Jeppesen Sanderson
2.8 of 5 102 reviews
www.jeppesen.com Englewood, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 11, 2014
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2.8 102 reviews

                             

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Jeppesen Sanderson President and CEO Mark Van Tine

Mark Van Tine

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Used to be a good place to work

    Distribution (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsDecent benefits. Good work/life balance. Coworkers enjoyable.

    ConsEver shrinking employee perks - no more company parties, no more tuition reimbursement, no more thanksgiving turkey.... No bright outlook for the company as a whole which management has no problem reminding people of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop ruling through fear (of being laid off/ terminated). The common theme is that you can easily be replaced so shut up and work. End rampant favoritism and live by the company values you so readily espouse. Senior management openly informs employees that the business (distribution center) is not sustainable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Frequent Layoffs & Reorganizations

    Technologist (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsExcellent cafeteria if you are fortunate enough to work in the main building.
    Market salary (however total compensation package is below Jeppesen's parent, the Boeing company, as well as other aerospace companies).
    Reasonable work - life balance, except those times when you are on a project with an unrealistic schedule and/or budget, at which time you can say goodbye to your evenings and weekends (uncompensated).

    ConsThe technology organizations have been so mismanaged its a miracle anything actually gets delivered. The only answer leadership seems to have to just about any profit issue is to get rid of people. Leaders are more interested in sucking up with each other than in obtaining results - except for those that are just holding out until they can retire. Career advancement is nil, and appears to be based on who can talk the loudest and argue the best rather than on real abilities. Directors with zero engineering experience, project managers that have never built software before, arrogance and buzzword bingo used to make critical decisions, and the people doing the actual work rarely recognized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that your future depends on a strong, internal technical development organization. Outsourcing and offshoring has never worked for you in the past, stop trying to make it happen at the expense of the talent you already have. What the company does can be interesting and rewarding, and people will want to stay and make you a success, just allow yourself to go back to building your team vs. seeing everyone else as the technical experts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't trust them for a second

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsYou can get away with working less than 40 hrs / wk and many employees do just that.

    ConsDon't promote or keep their best employees. Just the a$$ kissers

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake Up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bourgeoisie and proletariat

    Navigation Information Analyst (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsPassionate, dedicated, and fun colleagues (for the most part).

    Limited remote working opportunities.

    ConsLean production methodology recently implemented from proof-of-concept phase before it was robust enough to support the entire production system. Resulting difficulties and inefficiencies are being absorbed by Analysts.

    Production tools are archaic, and technology is primitive. Modern, sophisticated tools are continuously promised, but almost never delivered.

    Vast majority of middle management acquired their positions via tenure rather than merit. Result: Directionless (in some cases, incompetent) "leaders" that neither respect, nor trust their employees.

    No data to track productivity or quality - combined with management/HR cowardice - leads to zero accountability for chronic underperformers, while many high-performers are left unrecognized.

    No plan exists for career development of Analysts, nor are there plans to implement one in the near future. Result: Highly ambiguous performance evaluation system, and difficulty in advancement.

    No opportunity for critically thinking Analysts to innovate, as management champions and governs all process changes.

    Work environment resembles a sweatshop. Tiny workstations, minimal privacy, noisy and distracting facility layout. Need to use the restroom? Get in line...

    Unpaid overtime routinely required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake responsibility and start holding middle management (and yourselves) accountable before Boeing steps in to correct the problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quality Management Specialist (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsAviation subjects and contact with Boeing parent company

    ConsQuality Management department Mangers, Director and Vice President, Zero quality

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire new Quality Management department Mangers, Director and Vice President

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary, International, Field of Work

    ConsNoisy Huge Cubicles, Too much politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a job...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get money. That Mark Van Tyne guy seems nice.

    ConsCurrent professionals looking for work beware. This group of senior managers want to get shifted around to other divisions until they retire. Like most companies, they don't offer pensions or tuition reimbursement, but they keep managers top heavy with full pensions making it impossible for them to offer anything more than a temp/contract offer. If they offer you a contract, realize you will never get promoted no matter how hard you work. They recently had big layoffs with a handful of full time employees that should had been let go years ago.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiding.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Run don't walk away from this company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSemi-decent benefits but eroding yearly

    ConsTechnical professionals do all the work and management takes the credit. Management is very self absorbed & politically motivated. No coherent development or operating plan. Many stove pipe organizations. Managers know nothing about the work they "supervise" ... nor do they care.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut some spineless impotent VP's and Directors with minions that tell them everything they want to hear. Don't be afraid to surround yourself with people who offer an opinion contra to yours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Leadership needs to go

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    Prosgood benefits
    casual work environment and good w/l balance
    good food
    you'll find a lot of company if you are Christian

    ConsFrustratingly slow to execute...on anything
    Political with many directors having a big-fish-in-a-little-pond mentality
    The people who led the company into the situation it's in are still there
    Bloated company that can't respond to competition or meet commitments to Boeing
    Too many employees wear their religion on their sleeves

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on culling the entrenched, stale leadership and not the people bringing new ideas to the company. Start playing to win and stop playing not to lose.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A huge disappointment

    Navigation Information Analyst (Current Employee)
    Centennial, CO

    ProsAccess to Boeing Inc benefits.

    ConsUnclear career path for technical jobs. No work-life balance. No compensation for overtime (average 5-10hrs per week)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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