethic make it work!

Company Image

We definitely need to work on this!

Job Security

I love what I do.

Handicapped Accessibility

We make accommodations when needed.

Workplace Safety

Robust E S & H Team that ensure that safety is a top priority!

Challenging Work

Sometimes deadlines are extremely difficult to meet...but, I love what I do!

Suggestions for improvement

  • We need to incorporate an annual bonus structure...perhaps a small, well thought of Christmas gift...

What I like about the company

Never a dull moment. Lots to keep you busy. Great people and belief in the work.

What I dislike about the company

Constant turn-over.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    GKN Aerospace
  • City
    St. Louis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

Loved my fellow co workers spent more time with them than my own family

Support from management

Favoritism and who you knew gets you up the ladder here . Poor management.. never gave employees appreciation like giving things like gift cards or even a card for Christmas or any holiday or for working 7 days for yrs. They have weekends off so that's all that mattered . They had a Christmas dinner & picked names out of a box for gifts ..I didn't get nothing..

Teamwork

Even though we worked 7 days a week on 3rd shift for yrs it gets old but having the team I had made going work not bad at all..

Internal Communication

Great Supervisor he listened and got things done if he could

Work-Life Balance

Had no life .just work

Job Security

Lots going on ..research hostile takeover

Suggestions for improvement

  • If it wasn't poorly managed and they appreciated the hard workers more the place would be great

What I like about the company

Co workers and HR ladies

What I dislike about the company

My Supervisor talked down to me I was never good enough to him and made me cry often ..and I'm not easily to cry. He tried to make me stronger for other supervisors but I never had problems with them he just liked doing that to his employees

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    GKN Driveline Newton, LLC
  • City
    Newton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 30.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

NO COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE. RUN BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS

Support from management

SPEAKING OF MANAGEMENT OUTSIDE THE COMPANY. DICTATORSHIP IS NOT SUPPORT

Teamwork

TEAMWORK AMONGST MANAGEMENT IS CLICKISH

Freedom to work independently

TELL YOU WHAT TO DO, BUT DO NOT COMMUNICATE TO THE REST OF THE COMPANY ABOUT THE NEED TO DO WHAT YOUR TOLD TO DO

Gender Equality

IF YOU ARE NOT A WHITE MALE YOU WILL BE CONSIDED FIRST.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I WOULD GIVE THIS ONE A ZERO IF THAT IS POSSIBLE.

Career Development

IF YOU ARE YOUNG OR KNOW SOMEONE

Office / Work Environment

CREATED BY PREVIOUS COMPANY BUT SLOWLY DEGRADING SINCE GKN TOOK OVEWR

Work-Life Balance

PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO WORK 7 DAYS PER WEEK AND THERE IS NO REWARD OR THANKS FOR DOING SO.

Inclusive / Diverse

TALK A GOOD GAME BUT, INCLUSION MEANS IF YOU TALK A GOOD GAME YOU WILL APPEAR TO SUCCEED.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get GKN management out of there and bring back the people that know what they are doing.

What I like about the company

Great plant and it has not yet been totally destroyed by GKN

What I dislike about the company

GKN

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    GKN Driveline Newton, LLC
  • City
    Newton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Executive leadership

Review averages

  • 104 employees say

    Excellent (20)
    19.230769230769%
    Good (19)
    18.269230769231%
    Satisfactory (28)
    26.923076923077%
    Subpar (37)
    35.576923076923%
    2.66
  • 7 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (3)
    42.857142857143%
    2.61

kununu score comparisons

GKN Aerospace
2.66
111 reviews

Industry average (Engineering)
3.39
42,884 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,836,000 reviews