LMI Aerospace Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Intern - Intern in Saint Charles, MO

    I worked at LMI Aerospace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent internship where I was treated professionally and was allowed to expand my knowledge in my field of study. Supportive team members and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a lot of time to help you in day-to-day duties. Once a week status meetings are the norm so you sometimes have to create work for yourself in order to stay busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. LMI is a good employer.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Charles, MO

    I have been working at LMI Aerospace

    Pros

    Good, clean, stable environment. LMI is in a great position in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Wage structure is not up to speed with similar employers in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the wage structure and find ways to retain talented employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Masker

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    Former Employee - Lead Masker in Cuba, MO
    Former Employee - Lead Masker in Cuba, MO

    I worked at LMI Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees were fun, full benefits, 401 k

    Cons

    low pay for the work your doing. Using calipers, scales, height gages, reading blue prints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees that work hard and want room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great for entry level experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LMI Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    LMI is a growing company that has the opportunity to be a tier 1 aerospace supplier. Great learning experience with strategic customers.

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement and non-competitive wages. Industry puts them in the lowest paying bracket for corporate positions with exception to director / executive level positions.
    They claim to have work/life balance, but it's non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better options for tuition reimbursements and allow employes to brain storm with upper management. Listen to the little people. At the end of the day, they are the ones that make the company move at it's current pace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good entry level job

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at LMI Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot and worked on a lot of different projects. Good people who took their jobs seriously. Management seemed to want people to advance their abilities.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion, high turnover due to low pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Hoping new CEO can save our company from the good old boys left behind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at LMI Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard working manufacturing hourly group that tries to make difference despite good old boy management constant failures.

    Cons

    Reading other post it is a company wide issue, this is a good old boys club in management. These guys do not know what they are doing and it shows when things get slow. You get the "you need to work harder" speech once a more. They want to make quality product with out spending money for the right equipment. Treat office and non labor positions great, manufacturing gets the shaft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop protecting a very weak leadership group and get people who care about the company and are not just there to cover their own butt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Interesting to say the least.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at LMI Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    The Tulsa leadership team attempts to bring a fun, friendly culture to the employees; however, the corporate "help" stifles the team environment and turns against those trying to make a difference at the plant level.

    Cons

    The "good ol' buddy boy' system is alive and well with the leadership changes taking place from the top through the director level. Lots & lots of overtime which makes up for the poor compensation. That is if you like working lots of hours. "Work/Life" balance is a joke. Unfortunate to see the paradigm falling apart as this was not the vision Ron Saks or Bob Grah had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a look at the Director level and start there.... are they really the people you want representing the organization. Compensation .... you pay for what you get.
    Work/Life balance ... 50-60 hours a week???? Is this really a good balance?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. One of my worst jobs ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA

    I worked at LMI Aerospace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some people more than others are great to be around on a daily basis. Hard working shop personnel. Decent benefits, but not great.. Good stable environment, with lots of work. If you are interested in employment here, strongly recommend administrative job in front office. Otherwise you'll be very sorry.

    Cons

    Where do I start? List is quite long. The corporation really treasures administrative staff, creating a very thick barrier between hourly employees, and front office. Customer Service staff is way over-pampered. They often goof-off then wait until the last minute to push everyone on the floor to make up excessive time they've wasted, selling girl scout cookies, little league raffle tickets, etc. LMI wants to boss you around, treat you like a slave, and cut into as much of your personal time as they can steal from you. They believe they own you. Very low pay, very little PTO. LMI needs to update its pay scale to the 21st century. Inexperienced rookie leads/supervisors have enormous egos and bad bossy attitudes, often creating a hostile work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay scale in dire need of revisions. PTO also needs revising. Stop making employees hard efforts suffer for bad corporate acquisitions. Profit share. Stop the lame excuses, keep your promises! More appreciation for the shop production personnel. They make the product that sells. Not customer service. Get it through your thick heads!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great but advancement and pay not great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LMI Aerospace

    Pros

    Family environment great team building environment

    Cons

    Pay, advancement, educational training, segragated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Pay

  11. Learning experience in the Aerospace Industry for new beginners

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at LMI Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good co-workers that are willing to work with you in all areas of the floor

    Cons

    Growing pains as they continue to expand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen a bit more to the worker's on the floor before you change things and production goes behind instead forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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