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    28 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.

  • 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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    Many Good Things about Bell Helicopter

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    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time (more than 8 years)


    Bell offers many opportunities for advancement and pays very well. When I moved to another Textron business unit, my new team was quite surprised at my salary level. Bell also has an outstanding Professional Development team that provides great training courses. Finally, the health and retirement benefits are good at Bell, but the best part is that those benefits moved with me to my new company.


    Job security is the biggest con - in my 8+ years with Bell, I saw numerous layoffs and a lot of good people walked out the door. There doesn't seem to be any relationship between how well you do your job, how long you've been in your job - and whether you get to keep it.

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    You are losing a lot of good people because somebody on the ELT identifies a "target" headcount and directs 1st and 2nd level managers to eliminate people and/or positions to get to that headcount. Bell would be a much better company to work for if more effort were put into business development rather than balancing the budget by eliminating employees.

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Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015

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

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    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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Headquarters Hurst, 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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