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BE Aerospace Reviews

Updated January 30, 2019
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BE Aerospace Chairman and CEO Amin J. Khoury
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Pros
  • "Great people always who are always open to helping and provide a great training, a lot of overtime which is good for those who need the hours" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Very good work environment cultivating excellence" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "very very bad work life balance" (in 18 reviews)

  • "No work life balance and purchasing rules the roost" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Lots of challenging work, ability to take ownership on projects

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities were limited as no career paths were developed


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Enignieering in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Enignieering in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people oriented and management is good

    Cons

    firefighting to get the job done

  3. "Could still be open in Great Falls, but..."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Great Falls, MT
    Former Employee - Assembler in Great Falls, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Liked my coworkers. That's the *only* reason BE's getting three stars and not two.

    Cons

    When I started, new employees were trained according to Honda's normal practices since we were working on components for the HondaJet. That kind of training, where you were paired with a more experienced person for a week or two, stopped not long after I got there. They'd give cursory training and toss people onto the production floor as quickly as they could, instead. As a result, we VERY high turnover--sometimes a new person's first day on the floor was their last!

    Employee morale was low due to being told in the employment interview that our hours were 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. M-F. Sounds good, right? In early, out by mid-afternoon. The reality was we worked ~14 overtime hours a week because the higher-ups booked too many orders to fulfill on time if everyone worked a 40-hour week. When I was there, we worked 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, and 6-noon on Saturdays because of high turnover and orders constantly being overbooked. That's great if you like overtime, but working 50+ hours a week for literally *months* at a time if, like most people, you're a normal person with friends and family? Hard pass.

    Holidays were another sticking point. Often the leads wouldn't let us know that we'd be required to work half a day on the Saturday of a holiday weekend until late in the week, usually very late Thursday afternoon. That made things difficult for people who had family coming to visit or had already made plans well in advance to go out of town. And if you told them you couldn't come in Saturday? They'd try to force you to do it by telling you you wouldn't get paid for the Monday holiday if you didn't.

    I also heard one of the senior salespeople telling a group of Honda executives who were brought through on a tour that once the Honda group employees got through their 90-day probation they were given a 75-cent-an-hour raise, a bald-faced lie.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like any advice I give here will be moot since the Great Falls location closed after they lost the Honda contract after I left, but maybe they wouldn't have lost the contract if they'd treated their employees better and not taken on so much work that it was humanly impossible to get it done in the timeframe they promised Honda without running their employees ragged. Employees trained, treated, and paid better would have stayed and maybe BE would've been able to keep that contract and this location would've been able to stay open.


  4. "Sr Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The shop floor is clean and operators clean WC all day.

    Cons

    No finite schedule is achieved by Operations.


  5. "Great company lack of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    A lot of work and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to grow professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Not many.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Materials in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Materials in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BE Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Salary
    Some good people there

    Cons

    Poorly managed company
    Health insurance not great
    50-60 hrs a week(6 days a week)
    No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the the upper management area especially the materials management area. No leadership skills, poor communication, care nothing about your development, just what can you do for me now.


  7. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer 14 in Marysville, WA
    Current Employee - Buyer 14 in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Engineering Experience, Regulated Field, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Intense workload, HR not so helpful, they don’t like use of long periods of short term disability for maternity leave or other protected classes.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff, take personal responsibility, listen to your staff.

  8. "Electrical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    High tech work environment and test facility

    Cons

    Lot of pressure from management and project leads


  9. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a bright future

    Cons

    Getting acquired and some uncertainty abounds.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Busy environment. Always jobs to do."

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    Current Employee - Braser/Mechanical Assembly in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Braser/Mechanical Assembly in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BE Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Just work hard and no problems or drama

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind .

    Advice to Management

    Continue the motivation. Find new ways to uplift the teams spirits.