Bell Helicopter

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Placate the technical while building a wall to contain them

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Current Employee - Engineering Specialist  in  Arlington, TX
Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Arlington, TX

I have been working at Bell Helicopter

Pros

Great vacation policy and good health coverage round out a competitive salary. The company and employees really care about the product. Advancement in the sense of titles is given on a good schedule to keep the employee engaged.

Cons

A growing MBA culture is beginning to build an impenetrable wall for the technical employee in the sense of real organizational movement.
External MBA or other advanced degree candidates are given preference over internal promotion, limiting the opportunities for growth within the organization.
Exceedingly political from top to bottom.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't consider the advanced degree more than you do the person's knowledge of the company and their experience in it. Internal employees often have great ideas of how they could improve things, but get snubbed in organizational advancement. This leads to widespread poor morale and stagnant process improvement.

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    Trying to regain lost market share with old management methodology.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hurst, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurst, TX

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter

    Pros

    Strong products, excellent customer service

    Cons

    Union workforce including professionals in the office. Management believes in do it my way or leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Piney Flats, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piney Flats, TN

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter

    Pros

    Flexible hours when needed, management will work with you on schedule issues, average health benefits, average starting salaries for area (no comparable companies here); average sick time and holidays

    Cons

    No chance for advancement; no bonuses; raises and pay below average for aerospace; noisy environment inappropriate for critical thinking; micromanagement (some managers); no training opportunities in technical or business areas; restrictive job boundaries; too many people overseeing the work and too few doing the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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