Jeppesen Sanderson

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Good, stable, employee-focused, and challenging

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Englewood, CO

I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (more than an year)

Pros

This is a good company, in the sense of doing good in the world. It's also a good place to work, with a focus on employee satisfaction and professional interaction. They've had a very stable history, with 70+ years of consistent profitability. And it's a challenge as the company transitions to the digital realm.

Cons

Some unnecessary alarmism about profits, uncertainty about direction, and lack of leadership from the executives.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Invaluable Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The projects were very in depth. A wide variety of languages - from C# to Java to C++ - were used. The projects were very encompassing in that they involved anything from heavy OOP programming to low level bit manipulation and storage.

    Cons

    Jumping in, all of the details behind the flight system software can be a little daunting. There are a ton of acronyms. The curve to learn this was at about a month to me. After that, everything else goes smoothly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is very friendly. The atmosphere is very welcoming and I saw no elitist attitudes within management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The best days of this company are in the past

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, good network, the best software development tools, some very smart engineers, currently profitable, part of Boeing

    Cons

    The market is becoming competitive, bad decisions at the directors level have dug a hole that will take management 5 years to get out of if they take corrective action now (replace all directors) and less than 3 years before the competition drives down profits. In airline industry speak, they will run out of runway before they can takeoff. 20-30% reduction in workforce in the next 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the software development area, it is the future of this company. Use actual software development practices and standards IEEE, ISO, and CMMI. Don't reinvent a process, use an established and effective one and only one for all projects. Discipline knowledge over domain knowledge in the software development lifecycle. Pilots are good at flying planes, not developing software. Pilot/business involvement needs to begin and end at the requirement definition phase then let professional and experienced software engineers do what they are good at doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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