Learjet Reviews

Updated May 19, 2015
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  1. A Good Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lear has some wonderful people working for them and is a great environment to be in.

    Cons

    Poor managment; a lot of disarray and indecision.


  2. Great Company with Great People and some questionable choices

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Learjet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has people that are great at their job. Engineers, Project Integrators, Supply Chain, all want to get the job done and do it the right way. Most managers will make efforts to make sure you have what you need to do your job. Managers take the feedback in surveys very seriously and make efforts to improve what they have control over. There is a team atmosphere at the working level across all platforms and job descriptions of genuine caring for one another. The company has great processes, but at the Learjet site, they never staffed accordingly to follow those procedural requirements.

    Cons

    Upper level management dumps many of their issues (especially those that come out of annual surveys) on their managers. Many of those issues are not within the control of those managers. The company made some questionable decisions in the methods of construction of its new business jet. They also over extended financial resources on too many concurrent programs.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of asking people that come to you to solve problems out of their control, take a genuine interest in our employees.


  3. Great experience, questionable outlook...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Wichita, KS
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Learjet as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible hours, positive working environment. Overall a great place (with a powerful name) to gain relevant industry experience - especially for entry level engineers.

    Cons

    There seems to be a strong lack of leadership and communication between upper management and the various engineering departments. The organization (upper management) seems most concerned with numbers and saving face rather than producing a quality product.

    Advice to Management

    You have many hard working employes with a wealth of knowledge and experience - listen to them. Stop taking shortcuts that end up costing more in the long run. Management should also identify and eliminate workers who waste time and money by only working with 50% effort, a common problem..


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  5. Exciting and challenging environment. You will learn a lot.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work with great people

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends are common



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