Jeppesen Sanderson

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Jeppesen Sanderson Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
126 Reviews
2.9
126 Reviews
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Jeppesen Sanderson President and CEO Mark Van Tine
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is better than most places (in 11 reviews)

  • Being part of the Boeing family of companies does lead to good benefits (in 13 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ok Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good technical people. Ok benefits. Ok Pay.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to compete in a more competitive market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to compete in a changing market. Value experienced workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing internship

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and semi-flexible with hours. Part of Boeing, providing a broad range of interactions with a lot of different corners of the company. Very pilot friendly environment.

    Cons

    Internship program was extremely disorganized. Little/no guidance or even coherent goals to accomplish. No clear company goals, and a crippling bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shifting from paper maps to 'Digital Aviation' doesn't just require producing a different product, it requires a fundamental change in the structure and strategy of the company. The strong hiring bias towards pilots is perhaps too strong. Pilots tend to think in similar ways and approach problems the same. Foster diversity, not just in race/gender, but in background.

    Jeppesen is too big/slow to effectively act/react to the market shifts and changing technology in the industry. The company should be about 1/5th the current size. Determine your core goal and sell off everything that doesn't fit that goal (GA, BA, MA). Success for Jeppesen will come from being smaller/faster, not bigger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, allows freedom without losing focus.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Navigation Information Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Navigation Information Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    Good management that creates a place at which you want to work.

    Cons

    Mine was the drive 50 miles one way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, but find more contracts!! Then hire the temps on permanently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior SQA Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    Interesting industry (aviation), smart and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Friction between developers and quality, people worried about their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Jeppesen culture, don't let Boeing ruin the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Systems Engineer, Quality Specialsit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer, Quality Process Improvement in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer, Quality Process Improvement in Denver, CO

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boeing is now in charge of the company, no longer former managers or directors.

    Cons

    Management and Directors and Vice Presidents, sold money due to abusing staff and not doing their improvement jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Standard Company

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    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work and nice building. They are concerned with workers safety and well being. My boss was respectful and treated his team as equals.

    Cons

    It felt like an old boys network. There are many ex military and aviation people working there. I was neither, so I always kinda just felt out of the loop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The B team

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect V in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect V in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good bennies, stable employment, fun international culture, budget is easy to get once you learn the process, access to all the tools you will ever need.

    Cons

    Can't pay top talent, lots of people aren't qualified for their roles, Boeing is taking over most leadership roles, annual reviews don't reward hard work, IT isn't helpful or engaged, the best people are leaving or have left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talent, keep the good people you have, fix IT management - try 360 reviews to identify problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, Difficult Program

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    Former Employee - Project Manager IV in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager IV in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really got along well with my team and my manager was OUTSTANDING. It was one of those rare instances where it didn't feel like a job, I loved the work and the environment. I don't know if I'll ever find that again in a company. I felt a lot of support from my managers, as well as from the PMO and the organization. I always felt that everyone wanted me to succeed, and that my contributions were appreciated and valued. Also, my manager was an advocate of flex time and telecommuting. This made the team very happy, and as a result they were very easy to work with and project manage.

    Cons

    The program that I worked on was going through a refresh. We had difficulties getting a requirements from the business, which caused a bit of frustration and paranoia. There were also some quality mandates that were taking up quite a bit of people's time, with little apparent value added to the program/business. Finally, I witnessed some growing pains as managers from the parent company, Boeing, attempted to integrate into Jepp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None-

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Good people
    - decent work/life balance
    - ability to make a difference

    Cons

    - slow to change management
    - technologically-challenged
    - succumbing to Boeing culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more innovative! Ingest the ranks/leaders with fresh ideas.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Navigation Information Analyst (Contractor)

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    Current Employee - Navigation Information Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Navigation Information Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to get the job with short notice

    Cons

    The people are awful. It was a sweat shop. You are expected to so many projects per day....and if you don't, you could get in trouble. Jeppesen DOES NOT CARE about it's employees. They actually spend time planning for attrition vs. trying to retain talented individuals. It is a stagnant work environment, with 0 opportunities to move up or branch out into a better position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like you value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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