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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
18 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • absolutely no work life balance with 14 hr days as a daily occurance (in 4 reviews)

  • poor management, opportunity of advancement is low (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work before Directional Aviation Capital came in and took over Flexjet.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Good people and good location.

    Cons

    Bad management and horrible prospects.

  2.  

    Each location is different.

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were great to be around. Management was the opposite. And HR is the WORST! Traveled to work at other locations. Each is essentially their own "business" and run differently.

    Cons

    Working Hours were horrible. Best working hours were determined by seniority. There seniority = 8+ years. Constant threat of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your lower level employees and fight FOR them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Diverse company that is poorly run and managed

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    Former Employee - 3344 in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - 3344 in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    The money is good for the industry

    Cons

    Poor management and direction
    Poor and inadequate training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say you will
    Follow up with employees about issues they have asked about or discussed with you

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't bother applying if you are a Graduate!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Great people, good fun and generally a good mix of working hard and playing hard. Good hours, benefits and holidays.

    Cons

    Do not apply for Bombardier as a graduate. The graduate 'programme' is miss sold. Very disorganised management and financial results are disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start taking care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a Paycheck - But look for better opportunities

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Its a paycheck - pays the bills. It is not a place where you can build a career. If you are a recent graduate, it may be a good experience of how not to treat others.

    Cons

    Look at their stock price and turn over ratio. Leadership bully's there way and if they don't like you, you are gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage not bully

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Project manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Learn from senior workers about manufacturing process.

    Cons

    - Poor Management
    - No Guidance
    - Company is not stable on Management Style
    - Company created many layers of management (Supervisor, Manager, leader, Directors) 5 years ago and could maintain the working flow..so started to cut the workforce..now they are creating another job useless job classification (Andon, continuous improvement, project managers, change agents) without any structure and job specification.
    - Hr and Talent requiters are just for laying off, and firing people. there is no structure for improving the career, If you got a job in a company and can not find anywhere else , you stuck! so think twice before signing of the job offer.
    - they love charts, KPI, if you are going for interview just try to talk about Achieving Excellence system , fake it...when you get a job, it is Ok not to use any of those.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, lossy organization and stinky cultrue

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    Former Employee - Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Legendary business, and visionary Canadian family business, compensation is still on the high end of scale if you are an engineer.

    Cons

    Mediocre management and yes boss culture promotes no integrity.
    Minimum training and growth. Top management has been blind by sysmetic mediocrity. Too many hierarchy levels filtered out info required for good business judgement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where is your integrity and caring for people, once was the best of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company without a soul

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great aircrafts, very well designed and build

    Cons

    I gave my heart and soul to this company for 15 years, working 60 hours a week taking lots of responsibilities to ensure the company's well being. Was off sick for a few months and when I came back they showed me the door saying I wasn't a good employe, even though I had a perfet record, and my early evaluation where always above average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    J-A Bombardier would be ashamed of what his company has become. End of quarter thinking and considering employees as a necessary evil will never make you a world class company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Backstabbing and backward culture

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    Current Employee - Aerodynamics Engineer Gr 60 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Aerodynamics Engineer Gr 60 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aviation is interesting and working on big birds is appealing.
    One would expect a professional environment yet this is beyond Bombardier Amsterdam

    Cons

    Amateurs run HR, no processen, no systems, people are fired continuously and the management does not provide a safe and positive environment. Very high sick ratio.
    Backstabbing colleges seems to be daily activity.
     I am NOT proud of working here. Unfortunately the jobmarket for engineers in Amsterdam is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merge the facility with LBAS, they know now to run a succesful service center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievable inefficient

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best salary for how low expertise is required. Good benefits. Good relationship with colleagues if you speak french. If you know how to play the ball you can climb the ladder of success very fast, especially in management.
    Competent production environment which is building safe and reliable.
    Very good looking in the CV.

    Cons

    Very inneficient core engineering: Huge tolerance to psychological harassment. The expertise and knowledge is raising enormous opposition and marginalization. R&D is a joke which lacks vision and courage.
    The corruption at low and medium level of management is usual. On product development the technical reasoning is the last to be taken in consideration. Very old and conservative technology. Spending huge amount of monney( company and government) on fake or useless development projects. The high management is completelly disrupted from reality and is blindfolded by colorful, otimistic and false reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support and recognise the technical expertise no matter the color of the skin. The aircraft is flying with science and not with bill 101. Layoff the army of incompetent coordinators which are explaining the evidence in never ending meetings. Stop harassment, reorganise completely the HR department. Reward innovation , start from scratch a new R&D based on competency. Surround yourself with competent peoples even they might be more knowledgeable than you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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