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Airbus Group Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.3 204 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Airbus Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Enders

Thomas Enders

(8 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible working times with flexitime giving a good work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Other employees friendly and good to work with, decent work environment (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Big company also, your work seems unsignificant (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to lack the fortitude to stop unreasonable processes (in 5 reviews)

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    test and services maintenance department trainwreck

    Maintenance Generalist Lll (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    Prosbennies, relaxed atmosphere. good people great hours

    Consmanagement HR no structure. unprofesional favoritism

    Advice to Senior ManagementI can't offer any advice if you wont listen

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked Employees on a constantly shrinking staff

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are fantastic
    A product you believe in
    Casual culture makes for a more comfortable environment

    ConsLayoffs every year
    The staff keeps diminishing so more and more responsibility is put on an already overloaded staff.
    Staff is stressed due to layoffs every year

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. There are lots of good ideas that get ignored, and the consequences are felt through the layoffs every single year. That's not a good business model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great ideas, intelligent employees, but they just need a little more rope

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Temecula, CA

    ProsA really relaxed, laid back "office" atmosphere. Employees regularly wore shorts and t-shirts to work and can seamlessly work from home whenever they felt like it. Some very smart project managers and business knowledge at the middle level management. Uses all sources of technology from MS to open source, depending on the project.

    ConsUses all sources of technology from MS to open source. This is really a Microsoft development shop. Old products in use for years that need to be replaced but no one can finish new projects, patches, or updates. Drowning in their own faults. Absolutely no communication. Old employees run the underground here. If you ain't one of them, you ain't going to be happy here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have major leaks in this boat starting with the "experienced" employees not playing ball and protecting them. Time to crack the whip or this ship is disembarking So Cal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to make money but wouldn't wanna work there!

    Facility Maintenance (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsThe benefits packages are nice as well as the pay scale being competitive.relaxed atmosphere. work schedule is nice!

    ConsThere isn't any real structure. gets chaotic at times as far as decision making and or planning. antiquated equipment, but as funds permit modernizing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining, training,training! look into department behavior. more staffing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company works in great business, helping people, but not the employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChanges are happening, but not quick enough. Love the business we are in, nice to know we are helping people.

    ConsNeed further purging of the old guard. Benefits not aligned with the rest of the company worldwide. For a company with communications in it's name, it does a poor job communicating. Employees are just tools to use and exhaust. If you are not in the California office you are nothing in this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going in the direction you are going, the company will eventually become a better place to work in 5 to 10 years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor leadership

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsI worked for Cassidian. Great colleagues, great products. Huge amount of integrity amongst the staff.

    ConsShockingly inept management. Indecision is rife at the top. Far more concerned with staying in their jobs than doing anything worthwhile.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop covering your backsides and start looking after customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Process and Bureaucracy dominate

    Graduate Engineer (Current Employee) Stevenage, England (UK)

    ProsLikeable and skilled co-workers. Extremely flexible working hours (flexi-time). Low pressure.

    ConsZero R&D budget, which means little prospect of contributing to new products or development. Often insufficient work load. Project code systems means employees are essentially prohibited from (for example) working on product improvements/R&D etc when workload is low. Fairly poor pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    unfulfilling

    Buyer (Former Employee) Toulouse (France)

    Prosvery skilled engineers, european project, innovation should be more well-implemented

    Conslost its dynamism, bad people management, too many processes, not enough work done

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your engineers, they have the knowledge!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too much process and bad management

    Graduate Engineer (Current Employee) Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

    ProsFlexitime + friday afternoons off
    Some interesting people
    Portsmouth not the worst location (*cough*Stevenage*cough*)
    Ability to work abroad

    ConsLower salary than equivalent graduate schemes (even within Airbus Group)
    Next to no proper training
    Little direction, especially at the start
    HR are fairly incompetent and can take months to pay back significant amounts of expenses

    Advice to Senior ManagementNurture your younger staff as they are the future, theres a reason this company has such a poor retention rate of graduates

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    EADS should use the merger oppurtunity to clean up bangalore office..Enginnering unit is not profitable here

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsPeople mainly come from companies like ge and so where the salary is half what is paid by cassidian..so people get more than they deserve with no work pressure

    ConsThere is no process or good quality delivery that has happened from bangalore office,People have taken it for granted . As the size is less than 50 they fel safe from job cuts .They come spend time and go home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease use the merger with airbus subsidaries to cut off unnecessary people and bring quality.Bring more accountability.Indian branch has never won a project for EADS so bring in competant people .The engineering unit here whether the mechanical or software are just eating into funds please make sure they are held accountable.and the salaries are made realistic.Boeing runs only marketing unit in india no engineering unit so they are more succcesful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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