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Bell Helicopter Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Opportunity to advance your career, great pay and benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • Good Pay, decent work life balance (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • upper Management at the time I was there just cared about the bottom line not his team (in 12 reviews)

  • There were a lot of lay offs so employees were not always the friendliest at times (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Machinist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Machinist in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Machinist in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bell Helicopter (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union group, hours,good pay,

    Cons

    Don't keep older employees who are hard working employees

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    Heavy Work Load but if you are willing to learn you will succeed.

    Cons

    Heavy Work Load, but a great job

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Manager"

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

    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Terrible market for Helicopters. Constant lay-offs.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "ENG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bell Helicopter (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    resent cultural change has cause a massive exodus


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in North Richland Hills, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in North Richland Hills, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Helicopter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New tech and lots of work

    Cons

    Could be stuck if in the wrong group.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your mid level workers


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Trying So hard"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, quality product, Nice facilities

    Cons

    Lack of skilled management, Lack of execution by new leadership, loosing market share, lack of management direction, very clickish management style, it is not about your skills, its about how you use social media.. Lots of people playing on phones in meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back six Sigma, and this time follow through. You Need a managerial level training process, there are numerous 20-30 ish mangers right out of college who have know idea how to lead or manage and adult workforce.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "A Job"

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

    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    You will always get paid.

    Cons

    It is a bad career choice.


  9. "Great Company and Great Product"

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

    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid teamwork of individuals in Amarillo; a sense of patriotism supporting our national defense.

    Cons

    Very few; the typical political stuff you would find even at the best companies.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "N/a"

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    Former Employee - Gearbox in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Gearbox in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bell Helicopter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good people

    Cons

    Management sucks. Get laid off alot


  11. "Mass Properties Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurst, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding work on commercial and military helicopters. Growth and innovation encouraged. Great people to work with; respect for each other.

    Cons

    Layoffs are common when work slows down. Be willing to transfer to other departments and sites.

    Advice to Management

    appreciation of well done work



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