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Wichita, KS
5001 to 10000 employees
1932
Company - Private
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Cessna, Pilatus Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace
Hawker Beechcraft prefers to keep its business up in the air. The company manufactures passenger planes and offers service and support for aircraft. Its product line includes business jets, turboprops, and piston-powered aircraft. The company supplies parts, maintenance, and ... Read more

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    Former Employee - SMA in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - SMA in Wichita, KS
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many areas have great team environment, some areas you can define your job role depends on the leadership.

    Cons

    Communication, and false representation of production schedules

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage your people, let them take ownership of their work area. Use your chain of command to communicate across business units. Help, direct, mentor when needed, otherwise do your own job.

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Beechcraft Interviews

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    Senior Supply Chain Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Beechcraft (Wichita, KS) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Was contact by a recruiter who wanted to have an exploratory conversation with me, as I was not actively looking for a job. I came on to campus and had a couple of panel interviews, but it was determined that the position that was available was probably lower than my skill level, so they invited me to come back and interview for a more senior position. Again, another panel interview with 10-15 questions that are typical of many interviews, although perhaps more specific to job skills and past experience that would contribute value to the open position. After this one, I was invited to have a meal with my would-be manager and his manager to get more acquainted with the position and the organization. Overall, everything felt very natural, like more of a long conversation than an interview. Each new interaction with the company gave me a more positive impression of the organization and its people. One of the biggest impressions was how friendly everyone was and how there was a good level of humor and interpersonal interaction during the interview, even among the interviewers on the panel.

    Interview Questions

    • No real difficult questions--I was both well-prepared and a good fit for my position, so nothing surprising. Asked technical questions about "total cost," skills with SAP, experience with supplier negotiation, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The recruiter called and asked for my salary range (between "slam dunk" and "would need to walk away"), as well as the additional parts of total compensation that were important to me. I was pretty transparent about my interests and where I was coming from, and the recruiter became my agent in negotiation. I was pleasantly surprised not only with how fluid that worked, but that overall it was a good offer that didn't take advantage of my transparency therein.

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