Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
171 Reviews
3.2
171 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great company, great products and great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company with many great people. The projects are really interesting. Good benefits as well : you start with 3 weeks of vacation plus more benefits.

    Cons

    IT is a little rusty and could be a little more organized. Teams are using several old ad-hoc custom-made software. Newer airplane projects look better organized though and even use robots for assembly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, 22 years moving around and learning new stuff.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities at Bombardier Aerospace if you lookout for them. I ended up in the IT department and it was big enough to even move within it. Its big size allows to make many friends and contacts.

    Cons

    Some projects are very heavy: in particular when submitting them at first to get approval. Aerospace has its ups and down: get ready to go through both hiring and downsizing periods.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Contract Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting work and travel; full ownership of and responsibility for contract management of international commercial contracts with global customers in the Aerospace Industry; Rewarding and positive work relationships with team colleagues and business teams;

    Cons

    Change in Contract department senior leadership caused negative work environment since 2012; minimum statutory vacation time only offered; Only few promotional opportunities in the department; Poor work-life balance due to heavy work load; Computer hardware and software not up-to-date;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Its a Paycheck - But look for better opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Its a paycheck - pays the bills. It is not a place where you can build a career. If you are a recent graduate, it may be a good experience of how not to treat others.

    Cons

    Look at their stock price and turn over ratio. Leadership bully's there way and if they don't like you, you are gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage not bully

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    It encourages balance between work and life

    Cons

    Not many internal opportunities. Not very efficient company.

  7.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The industry is very interesting and you are given high autonomy to perform your functions. The work pace is fast with and challenging. You manage your time and you are expected to deliver results as you progress in your mandate. You are asked to support other projects which give you more exposure and a better understanding of the industry.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and control mechanisms interrelated with its matrix structure. In addition goals and priorities change on regular basis lowering your productivity. Many meeting which make it difficult to focus on your tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Logistics Agent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Agent in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Logistics Agent in Dorval, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing experience
    good environment
    good salary
    good insurance
    everyone is very helpful

    Cons

    Big company, and a lot of employees. We're all just numbers, and that makes the job very unstable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It was a good learning experience in the aerospace industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions and benefit. Good support from immediate management, good learning environment, friendly workers. In general, a very good place to work at.

    Cons

    Sometime too bureaucratic, need to follow procedure, getting other department to do their part of the job before you can do your part is sometime challenging, deadlines are sometime not well thought out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For upper management to listen to the real time, it needs to take to get a job done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Project manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Learn from senior workers about manufacturing process.

    Cons

    - Poor Management
    - No Guidance
    - Company is not stable on Management Style
    - Company created many layers of management (Supervisor, Manager, leader, Directors) 5 years ago and could maintain the working flow..so started to cut the workforce..now they are creating another job useless job classification (Andon, continuous improvement, project managers, change agents) without any structure and job specification.
    - Hr and Talent requiters are just for laying off, and firing people. there is no structure for improving the career, If you got a job in a company and can not find anywhere else , you stuck! so think twice before signing of the job offer.
    - they love charts, KPI, if you are going for interview just try to talk about Achieving Excellence system , fake it...when you get a job, it is Ok not to use any of those.

  11.  

    Good working environment / Most of people have over workload

    Former Employee - Project Manager Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -They give responsibility for intern
    -They encourage initiatives

    Cons

    -Most of workers are overloaded with work
    -IT help is too slow, i only got my outlook and computer access after 2 weeks

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