Spirit AeroSystems
2.7 of 5 85 reviews
www.spiritaero.com Wichita, KS 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Larry Lawson

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good people to work with, good benefits and work conditions"
    in 8 reviews
  • "The company provides good pay and benefits"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "upper management do not know how to take care of the employees"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Management has no idea what they're doing, communication is practically non-existent, too often i feel left in the dark"
    in 3 reviews
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Worked as design engineer.

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Wichita, KS

I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPeople are friendly around. There are opportinities to improve qulification by getting different free classes and courses. The process of designing is pretty smoothy, almost never had sitiation with meeting dedlines.

ConsReally difficult to get any promotions or raises. Managment treat all members of team equaly, no matter if you are lazy or hard-worker the salary system is the same to everybody. I didn't find for myself any future carrer growth or hope for better salary one day.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company

Assembler (Former Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits, provide everything you need to do your job, Great working conditions

ConsHard to quit. Its a great place to work. You get used to the money

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company but worried about future

FIrst Level Manager (Former Employee)
Wichita, KS

I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time for more than a year

ProsCompany has a lot of wonderful people who know about the business. The benefits are hard to beat, and the pay is good.

ConsI worry about the future of the company. The company has signed a lot of contracts that are losing money, which is making it harder and harder to do a job to the best of your ability. More work and responsibility is being piled on one person because the company is in a bad spot financially and can not hire more people.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the experts you hired to do the job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Aerospace industry is doing well

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

ProsSpirit Aerosystems is a good company

ConsTHere seems to be more benefit can be reaped out

Advice to Senior ManagementOperate like a next generation consumer product company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company with room to grow, opportunities to have a positive impact

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Wichita, KS

I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

ProsTeam atmosphere for anyone willing
Partnership approach between management and labor
Great pay and benefits, with performance incentives
Opportunity for earned advancement
Excellent leadership at the top
Important work in a growth segment of the industry

ConsSome stubborn Boeing culture still hangs on
Accountability not as strong as it should be at all levels
IT support has declined with outsourcing
Union entitlement mindset is poisonous in places

Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example more
Hold everyone accountable
Get rid of underperforming dead weight at any level
Keep only what works about the Boeing culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for Experiacne

Design Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

ProsIt was decent to work as an intern

Consgets boring after a while

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern

Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern (Current Employee)
Wichita, KS

I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

ProsGreat, friendly people. Knowledgeable engineering lead with willingness to educate and explain the WHY's in addition to the HOW's. My lead would spend considerable time explaining the development and analysis of each part and the history behind it.

Interns were given tours of most of the major facilities. Training and classes were available, including lean, Catia, and even a hands-on riveting class. Engaging luncheon with CEO. Young company with a lot of potential.

ConsThe location - Wichita, KS. Could be a pro for some, and a con for others. Not quite the city for me, at least at this point in my life. Cost of living is low, however.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue breaking out of the "Boeing culture." Thanks for the great summer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good job security so far

CNC Programmer (Current Employee)
Wichita, KS

I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

ProsNo layoff so far,compare to other aerospace company

ConsToo much overtime, more sick leave

Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up hirering process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment, and overall place to work

Intern (Former Employee)
Wichita, KS

I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time for less than a year

ProsInteraction with your coworkers is conductive to working, easy to get along with most people, jobs get done well and the attitude is positive for the most part. If your outgoing, this is a great place to work. Laid back environment but still get work done.

ConsNeed to be buddies with someone higher then you to move up. Some people/groups complain about workload while others do nothing so distribution of workforce may be lacking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very good work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

Prosgood pay, a lot of work

Consmanagement needs improvement in many areas

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