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I had high hopes and expectations when I was hired, but have been disappointed thus far.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Little Rock, AR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

I have been working at Beechcraft

Pros

I can only speak for myself, but having been a Lead at my previous job, it is good to see that my present Lead conducts himself in a manner similair to my own style, i.e. in that he is willing to work side by side with the rest of us, provide training and advice, and has gained the respect of our entire shift. He gives praise when earned and discipline when deserved. He makes the workday tolerable, if not enjoyable. We are in a high-pressure industry that demands quality products in a timely manner, and that can get quite stressful on us 'grey shirt grunts'. In my opinion upper management needs more people like him.

Cons

Everyone can get downtrodden in a fast-paced and stressful occupation such as Aerospace, but one thing that really disappoints the general employee is when upper management finds its' way down to the shop for the first time in months to discuss issues, and then disregards everything brought up by the exact same shop they are supposed to be managing. This is the first shop I have worked at during my 14 years in this industry that is not being run with success as a priority for not only the company and its employees, but also for the customer. It is hard to stay positive and motivated in this company when the rewards arent worth the sacrifice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just a couple of suggestions: If you can't deliver something, don't make a promise. Don't tell us what you think we want to hear, be open, honest and forthcoming, as the majority of the hourly employees are living paycheck to paycheck, and most of us have been in the business long enough to have seen upper management come and go. Trust me, if you treat us fairly and honestly, we will work our hearts out for you, but if you treat us unfairly or with disrespect, our work will be a natural reflection of our morale as a workforce. If you started from the ground up and rose through the ranks to your present position, take a few minutes every day to remember what it was like to be on the floor, instead of an office.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Beechcraft

  1.  

    Dedication and passion required to keep up. Highly competitive in a high pressure work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Beechcraft

    Pros

    Great medical benefits. Diverse group of people. Employees are very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to advance. Company has a culture of hiring for senior level positions externally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are stretched too thin. Employees need skip level meetings across the board. Leadership is oblivious to all the concerns raised daily. Promote morefrom within so we feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Okay place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Beechcraft

    Pros

    Inexpensive place to live. Most people are kind and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Location. Wichita is full of aviation related jobs. Great during the boom, terrible during the bust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You'll need to do a better job reaching out to the union employees.

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