Spirit AeroSystems

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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
116 Reviews
2.9
116 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • The company has traditionally provided good pay and excellent benefits (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Job stability and decision making from upper management seemed way off (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting design and development engineering work

    Former Employee - Knowledge Based Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Knowledge Based Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked as a Knowledge Based Engineer Intern one summer at Spirit Aerosystems. I was given challenging assignments even as an intern.

    Cons

    My assignments were challenging and helped me develop to the engineer I am today. It was everything I could hope for and more. There were no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue valuing your interns and giving them great work assignments. It will help draw talent to the company.

  2.  

    Is a wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Composite Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Composite Mechanic in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Spirit. Wages were good.

    Cons

    Need to have grievances more timely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits. Looking for a good entry level manufacturing position, this is the place to be in Wichita.

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of. They treat lower level managers like crap and it is sometimes passed along. Same goes for the engineers. They just lay off the older ones and hire a bunch of younger ones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked as design engineer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    People are friendly around. There are opportinities to improve qulification by getting different free classes and courses. The process of designing is pretty smoothy, almost never had sitiation with meeting dedlines.

    Cons

    Really difficult to get any promotions or raises. Managment treat all members of team equaly, no matter if you are lazy or hard-worker the salary system is the same to everybody. I didn't find for myself any future carrer growth or hope for better salary one day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Assembler in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, provide everything you need to do your job, Great working conditions

    Cons

    Hard to quit. Its a great place to work. You get used to the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but worried about future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Level Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - First Level Manager in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company has a lot of wonderful people who know about the business. The benefits are hard to beat, and the pay is good.

    Cons

    I worry about the future of the company. The company has signed a lot of contracts that are losing money, which is making it harder and harder to do a job to the best of your ability. More work and responsibility is being piled on one person because the company is in a bad spot financially and can not hire more people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the experts you hired to do the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company with room to grow, opportunities to have a positive impact

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Team atmosphere for anyone willing
    Partnership approach between management and labor
    Great pay and benefits, with performance incentives
    Opportunity for earned advancement
    Excellent leadership at the top
    Important work in a growth segment of the industry

    Cons

    Some stubborn Boeing culture still hangs on
    Accountability not as strong as it should be at all levels
    IT support has declined with outsourcing
    Union entitlement mindset is poisonous in places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example more
    Hold everyone accountable
    Get rid of underperforming dead weight at any level
    Keep only what works about the Boeing culture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Great, friendly people. Knowledgeable engineering lead with willingness to educate and explain the WHY's in addition to the HOW's. My lead would spend considerable time explaining the development and analysis of each part and the history behind it.

    Interns were given tours of most of the major facilities. Training and classes were available, including lean, Catia, and even a hands-on riveting class. Engaging luncheon with CEO. Young company with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    The location - Wichita, KS. Could be a pro for some, and a con for others. Not quite the city for me, at least at this point in my life. Cost of living is low, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue breaking out of the "Boeing culture." Thanks for the great summer.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good job security so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    No layoff so far,compare to other aerospace company

    Cons

    Too much overtime, more sick leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up hirering process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Aerospace industry is doing well

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

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Spirit Aerosystems is a good company

    Cons

    THere seems to be more benefit can be reaped out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operate like a next generation consumer product company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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