Embraer Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Frederico Curado
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Pros
  • Good benefits, high end technology, good opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity, beautiful aircraft, great benefits, Florida living( (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management are puppets to Brazil (in 5 reviews)

  • No RH policy, meritocracy does not exist (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Boa Opção para recém Formados

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer/Flight Safety Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer/Flight Safety Engineer

    I worked at Embraer (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salário Inicial acima do mercado

    Cons

    Não existe plano de carreira, salários não acompanham mérito.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Lead Avionics Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Embraer

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

    Pros

    Great project, and co workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    No loyalty from management, regular turnover of personnel filling management positions. Can't trust higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    Find you backbone and be loyal to your employees


  3. Helpful (2)

    product development engineer

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer I in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer I in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Embraer (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    good working environment, nice people

    Cons

    low salary, too opened work space


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Governmental Relations

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    Former Employee - Governmental Relations in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Governmental Relations in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    High technology
    Friendly environment
    Very rich learning experiences
    Possibility to change functions

    Cons

    HR not so human
    Salaries not so fair
    Rigid working schedule


  6. Helpful (4)

    Purchaser

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Embraer

    Pros

    Employees are helpful and great to work with. Pay is low if you are a contract employee

    Cons

    Purchasing department is mismanaged with a lot of turn over due to the poor representation of a dishonest Management personnel. Management demeans the team on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    Replace purchasing management with an honest personnel that the team can trust and work well with.


  7. Helpful (1)

    product development engineer

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    Current Employee - Cabin Safety Engineer Senior
    Current Employee - Cabin Safety Engineer Senior

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice product portfolio, good for ones starting on the carreer, initial salary is good, after a certain while raises are rare.

    Cons

    Meritocracy not taken much into consideration, carreer plan completely disregarded. Too many hours work a day (44 hours per week)

    Advice to Management

    Nor really sure about what is supposes to be included in this field so I am leaving it empty.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Good Company but low pay.

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer I in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer I in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Embraer

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

    Pros

    Great projects and major opportunity in Melbourne Florida.

    Cons

    Very low Salarys and low raises.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Educational

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Embraer full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    All of the bells and whistles you get with any large company regarding retirement plans and benefits. The Brazilians are, for the most part, very nice people who appear willing to do whatever it takes to overcome an issue or series of issues. The company has been around for years and is producing marketable products, look at their client list. Embraer clearly has the technical and engineering expertise needed.

    Cons

    I was one of the first 8 or 10 hired to the Melbourne engineering office, i.e. long before the new building was constructed across the street from production. I was hired to help revamp the 650 interior in an effort to make it more competitive within its market sector. I've been involved with VIP and VVIP aircraft interiors for over 20 years and of course this is why I felt I was made a member of the team. I was excited about the program and looked forward to providing the necessary assistance to get the ball rolling. Well needless to say, the ball never got rolling! Bits and pieces were dribbled to Melbourne from Brazil and there was no, I mean no, management of this data in an effort to make sure the work was accomplished efficiently if at all. We were literally left every day to do nothing or next to nothing as Brazil was completely reluctant to turn over any authority to the Melbourne office. Additionally, there was little to no communication infrastructure in place between the US office and Brazil, none! One just hoped to meet a counterpart in the Brazil office that he or she could contact as a point of contact there. My time with Embraer taught me that cultural differences are huge. The way that we do things in the US under FAA regulations are completely different than the way Brazilians work with ANAC in Brazil. And you'll notice I said "under" with regard to the FAA and "with" regarding ANAC. There's a difference! Those who have some familiarity with the two agencies and who they govern, know what I'm talking about. To sum up, Embraer US Engineering management is the worst I've worked with. Production was fine, they are managed by US passport holders who know how things have to be done in the US, the engineering office needs to be managed by US passport holders as well.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to run a company in the US to gain a foothold in our market, fine but research how things are done in our market before you open and office here. Clearly the FAA does things differently from ANAC and knowing that before setting up shop could have saved you millions! Also, if you are going to set up an engineering office in the US, research how it is to be run efficiently before doing so. This can be done by hiring/paying Americans who Know. Don't bring a Brazilian who doesn't have a clue! Trying to control and limit a US satellite office from Brazil is just asking for trouble. I wish all the best for Embraer Melbourne, I'm sure the deep pockets will overcome the hurdles at some point.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Disorganized Engineering Management

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Embraer gives fair benefits. You have job security, because there's always more work than hands to do it. Engineering dept. specific: Reasonably relaxed work environment (business casual, jeans on Friday, salary, track your own hours).

    Cons

    The parent company is in Brazil. If you don't speak Portuguese fluently you'll be spinning your wheels more often than not. Little *real* growth potential when you already get paid more than your Brazilian counterparts but don't qualify or there is no opening for lead or management roles. Engineering dept. specific: Management is disorganized, non-communicative, or just plain short-sighted. There is no evidence of planning ahead. Projects launch without sufficient information, issues raised are ignored until inevitably delivery dates are missed, employees are pressured to "get it done now" instead of "get it done right" and the processes are ignored and this creates new issues and compounding delays.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure following established processes is the *only* way to work. Import more processes, training, and standards from Brazil *proactively*, instead of each new product being fraught with surprises. Shield your people from criticism and pressure when things go wrong. Establish *more conservative* estimates of time and manpower, and never try to compress schedules when things are critical. The engineers in Brazil seem to avoid these issues. Maybe it's just their relaxed attitude and environment? But if your employees are stressed, they will eventually leave. Pay competitive wages and make aggressive counter-offers or you'll lose your best talent and repeat the "growing pains" with each new project. Your competitors seem to think I'm worth 2 pay grades above where I am now, and I'm looking at the possibility of a raise that is little more than inflation... Do I soldier on, unappreciated, under pressure, or do I at worst gamble on being in the same situation but with much better pay?


  11. Helpful (1)

    Aerospace Engineer at HQ in Brazil for 8 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Embraer full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Considering the aero engineering companies you could work for in Brazil, this is the one and only bet (besides Petrobras -oil&gas business). There are other way smaller companies, but very unstable, and quite often fire the employees. The opportunities to learn there are endless, especially for a young engineer. The company offers transportation, and other benefits (health, dental insurance, etc.) It is a good place for a young engineer, but I would use it as a stepping stone for something much better.

    Cons

    In the long term this is not the place to be. There are engineers that work there for 20 plus years running the same computer codes everyday. Very depressing! If you want to progress in your career you will have problems. There is almost none mobility within the company. The managers and the like claim this is not the case, but I have seen many colleagues trying to change from one area to another, and could not. There is also a lot of internal politics. The company used to be owned but the government and was privatized in the 90s. However, the culture of being a state owned company still permeates the place, since all the current managers, directors & VPs are guys that started their career back in those days. A lot of them behave like bad public servants. Forget about performance evaluations too. They serve no purpose. Even if you are the best of your department there is always an excuse not get a raise. Training is also scarce, and only a few "chosen" ones receive the nice opportunities of training, going to conferences, etc. A lot of very good engineers wanting to leave when I was there. The company does nothing to retain talents. I remember a manager saying: "-If you guys are not satisfied, I have a pile of CVs on my table of people wanting to work here". The company still follows the failed practice that technical guys become managers, and do both at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach! Value your good employees!



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