Jeppesen Sanderson Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Boeing culture corrupting legacy Jeppesen culture.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being part of the Boeing family of companies does lead to good benefits

    Cons

    The parent company Boeing is becoming more and more a part of the day-to-day activities at Jeppesen. All the large company stereotypes (inefficient process, waterfall mentality, high ceremony activities, much discussion/little action) are becoming the norm at Jeppesen.
    Also, it is very difficult to transfer within the company. Open positions are posted rarely, and the interview process (internal and external) moves glacially slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of just talking to employees during their exit interview, talk to employees who haven't left the company yet. They have good ideas, they've done software development for a long time. People are valuable resources within the company, but they're leaving because their opinions and experience are not being adequately considered.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Little opportunity for a meaningful career

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

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Salaries are very competitive for the industry
    * Medical benefits are top notch
    * No pensions but there is a contribution to IRA based on age. 401K match of 75% up to 8% of salary
    * I cut my week off at 40 hours but the company expects more if there are deadlines to meet.
    * Paid holidays and incrementally increasing vacation with senority.
    In short - More hoops, a LOT more management and personally I'm burn out with no option for transfers or more challenging work

    Cons

    * The salary is good but since Boeing has exerted more control over the company the environment is deteriorating. My salary scale is a bit above average but I was informed by my manager that promotion wasn't possible short of a job change which seems to be difficult just short of impossible to obtain.
    * There is virtually no lateral career moves. I have applied for 21 internal positions in the company for jobs that I am currently working in with over 15 years of experience at in the last 3 years and was only able to get 3 interviews. I was informed by a manager that these were likely converting contractors to full time. I was approached by a contact company after going full time that there was a postion that I currently worked in available but I wasn't able to find this on the career site. I suspect that contract positions are opened with out opening this up to internal candidates. I'm heard similar comments from other workers and others who are reluctant to apply for a transfer for fear of retaliation. In short, this appears to me that employee transfers are rigorously controlled.
    * The group I'm in has a lot of favoritism in job assignments.
    * I had a minor surgery and requested temporary accomidations from my managers. Instead of letting me work at another job in our group that was less taxing I only given a option of a standing work station which wasn't a viable option. See issue above.

    Advice to Management

    * Get rid of the excess managers that are a drain on the profit margins. 4 managers in a group of less than 15... REALLY. Way too much top level managers too.
    * Employees get burned out and need opportunities to get a job change. Locking people into a boring job only creates burnout and lowers productivity.
    * Stop the favoritism. Letting favorites grab all the better, higer visiblity job only creates dissention and alienation. This also creates repositories of expertise that are not shared and if the employee quits/dies/ or god forbid get a transfer much of this is lost. Currently I mentioned this as a risk to my manager and 6 months later nothing has changed.
    * Allowing personel to move to other positions can give more insight into better ways to address problems. I see little exchange of information on job skills and software knowledge. There is virtually no education other than company required information on discrimination, data breach, etc. computer based training.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Lacking strategic leadership

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great location. It was nice having offices in Europe.

    Cons

    "Good ol' boys" running the show lacked strategic vision and the ability to transition the company from the paper maps / mail room mentality to a software and electronic data provider.

    Advice to Management

    Pack up and go home and leave the task of transforming the company to people who know what they're doing and have the guts to drive lasting change.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Average

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

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

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

    Pros

    Hardworking lower level staff that puts up with bad management.

    Cons

    Too much politics.
    Dominated by white Males


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great while it lasted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome salaries.

    Cons

    Leadership is a little foggy/unreliable. Lots of layoffs


  7. Helpful (2)

    The GNS resistance to crucial conversations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    There are many career opportunities

    Cons

    I have not been here long enough to determine.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Trip Planner in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - International Trip Planner in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Working schedule is a plus and coworkers are very intelligent and professional. Aviation knowledge and experience can be gained at a fast rate.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Stuck in current position with no hope of moving on at current office.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Changes job descriptions to weed out existing hard workers.

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

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice surroundings, very helpful co-workers, allowance for some levity and suggestions for improvement if a viable solution is offered along with the problem.

    Cons

    There always seems to be that level of stress wondering if you are next on the layoff list. Management has a habit of leading by fear and dangling "carrots" in front of you by way of empty promises of better hours, work conditions or pay if you are willing to go way above and beyond without proper compensation with the old "for now until we get through this rough patch" trick. It all reflects in the bottom line numbers that management ultimately gets credit for.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people down on the bottom of the ladder. Learn what it takes to get the good numbers and give credit where it's due. Cut down on middle management that take undue credit and lead by fear.
    MVT used to be someone who paid attention and cared about the people but pressures and schedules changed that. Go back to being the great guy people wanted to please.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Contractor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    They have good coworkers that build strong relationships fun work and interesting software, flexibility is wonderful with remote telecommute possible and embraced.

    Cons

    Some power driven mgt who uses threats...does not take 2 wks notice will sever contract immediately without pay so do not waste time with notice

    Advice to Management

    Value peoples experience and discuss issues as adults



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