Jeppesen Sanderson Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
108 Reviews

2.9
108 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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly work environment
    Great leadership
    Warm and welcoming people

    I could not have asked to intern with a better company than Jeppesen. Ever since my first day everyone here has been very friendly, helpful, and invested in my success. This company has a great internship program and they hold several events to get the interns familiar with the company.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run don't walk away from this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    Semi-decent benefits but eroding yearly

    Cons

    Technical professionals do all the work and management takes the credit. Management is very self absorbed & politically motivated. No coherent development or operating plan. Many stove pipe organizations. Managers know nothing about the work they "supervise" ... nor do they care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some spineless impotent VP's and Directors with minions that tell them everything they want to hear. Don't be afraid to surround yourself with people who offer an opinion contra to yours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership needs to go

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    casual work environment and good w/l balance
    good food
    you'll find a lot of company if you are Christian

    Cons

    Frustratingly slow to execute...on anything
    Political with many directors having a big-fish-in-a-little-pond mentality
    The people who led the company into the situation it's in are still there
    Bloated company that can't respond to competition or meet commitments to Boeing
    Too many employees wear their religion on their sleeves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on culling the entrenched, stale leadership and not the people bringing new ideas to the company. Start playing to win and stop playing not to lose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tier II  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Tier II in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits.

    Cons

    To many irons in the fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more focus on future project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A huge disappointment

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

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

    Pros

    Access to Boeing Inc benefits.

    Cons

    Unclear career path for technical jobs. No work-life balance. No compensation for overtime (average 5-10hrs per week)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Too many politics leads to slow delivery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Decent facility

    Cons

    Too many management levels leads to confusion and various priorities
    Leaders are not held accountable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some management or align the management to have a set of priorities.
    Define clear and specific expectations for what success looks. It needs to be more than under budget, and on time.
    Determine the priorities, and not have several #1's.
    Let the doers do their work ~ upper management should get out of the way and let the people do the work they know how to do.
    Bring back educational benefits.

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

    Good experience, many things to learn, average management

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

    I worked at Jeppesen Sanderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, cafeteria, PTO, working from home opportunities

    Cons

    Politics everywhere, management is more concerned about their own interests and image instead of their employees, poor direction, lack of career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire half of the VPs and Directors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid opportunity with some issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jeppesen Sanderson

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on interesting products
    Good compensation and benefits
    Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Organizational issues
    The business side over commits
    The technology side under delivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the techies and end the politics and management bloat. Spend less time identifying synergies and circling back to meaningful objectives, and spend more time building good, functional software. Enforce a workable software development process instead of trying to mash waterfalls into agile teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not great

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Dispatcher  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Aircraft Dispatcher in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and area though it is getting expensive in Denver

    Cons

    I worked as a Dispatcher at Jeppesen, it's a horrible culture within that department and a high burn out job.Management is sub-par in my opinion. Jeppesen in general is kind of a squirrely company..basically they're a monopoly and for the most part, are doing things the same way as they were 20-30 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to take a hard look within. Forget about all of the touchy feely corporate stuff, you're wasting your time. You need to update your company to 2013. Some of your managers are very marginal with only political motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aviation leader in aviation industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Interesting industry for a pilot

    Cons

    Backward technology limited opportunities to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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