Beechcraft Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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Bill Boisture
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Pros
  • Really good people out there on the floor (in 3 reviews)

  • When things were going well, it was a great company to work at (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior leadership created a dynasty of VPs and SVPs (in 4 reviews)

  • The company is currently filing for Chapter 11 Banruptcy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Hawker Beechcraft

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    Former Employee - Sheetmetal Assembly in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Sheetmetal Assembly in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Team Work
    Opportunity to advance
    Salary
    Benefits

    Cons

    Outsourcing and having the workers rework what was either installed wrong or damaged due to lack of their sheetmetal experience.

  2. This company struggled with bankruptcy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beechcraft

    Pros

    This company attempted to become more agile during bankruptcy in order to compete

    Cons

    The atmosphere was stressful during bankruptcy

  3. Proven product lines

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Beechcraft

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

    Pros

    Dedicated workers. Making the most of quality and the customer experience.

    Cons

    Market slowly coming back. New owners will make product improvements.

    Advice to Management

    New owners will make the company stronger.

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  5. I have definitely worked at better places of employment they are not loyal to the workers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beechcraft

    Pros

    Bi weekly pay check thats it!

    Cons

    Too many to list. Countless unethical situations. Slander. Constant use of profane language. The list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act.

  6. HBS Service Indy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beechcraft

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay is ok. Leadership is ok. Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Schedule is completely messed up. Some weeks overtime is required, some weeks people are sent home early.

    Advice to Management

    Work on having a more stable schedule.

  7. Beechcraft

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    Current Employee - Airframe Engineer I in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Airframe Engineer I in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Beechcraft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Less pressure, good environment to start engineering career

    Cons

    lacking of training and instruction

    Advice to Management

    stop selling company after every 2 years to earn profit.

  8. I think they will improve under Textron Aviation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Immediate management was very good for the most part. Benefits were good to average. Typical 401k, medical and dental. They provided training fairly consistently.

    Cons

    Raises were tepid at best. Senior Leadership did not hold anyone accountable, specifically Engineering. They made poor business decisions. Performance Management System was not worth the time and effort.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better raises and compensation to keep the experienced workforce. Demand accountability.

  9. Team Leader 1

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    Current Employee - Team Leader I in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Team Leader I in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Beechcraft full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Fast moving pace, opportunity to learn a lot about various aspects of the company, production line and the aviation line.

    Cons

    Very thankless job. Work long hours, lots of stress with little chance of advancement, pay raise or bonus. Expected to strive for change (Lean, 5S, 6S, Kaizen), but not allowed to fully implement the ideals. Learn a lot, but at a high cost.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate, listen to underlings, and follow through on promises.

  10. Many platform worker

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    Former Employee - SMA in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - SMA in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many areas have great team environment, some areas you can define your job role depends on the leadership.

    Cons

    Communication, and false representation of production schedules

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage your people, let them take ownership of their work area. Use your chain of command to communicate across business units. Help, direct, mentor when needed, otherwise do your own job.

  11. Bad company

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Wichita, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Paid every week. Employee look out for you there. They all take care of each other out there. Really good people out there on the floor.

    Cons

    Management don't know what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Sit down and learn something from the people out there on the floor. Listen to them.

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