Spirit AeroSystems

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  1.  

    Good employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Quarterly raises to account for inflation, shift difference, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about really.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Okay job, work A TON

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    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Pay fairly well for a job that doesn't require a higher education, amazing benefits (especially dental), union dues are fairly inexpensive

    Cons

    Work 60+ hours every other week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employee's family time and social life. It's healthy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very busy enviroment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Health care is the best I have seen in 10 years

    Cons

    Management seems to have no direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a goal; outline any directions or restrictions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Leadership was very inexperienced and seemed to be trying to ruin company that was being built up in Kinston NC.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    There are not any Pros that can be said for this company at the location in Kinston NC.

    Cons

    Many.. Managers and up seemed to not know what they were doing. All of the departments worked against each other and management would not back up employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure leadership and get rid of all those that got sent from KS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Stay away

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Ability to flex your time and make your own hours in the salary would. But beware before you are "stuck" because of high pay.

    Cons

    Where to begin? I have worked in supply chain at Spirit for 7+ years. The company has changed so much since I started. Due to so many bad decisions after the split from Boeing that continue to lose the company money Spirit is cash poor. The last couple years the new upper management has tried to better this with layoffs and early retirement offers. So many people have left that the rest of us are drowning with work. And more keeps being piled on by micro-managers who don't care to understand. Each organization is trying to meet their individual budgets so everyone literally wants to pass the buck. The "one team, one Spirit" motto doesn't hold true. Everyone is out to cover their own backs and doesn't look at the whole picture because of unrealistic expectations. Management does not care about the happiness of the employees. And most do not understand the business they are trying to run. People are constantly thrown under the bus at Spirit. Employees are blocked by their management from taking internal transfers that they want. I wouldn't recommend working out there to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Try to learn the area you are managing. Care about the happiness of employees and the career paths they want to take.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good, but management rapidly changing & importance of employees declining.

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    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits & salaries. upward mobility possible. Employee base is experienced, with a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Lots of new management, often from companies in unrelated fields &/or companies that are failing. General impression given to employees is that they are "plug & play". It appears that the latest CEO is following a policy he used in other companies of reducing direct work force by 10% annually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start appreciating the skilled work force you have before you lose it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Has been a roller coaster up and down, a lot of rumors

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    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    raises 25 cents a quarter, $1 a year, great benefits and insurance. Cost of living check annually, 1% raise one year and 3% the next, alternates annually. Environment controlled work area and have the local UAW backing you.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted within the company, managers are clueless when it comes to how to build and the process in building the parts. They aren't hired for experience in aerospace, but for having management experience just about anywhere, employees refer to some of them as burger flippers. The higher up the chain you go the worse it gets. Great job of you don't mind doing the same thing day in day out. Asked manager several times to be moved to learn how to build parts for different aircrafts, ad never once was I cross trained in the many different areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees they are the ones that see what goes on daily and treat them respectively or they will make your life much harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Just Another Big Aerospace Company

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work environment, good people.

    Cons

    Managment strategy was all over the place. Was laid off as a pawn in a scheme to eliminate employees with high healthcare expenses. Was asked to come back to my old job with no raise or anything 7 months later. I declined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a strategy. Don't illegally lay people off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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