Jeppesen Sanderson

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Jeppesen Sanderson Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
109 Reviews
2.9
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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 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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  1.  

    The GNS resistance to crucial conversations

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

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees are talented, professional, and consistently some of the highest level "thinkers" I've had the privilege of working with. Almost across the board, Jeppesen GNS has consistently hired analysts who are driven and passionate about the aviation field and the role that Jeppesen products have in that community. Boeing offers company match (which can be allocated to stock, a major plus at this time).

    Cons

    Management is constantly working against their employees, often using "Big Brother" (aka Boeing) as the scapegoat for their excuses to why they refuse to support employee initiatives, technology updates, and forward thinking. Over the past year and a half, the restructuring efforts have eliminated so-called work-life balance and put undue pressure on already stressed-out employees to perform to standards that arn't transparent or even communicated. There has been a serious decline in morale, attrition is at a high, and mgmt's refusal to acknowledge these facts has put the squeeze on the millennial generation who have the time, skills, and education to seek employment elsewhere. This will leave a future void in talent when it will be most essential in the ever competitive technology field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET WITH THE TIMES! If your millennials are posting resumes elsewhere and leaving for flying jobs that are half the salary, where will this leave your company when the good ol' boys generation retires? Be real and ask us what's driving us out, and be transparent about your efforts to retain your best. Find out what we value and make the effort to deliver and you will receive devoted, hard-working people in return.

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

    Arcaic and slow to react. Don't know where they want to go.

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are from Boeing. Good 401k, health, dental. Good culture among other colleagues. Culture that leaders are attempting to instill is unclear.

    Cons

    Managers have their own agenda and if your ideas and/or concerns conflict you are marked. Tools are outdated, some are approaching 20 years old. Too many chiefs and they want to add more!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Genuinely listen to people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Budget cuts

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

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    FLexibility in schedules, PTO 17 days a year to start.

    Cons

    Budget cuts and moving jobs overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to keep employees long-term.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.....but only if you're a pilot

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    Current Employee - Nia  in  Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Nia in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful location in Englewood, Industry leader in Flight Charting, Work life balance, Friendly Coworkers, Benefits package is pretty good, interesting work environment.

    Cons

    Time off policies, lack of access to virtual work, archaic tool sets, MASSIVE lack of innovation. This company is stuck in the technological dark ages. Any attempt to advance processes or create time savings is immediately rebuffed by management, then co-opted and presented as their own idea 6 months later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, update the tools, listen to analyst and LEARN from the mistakes of the past.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overlooked intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    Global company with huge influence. They have vast amounts of resources and personal. Aslo owned by Boeing, so a lot of communication with Seattle

    Cons

    Company is too big, takes weeks just to get approval. Interns seem to get overlooked depending on the department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Distribution  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Distribution in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Good work/life balance. Coworkers enjoyable.

    Cons

    Ever shrinking employee perks - no more company parties, no more tuition reimbursement, no more thanksgiving turkey.... No bright outlook for the company as a whole which management has no problem reminding people of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ruling through fear (of being laid off/ terminated). The common theme is that you can easily be replaced so shut up and work. End rampant favoritism and live by the company values you so readily espouse. Senior management openly informs employees that the business (distribution center) is not sustainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company - Bad mangement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for. Leader in its field. Excellent working environment.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Their shield themselves from assuming any responsibility. Taking decisions based on personal issues instead of practical and business reasons. Creation of a club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boeing should held middle management accountable for the fall of Jeppesen as the so called LEAN culture is used for personnel issues retaliations rather than business decisions . Stop discrimination culture that only US born and bread employees are good enough for management or leadership positions. Stop arrogance in regards to other countries. Stop finger pointing promotions based of friendship. Stop HR covering up for all of the above.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Closet Thing to Government Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

    Jeppesen 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do what is right for Jeppesen and stop the politics and turf protection.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frequent Layoffs & Reorganizations

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technologist  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Technologist in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Excellent 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).

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Realize 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't trust them for a second

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

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake Up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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