Spirit AeroSystems
2.7 of 5 102 reviews
www.spiritaero.com Wichita, KS 5000+ Employees

Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated May 10, 2014
Spirit AeroSystems – Tulsa – “Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.”

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2.7 102 reviews

                             

27% Approve of the CEO

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Larry Lawson

(15 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good pay but not stable

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsGreat pay and benefits and many growth opportunities

    ConsInstability. Management business plans change frequently resulting in layoffs and callbacks. Don't expect long term employment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecisions have appearance of happening on a whim and overly reactive instead of proactive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great environment, and overall place to work

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsInteraction with your coworkers is conductive to working, easy to get along with most people, jobs get done well and the attitude is positive for the most part. If your outgoing, this is a great place to work. Laid back environment but still get work done.

    ConsNeed to be buddies with someone higher then you to move up. Some people/groups complain about workload while others do nothing so distribution of workforce may be lacking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very good work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay, a lot of work

    Consmanagement needs improvement in many areas

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    Wonderful development opportunity for beginning Industrial Engineers

    Logistics Optimization Consultant (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsThey desperately need optimization projects

    ConsImplementing efficiency improvement projects is slow-going

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more Operations Research Analysts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    an education in what not to do

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people to work with and make lifetime friends. A great education in how to lead people

    ConsLack of leadership from the top down...unstable leaders promoted because they were from north of here....

    Advice to Senior ManagementStabalize

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good until lately....laid off, no good reason

    CNC Programmer (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsThe people at Spirit are great to work with.

    ConsManagement is not very good at communicating. Never was given a reason for being laid off.
    go figure. I was very disappointed in the final outcome. After 27 years am still in disbelief.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou think its expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an ameatur.

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

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    It is a cushy job most of the time

    Stress Engineer (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsThis is a good paying job with flexible work hours (I worked four 10 hour days and took Friday off a number of time) and great health benefits. One of the greatest things is that you get paid overtime your hourly wage plus $6.50. This makes it so management keeps your hours down and if you do have to work more than 40 hrs in a week, you get compensated for it. It's a great system.

    ConsI think it's the union environment, but most people are always against management. I didn't really see the reason for this, but it made it so that sometimes there was some low morale. Personally, I felt like we were getting a much better deal than someone like my brother as an accountant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to connect better with the engineers. I think that they feel like you don't care about them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stress Engineer (Current Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsGood pay and salary is competitive.

    ConsWichita is a terrible place to live if you aren't fond of wheat and corn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Lean (Current Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsWorked with some great young people that are very knowledgeable

    ConsOld employees who still treat Spirit like it was still Boeing

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring inventive new people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Supply Chain (Current Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsGreat managers. Lots oh hands on experience. Treated like a valuable employee. Given responsibilities that helped add value to the company. Great intern programs. Provided amazing educational, career development seminars and lectures.

    ConsBetter pay would be nice. With 15000 employees it takes a while to get to know everyone you need to do your job.

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