Cirrus Aircraft

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Cirrus Aircraft Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
9 Reviews
3.6
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Industry Leading Company - with management difficulties

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

    I worked at Cirrus Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    Top Executive Management are visionaries, compensation is a great (dependent on performance), ownership of industry leading company, hard driving company - at all levels, superior product,

    Cons

    Work/life balance - non-existent, career advancement is a tight rope walk, Third Tier Executive Management is swimming up-stream - thus leadership is with an iron fist,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand your needs and workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment with competitive salary. Great place to work if you like the outdoors.

    Cons

    As the company is out on the frontier, they only promote from within with obvious favoritism. - To compensate for lack of knowledge the company is attempting to poach employees from other companies. Some people dress like slobs, tattoos, earrings, and bottles of tobacco spit at the desk. No diversity among workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An 'Outstanding' company to work for - Truly the "BEST" Aerospace Company that I have had the pleasure of joining!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&M Engineer  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Senior R&M Engineer in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding management at All levels, great benefits, plenty of opportunities to grow, and foremost are the friendly, professional people here at Cirrus Aircraft.

    Cons

    NONE encountered so far - everything is 'working just Fine'!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to Do What You are Currently Doing!!!! It's Working Quite Well. "Don't try to 'fix' it, If it ain't broken!" - Anonymous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gets the most out of my talents

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Duluth, MN

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to excel.
    Can really connect with the product.
    Can influence customer experiences

    Cons

    Not sure of future. Chinese ownership does not really understand aviation industry. So far this has not affected the work environment but unsure of the next 5 years.
    Not a lot of structure to the engineering environment. This allows the individual to influence the end product, but it also allows lots of problems into the end product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop metrics to measure quality of product and design.
    Don't just say there is more than just selling airplanes. Dedicate the company to new aviation business opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Body Shop  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Body Shop in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good schedule, good sized company

    Cons

    Hard to earn raises, hard to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A&P Mechanic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft

    Pros

    Good working environment, people are good to work with and very helpful and experienced. This is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    pay is low, benefits are not good. This company is in a difficult industry and struggles when the economy is struggling.

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    Cirrus Aircraft Review

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

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

    Pros

    Cirrus has great hour choices. Production works 4 10 hr shifts with Fridays off, while in my position being salaried I work 9 hr shifts with every other Friday off.

    Cons

    I don't feel as though there is a good career path for young professionals.
    The salaried position I work in is many times micromanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try harder to communicate with employees to make sure they are challenged and happy in their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great product, employees are treated as dispensable commodities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft

    Pros

    The product is truly second to none. Cirrus has changed the way people look at single engine piston aircraft. Being part of that movement is exciting.

    Cons

    -Comparitively very low salaries
    -Below average benefits
    -Most of the leadership within the company has not worked elsewhere leading to a very odd corporate culture
    -Advancement is not merit based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide adequate compensation to employees. Allow a more results driven culture instead of simply making sure employees are in their office 8 hours a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cirrus Aircraft

    Pros

    Hands on, full training, and in depth engineering research

    Cons

    Small company, not the best pay

    Approves of CEO

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