Spirit AeroSystems

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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
132 Reviews
2.8
132 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, including tuition reimbursement (got an MBA paid for) (in 15 reviews)

  • The company has traditionally provided good pay and excellent benefits (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Job stability and decision making from upper management seemed way off (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior Management was not upfront and truthful to their employees (in 4 reviews)

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    sealer

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    Former Employee - CO1 in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - CO1 in Kinston, NC

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    I loved working there every was grate

    Cons

    I have on cons this was the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Level Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - First Level Manager in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits to keep you motivated

    Cons

    Long hours and family life isn't the best.

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

    Underestimated contract requirements and overestimated capacity, resulting in always being 'behind the eight ball'.

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    Former Employee - Quality Production Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Quality Production Specialist in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were always pretty good compared to other companies in industry and area.

    Cons

    Due to early management / contract decisions, very poor life/work balance. Middle management, particularly, worked like dogs, resulting in many turnovers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive for better life / work balance for employees, and listen to their improvement suggestions. It will pay dividends in the long run. Need more realistic expectations on new programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Large aviation manafacturing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Change, Change, Change, if that's your desire

    Cons

    Chaos at due to cultural and professional climate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting because of gender is handicapping effectivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work but it is not a company I would want to make a career with.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, Culture, Team Focused effort, A lot of training.

    Cons

    Management, Hours, Union and Company do not Communicate very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers do not seem to understand the jobs they are overseeing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great work life balance but some issures

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    People are really friendly, and its a great environment to work in. I gained a lot of experience from this job too. overall it was generally a great experience.

    Cons

    There's not a good relationship between floor personnel and engineers. and it can seem a bit bureaucratic also.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Kinston Spirit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mat’l Investigator in Kinston, NC
    Current Employee - Mat’l Investigator in Kinston, NC

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Individual Managers who care are a good asset

    Cons

    Not being able to count on communication or job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting design and development engineering work

    Former Employee - Knowledge Based Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Knowledge Based Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked as a Knowledge Based Engineer Intern one summer at Spirit Aerosystems. I was given challenging assignments even as an intern.

    Cons

    My assignments were challenging and helped me develop to the engineer I am today. It was everything I could hope for and more. There were no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue valuing your interns and giving them great work assignments. It will help draw talent to the company.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start for bigger opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good work-life balance, same Boeing engineering & operation under different name, Learning opportunity, Helpful team work environment, good salary & health insurance, 401K

    Cons

    Hate to walk over the 2 storied high over pass every morning, parking, no good food cafeteria, no sunlight enters the office space, almost no bonus, less chance of career growth.
    Some of the co-worker seem too professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Project Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - Project Management in Kinston, NC

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was / is negotiable, and amicable in amount. The hours were flexible and easily accommodate a balanced home and work life. Mid-level management seek continuos improvement in most areas; lean process' are rigorously taught.

    Cons

    Job stability and decision making from upper management seemed way off. 3 director level managers in one year pretty much tells a story. Hiring of engineers and relocation packages, only to face layoff within a years time indicates poor planning and poor foresight. Communications are poor between senior management and lower level staff creating much undue tension and stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide stability for your employees and you will be able to retain quality employees. Improve communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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