Bombardier Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated March 3, 2014
Updated March 3, 2014
46 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fair company with many opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair company, good compensation& benifit, flexible work hours, able to work from home

    Cons

    Constant Layoffs, IT outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most recent layoff has hurt many good professionals. Management will regret when they compare the quality of the work that internal employees delivered with outsourced companies.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, extremely rewarding experience !!

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to know many aspects of the aerospace industry !! A lot of challenges to overtake, company respects its employees as much as possible.

    Cons

    Work process may seem complicated to follow at some points !

    Recommends
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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work at, very bureaucratic and political, process focus

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience
    Great name on your CV
    Good benefits
    Good development opportunities
    Good teams and good people to work with

    Cons

    Very political sometimes
    Lengthy and hard to move from a department to another department
    Company is in cost containment for a long time now and it makes things challenging - lack of resources
    Cash issues in company are reflected in tools to enable your work and productivity - not enough of this

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industrial engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Renown 9help getting better afterward)
    Salary

    Cons

    Lake of budget for project =» too much of micro management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience and very profitable

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

    I worked at Bombardier as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours so very adaptive

    Cons

    Lots of work and projects to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Priviledged opportunity

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    - opportunity to work in world class products
    - great experience
    - flexible hours
    - good work/life balance
    - immediate supervisors/managers are close to the employees and usually understand their needs
    - everyday something new, there is no routine work for an engineer
    - opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    - too much politics in the company
    - you might spend most of your time with brainless work dealing with paperwork and heavy processes
    - below average salaries
    - no overtime pay
    - unbalance in amount of work between departments, some departments specially the ones that work in development programs are too much overloaded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - standardize the processes and and make them more user friendly
    - upper management needs to get involved more in what's happening at lower levels
    - stop trying to copy the automotive industry and apply it to aerospace, it just doesnt work

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    Positive Outlook
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship was constructive but did not lead to any discussion on future plans,

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    Former Employee - Business Relationship Management  in  Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Management in Dorval, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The salary is OK but does not reflect the background of the employee.
    A big corporation offers a lot of career opportunities but only if you are a permanent employee (not contractor).
    Excellent co-workers and work atmosphere depends a lot on the team.

    Cons

    Does not want to progress and move forward.
    Does not look to do pro-active recruitment
    Upper management make employess reliable for the financial situation when times are hard but does not cut on unnecessary expenses.

    Negative Outlook
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  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard driving culture that sometimes focuses on the wrong things

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bombardier has a lot of hard working talented people. People are willing to put in the extra effort (nights/weekends) to get things done.

    Cons

    Goals or focus is sometimes misguided. Large efforts put into things that will yield little return. There can often be an attitude of "if it ain't built here".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside Bombardier for guidance. Don't allow your employees to continually recreate the wheel. Sometimes it is better to build off what others have already done.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience - great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier

    Pros

    Great place to work and develop knowledge. Compensation adequate and good benefits

    Cons

    Company success very dependant on world economics and recessions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparancy!

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bombardier is a good company, there are certainly more opportunities in aerospace related areas than in administrative

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier

    Pros

    Lots of travel for most of the positions, which helps to know other plants, and get to see different places in the world
    Very good work-life balance, I never felt overworked at Bombardier
    Management cares about employees, they even do frequent offsites and take into consideration people's opinion, the vice president of my group was a very down to earth person

    Cons

    Not the best benefits compared to other companies, but salary is not bad
    Not many opportunities of advancement outside Montreal, due to structure, most of the functions are in Montreal, while other locations are mainly operations or factories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bombardier is a great place to work !

    Recommends
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