Gulfstream Aerospace

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4 people found this helpful  

Great place to work in an OK location...

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Savannah, GA
Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Savannah, GA

I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace

Pros

Fantastic opportunity for job growth and advancement. Frontrunner in their industry so new projects and positions are always being developed. Lean six sigma manufacturing philosophies are highly utilized. 4-10 work weeks are in place in many areas of the company so no work most Fridays.

Cons

Some projects require extremely long hours and huge time commitments. May be required to cycle night shits for a couple days each month. Savannah may also be pretty unexciting for many people not used to smaller Southern cities.

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Overall experience was extremely pleasant. Hard to articulate any particular improvements that could be made... position just may not have been right for me.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from Flight Test - Horrible Experience cannot wait to leave

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Tech II in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Tech II in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Pros

    Cannot really think off many. Some of the permanent employees seem to care about you and are easy to work with and friendly.

    Cons

    Do not be fooled by this company. Especially if you are a contractor like I am. The pay is horrible I can barely make ends meet. The Savannah area is very expensive to live in. Treatment by management is horrific you are told from day one that you are expendable and that you have no future at Gulfstream. Some of the people you work with see you as a threat and treat you that way. They show you nothing and go out of their way to make your time there miserable. You are swapped from shift to shift at the drop of a hat with little or no notice. You are under the constant threat of being "walked out the front gate" as they like to say, which means fired. The contract houses and Gulfstream are in bed with each other. They tell you what you want to hear in this bad economy to get you in the door and once they do you are on your own. Unfortunately Gulfstream is the largest employer in the Savannah area and they can get away with just about anything. Safety and quality are preached by everyone and followed by nobody. FOD can be found everywhere on the hangar floor and in the aircraft being worked on. This place is a mess stay away. Very sad how they treat people. I cold go on and on but these are some of the main points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue as to what you have going on around you. Please by all means quit before you bring the company down.

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