BE Aerospace Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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BE Aerospace Chairman and CEO Amin J. Khoury
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Pros
  • In my department they strive to provide a work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • B/E Aerospace is a great company to learn and grow from (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • While work life balance is supported in my area, it's not in others (in 5 reviews)

  • There is no support from senior management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BE Aerospace

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

    Pros

    I work on a great team with a great boss.

    Cons

    I don't currently have any cons about the company.


  2. Growing Company with Room for Improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership opportunities. This is a fast paced atmosphere, and if you can succeed in your job function there is room for advancement. You will learn many facets of the industry and gain skills to further your career

    Cons

    There is a poor work-life balance. Even if you go the extra mile, there is always a mention that someone else is always outworking you. The culture of this business has much room for improvement. Very stressful atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Take time to observe the challenges burdening the working level employees. Be proactive in planning and not constantly reactive. Stop using the term "We are having growing pains" to substantiate a poor work environment. Make your prize employees feel rewarded instead of over-burdened.


  3. Company Under New Executive Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Elmhurst, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Elmhurst, IL

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Each site is allowed a large degree of autonomy to be successful without outside pressure.

    Salaries are competitive with industry. Decent benefits.

    Great people, most are very dedicated to company and industry.

    Cons

    Typical short-sighted decision making by C-level leadership. Hitting EBIT targets takes priority to keep "the Street" happy, or spending slashed to insure healthy performance bonuses for execs, at expense of longer term growth strategy. With split-off of non-aero business to new company (KLX) and new exec leadership team running aerospace side of business, future with new regime is uncertain at the moment.

    No sick days- corporate policy states PTO (Paid Time Off) days (aka vacation) must be used, and only if accumulated over the year. Horrible way to treat employees, especially new hires without accrued time off.

    Obsession with moving production to low cost countries, without understanding longer term risks and consequences.

    Some sites struggle to get support from corporate subject matter experts to improve operations and processes. Much of exec leadership out of touch with what is happening at floor level.

    Advice to Management

    Execs- get in touch with what is happening with the rank and file at each site. You cannot make critical decisions from another time zone without such understanding. Also stop pretending to be cutting edge on Six Sigma/ Continuous Improvement. It's window dressing- show some real initiatives to drive tangible results to bottom line.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good leadership and product

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at BE Aerospace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BE in Tucson manufactures furniture suites for high end airlines. Mostly they are assembling components made in other parts of the country. It's an interesting product and if you like working in a manufacturing environment, BE offers a unique opportunity. BE has a strong market position and a big pipeline of pending jobs.

    Cons

    Aerospace is highly regulated, the production process is complex and full of failure points. Production challenges drive costs and scrap and the company struggles to put out a consistent product.


  6. An a decent place to work depending on your manager.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BE Aerospace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great manager for my group. Learning curve is great. I enjoy feeling needed and serving a purpose. Pay is decent, yearly small raises.

    Cons

    Short sighted upper management. My team knows how to really fix some bad items in the IT shop but it would require some changes on the business side. No we're not going to do that. Here's a bunch of money for a project. Go play in the corner and shut up until it's done. In IT the smart people always quit, the dead stays and complains.
    First thing to remove in tough times: training, employee development, bonuses, morale boosting events.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting people, invest in them. This company has so much potential to be an amazing place but without people nothing will be done well.


  7. BE Aerospace

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. You are given plenty of latitude to succeed. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Advancement is not so available and raises are on the weak side.

    Advice to Management

    Give better raises.


  8. If pay is your only concern...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is pretty competitive. Stock is a performer.

    Cons

    Workload is ridiculous. No continuity of leadership. Politics are prevalent.


  9. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer(E) in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer(E) in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really technical engineers/designers who love what they do, irrespective of how chaotic their surroundings are in general. Apart from that, there is nothing good about this unit.

    Cons

    Every department was run chaotically and some departments were run by dictators not leaders. Extensive micro-management at all working levels. There is no sense of any standard management principles from top down and the attitude is always - my way or the highway.... is not productive or efficient. This unit is supposed to be generating high quality aircraft interiors but there is absolutely zero focus on quality. Seniority trumps experience and promotions have mostly been always counter-intuitive/inefficient leading to more waste. Stay away from this unit. There is nothing to learn or contribute here!!

    Advice to Management

    Stay home and mow the lawn! Your management style has only systematically destroyed this place over the last 5 years and would not be surprised if this unit closes its doors pretty soon


  10. Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and severance pay. There is a lot of O.T.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. Its like being in high school all over again. Everyone is out for blood lashing out at co-workers when they don't get their way and not being disciplined for it. Its best to keep your head down, do your work and go home. Favoritism plays a big part in this company. Last but not least layoffs, you could work with this company for 20 years and when they do layoffs your gone. I have witnessed 4 of them and they are huge.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  11. Good Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good health benefits for the family.

    Cons

    The area of the facility is not in a great area.



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