Bell Helicopter – Why Work For Us?

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BELL HELICOPTER - THE COMPANY

Founded in 1935 as Bell Aircraft Corporation, Bell continues to set the pace for the industry and expand the scope of vertical lift. Now an industry leader with unmatched name recognition, Bell Helicopter was the first to obtain certification for a commercial helicopter. Over its rich history, Bell has delivered more than 35,000 aircraft to our customers around the world.

With forward thinking in advanced concepts, Bell Helicopter invented tilt rotor aircraft. These unique aircraft lift like a helicopter, then fly like an airplane with twice the speed, three times the payload and five times the range of traditional helicopters. Aerospace and aircraft will never be the same.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Bell Helicopter has additional plants in Amarillo, Texas and Mirabel, Canada. We maintain key logistics supply and service centers in Europe, Canada, and Singapore as well as in the United States. As the world’s premier provider of vertical lift aircraft, Bell Helicopter continues to provide every customer with products, service and support second to none.

One Bell. On a Mission. 
To change the way the world flies with superior vertical lift that saves lives, preserves freedom and provides customers with exceptional value.

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LIFE AT BELL HELICOPTER

Success at Bell Helicopter starts with the promise we have made with our employees to foster an environment that encourages professional growth and development, inspires innovation, celebrates achievements, and engages our talented people. We are focused on delivering innovative products and services that our customers depend on to save lives and preserve freedom.

CULTURE & VALUES 

We believe that conducting business ethically is the right thing to do. We are guided by our core values of integrity, trust, respect and the pursuit of excellence – working together as One Bell. On a Mission.

BENEFITS

At Bell Helicopter we take pride in providing our employees with robust health benefits and wellness programs; highly-competitive compensation; opportunities to help all employees grow and advance; and ways to actively make a difference in our communities. We truly believe our employees are at the core of our success and we are committed to investing in them and our combined future.

Bell Helicopter Reviews

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Bell Helicopter President and CEO John L. Garrison Jr.
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  • Good company that needs to restructure in order to remain relevant.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time

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    Pros

    - Compensation
    - Benefits
    - People

    Cons

    - Union
    - Lack of Communication between departments
    - Lagging behind competition

    Advice to Management

    More investment in aging infrastructure and R&D in order to compete more effectively. Make a better effort to retain good talent.

Bell Helicopter Interviews

Updated Apr 1, 2015

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Bell Helicopter (College Station, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, and was contacted by hiring manager 3 months later. The manager asked if I was only interested in the internship I applied for, or if I would be interested in a different one. Scheduled phone interview with hiring manager, did the interview (which took less than 30 min), and received an offer a week later. Overall the process was very easy, and the people involved were very friendly.

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Additional Info

Website www.bellhelicopter.textron.com
Headquarters Fort Worth, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1935
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Competitors Sikorsky

Founded in 1935 as Bell Aircraft Corporation, Bell Helicopter continues to set the pace for the industry and expand the scope of vertical lift. Now an industry leader with unmatched name recognition, Bell Helicopter was the first to obtain certification for a commercial helicopter. Over its rich history, Bell Helicopter has delivered more than 35,000 aircraft to our customers... More

Mission: One Bell. On a Mission.
To change the way the world flies with superior vertical lift that saves lives, preserves freedom and provides customers with exceptional value.... More

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  • Bell Helicopter update
    30+ days ago

    Army Looks To Build Two Forms of Medium Future Vertical Lift....ARLINGTON: And then there were five. There were already going to be four different aircraft in the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) family, from light to medium to heavy to “ultra.” Read the full article here. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfdW

  • Bell Helicopter update
    30+ days ago

    On July 10, Bell Helicopter officially turns 80. An event this big can't be celebrated in one day, so throughout 2015, we're reflecting on the moments that made history, acknowledging the accomplishments of today and looking forward to the future. The official theme is "Celebrating 80 Years of Changing the Way the World Flies." We will kick off our year-long celebration February 5 with the return of Throwback Thursdays on ERIC! Join us every Thursday to relive some of the photos, videos and stories that highlight the people and events that have made Bell Helicopter a success.

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