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Pros
  • really good people to work with (in 6 reviews)

  • great history, aircraft manufacturing is an industry to be proud to work in, company is flexible with schedules (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Mid/senior and senior management are disconnected from the workforce and completely oblivious to the customer needs (in 3 reviews)

  • Management was clueless to the real world of aerospace (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Field Service Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with.

    Cons

    Upper management are clueless and like it that way

    Advice to Management

    Talk to and listen to your employees.


  2. "Sr. Contracts Negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Negotiator in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Negotiator in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beechcraft (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and working conditions.

    Cons

    They're not certain if they want to be an aircraft company or not. They certainly don't want to be a defense company.

    Advice to Management

    They already know it all.

  3. "A&P Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work on a variety of Aircraft

    Cons

    Lots of OT that is needed


  4. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good pay, interesting work at times, opportunities for new grads to move from area to area to learn what they like.

    Cons

    slow progress, little work at times, little opportunity for growth without changing employers in the area, management seems unorganized at times


  5. "Irrelevant to Aerospace"

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    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met some nice people. Buildings were warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Restaurants were handy for lunch.

    Cons

    Management was clueless to the real world of aerospace. Products were inferior to the needs of the flying world. The constant attempts to get the US Government to buy an "off the shelf ground support aircraft" drained company resources. The proposal didn't even begin to meet the requirements of the government RFQ. Senior Management was bloated and salaries were beyond what the market value of their contributions were worth.

    Advice to Management

    Become aggressive with your marketing. DOn't wait for customers to come to you because your historically based name means nothing to new pilots or even seasoned pilots.


  6. "Great people. Great Company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great room for growth once you're in. Management and mentors seem to really care about their employee's professional progression.

    Cons

    The industry fluctuates so there are times where work is overloaded and times when it is sparce.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees more accountable for their time.


  7. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beechcraft full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the opportunity and felt empowered to do the work I was capable of.

    Cons

    Company was having financial challenges at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Great job overall.

  8. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Beechcraft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Immediate management, Work Life is OK, Access to airplanes, Benefits were a Pro until the company slowly took away benefits. Great company overall in the olden days.

    Cons

    Too much change. Multiple ownerships. Always driving to bring up value of company in order to sell. Once was a great place to work with the best product in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Don't mess with things that work. Reward employees where its earned. Stop advancing people in order to get them out of a position that they are not good at.


  9. "Quality Assurance Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and knowledge advancement. Being able to work with different companies and government personnel.

    Cons

    there is stress in the many dissensions that are need on a daily bases.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your team is capable of doing.


  10. "team leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beechcraft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the people in the company

    Cons

    short term don't plan on staying long


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