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Wichita, KS
10000+ employees
2005
Company - Public (SPR)
Aerospace & Defense
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Triumph Group, Bombardier

Working at Spirit AeroSystems

Unlike the Wright Brothers, modern aerospace designers and manufacturers like Spirit AeroSystems Holdings operate with more resources than a wing and a prayer. The company makes commercial and military airplane components, such as fuselages, propulsion systems, wings, and ... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

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    Pros

    The pay at this company is fairly typical of a large aircraft company. Starting rates are kind of low though. And pay progression is very slow. The company has a union which is great but they never fight for their membership, the only good that Union brings really is the contract. Any comments on this site you see complaining about the union are complete lies, they have no power. The health insurance in Wichita it’s probably some of the best of any company in town, unsure how long we will get to keep that though, rumor has it they’re working to downgrade insurance next union contract.

    Cons

    First level managers and second level managers at this company are terrible, treat employees like they’re nothing but a number. Only aerospace company I’ve ever worked for that clearly doesn’t appreciate employees and looks for any reason to get rid of them. Employees are constantly looking over their shoulder in fear of being written up. Starting pay rates are too low, and company culture is very poor, despite having a CEO who is supposedly trying to change that. While the union contract at this company actually is pretty decent the union stewards will rarely go out of their way to help membership if a problem arises with management. Very high stress company.

    Advice to Management

    Respect hourly employees more, stop looking for reasons to get them in trouble that don’t make sense, stop treating them like they are the most expendable people in the company.

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Spirit AeroSystems Interviews

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    Capacity Analyst Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spirit AeroSystems.

    Interview

    application filled out online from company website. received phone call to schedule interview. interviewed with hiring manager & received phone call from recruiting with an offer immediately afterward. received email instructions to for drug test and background check. after those cleared, confirmed start date by email. entire process took less than 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • describe a capacity planning project you were in involved in.   1 Answer
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Spirit AeroSystems Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Wichita Aero Club Trophy, Wichita Aero Club, 2011
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