Bombardier Aerospace

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good salary and benefits but boring, no

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Current Employee - Engineering in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Engineering in Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

Pros

- starting salary (as a recent graduate) is better compared to other companies
- benefits are OK
- nice and sympathetic people

Cons

- raises are very poor
- people specialize too much
- too much time spent on non related to work tasks
- integration prevails on technical work (which is the real work)
- company is so big that work is divided into to many specialized tasks
- no plan for orthodontic
- the offices are not set in a convenient location (Mirabel, Dorval, Ville St-Laurent)
- food sold at the cafeteria is very unsatisfactory

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The real work is being done by partners. Bombardier decided to give the work to other companies that, most of the time, are located outside Canada. This is no good for Canada's economy. Also, this is to be considered as a knowledge leak. I don't this is good in the long term...

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    one of the worst places i've worked at a company that size. I can't believe i stayed there that long

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Dorval, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    you get to be near and fly in premium jets, Globals and challengers are cool.
    lots of free food
    benefits are fairly good
    good work-life balance in that you can take time off for emergencies or personal issues without it being a problem.

    free parking
    cheap cafeteria
    some staff are really nice
    deal with some of the best attorney's representing clients, so you learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    management makes all the decisions, your role is to execute only.
    Top-heavy, roughly 1 manager for every 2 employees. The vp hires mostly his incompetent friends in fluff jobs. Most work is done by a few competent key staff, who are pushed to burn-out.

    Quarter ends are the worst period. you work long hours to meet last minute deals on the whim of management and their numbers, or sales people. No bonus or overtime.

    Sales people who you partially support make good money and treat you like garbage, even though you negotiate the final deals for them. Half the time they ignore your calls.

    Work is repetitive and mostly paper pushing as you cannot make decisions.

    lots of wasted time in meetings.

    VP doesn't care about lower-level staff, tried to avoid staff events, staff problems, and even the christmas party.

    salaries are targeted by hr to be at most equal to the middle of thier comparison companies. Result is very poor pay outside the benefits. At the same time the company has no problems throwing out millions per customer in freebies to get cash a little earlier.

    lack of basic technology tools

    no private rooms (conference) or offices to do your negotiations. Many times surrounding staff ignores you are talking to close a deal, and can be heard on your phone line.

    incompetent staff gets promotions depending on their "extra-curricular" activities.

    group bonus so individual efforts don't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of most management and hire competent people. Pay people fairly for their work as your staff is a big part of your public face.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    The company encourages employees to look for internal opportunities for development and growth, no matter in which division. The products are great and it's a very stable company

    Cons

    As every large company, it's very slow to react to the market and it is a late adopter of IT technologies and HR policies.

    Approves of CEO
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