Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
Pierre Beaudoin
31 Ratings

Pros
  • Work Life balance is achievable (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. Helpful (1)

    Hope for the Best!

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great collaboration with all sites. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Morale, due to cutbacks. Lack of direction. Lack of ability to move up in locations outside of Montreal.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about your people. Share their experiences and victories with upper management.


  2. Well paid internship, little value added.

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Fast paced company, never a dull moment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    More training needed, better performance reviews.


  7. Helpful (2)

    the company is great but the leadership lacks soft skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  8. Not a bad place to work. But not a great place if you want to move up.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good local management team in Des Plaines.

    Cons

    Looking for any kind of career growth here? Forget it. Very small outpost of the company in Des Plaines. Also, it is an aviation/aerospace company so expect wild fluctuations in the overall business. And, yes, they do RIFs (we just went through at 15% reduction).


  9. LearJet--Has Issues but its Improving

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    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineering in Wichita, KS
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineering in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People!!!! Company is working on the cutting edge of a new technology and because of that, there are many areas that can be improved. Bombardier is moving in the right direction (with the products) but because of a struggling economy their management had to make a lot of tough decisions like letting people go. I was laid off at the end of 2013 but I would go back and work there if I had the opportunity.

    Cons

    Too much Work was being outsourced to Mexico, bring the jobs back to the US.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the work back to the US!!!!


  10. Fun company to work for, great products, up and down aerospace industry

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - quality products - solid vision - invested in future

    Cons

    - low pay - low growth/opportunity - questionable management

    Advice to Management

    Understand when to cut your losses on programs. Invest in younger, more talented financial analysts.


  11. ok

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    Current Employee - Composite Mechanic in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Composite Mechanic in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the benefits and the union

    Cons

    the training and the safety



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