Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Spirit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Kinston, NC
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Kinston, NC

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of work and overtime.

    Cons

    Low pay and 25 minute commute to work

    Advice to Management

    their ok.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lots of Work to do

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The paychecks always get deposited on time, errors are readily corrected, although it's unclear why errors occur.

    Cons

    Definitely not an aerostructures engineering-driven company, this former Boeing facility is run with the mentality of a low-cost manufacturing enterprise. Up-front investments in engineering resources were seldom sufficient for the tasks expected. Schedule demands were not in alignment with resources and tasks. Most managers do not have a good understanding of the products, how to create them, how to rate them, either hardware or intellectual products. Really poor judgment is regularly on disply.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your products and the processes required to create their definition, certification and validation, both hardware and especially intellectual products.


  3. OSHA Regulations Fail

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - M01-C Machinist in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - M01-C Machinist in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a decent paycheck for the experience.

    Cons

    The management puts concerted effort into disrupting the shop workflow so they can offer minor improvements later to appear as if they are working. Pay attention to OSHA regulations, as the management neglects safety procedures to keep the line moving and try to cover up accidents.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your own jobs and stop trying to leave your mark on your department.


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  5. Good future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Spirit is prepared for a good future.

    Cons

    Changes taking place cause some disruption.


  6. Getting Better Slowly

    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wichita, KS

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starting to turn the corner by at least recognizing all of the things that are missing in a big organization

    Cons

    Silo'd functions and lack of integrated systems prevent data sharing and improving performance

    Advice to Management

    Put some more of that cash you are now earning into IT infrastructure


  7. Structural Design Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The fast paced work gaining experience. Benefits, Work/life Balance.

    Cons

    Lots of paper work to get engineering change.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work for people just getting out of college.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they really do try and take good care of their employees and the vacation time is perfecto! The pay is good but not great.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and old time backdoor handshaking at all levels. The union reps are more worried about their corvette payment then they are worried about the company being profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Union and you will go a lot farther. 12hrs of work for 8hrs of pay isn't really the best way to treat your salary employees and the mandatory overtime is no fun. better planning on your part would go along ways to employee satisfaction.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Carries a lot of legacy from Boeing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it is a well structured company with very nice people to work with from shop floors, engineering, IT, supply chain management, etc.. If you know the subject, you can work with people very well to implement your new ideas and people will respect you. You can learn a lot from metal to composite and other stuffs.

    Cons

    each position is well defined and because of job security, you are not expected to cross the line to other's turfs. because of high rate demand and quality improvement, it is hard to implement new technologies at the productions, except if it is driven by the productions.

    Advice to Management

    all managers I know are very good and supportive. and they are trying their best to do their job but they are very much stressed out because of current high demand on their jobs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sheet Metal Assembly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Assembler in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Assembler in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance. Thats really all that good with this company is there insurance probably because you will have injuries working for this company because they work you to death

    Cons

    HORRIBLE PLACE to work at. They treat you like a statistic. You nothing but a number. They do not care about you at all. If you work to slow they will write you up. The pay isn't very good either


  11. Well-paid and good benefit in Wichita (KS) campus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Composite Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Composite Mechanic in Wichita, KS

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Health insurance is awesome for you and your family. Vacation and sick leave hours are pretty much and helpful for those who need time to do any unexpected works at home.

    Cons

    The company does not invest much for buying new tools. The 3rd shift is not efficient because many employees walk around and hanging out together all night long.

    Advice to Management

    The manager of 3rd shift should supervise the employees more to ensure the working time is not wasted by them.



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