Bell Helicopter

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Generally great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Bell Helicopter

Pros

They provide good to excellent training for amost all jobs. There are a great deal of very talented people there. The health plan is normal for this industry, not great, but OK. They still have a penion plan, but who knows for how long it well continue to be offerred. My opinion, which seems to be confirmed by other web based salary sites and talking to other people at the same or similiar levels, has not kept up with industry salary levels. This has been more evendent latetly as more people are moving to other companies. The good part is their employment levels are less tormulent than other companies.

Cons

long hours and high stress

Advice to ManagementAdvice

middle management should have the backing of the ELT.

Recommends
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    Bell Helicopter - A great company to work for with a legacy of aerospace firsts

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter

    Pros

    Bell has an outstanding product line and a great tradition of reliable products. Few people know that Bell Aircraft manufactured the first aircraft to break the sound barrier. Bell continues to transform itself to meet and exceed its customers expectations. Being a part of the Bell family will enable you to truly make a difference in peoples lives through its products.

    Cons

    Like any company with a long history, some of the traditions which benefit some people in terms of fairness continue to keep individuals who are new to the organization from getting fair opportunities for advancement, training and promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication has increased greatly as of late. Recent decisions being made will greatly influence the organization in the long-term.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ok job but there are better places to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Bell Helicopter

    Pros

    Three weeks vacation from the start plus up to 20 sicks days per year. Fair pay.

    Cons

    Although there were 20 sick days per year the company only let you take 8. If you took more than 8 it could prevent you from being promoted or just moving laterally to a new position. Old people with old ideas who still think it is the 1960s. The typical attitude seemed to be "you are lucky to work for Bell and you owe your soul to the company." The main plants are basically falling apart and need seriously renovation.
    Treated salried professionals like they were hourly. Training was encouraged and was availabe but it had to be on the employee's own time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that employement models have changed. Young engineers have many opportunites and won't stay around long if they are not given challanging assignments.

    Doesn't Recommend
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