Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
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Pros
  • At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • absolutely no work life balance with 14 hr days as a daily occurance (in 4 reviews)

  • poor management, opportunity of advancement is low (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Well paid internship, little value added.

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Easy. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Unchallenging, nothing to learn. Don't apply your degree.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Would not recommend for long term career

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Pretty good work/life balance, depending on department.

    Cons

    Very little training for employees, first level managers sometimes chosen with very little qualification for the type of work their employees were doing. Upper level management not good with sharing information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Own up to mistakes, also recognize issues with lower level management before all of the valuable workers leave out of frustration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good at first, became boring quickly

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    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and location is great for starting a family. Work hours are reasonable and coworkers are fun.

    Cons

    No compensation for significant overtime or weekend work. Potential to be sent to Canada for months at a time without being compensated more for being away from home and family. Budget control is limiting training and development of individuals. Requirements are not clearly defined and are constantly changing because of it which makes it impossible to prioritize work to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Fast paced company, never a dull moment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    This company will not let you get bored. Career advancement can happen quick for the right people.

    Cons

    Not good for the home life. Long hours (compensated).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like many companies, there are high quality managers and others who should re-evaluate their positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. Good place to work when economy is good.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Pay was great, good perks and benefits like 401k, health club discount.

    Cons

    Little or no training, conflicted leadership, poor work to life balance at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training needed, better performance reviews.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Store clerk and Inspector

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    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits! Night shift not good on the family life. Training limited for store clerks. Your partner can make or break you, depends on who you are working with each night. There are some awesome people there to work with and some not so awesome. Overall a good experience, I was there four years and learned a lot from fellow workers.

    Cons

    No where to move up. Good time off, holidays are tough to work around because everyone wants to be off before and after a holiday. Bombardier is a 7 day, 24 hour facility, so that means you could work on a major holiday if a plane is pushing, you will not know if you are going to have off up until the last minute in some cases. Hard to plan a life with all that going on. Not a whole lot of information being shared, to many to do lists being passed down to night shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we really have a say in what direction we are going, why not ask what we think and how we should get there since we are the ones doing the job. We could give you real time answers instead of just someone sitting behind a desk who does not have a clue as to what the job really entails. Make everyone be a team player or they need to go, could be an awesome place to work if everyone stepped up and did their fair share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    the company is great but the leadership lacks soft skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to discipline employees, lack of structure and policies to support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Loved my job, but company very disorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Lots of latitude, good benefits and pay. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Lack of processes or adherence to, unstable at present - lots of layoffs. Disconnect between parent company and local sites. Bad decision making, very secretive. Programs always severely behind schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Was a good place to work before Directional Aviation Capital came in and took over Flexjet.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Good people and good location.

    Cons

    Bad management and horrible prospects.

  11. Decent pay and good benefits

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    Former Employee - Scheduler in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are decent. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Constant fear of layoff.
    Watch your back..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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