Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
183 Reviews
3.2
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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.  

    Store clerk and Inspector

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits! Night shift not good on the family life. Training limited for store clerks. Your partner can make or break you, depends on who you are working with each night. There are some awesome people there to work with and some not so awesome. Overall a good experience, I was there four years and learned a lot from fellow workers.

    Cons

    No where to move up. Good time off, holidays are tough to work around because everyone wants to be off before and after a holiday. Bombardier is a 7 day, 24 hour facility, so that means you could work on a major holiday if a plane is pushing, you will not know if you are going to have off up until the last minute in some cases. Hard to plan a life with all that going on. Not a whole lot of information being shared, to many to do lists being passed down to night shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we really have a say in what direction we are going, why not ask what we think and how we should get there since we are the ones doing the job. We could give you real time answers instead of just someone sitting behind a desk who does not have a clue as to what the job really entails. Make everyone be a team player or they need to go, could be an awesome place to work if everyone stepped up and did their fair share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Quality in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large company that has solid training procedures in place. Not a lot of micro managing occurred within my group which was nice. Never worried about going to superiors with questions.

    Cons

    Sometimes get lost in the shuffle since company is so vast. Not a lot of time was available from upper management for guidance at times. Although there is a instant messaging system in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a tad more available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bombardier Aerospace has a lot to offer in terms of advancement and relocation.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    The company makes great products and relocating to different states or countries is definitely an option after the first year.

    Cons

    Human resources department seems to be getting more and more corrupt throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring people based on ability not based on them being your friend or not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging, long hours, poorly managed

    Current Employee - Methods Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Methods Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great cafe, cool people, private air shuttle to and from international locations

    Cons

    Poor management, no training, long walk from parking

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    challenging work environment with opportunities to learn and broaden experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    global company with opportunities for those that are mobile, good organizational effort to create a cohesive culture across all the different locations and business units

    Cons

    lack of leadership skills in all levels of management, global expansion is poorly supported by administration and HR, fire fighting mode is standard procedure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company overall.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic A&P in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic A&P in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    -3 weeks paid vacation time. Ability to use as you please (depending on supervisor)
    -Very friendly environment
    -Bonus incentives
    -Company provides lunch a few times per year

    Cons

    -Money is currently tight. No employees received a raise (2014)
    -Took away college tuition reimbursement. I had already signed up and partially paid. Was never brought up on any meetings this was going away.
    -Tooling and equipment is in short supply.
    -Factory training on aircraft is in short supply due to budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Bring back tuition reimbursement (big hit to me and others)
    -Shake up the crews, people are getting to complacent and territorial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A lot of good times and experience, really miss the place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project and Program Management in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Project and Program Management in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Great product, beautiful airplane, benefits, pay. Nice and improving facility, clean, great work balance.

    Cons

    Perception from other department personnel was that our leaders had no clue on what they were doing. We were divided into two groups that never communicated. If you weren't in the "click" you were inferior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would just suggest the old saying "all glitter ain't gold". Value your senior employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern/Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Very good work. Extremely helpful employees

    Cons

    Middle Management needs to have a clear long term picture of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company with great future potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Applications Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - SAP Applications Specialist in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Best benefits and work-life balance. Good working conditions

    Cons

    Large multi national company slow to move ahead with projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learjet is part of the Bombardier family of aircraft, which means at learjet you have the security of a large company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrumentation in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Instrumentation in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    The knowledge that you are building the finest aircraft in the world. Good benefits. Has great job advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    As a direct employee, it is a pretty good employer. As a contractor they treat you as though they own you. As your always on the verge of loosing your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people do their jobs. I was very disapponited in the management. I was not impressed with how my working hours changed almost every day. They were constantly changing people to different shifts for no apparent reason.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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