American Eurocopter Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great job to make a career out of. Great benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Industrial Engineer Intern
    Current Intern - Industrial Engineer Intern

    I have been working at American Eurocopter as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible with work availability. Management has open door policy.

    Cons

    Should decipher between personal opinions and actual work ethic and ability to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Be able to make ethical sound decisions when it comes to assessing any employee.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good People, Not so Great Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at American Eurocopter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with -- lot of good experience. This could be a really great place to work with a couple of not so minor changes...

    Cons

    Management is not engaged and the office politics are akin to being a cheerleader in high school. Also, unless you are an expat you probably won't get promoted very far up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Be engaged, take responsibility, if you promise you employees something then you should deliver.....or have the backbone to admit that what you promised will never come to fruition.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Company is good to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer Intern in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer Intern in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at American Eurocopter

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work environment, people, growth opportunity and people

    Cons

    American Eurocopter is best company to work with

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Arrogant French management prevents AEC from reaching its full sales potential within the U.S.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at American Eurocopter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Building helicopters is an interesting industry. The company is small enough to allow access to all parts of the operation for those who are interested.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is the French management and their caste system mentality. If you are not a French ex pat, you can forget a senior level career with this company. Pay and benefits for equivalent title and responsibility jobs are dramatically greater for French employees than for American employees. An inordinate amount of time is spent in meetings; in 25+ years in corporate America, I have never seen so much time wasted in meetings that accomplish nothing. I also experienced more arrogance from senior management and French ex pats than I have ever encountered. The rules simply did not apply to them. Information and knowledge are not shared.

    Advice to Management

    You are operating in the United States of America. Put some Americans in senior positions. Stop treating employees differently based on their nationality. Hold managers responsible for development of their subordinates. Do not promote people based on their connections rather than true expertise or job skills. This company could benefit tremendously by implementing a 360 review system.



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