Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits, including tuition reimbursement (got an MBA paid for) (in 15 reviews)

  • The company provides good pay and benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of distrust of upper management and the office world (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior Management was not upfront and truthful to their employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. About average emplouer

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Buyer in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, fair amount of autonomy in my job, pretty cool wing programs in place, trying to be self aware.

    Cons

    Very top heavy...too many chiefs, as we used to say in less enlightened times.


  2. Process Mechanic

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    Current Employee - Process Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Process Mechanic in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and exellent benfits. Be prepareded to do things their way and not to provide any new ideas.

    Cons

    The Union is pushy and does not help at all. They say they will proctect their brothers and sisters but they just want your money.

    Advice to Management

    Be ope to new ideas


  3. Getting Better Slowly

    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starting to turn the corner by at least recognizing all of the things that are missing in a big organization

    Cons

    Silo'd functions and lack of integrated systems prevent data sharing and improving performance

    Advice to Management

    Put some more of that cash you are now earning into IT infrastructure


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  5. Its not all its cracked up to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

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

    Pros

    Good benfits
    Pay is not bad

    Cons

    A disconnect between managers and workers
    Hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Be more connected to your employees, ask them if a change is working and see if there are any changes that could be made.


  6. Engineering Intern

    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Good pay for interns. Good access to learn programs not available at many universities.

    Cons

    I was placed in the opposite of the field I was promised in my interview. Had to complain to HR to get correct assignment.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to help your intern out...


  7. Okay job, work A TON

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    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay fairly well for a job that doesn't require a higher education, amazing benefits (especially dental), union dues are fairly inexpensive

    Cons

    Work 60+ hours every other week

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employee's family time and social life. It's healthy


  8. Very busy enviroment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health care is the best I have seen in 10 years

    Cons

    Management seems to have no direction.

    Advice to Management

    Set a goal; outline any directions or restrictions


  9. Good, but management rapidly changing & importance of employees declining.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits & salaries. upward mobility possible. Employee base is experienced, with a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Lots of new management, often from companies in unrelated fields &/or companies that are failing. General impression given to employees is that they are "plug & play". It appears that the latest CEO is following a policy he used in other companies of reducing direct work force by 10% annually.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating the skilled work force you have before you lose it.


  10. Has been a roller coaster up and down, a lot of rumors

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    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK

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

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

    Pros

    raises 25 cents a quarter, $1 a year, great benefits and insurance. Cost of living check annually, 1% raise one year and 3% the next, alternates annually. Environment controlled work area and have the local UAW backing you.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted within the company, managers are clueless when it comes to how to build and the process in building the parts. They aren't hired for experience in aerospace, but for having management experience just about anywhere, employees refer to some of them as burger flippers. The higher up the chain you go the worse it gets. Great job of you don't mind doing the same thing day in day out. Asked manager several times to be moved to learn how to build parts for different aircrafts, ad never once was I cross trained in the many different areas.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees they are the ones that see what goes on daily and treat them respectively or they will make your life much harder.


  11. Just Another Big Aerospace Company

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work environment, good people.

    Cons

    Managment strategy was all over the place. Was laid off as a pawn in a scheme to eliminate employees with high healthcare expenses. Was asked to come back to my old job with no raise or anything 7 months later. I declined.

    Advice to Management

    Get a strategy. Don't illegally lay people off.



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