Jeppesen Sanderson Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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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  1. Software Engineer Lead

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is great to work for and has great benefits. They are producing cutting edge software for the aviation industry.

    Cons

    Company pays a little below the average. The company is resource deprived. More resources need to be provided to accomplish the work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to do the necessary work. Without more quality people, the products will fall behind the competition.

  2. Better then average company that is learning how to grow up.

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    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, quality of life depending on department , type of work

    Cons

    Struggles with change, Sometimes to process driven

    Advice to Management

    Stop making the regular employees pay for the upper management mistakes,

  3. Good Work Experience

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Part of Boeing. Good benefits.(Paid Time Off, 401K, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Basic Life Insurance). Working in the Distribution Center gave me the opportunity to learn different positions and improve my skills.

    Cons

    95% of the Production Specialists working in the Distribution Center are women. If you are a man, that is not necessarily a good thing for you. If you understand women, then you will have no problems.

    Advice to Management

    When you work as a Production Specialist in the Distribution Center you get two 10 minutes breaktimes which according to a number of employees is never enough. They say giving 15 minutes per break would be better, like other companies in the same area do.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company products and aviation and customer focus and aircraft products

    Cons

    Management, all of them place employees on PIP and fire them, they do not like employees that desire improvements

    Advice to Management

    Replace all managers with Boeing management, they are great and take care of their staff.

  6. Overall, I had a great time working for them.

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Most everyone I met there was very passionate about what they did.

    Cons

    Some of the directors have an old vision.

    Advice to Management

    Work on relateable projects for the interns.

  7. Good place to work if you're a pilot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone used to be a pilot. Jepp has status for people who fly.

    Cons

    If you don't, the consequences of it's not being a software company become more apparent: less oriented to modern processes, technologies.

  8. Great community, although communication/focus can be frustrating and unfocused at times. Internship program needs focus.

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    Former Intern - Requirements Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Intern - Requirements Analyst in Englewood, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone here if really friendly, and eager to let you expand your knowledge and skills. You usually end up in the department you want to work in after a while, as everyone knows each others and is eager to help you get ahead. Benefits are nice and Boeing backing ensures some safety.

    Cons

    Sometimes you see a good amount of people not doing their work and leaving it to others to handle. This can make things stressful and chaotic, with a lot to handle at times. Training is an issue as well, as this leaves people not really sure of where to direct you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and push for people to pursue desires, but also start to evaluate the work ethic of team members.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Worst Career Move - Ever

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    Current Employee - Software in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Aviation is very interesting. If you are lucky to have an office in one of the main buildings, the facilities are OK, although the semi-private offices at other aerospace companies tend to be better for concentrating on complex software development vs. the cubical farms or bull pens at Jeppesen.

    Cons

    Senior managers in technology units do not have the proper experience to lead new software development. Major new development initiatives have been shelved, people laid off, and then the initiative re-launched, (sometimes under a different name). Others have been announced in company newsletters as "done", without any tangible benefit to Jeppesen customers or the company. Experienced people are now leaving voluntarily, rather than wait for the next round of layoffs. Morale is low. A "Jeppesen Career" does not exist any longer - for most people it is just a job. What was once a growing company has been slashed and burned on the yearly earnings alter. And, as other reviewers have mentioned, if you aren't a Boeing employee, your chances at advancement, or even working on the most interesting jobs, are almost zero.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to be a high tech company, promote leaders that have a proven track record for new software development. Start hiring again - at the top of the Denver market salary range, not the bottom. Remember that program management is not the only answer, as PM's do not create software - you need a good mix of all kinds of people to create awesome software. Boeing people are not always "better" just because they are Boeing - you have a lot of Jeppesen employees that are just as qualified.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing internship

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    Former Intern - Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Intern - Intern in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Ok Place

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical people. Ok benefits. Ok Pay.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

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