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Updated December 10, 2018
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Mitch Snyder
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  1. "Accounting Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, benefits and management

    Cons

    no room to grow


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work at for a few years"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Keller, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Keller, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, holiday time off, tuition reimbursement (paid upfront), aren’t expected to work overtime unless necessary, company makes cool products, very intelligent engineers to learn from

    Cons

    Below average pay for the area, 5 years to be fully vested in 401k, no training for job, small annual raises, engineers that leave Bell and then reenter the company with experience elsewhere make significantly more money than loyal engineers who stay at Bell

    Advice to Management

    Set aside money to train your engineers and ensure they are being challenged to their full potential. Reward employees who are loyal to the company over engineers that leave to work for the competitor and then come back for more money

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Rampant disfunction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - I had the opportunity to work with some great people and build a high performing team

    Cons

    - Leadership is fickle and spineless
    - Hostile, political culture

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of middle management and start over


  4. "pros and cons"

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

    I have been working at Bell full-time

    Pros

    9/80 Work Schedule, Good Pay, Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Older, set in their ways, but I think Mitch is moving the company in a good direction


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing to do outside of work"

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

    Pros

    Chill, work is mainly gov, so it's slow work here

    Cons

    Everyone is doing nothing or waiting for a contract

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  6. "Supply Chain Intern"

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

    Pros

    Good, meaningful work. Care about employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Very good internship opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship

    I worked at Bell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, growth, exposure and good work life balance

    Cons

    Tech lagging, lots of downtime

    Advice to Management

    Try to allow interns to have more projects in where they can work with other groups and other interns

  8. "Front line leader"

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

    I have been working at Bell full-time

    Pros

    I just started, not much to say at this time. Salary is great and the Supervisor team seems like a great team!

    Cons

    I just started not much to say at this time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "D/A Mfg. Co. Inc. Review"

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

    I have been working at Bell full-time

    Pros

    Small company environment. Employees work together well.

    Cons

    Poor management. Company seems to be running down.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management is who you know. How much your willing to kiss up. Pucker butter cup"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bell full-time

    Pros

    Work is great when you do your job people leave you alone. Pay is great and a lot of hard working people. Good people from different back grounds very talented

    Cons

    Management is pretty bad they tend to take people who are kiss ups. Make them supervisors if you want to keep your job better picker up those lips, kiss some supervisors behind. 9/80 for the office staff the mechanics are expected to work monday through Saturday. You miss a Saturday you will be ask why??? Rookie Part Specialist who are suppose to help you with any part issue. Non existent they worry more about them they do you. Every one is there for themselves only. Bell has many project, the only one they are banking on right now V-280. Losing contracts to other companies that is the best since Bell is stuck in a rut. I hope they buy the sikorsky prototype. With the V-22 a marine killer I can only imagine what problems the V-280 will have.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with aviation experiance don't hire people who use to be prison guards, hotel workers, oil field workers. Aviation is critical you continue to hire people from small little town, just give them the basic on how to drill and put parts together. With out understanding why they go together and how critical they are. You will always fail on making a good product.