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Cessna President and CEO Scott A. Ernest
Scott A. Ernest
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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita, KS

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


    Enjoyed what I did each day, enjoyed the people I worked with. Had numerous group leads and got along well with all of them. Good work-life balance


    Pay could be better. 1st level management and the personal growth to that level is being phased out for higher level managers being asked manage dozens of people. Loss of too many experienced engineers who are all replaced by new college hires.

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    There have been numerous cancelled projects, and with each, the confidence of management to make correct decisions is eroded.
    Work harder to keep the quality employees who are fleeing Cessna to take higher paying jobs elsewhere.

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Cessna Interviews

Updated Mar 1, 2015
Updated Mar 1, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Interview Difficulty




    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cessna.

    Interview Details

    Started with online application, didn't hear back for over a month. Was asked to do a phone interview (about 30 minutes or less). The following week I was asked to schedule a Skype interview (I think the following week). 3 or 4 of the hirers and an HR exec interviewed me for about an hour. Received a phone call about a week and a half later

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Website www.cessna.com
Headquarters Wichita, KS
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1927
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Blue-sky thinking is encouraged at Cessna Aircraft, one of the most famous names in small planes. A subsidiary of Textron, the company designs and manufactures light and midsize Citation business jets, Caravan utility turboprops (primarily used in the US for overnight express package shipments), and single-engine piston and light lift aircraft. It has delivered more than 190,000 aircraft over the course of more than eight decades in business, making it the world's leading general aviation company by unit sales. In addition to aircraft sales, Cessna's other principal line... More

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