Weber Aircraft
3.0 of 5 20 reviews
www.weberair.com Gainesville, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Weber Aircraft Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2014
Weber Aircraft – Gainesville – “Plant”

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3.0 20 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Weber Aircraft President Adri Ruiter

Adri Ruiter

(10 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    No a company to grow your career

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Gainesville, TX

    ProsGet some exposure to aerospace industry. Stable job

    ConsEngineering is formality. Need a change in culture. Too many relatives in the companies. Program Management positions (several) are with people who have no engineering background. The career path is if you are a Project Administrator and have a BA in horticulture , you can still be an engineering program manager. Just saying.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue people with knowledge and willingness to learn. Ensure you engineer your product and invest money in research and development for new products. Make sure you have experienced and knowledgable people in leadership positions. Try and reduce nepotism !

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    Headed the right direction, but a long way to go

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerally nice group of people to work with. Big company with lots of growth

    ConsPay was way too low when hired on, it is improving though.
    Some positions are mass chaos

    Advice to Senior ManagementTruly focus on developing your people. Provide better compensation and more programs/opportunities/benefits.

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

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    Great for short term experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get hands on experience working on lot of projects and build your skills.
    Chance to get familiar with aircraft industry.

    ConsManagement is bad. You will be dumped with numerous tasks and most of it needs attention the same time. It will stress you out if your testing fails and you have to redo it. Get some experience and move out.

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    Solid people, great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are friendly and easy to talk to.

    ConsThe vibe can be gossipy at times but overall its no more than anywhere else

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    Disappointment

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Gainesville, TX

    Prosviewing manufacturing and assembly on-site

    ConsLow Pay, minimal challenge, poor training

    Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge your talent with problem solving opportunities (not red tape and politics)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Retirement Facilityin America

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, TX

    ProsGreat place for dead wood to go and do nothing but run off skilled labor. Will hire the most useless emloyees and promote them to management. Have great oppertunities for training just dont offer suggestions for improvement will result in TERMINATION on the spot with no HR intervention. Useless and inept can thrive with good ole boy mentality. You can do nothing but stab coworkers in the back full time and be a sucess. (possible fast track to management)

    ConsThey termeinate the skilled. They get rid of anybody that tries to improve or fix broken processes. Management has the fire first and ask questions later mentality. They lie about salaries and benefits to lure you into the one horse town and once you get there unvail the real reality, get in writing any promises made about salary and or benifits for the court case latter. They will terminate groups at a time to cover up their inabilities to manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ...saved my life.

    Technician (Current Employee)
    Renton, WA

    ProsI'm somewhat new to this company and what I can say so far is that I'm having a very positive, comfortable, learning experience with this industry. I'm meeting good people and everyone smiles at me everyday. I'm treated with respect and not one higher up manager has been rude or disrespectful to me. We go out to lunch together nearly everyday and sometimes do dinner outside of work. This I know builds strong morale and instills trust in one another. I feel like more of family now than just some dude they work with. My people skills are quite keen, I can spot a phony anywhere. Although I'm in my 20's still and changing careers is a little difficult (going from trains to airplanes), I'm patiently supported and taught that asking for help is not a bad thing. Besides, when these guys get all old... it's my turn to be the boss. Ha!

         The job I had before this of two years was a low pay (for what I had to do), dead-end, "cold, wet, dirty" environment to be in. Weber Aircraft has saved my life as well as my sanity. I can raise the confidence in myself to provide better for my family by believing that Weber will carry me on. I'm so very thankful for them to have even considered me for this technician position. The benefits are wonderful and I'm satisfied with my compensation. I think that Weber is going to take me places that will present me opportunities that will be hard to turn down and easy to take on. I trust this company.

         The world is a very vicious place to live in when you are not in the right place...I understand... believe me. But in truth, realizing how good things really are and could be in this country will only allow you to see more of the better around you. It's all for the taking. This, coming from someone who has seen - face to face - the other side of the coin in our county's fight against its enemies that have tried to take that very right away from us, don't complain about your job, the managers, other employee's and the pay. Your environment reflects on how you shape it by your attitude.

    ConsAfter my "Pro's" Essay what more could I possibly say? It's hard for someone like me to really rip into something without a substantial reason/concern of threatening its well-being.

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

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    Getting Better Through Focused Improvements

    Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, TX

    ProsIt's evident that the company is going through a cultural change by the push to remove tired policies and priciples that worked in the 80"s but not today. A real employee recognition program, thank you! real accountibility throughout, wliminating the good Ole boy approach and using metrics to focus on driving improvments

    ConsStill some holdouts operating in a silo'd mentality. Needs to invest in systems, instead of struggling with tired old legacy systems. Some organizations have not changed at all..

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have worked at this company for over 12 years and this is the best we have ever performed and i actually feel valued now. Keep up the changes, they cannot come quick enough.

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

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    Challenged in multiple areas

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, TX

    ProsChallenged in multiple areas and able to grow

    ConsSometimes it can be get it done now ask questions of why it was this way later

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuality comes with patience

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

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    Maybe a decent career starter

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, TX

    ProsPlenty of work for a contractor. Decent pay for a contractor. The electrical group can work a lot of overtime.

    ConsYou are never sure when the last day is, they hire a lot of contractors, try them out and then lay off the ones they don't like. They routinely try to puch contractors full time.
    Production quality is very poor. CAD modeling standards are poor or don't exisit.
    Their idea of a quality check is print a copy of the part drawing and overlay the manufactured part to see how closely it matches the drawing under it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuality had got to be improved, engineering standards need the be actual standards. Every group needs to work to the same standard, not their own.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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