Bombardier Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Positive Experience .... Learned Allot about the Business

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bridgeport, WV
    Former Employee - Manager in Bridgeport, WV

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

    Pros

    Was good to me and my family. Looking for opportunities to improve and would ask for employees input on the solution.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was difficult to get employee involvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Excellent

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to contribute and experience the aviation community

    Cons

    Infrastructure does not currently allow for upward mobility, salary raises or promotions based on good performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During this time of restructure, now is the time to tap into the talents of those who remain and are added.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Contracts ADministrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier

    Pros

    Good benefits are the only thing is the best thing here

    Cons

    Uncertainty is always there with that company due to layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive

    Recommends
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  5. It's ok to work at Bombardier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance was good, decent wages, good benefits and awesome people (you won't find better co-workers)

    Cons

    Promotions aren't so much based on skill (in the area I worked in anyway), but solely by how long you've been at the company so going above and beyond takes a long time to be recognized unfortunately. Leadership, in the area I worked in, was non-existent from the supervisor level up to the director level. Fortunately, that is not in every area though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can only speak for the leadership I had during my time there. Ongoing leadership training and guidance could help the leadership at all levels at Bombardier. They should also re-think their promotion structure. It doesn't help productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. SKEPTICAL ABOUT FUTURE

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lear, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lear, IA

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

    Pros

    People in Montreal are nice.

    Cons

    People are always sleeping at work. People are very old. They don't get rid of the useless people. They keep the weakest link. People are not qualified to do their work. People refuse to help out one another out of self interest threat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the useless employees! They can sleep at home!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Best Company I ever worked for, however upper management has no clue!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits package and work life balance

    Cons

    Employees at the working level run the show because management does not address issues or even under performers. You would think it is a unionized environment but it's not. Some of my colleagues have major attendance issues and come and go as they please....yet management never addresses it..... its ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue! Be engaged with your teams. Listen with the intent of understanding and stop being so reactive and judgmental. Oh and BTW.....your so called engagement surveys are a joke. Nobody takes them seriously. People do not answer honestly, because in the end if they did, they would have more work to do, not management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Place to Work

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    Former Intern - Stress Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Intern - Stress Analyst in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Bombardier as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment, clean workplace, Good managers, ample of work

    Cons

    Worst drinking water, long walk from parking lot, can find little racism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Laying off people ~~!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Company Review , a past Employer...

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Bombardier as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. excellent employees a world class aircraft designer and manufacturer. Would love to work again if an opportunity offered.

    Cons

    none , do not know any thing about cons It is an outstanding company for small to medium size airplanes. Thanks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent Management style..Thanks

  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Poorly managed and moral is very low. Need to clean house!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Has the potential of a great repair station.

    Cons

    Do not value experienced good employees. Did not give raises. Will not put money back into the company. Upper management is paid TOO well and they do not pay the ones doing the physical work. Not competitive with Gulfstream. Need to listen to the customer complaints and remove the management that are being complained about and that are competing for Bombardier's business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Long Hours, Zero Stability, Dangerous conditions to health and career

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    Former Contractor - Sheet Metal/A&P in Bridgeport, WV
    Former Contractor - Sheet Metal/A&P in Bridgeport, WV

    I worked at Bombardier as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime during holidays

    Cons

    If you were to loose your A&P, it would be at this facility. I personally witnessed several near fatal accidents. One on take off and one at night during landing. Stories of prior disasters, deaths were kept quiet. Idiotic, useless safety rules. Poor use of technical publications. Rampant Nepotism. Noticeable levels of theft among employees. Below average intelligence of new hires. Lack of attention to detail. Poor interpretation of FAA guidelines and regulations. Inept hiring practices. Inexperienced inspectors. Non logical approach to standard inspection processes. Non compliance to Bombardier policy. Poor salary offerings to direct employees. This center will inevitably tarnish the Bombardier Corporate image.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more than two employee may be related to each other. A minimum of three years experience on fixed wing should be required. French Canadien blue prints are NOT American standard blue prints. Treat your direct employees and contractors who produce, as though they matter... Remember, its them, not you -who bring the dollars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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