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Great product, Stable job, Decent pay, Caring Employer - Overall a great Manufacturing Company

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Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II  in  Savannah, GA
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Savannah, GA

I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

Pros

Pros are the product is best in class, so everyone is proud to be a part of it. The way they structure the business, they dot get affected much by economy swings which means mostly everyone has job stability. The pay is not the greatest, but its pretty standard considering it is manufacturing. Management in most areas genuinely care about employees personal and professional well being and constantly encourage employee learning and development. Timings within manufacturing are 4 x 10 work-weeks which is pretty hard during the weekdays, but you get 3 days of weekend off to recharge, so its not so bad after all. People are great to work with. Also upper management is very knowledgeable and promotions for most part are given to qualified candidates only. So in summary, I would day a really good manufacturing company to work for.

Cons

Cons I would say are pretty much the same you find everywhere in American Manufacturing. Legacy systems, old practices which are hard to change, focus on lean without understanding lean completely, vertically oriented functioning with silo mentalities. A lot of focus and energy is spent on fire-fighting issues rather than fixing the process which is at the root of the issue. Also Savannah is a decent city, with some good beaches nearby, but its not the greatest place to be on earth. Also employees can use a bit more vacation time off.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand lean before trying to implement it. Migrate from a vertically oriented organization to a more horizontal functioning. Fix processes instead of issues. Empower the workers to play a much more active role in any improvement initiatives because they are the ones who touch the product hands on and have a wealth of knowledge. Also engineers/designers should spend more time working hands on with the product instead of just creating design models in offices.

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  1.  

    Nothing fancy about it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Pros

    At least I got between 80% and 105% of market median for above average work.

    Cons

    Not the most advanced aircraft or systems, but careful to use known processes procedures and systems that others have developed.

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    Too many employees working on a "Widget with Wings". No personal ownership to the mindset of the owner, operator or maintainer.

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    One of the top employers in Aerospace business

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Technician in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Pros

    great for future resumes and good experience from tenured professionals that have been in the business a long time and know how to take care of customers professionally

    Cons

    aerospace industry is shakey, without tenure and invaluability expect to be in danger of layoffs when economy is down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership from the top is honest

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