Jeppesen Sanderson Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Jeppesen Sanderson President and CEO Mark Van Tine
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80 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance is tremendous here (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Human resources eliminated the tuition reimbursement program and put unheard of restrictions on classes for certifications (in 4 reviews)

  • Most of the management were promoted from within, and there was a noticeable lack of professionalism in the lower level managers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson

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

    Pros

    -Management is trying to make a difference within the company.

    Cons

    -Outdated ideas.
    -No responsibility is taken within the company.


  2. A place in history

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vertical in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Vertical in Englewood, CO

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

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

    Pros

    This is where some of the largest contributions to aviation safety began. Captain Elrey Jeppesen did what he did to keep others alive. 80 years later they're still doing it.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind that isn't similar to other companies. The grass is not always greener on ANY side. It's what you decide to make of it.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Management killed the flight star

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Navigation Information Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Navigation Information Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Jeppesen is an excellent place to work...if you are an instrument rated pilot, or if you work outside of GNS. If however you work in GNS and you're not a pilot.... you may as well pin a yellow star to your jacket and get your resume in order because you're on the short list for termination.
    On the bright side the company offers decent benefits, workout facilities and a nice cafeteria (if you work in building 55) but those perks are reserved for employees not in GNS.

    Cons

    Global Navigation Services is the heart ans soul of Jeppesen, it's what we're known for and it's the product we've produced for 80 years. 3 years ago parking issues at Building 55 led to the company outsourcing all of GNS to a strip mall a few miles away. Since that time, relations have become more and more colonial with Building 55 becoming more and more detached from the every day working of the heart of the company. GNS went under a hiring freeze and vacant positions left by departing analysts remained empty and were not back-filled while building 55 continued to hire more and more support staff for "special projects" GNS fell further and further behind as work loads increased, manpower decreased and headquarters seemed oblivious to any and all concerns.
    GNS was outsourced to the Rampart facility, a small, cramped, overcrowded strip mall where personal space was reduced by 60% and many analysts had to share a desk with second shift. Management remained oblivious to these concerns and continued to preach on the wonders of the new Lean Concepts model...even as they began to back down from it's implementation and return to many of the former practices of COP in order to meet ever tightening production deadlines with the failing and quite frankly archaic tools still in use.

    The greatest threat to the work environment at Jeppesen is management. They are clueless and detached. They only see numbers, not people and they operate with a very hands off style that evaluates individuals based on performance metrics that themselves are flawed and inconsistent. Most management is incapable of doing the job of the analysts they supposedly supervise. They are unable to relate to issues and problems in the system....because they have never done the work themselves and have no frame of reference for the problems in the system.

    Finally, DTP, the holy grail of GNS is SLOWLY coming into being. The LONG awaited update to the tool sets and databases used by the Coders and Charters in GNS is finally starting to see the light of day....but it brings with it it's own challenges.
    Jeppesen is driven by the bottom line. Boeing bought the company and implemented a LEAN model that works fairly well...in an aircraft assembly plant, but does not work nearly as well in an office environment like GNS. Boeing has attempted to mold the company to make it more "profitable" by outsourcing many of the jobs in Denver to Poland. When they loose an analyst in Denver... that job is transferred to Poland where it's cheaper to employ a less skilled individual to do the task. The problem though is that Denver looses manpower to cover their work load of US FAA coding... and Poland gains that manpower to cover Canadian of Australian coding... Denver looses in the transfer. To make matters worse... Poland continues to struggle to get it's own work done and requires help from the already overtaxed analysts in Denver who are now putting in more overtime to assist lass skilled ( but cheaper) analysts in Poland.
    To add insult to injury, Management is NOT hiring more Analysts in the US to accommodate this work load......because they know that once DTP comes online fully, they won't need half of the current staff anyway. They are overworking the Denver staff (many of which are working 20 hours of overtime each week) and aren't telling them that in a year or two...half of them won't have a job anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and act like professionals. Practice what you preach. If you claim to care about those who work for you...prove it! Stop working virtual half the week, taking three hour lunches and attending endless meetings out of the office and actually do your job of LEADING people rather than relying on the numbers the automated system sends to your phone. Get your hands dirty learning what's going on in the office. TALK to people, ask questions, learn about how things are actually done and WHY it takes 30 minutes to code a waypoint instead of the .234 hours your magic computer system says it should take.
    Hold people accountable for their actual performance, not the arbitrary metrics that you yourselves have admitted on multiple occasions are deeply flawed.
    Pay people a living wage, stop withholding promotions based on BS metrics that can never be met and ENCOURAGE INNOVATION rather than stifling it. When someone has a good idea...REWARD IT! Don't just take the idea, submit it to your boss and take credit for it.


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  5. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Great work experience at Jeppesen!

    Cons

    No room for raises as an intern


  6. Love my team, love my company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Englewood, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Great teams, great opportunities, great experience

    Cons

    Excessive process improvement, limited resources (developers/testers)


  7. Software Engineer Lead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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,


  9. Good Work Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Systems Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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