Gulfstream Aerospace

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Gulfstream Aerospace Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
134 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great products, Good pay, mostly good place to work with good benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for savannah (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance isn't as I would like (in 5 reviews)

  • Lean Six Sigma is overstated as the way to solve all our problems, but will not succeed without lower and middle management commitment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Life after Gulfstream is grand

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good if you want to live in Savannah, GA. There is no such thing as worklife balance so don't let the hype fool you. Gulfstream is actively striving to become one of the "best companies to work for" in their usual inept way. Management and H.R. is clueless. I was very fortunate to be able to leave and my life has been greatly improved.

    Cons

    Cons? Were there any pros? Ha! Not many. Other than the pay if you want to live in Savannah, GA, there are few positives and ONLY cons. Management is "good ole boy" and they promote to management based on years of experience rather than people skills. Therefore, management is horrible and most employees hate the management and life is painful. I have been fortunate enough to work for several other companies in big cities and have to say that H.R. is the worst I have ever seen and management is really lacking as well. Everyone I worked with consistently looked for better opportunities.

    If you happen to be so unfortunate to go to work for Gulfstream - advise - DO NOT EVER COMPLAIN TO H.R. - you will be forever blackballed. Do not do it no matter how much they say they want your feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management since they NEVER listen to advise. Gulfstream management continues to make the same mistakes....isn't that a sign of insanity?...Keep repeating the same mistakes and expect different results?

    Besides needing fresh management, Gulfstream REALLY needs to get rid H.R. leadership. Employees hate H.R., are extremely skeptical about H.R., considers them incompetent and overpaid and.....the list goes on.

    I feel very sorry for my friends who still have to work for this company. It scares me that Gulfstream is so highly regarded as an aerospace company. Most employees I know are miserable and have substance abuse problems which get worse by working there.

    Even though upper management (men) are very qualified and intelligent on paper, most of them are really screwed up and have big issues.....female issues, ego issues, etc....the list goes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    After all, it's business aviation that serves the wealthy; ordinary employees are not of their concerns

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a big name in business aviation, it's part of General Dynamics if being an employee at a Fortune 100 company boost your self esteem. Company pays $10,000+ for you to fly business class internationally and ride in limos 10x the cost of a taxi

    Cons

    There is no paper trail nor transparency, seriously lack of honesty and integrity. If you leave the company, they will cut you off on every money they can get their hands on - such as Management Incentive Plan (MIP) and other bonuses, or even worse, your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) money, yet they won't be willing or able to show your if they have any policy to back them up; if you call or email them, they won't return/reply, essentially incommunicado. They figure you won't sue them for a few grand they owe you, because the legal fees alone will be much higher than the money owe you. After all, the company is in business aviation that serves wealthy people and corporations; ordinary employee's hard work and earned compensation are not of their concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gulfstream should implement personality tests as part of the standard management hiring/promotion procedure to weed out those who exhibit pathological lying behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of integrity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong product line with a great brand recognition.

    Cons

    Very immature IT organization lacking a true leader. Highly unethical group of leaders who consistently violate the trust of it's employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those leaders in the organization that are doing a disservice. CEO needs to be more engaged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a only a nice place to work if you were direct.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was a clean environment.

    Cons

    There was no respect for contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your contractors better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best in Savannah...if you want to live here

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay for Savannah if you have to live here.

    Cons

    Worst place to work if you have ever worked outside of Savannah, Georgia HR is a joke and management is awful. Don't get stuck here. Savannah is a great place to visit but, the jobs suck and Gulfstream sucks too. What a waste of time out of my life!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Duh. I can't give advice to people that don't get it. They are incompetent - get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible discrimination against contractors and Asians.

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist I in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist I in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and clean restroom (but that's about it).

    Cons

    Southern direct employees and managers distinguish and verbally abuse you for being a contractor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Suck

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work experience never work here again

    Cons

    Suck never will work here again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Flight Test is the worst!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Final Line Mechanical III in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Final Line Mechanical III in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee. There are also a few (very few) that are willing to help train you as long as you ask.....and keep asking.

    Cons

    Major lack of OJT, very cut throat, contractors are treated as indispensable, everyone in flight test has nothing but negative reviews of said place (including the permanent workers), the programs used for production are quite often inaccurate and tons of red tape has to be cut in order to correct such an anomaly (It can literally take days to install a simple bracket), too many people, not enough work (yes, I said that right) which means no training yet you're told to look busy. That means sweeping the floor or walking around the airplane for 10 hours straight.

    The G650 is supposedly behind on production so Gulfstreams knee-jerk reaction is to hire a large sum of employees as well as bring in outside talent from other Gulfstream plants (MA and FL). So, here we have 20 people on one aircraft fighting for something to do while the new contract employees get kicked around and swept under the rug.

    I had high expectations of this place. I had always heard good things....until I worked there and heard it from actual employees. Maybe they're admin sections is a stellar one but to be a Final Line Mech III in Flight Test is by far the worse example of training and management that I have seen to date.

    Also, if you ever get a chance, look inside one of the aircraft in flight test. Rivets, nuts, washers and safety wire can be found throughout the electrical compartments. Safe? I think not....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not people that you need to speed up production. It's parts. Find a way to speed up part delivery and you will be a step ahead. Also, while having such a large amount of downtime, set up OJT for the new guys. You have tons of experience on the floor. Why not utilize that to your advantage?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    A Job, Not an Adventure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist I in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist I in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay if you get it going in. Savannah Weather is okay. The Ratio is better in Savannah than some aerospace towns

    Cons

    Good old boy mentality. Closed minded. Totally political atmosphere. 4-10s beats you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually get some people who can lead. Not just normal political rats ready to bite each other at the first sign. Make it a quality organization not just a schedule driven organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Defined a way to measure compliance with the recycle program.

    Cons

    Removing the trash cans and replacing them with little trash cans on your desk to encourage recycling, then the manager spot checking your trash can with his admin to measure your compliance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OMG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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