Embraer

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Embraer Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
61 Reviews
3.4
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good internal trainning, good products, good facilities (in 6 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity, beautiful aircraft, great benefits, Florida living( (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very bad middle management, from a technical backgound without leadership skills (in 6 reviews)

  • Manager is trying to push out Brazil and take over with automotive industry (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Executive Jet Division. Great product - horrible management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Excellent product to work with..

    Cons

    No business strategy. Lead by consensus. The most political and bureaucratic organization I've been with or heard of. Archaic business processes, systems and methodologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control means nothing without positive business results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Embraer

    Pros

    Excellent products - great customer base

    Cons

    Difficult culture - bureaucratic - No empowerment of employees

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

    Great job experience, but with amateur managers and directors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Test Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Flight Test Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    For the engineers, the activity of aircraft development is great!

    Cons

    As you get more experienced, there is the risk of taking charge of bureaucratic tasks, and the real engineering pleasure is forgotten.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone is very good technically, maintain him/her in the same position. Do not throw administrative tasks onto someone who may not like it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not stimulating as I imagined...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    - Well balanced personal and professional life
    - Several benefits, like healthcare insurance, dental plan, good 401k, etc
    - Good salary for the starting position, although it will rapidly stall for many

    Cons

    - Few growth opportunities
    - To rigid structure, new employees are incapable of taking any decisions, and sometimes I few like I am not contributing
    - Very repetitive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to start concerning how you will attain younger employees that have a completely different expectation and plans for their careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad company culture outweighs many of its benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The starting salaries are higher than average in Brazil, but not the highest. The standard hours are long, but you hardly ever need to work overtime, except if you are in customer support or during certification campaigns; you work with far less pressure to deliver than you would in most industries. The location, São José dos Campos, is not the best in Brazil, but there is a lot worse, São Paulo for example. There is plenty of opportunity for employee training, ranging from very good to very poor quality.

    Cons

    To some degree, the cons at Embraer are true of all big companies and aircraft manufacturers; however, there is a certain local flavor which manifests from time to time: Although there has been some effort to reform, Embraer has a very byzantine management style, and ends-up leaving too much power in the hand of individuals at all levels. The company is still haunted by its state-owned past with many 'do nothing' managers and what seems to be entire 'do nothing' departments; I know many high payed employees who seem to be just waiting for retirement. Merit-based promotions exist, but are rare; cronyism is very visible. Human resources is unimaginative and extremely aggressive. Middle management is often clueless, absent and seemingly disinterested about anything relevant to their function. At Embraer you will find yourself having to re-explain the basics countless times to decision makers and self-appointed 'experts', who in spite of knowing everything, can't remember anything or walk and chew gum at the same time. Engineers here have an almost occult bond to procedure, and are very touchy concerning any unflattering questions about their methods. Any honest comment can make you a target of KGB-style intimidation for no apparent reason at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who have worked in industries other than the aircraft industry. Hire people from outside your traditional talent pool (ITA, USP, UFMG schools). Scout foreign workers and hire them in permanent contracts and into leadership positions, not only as temporary consultants. The policy of only promoting leadership from within Embraer promotes cronyism and leads to a monoculture of ideas. Diversify your pool of top experts and improve your middle management, they are overpaid and underperformant by any industry standard. Lastly, fire those who do nothing or who stand in the way of progress starting with 'experts' and middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very smart workers and many self-interested leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    -Most brilliant people to know and work with
    -Great medical care
    -Top of engineering in brazil

    Cons

    -Middle management will treat you like fool.
    -You have always the last sentence in any discution with management: yes sir!
    -Lack of promotion after 4-5 years.
    -The offices have bad ergonomy, bad lights, noise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak the truth sometimes. You cannot outsmart all the smart people you have all the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineer in Brazil

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Big company and brand name, respected in the aerospace world. Its salary level is high compared to other companies in Brazil. As an engineer you will work with state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Not people focused and lack of internal mobility. As an engineer you are not encouraged to learn or do more than pure engineering. Its sales teams outside Brazil are weak and don't hire locally preferring to transfer people from Brazil who have no idea of the culture of the place they are going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a modern people focused company.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company as first job, but very low career opportunities. Technical capability is not rewarded.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Embraer

    Pros

    Techinical Challenge
    Patriotism as the most technological prone company in Brazil.

    Cons

    Very weak middle management.
    Low carreer oportunities
    Technical capabilities not rewarded
    Slow salary progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward technical carreer.
    Recover the engineering prone company that it was years ago.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Big company, good for newly graduates, but no carrer evolution for experienced professionals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Embraer

    Pros

    Company has a good trainee program for newly graduates in engineering. There are internal opportunities for job changes. The product is very interesting, specially for engineers. The company built a good public reputation over the last year, with lots of investment in marketing to attract new employees, so former employees are valued by other companies. Salary (for newly graduates) and benefits (medical, dental, medicine, retirement plan) are above average in Brazil.

    Cons

    Carrer evolution stops after 4-5 years, when employee is too specialyzed to find a similar position in other industries. Management positions are always given to the same employees, even if they were not successful in previous management roles. Company culture is based on authoritarianism: questioning a management decision or presenting a different point of view is usually not well received by the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refresh the company leadership, give opportunities to other people. Listen to your employees. Value technical experienced professionals, do not treat them like easily replaceable labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer

    I worked at Embraer

    Pros

    Passion is the key at Embraer

    Cons

    Management lack international experience and culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your mind

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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