Jeppesen Sanderson
2.8 of 5 102 reviews
www.jeppesen.com Englewood, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 4, 2014
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2.8 102 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Jeppesen Sanderson President and CEO Mark Van Tine

Mark Van Tine

(67 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is better than most places"
    in 10 reviews
  • "The work environment is excellent (beautiful building in Denver) and the people are friendly"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "The good ole boys network of top heavy senior management needs to be shaken up"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Individuals contributors are held accountable for their deliverables, but managers are not"
    in 5 reviews
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    The Closet Thing to Government Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsWork life balance. Co-workers are great! Jeppesen always has interesting problems to work on. No Stress and relaxed work environment. Benefits package and compensation are very good.

    ConsJeppesen is growing and is behaving more and more like typical corporate America with regular layoffs and elimination of certain privileges, e.g., tuition reimbursement. Alignment and understanding of vision are not clear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what is right for Jeppesen and stop the politics and turf protection.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Frequent Layoffs & Reorganizations

    Technologist (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsExcellent cafeteria if you are fortunate enough to work in the main building.
    Market salary (however total compensation package is below Jeppesen's parent, the Boeing company, as well as other aerospace companies).
    Reasonable work - life balance, except those times when you are on a project with an unrealistic schedule and/or budget, at which time you can say goodbye to your evenings and weekends (uncompensated).

    ConsThe technology organizations have been so mismanaged its a miracle anything actually gets delivered. The only answer leadership seems to have to just about any profit issue is to get rid of people. Leaders are more interested in sucking up with each other than in obtaining results - except for those that are just holding out until they can retire. Career advancement is nil, and appears to be based on who can talk the loudest and argue the best rather than on real abilities. Directors with zero engineering experience, project managers that have never built software before, arrogance and buzzword bingo used to make critical decisions, and the people doing the actual work rarely recognized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that your future depends on a strong, internal technical development organization. Outsourcing and offshoring has never worked for you in the past, stop trying to make it happen at the expense of the talent you already have. What the company does can be interesting and rewarding, and people will want to stay and make you a success, just allow yourself to go back to building your team vs. seeing everyone else as the technical experts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company with very interesting work

    User Experience Design Specialist (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsPeople are dedicated and very knowledgeable

    ConsCompany is in transition and under high competition

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue commitment to working across disciplines

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't trust them for a second

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsYou can get away with working less than 40 hrs / wk and many employees do just that.

    ConsDon't promote or keep their best employees. Just the a$$ kissers

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake Up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Jeppesen has always been a great experience.

    Business Development (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsIt is one of the biggest names in the Aviation industry.

    ConsI think the constant state of change can be frustrating at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In the slow lane

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsWork life balance is tremendous here. I enjoy the people I work with. The data is complex and always interesting. It takes years to understand the complexities of the data and is fulfilling.

    ConsNo upward mobility for those who are not politically connected. Technical decisions are not understood by the business and usually dismissed. You have to make decisions based on politics and not sound technical strategies. This is the most frustrating part of the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand who gets things done and who just talks. People and groups who continue to deliver year after year should be listened to. People who replan year after year should be let go.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    Pros• Passionate employees • Great work life balance • Good benefits and compensation • Corporate discounts • Training opportunities

    Cons• Constant changes in department structures resulted in a lack of vision and planning • Lack of process made almost every job a last minute scramble • Always working towards the next "great idea", with no follow-through or completion • Lack of SLT support (for my department) made it extremely difficult to do your job effectively

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bourgeoisie and proletariat

    Navigation Information Analyst (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsPassionate, dedicated, and fun colleagues (for the most part).

    Limited remote working opportunities.

    ConsLean production methodology recently implemented from proof-of-concept phase before it was robust enough to support the entire production system. Resulting difficulties and inefficiencies are being absorbed by Analysts.

    Production tools are archaic, and technology is primitive. Modern, sophisticated tools are continuously promised, but almost never delivered.

    Vast majority of middle management acquired their positions via tenure rather than merit. Result: Directionless (in some cases, incompetent) "leaders" that neither respect, nor trust their employees.

    No data to track productivity or quality - combined with management/HR cowardice - leads to zero accountability for chronic underperformers, while many high-performers are left unrecognized.

    No plan exists for career development of Analysts, nor are there plans to implement one in the near future. Result: Highly ambiguous performance evaluation system, and difficulty in advancement.

    No opportunity for critically thinking Analysts to innovate, as management champions and governs all process changes.

    Work environment resembles a sweatshop. Tiny workstations, minimal privacy, noisy and distracting facility layout. Need to use the restroom? Get in line...

    Unpaid overtime routinely required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake responsibility and start holding middle management (and yourselves) accountable before Boeing steps in to correct the problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quality Management Specialist (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsAviation subjects and contact with Boeing parent company

    ConsQuality Management department Mangers, Director and Vice President, Zero quality

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire new Quality Management department Mangers, Director and Vice President

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary, International, Field of Work

    ConsNoisy Huge Cubicles, Too much politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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