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Bell Helicopter Reviews

Updated April 26, 2018
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits were acceptable, (in 20 reviews)

  • Good pay; good brand reputation; innovative designs and products; friendly people; on-site cafeteria if you forget your lunch; (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • I was able to get our engine shop Transport Canada approved, but in the end BHT upper management made a strategy change and it never came to life fully (in 14 reviews)

  • No job security and too many political games (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, Forward thinking, Fun environment

    Cons

    Not much to say here


  2. "Best part time college job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some incredibly smart people who love what they do. Learned a lot more things here that are applicable to the real world than I have in school

    Cons

    HR took forever to reach out to me about my contract

  3. "Millenials R Us"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The products that Bell makes are second to none. For the most part, they have a talented workforce. They have been modernizing the facilities over the past few years.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Another couple hundred sent packing this week. They are turning over the workforce. Hiring young inexperienced workers at the expense of seasoned, experienced incumbants.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget who got the company to this point. I’ve seen way too many talented individuals get laid off only to be replaced by new hires who are paid at half the rate.


  4. "Employee discount"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurst, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurst, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    you get a little discount

    Cons

    They have put everything online, you have to log in different places depending on the item you want. tickets one site, bell merchandise another site, cars, phones etc another place. :Yes a cluster*

    Advice to Management

    Common, get real.


  5. "Not Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent, especially for hourly workers

    Cons

    Culture is terrible, not an enjoyable place to be employed, too many layoffs, management doesn't care about employees at all


  6. "Contracts Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Contracts Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Contracts Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is trying to change the culture

    Cons

    Pay disparities between groups makes changing jobs difficult


  7. "Good company with decent benefits and average market pay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stress Analysis Engineer in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Stress Analysis Engineer in Hurst, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Good Working Atmosphere

    Cons

    Average Market Pay
    Must work 4 hours before getting overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    Implement a policy where employees get paid overtime for every hour over 40 hours. Increase salary bands for all employees.

  8. "Not keeping pace with technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Line Supervisor
    Current Employee - Front Line Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Some opportunity to transfer to other Textron business units.

    Cons

    Union shop can be difficult.


  9. "Quality Inspector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable work Enviornment and safety is a priority

    Cons

    Health insurance is low however high annual out of pocket

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that only qualifying individuals are given career growth


  10. "A traditional company with some of the best people!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bi-Weekly Fridays off
    Friendly People
    Full Benefits
    No Micromanaging
    Pretty good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to grow
    Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Allow for transparency and open communication within company


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