Bombardier Aerospace

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Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Constant fear of layoff.
    Watch your back..

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Upper management could care less, over reacting, knee jerkers

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    Former Employee - Lead Airframe Mechanic-wide Body in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Airframe Mechanic-wide Body in Tucson, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Some opportunity for advancement as long as you are able to toe the line. Bonuses. Offers fairly decent level of benefits. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Upper management is only concerned with toeing the line as placed by Montreal. Constant knee jerk reactions to problems instead of looking for and fixing the real problems. Used to have some of the best benefits in the industry but has gradually eroded everything from time off policies to pay scales. Montreal makes stupid decisions and the rest of the company pays the price. Training is a complete joke. Fools the FAA and customers with the "Diamond" awards that are achieved only by having employees lie on their training forms.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what made this company one of the most desired places to be employed. Respect your employees and quit treating them like idiots. They likely know more than you'll ever learn. Enough of the knee jerk reactions to little things. Good grief, this is a dangerous industry but you employ adults. Respect them and their ability to recognize dangerous situations. Seriously, project managers need to check out laddders?!

  3. Excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Quality in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large company that has solid training procedures in place. Not a lot of micro managing occurred within my group which was nice. Never worried about going to superiors with questions.

    Cons

    Sometimes get lost in the shuffle since company is so vast. Not a lot of time was available from upper management for guidance at times. Although there is a instant messaging system in place.

    Advice to Management

    Be a tad more available.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    The company needs to reorder its entire infrastructure

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    Former Contractor - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Contractor - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Salary was quite good, despite the hassles with working at a company that makes one kneejerk reaction after another.

    Cons

    Where to start. They are way too top heavy starting with the Montreal managers who act more dictators instead of managers who put you in a position to succeed. The company is so fragmented that one area will actively sabotage another in order to get a bigger piece of the ever shrinking pie. They are constantly going through layoff cycles and will let go of long-time employees on a whim. Nobody has any job security.

  6. 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

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

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

    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).

  7. Helpful (3)

    Great products but limited growth for career.

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    Current Employee - HRBP in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - HRBP in Wichita, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Exciting products. Awesome benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth in many departments. Leadership in very monarchy. Very stressful environment. Constant layoffs leave no room for job security.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training opportunities and learn to value people.

  8. proud to have been part of them

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Tucson, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Company spent time and effort to make their employs feel special and need.
    The company made if clear that their success was depended on us and how well we peformed our jobs

    Cons

    Some of the managers made life difficult by passing their short coming down to those under them.

    Advice to Management

    I would be worth the effort to give phycological exams on those being considered for manager and above positions.

  9. Bombardier Aerospace has a lot to offer in terms of advancement and relocation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    The company makes great products and relocating to different states or countries is definitely an option after the first year.

    Cons

    Human resources department seems to be getting more and more corrupt throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring people based on ability not based on them being your friend or not.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Challenging, long hours, poorly managed

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

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

    Pros

    Great cafe, cool people, private air shuttle to and from international locations

    Cons

    Poor management, no training, long walk from parking

  11. Helpful (1)

    A comedy of errors.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Technical Integrator in Wichita, KS
    Former Contractor - Technical Integrator in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Loved the people who work here. Developed many lasting professional relationships as well as friendships. Compensation was competitive.

    Cons

    Many developmental errors in the program that cascaded down in the later stages of product development. A very difficult and stressful environment to work in. Due to the continual major design changes in the program, your best effort often felt squandered.

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