Bombardier Flexjet Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Uncertain and unstable future employment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and people. Somewhat good compensation package. Great work ethic and culture retained from previous company , Bombardier. Good health plan.

    Cons

    Recently began working here. There is a lot of bitterness amongst employees and management since it was bought by directional capital. Great sense of job insecurity and turnover is very high due to such.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees better informed of direction and perhaps you will gain some of the talent lost . Don't pretend to care. Just do


  2. MANAGEMENT BY THRUST

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Flexjet full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Paychecks don't bounce. Ken Ricci provides stand up comedy once a quarter where he brags about how many planes he is going to buy.

    Cons

    Management does not value seniority. Since the purchase of Flexjet it has become Floptions (Flight Options) Anything that was efficient or practical Flexjet has done away with and is now operating as a masked version of FO. The culture has changed since the company was sold. Management has the attitude that workers are replaceable. Its a keep quiet and work or find another job mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take care of your senior technicians and operations personnel. Value your workers with sonority. Embrace the values and methods Flexjet had when it was purchased. Open your eyes and stop destroying a once great company.


  3. Not what it used to be

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Richardson, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and middle management. Pilots best in the industry. Relaxed working environment (probably to change soon too).

    Cons

    After the aquisition by Directional Aviation from Bombardier, the company has made so many drastic changes that have completely ruined the employee culture at Flexjet. Employees are bailing as fast as they can find employment elsewhere. It was a great place to work under Bombardier, now the quality of upper management decisions has defaced the company.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with whatever it is you're trying to do. It's not working so far just so you know.


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  5. Culture and Quality of Products rapidly deteriorating since buyout

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FLEXJET OPERATIONS - DAY of FLIGHT COORDINATOR in Wylie, TX
    Current Employee - FLEXJET OPERATIONS - DAY of FLIGHT COORDINATOR in Wylie, TX

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

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

    Pros

    fellow employees are amazing - consider my co-workers family, exciting and infectious industry, Flexjet had a good run under Bombardier.

    Cons

    Since the buyout, decisions are being made without thinking through the impact it would have on employees and our owners. Our standards continue to be lowered by upper management while charging the premium we established under Bombardier when we truly offered superior service and aircraft.


  6. Capt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Flexjet

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

    Pros

    Best Pilots in the business, awesome aircraft and maintenance, decent salary

    Cons

    Uncertainty about about short term and midterm future due to multiple changes outside my control

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and communicate your plans. Put people first above everything else


  7. Would have loved to continue with this company, Dallas hub has no interesting doing a quality job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Has the potential to be a great repair station and some of the management is very good.

    Cons

    No money is invested in keeping the equipment current and available. Do not value good mechanics. Haven't had a raise in two years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to put priority on good mechanics by rewarding great work with raises and bonuses. Moral is bad because equipment is not up to the top notch serivce that expected with the prices charged customers. Need to remove the managers that are competing with Bombardier business by offering less expensive services on the side and have had mutliple customers complain about. You have lost many good mechanics recently, need to find out why.


  8. Working at Flexjet has been a positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management team
    Complex environment / business model
    Work / life balance is great
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Been awhile since the company has grown
    Challenges in moving up - not a lot of turnover
    Salary is below average
    Culture seems to be changing since acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Find new markets to grow in
    Maintain your focus on customer service


  9. Company was bought out

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Bombardier Flexjet 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

    There wasn't anything positive to say. It was a job

    Cons

    Management wasn't strong. Office culture was not good. Gossip central.

    Advice to Management

    They tried but overall it wasn't enough to save the company from the economic hardship the company experienced.


  10. Helpful (1)

    We lost our culture (and more) when Bombardier sold us to DAC / Flight Options

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is favorable. Co-workers are pleasant.

    Cons

    When DAC / Flight Options acquired us, our benefits were slashed. Someone with the company for 14 years lost 18 days of time off. Under Bombardier, we got 6 days PTO, 4 weeks vacation, 4 floating holidays, and 8 regular holidays. Under DAC's plan, we receive 12 hrs per month for all the above and 6 holidays. It's pathetic.


  11. Good company to work for, but not always. Looks like every 5 years they are letting people go with out much heads-up.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilot in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Pilot in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good equipment. Decent pay. Well educated Pilots. Great maintenance and Base. Overall a B-
    but a good choice vs. airline jobs

    Cons

    Long days gone, management is always changing direction



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