Gulfstream Aerospace Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good pay, a lot of grow opportunities (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for savannah (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance isn't as I would like (in 5 reviews)

  • Staunch middle management proliferates archaic and unproductive "top down" autocratic style through organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Fun people and good atmosphere. A lot of young engineers. Average age in engineering is probably 30.
    - Due to its rather small size, everyone can evolve quickly and gain more responsabilities.
    - Good benefits (health insurance, 401k)

    Cons

    - Supposedly 4x10 hours from Monday to Thursday bur working 10 hours of overtime is expected so you will work every Friday. Expect 60 to 70 hour weeks at times.
    - Schedule driven
    - Promotions are not what they used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time setting up a realistic plan rather than chasing fires and inducing stress


  2. Helpful (1)

    Really have enjoyed the experience over the past years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for improvement, great people to work with that are extremely intelligent, great benefits, creativity, and much more

    Cons

    Some of the people have a terrible disposition, but are allowed to keep their position...

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, create disruptive change in the market


  3. Helpful (1)

    Technical Operations System Specialist

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

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits, can move up in the company if you are motivated. Pays to have a Bachelors degree. I would definitely recommend other aviation personnel to work here.

    Cons

    The good ol boy system is still in affect. The company will open up internal Job opportunities where there is only the person they want in that position qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, the pay and benefits are good for now. Going to a new insurance is good for single employees but I going to burden thos with families and who need to use the doctor more.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not quite the juggernaut of an OEM like Boeing so opportunities for advancement or lateral moves are a little easier.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist I in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist I in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a stress engineer, have the ability to work on various structural components instead being relegated to a single part.

    Cons

    Little bit of a "good ole boy" mentality here but it's improving.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Growth Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible company at the forefront of aircraft design. Flexible for the employee, and able to grow into or develop new roles with the start-up programs.

    Cons

    Located in the very small Savannah, GA

    Advice to Management

    Promote to levels of competence, do not promote just for the sake of promotion.


  7. Good place to work in a nice area to spend some time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Engineering Consultant in Savannah, GA
    Former Contractor - Engineering Consultant in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rates are good. People are nice for the most part. Area is good for food and recreation.

    Cons

    High expectations. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Employees are happy for the most part.


  8. Great company with challenging growth hurdles to overcome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Growing so fast. Everything changes often, and very BUSY!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training employees you do have already. Work on retention, rather than growing. Too much knowledge is lost by moving people around continuously.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Place To Work AND Learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Tech II in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Tech II in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Product line
    Well kept facilities/Climate controlled facilities
    Good Pay For The Area
    Advancement is there for those willing to put the time in
    Culturally diverse workplace
    Great benefits package

    Cons

    Traffic of surrounding roads
    Better screening of incoming personnel to determine job abilit
    Better communication among STMS,Leads, and Technicians
    LISTEN to the technicians when they have a suggestion.
    Good ole' boy system still in play
    Hold EVERYONE accountable for their actions, new hire to senior hire.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the techs working the planes, don't just nod your head and pretend. Most of the techs are of a new generation with technology upper management doesn't want to work with. There are alot of procedures and processes that can be streamlined, making the workplace more efficient.


  10. Management and employee relationships

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management really cares about employees. Continuous improvement by employees is promoted. Respect, trust, etc.. Is a key point for all personnel. The culture is always seeking better and improved methods and relationships.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are very good. Promotions go to the most qualified employees. The pressure of meeting schedules with limited espouses make it challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in resources to make it easier on employees. Provide tools as required, not so dependent on one year payback.


  11. Great place to work, with typical grumbles about Corporate life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Technical Illustrator II in Savannah, GA
    Former Contractor - Technical Illustrator II in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gulfstream really cares about it's employees by offering lots of perks. Competitive pay, benefits and interesting work. Great growth available if you work for it.

    Cons

    Old school business model, could be more progressive. Hardcore corporate culture - strict dress code, strict schedule, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Grow office culture with some progressive moves such as relaxing certain policies and invite new ideas like working remotely.



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