Spirit AeroSystems
2.7 of 5 102 reviews
www.spiritaero.com Wichita, KS 5000+ Employees

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Great Entry Level company, however not much opportunity to grow.

Technical Designer (Current Employee)
Wichita, KS

ProsProbably the best reason to work at Spirit as a Technical Designer is you have an opportunity to gain experience. As of 2011, they do have a "tuition reimbursement" plan if you wish to attend additional education, so that is a plus as well.

ConsSpirit tends to push long term contracts with little/no salary increase. With the increase in Cost of Living (including insurance premium spikes) it amounts to a downward slope for income the longer you remain (Current contract proposed is set to expire 2021). With that said, it's still a great place to work if you plan to move on to other aerospace companies, or elsewhere in the engineering world.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe direct management I work with is great. They are very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. As for senior management, they have a disconnect from the workforce. Outside the company, words seem to speak louder than actions, however the reverse can be said within the company.

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    Lack of coherent Business Strategy is evident

    Stress Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems


    Pros: It's a good place to gain experience, especially if you have a good manager. They show an… Cons: No coherent strategy in retaining what they believe is their biggest asset and poor execution of the program management No real opportunity to learn and grow… Advice to Senior Management: Develop a coherent strategy that uses data overcome obstacles that every program faces Remove roadblocks from innovation that include management and the performance reviews Modify the organizational… More
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    A new company still feeling its way around the industry as a stand-alone entity.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems


    Pros: Good salaries for the Wichita area; interesting work and a… Cons: You have a tendency to get lost in a big company like Spirit;… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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