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EADS:DS mostly harmless

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)

I have been working at Airbus Group

Pros

Flexible benifits package is good. ( An extra 6% of your salary to spend how you like on flexible benifits on top of some core benifits)
A reliable employer during economic turmoil.

Cons

Office atmosphere is not very lively or chatty.
Office desks and chairs are uncomfortable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

Recommends
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    Only work here when nothing else is available, a good stepping stone!

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

    I have been working at Airbus Group

    Pros

    It's space related, and it's big - so there are good projects to work on and lots of opportunity for relocating to other sites (if that is your thing).
    While management is bad, the actual employees are very friendly and good to get along with.

    Cons

    Management lives in a different world from the engineers! Often engineers on projects are told to prioritize administrative work over the actual project work.

    Human Resources work hard to impede anything, don't trust them for a second!

    Totally open-office concept (except managers) makes it very hard to hear yourself think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the product (we are an engineering company) and leave the minutia aside (HR, tick boxes, etc).

    Treat people the way you expect them to perform, i.e. treat them like idiots and you will get idiots or treat them like the experts they are and you will get expert work!

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Sunset of a Great European Aircraft Story.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Fuel Systems Engineer  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Fuel Systems Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at Airbus Group

    Pros

    Because developing commercial aircraft is the only thing you want to do in life. And you absolutely want to work in Europe, nowhere else. Then Airbus is certainly your best bet. Indeed, there aren't many other bets.

    Cons

    If you are an engineer, you will most suffer low morale. This may seem odd in an industry built on the back of engineering creativity. Indeed, you will hear Airbus senior management and recruiters bemoan the fact that they can't recruit enough suitable engineers. But the reality is, They want mediocre engineers, prepared to produce mediocre work, and satisfied with mediocre reward. They will SAY they highly value engineers. But their actions bely their words.

    There are bright spots. Some local departments are very well led and managed. But even excellent managers cannot protect you from the stifling bureaucracy. A few people do seem to thrive in the environment, and have meteoric career paths. But they are not the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practise what you preach. Exude a passion for producing great aircraft. Live and lead as if nothing else matters. Forget your petty personal or national agendas. Europe, France, Germany, wherever, are not important. Making great aircraft is.

    Doesn't Recommend
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