Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    I was one of few managers who had truly worked my way up from the "floor", therefor I was viewed as a threat.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

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

    Pros

    If an hourly employee, you cannot beat the benefits. Finding health insurance like this anywhere else is the area has become impossible. This also means this will probably change soon. I was foolish and took a management role where I was viewed as a threat and they found a way to get rid of me. As an hourly worker, it is almost impossible for them to "get rid of you". In management, its a revolving door. STAY IN THE HOURLY WORKFORCE!!!!

    Cons

    Management is hit and miss. Some are great while others are absolutely horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, nothing good is going to come and all managers know it. This new CEO has targets and goals and they will be met and no one will stop him. Even if it means completely dismantling the company piece by piece to squeeze every dollar out of every share he can get. Even his senior team that he has brought in from outside the company fear being called to his office and these are seasoned executives. This company went from having a CEO who was driven by the value of employees and what they do for the company to a CEO who has a goal of per quarter share value at all cost. Many employees with valuable knowledge and experience are jumping off this ship like rats off a sinking ship. I even know one employee (experienced engineer) who they let go because "they were no longer needed" who they called back to work because they were lost in that dept without her. After being back 2 months, she quit because the environment had become so toxic. Everyone was working job scared, sharpening their resumes, and feared for their job everyday. The culture has gone down the toilet with this new CEO. Until this changes, and if in time (before the company is dismantled), the company culture will continue to decline.


  2. Okay job, work A TON

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Bonder in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  3. Very busy enviroment

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Health care is the best I have seen in 10 years

    Cons

    Management seems to have no direction.

    Advice to Management

    Set a goal; outline any directions or restrictions


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  5. Contract IT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Technician in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

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

    Pros

    Predictable work order, decent work hours.

    Cons

    lack in growth potential in fixed contract position. Contract changes may create an unstable employee outlook.

    Advice to Management

    This has been an area of significant restructuring.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  8. sealer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CO1 in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - CO1 in Kinston, NC

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

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

    Pros

    I loved working there every was grate

    Cons

    I have on cons this was the best


  9. Large aviation manafacturing

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

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Chaos at due to cultural and professional climate

    Advice to Management

    Promoting because of gender is handicapping effectivity


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Just Another Big Aerospace Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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



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