Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
Pierre Beaudoin
37 Ratings

Pros
  • Work Life balance is achievable (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. Bombardier needs more than the Harvard review to succeed in this economic crises!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Financialy strong company with solid management team. Laurant did a great job bringing his son along. Pierre has become a competent executive, very bright and he is willing to fly on his own ability and not hide behind his family or father!

    Cons

    They made a mistake by moving all there senior exec. out. Company has a lot of untested managers who are not ready to stand up and deliver!

    Advice to Management

    They need to bring some senior people back in play as they are the ones who can pull things together if given a chance.


  2. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, available overtime I'd you choose to work. Friendly coworker. Also a lot of vacation time and sick time. You can also sell back vacation time if you choose not to use them.

    Cons

    Pay freezes. Sometime they have pay freeze and no one gets a raise for a couple month to a year. Can be stressful if you are behind schedule. Sometime the management don't like to take advice

    Advice to Management

    Management should listen to some of the mechanic for some advice. You should also reward worker who are always on time instead of punish them. There is a lot of guys that like to work overtime because they want the extra money so they slack off and slowing the whole line down and wasting company money.


  3. I very much enjoyed this position.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very busy and private. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    The commute began to drain on me.


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  5. Many opportunities if you keep your ear to the ground.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial company. Culture of continuous improvement. Employees are empowered to carry out their responsibilities.

    Cons

    Problems with execution. Too reactive.

    Advice to Management

    Take off the rose colored glasses.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrumentation in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Instrumentation in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Good Company with great future potential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Applications Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - SAP Applications Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Intern/Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good work. Extremely helpful employees

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Train your middle management


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project and Program Management in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Project and Program Management in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company overall.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic A&P in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic A&P in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    challenging work environment with opportunities to learn and broaden experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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



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