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Be cautious when considering this company, unless you are an engineer.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Airbus Group

Pros

Nice people in entry and mid level positions who obviously care about producing quality goods and services.

Engineers are highly sought and valued.

Cons

Poor management decsions regarding annual raise reviews: Management paid out full bonuses when goals were missed by 30%, allowing executives to get full bonus. Within weeks, company laid off more than 50% of defense focused employees.

Poor Leadership in most areas of Test and Services division. Significant cronyism within division executive circles, which were ignored by corporate executive team in VA.

Extremely poor transition when merging 2 small companies into one.
Policies were not equally enforced between major sites.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take time to consider the organization as a whole, appreciating the different cultures between the major sites. Ensure policies are fairly and equitably enforced. Take a look at rules of behavior for leadership team.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    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
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