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Bombardier Aerospace Montreal Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Respectful work environmnent: Great work life balance (in 48 reviews)

  • Get to learn a lot from colleagues who have been here for a while (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Admin support team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Administrative Support in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Freelancer - Administrative Support in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a great manager, intelligent, professional, team leader, caring, the department unit was a pleasure to work

    Cons

    Very structural organization but this is expected as it is in the aerospace industry.

    Advice to Management

    na


  2. "Can Bombardier Survive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people at the working level, 2002 - 2009 Strong strategic Vision with Senior Management who were recognized and respected within Aerospace community

    Cons

    From 2009 - 2014 very poor Senior Management lacking experience, knowledge and respect within the Aerospace community

    Advice to Management

    If you can keep it going for at least 2 more years it may survive


  3. "Logistics Agent"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Logistics Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible
    Salary ok
    Benefits ok
    Name of the company
    Schedule
    You can learn your job

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Bad Organizational Structure
    Low employee moral
    Very stressful

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be proactive, updated and fully bilingual in order to be competitive


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  5. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace (More than a year)

    Pros

    flex culture, good work space, no micro management, bonus

    Cons

    uncertainty, unorganized at times, too many politics

    Advice to Management

    better strategy, more development programs


  6. "Program Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Opportunities to grow and move around the company
    -Rewarded if you are a top performer
    -Value employee development
    -opportunities for travel (if you are customer facing)

    Cons

    -continuous layoffs
    -working overtime (not paid) is highly perceived by management
    -lots of pressure at quarter end


  7. "Love m'y job"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    We see aicraft every Day. Avantage are good but medical is notre the best any more.

    Cons

    Computer are crap. No IT and no standard. Dificulti tout make ting change.

    Advice to Management

    See long terme.


  8. "Very different atmosphere depending on group"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Mirabel, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Mirabel, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you work with a younger team on a newer project, you will enjoy working with enthusiastic employees who are open to change.

    Cons

    If you work with an older team on an older project, you will work with people who do the bare minimum and fear for their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer about program progress at all levels, and don't deliver reassuring presentations right before you cut 20% of your engineering staff to hit quarterly numbers.


  9. "It really depends on the department"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great health & dental coverage, pension plan and other benefits.
    Great internal mobility.
    Subsidized cafeteria (about $6 a meal!), and gym.
    Work-life-balance. Most employees leave by 4 or 5pm. Flexible hours (as long as you are present within the core time of 9 to 3pm).
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    They have been laying off a lot for over a decade. Therefore employees are stressed not knowing if their jobs are secure or not.

    Advice to Management

    Management varies from department to department.


  10. "Technical heaven, organizational chaos"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst III in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst III in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, people help each other. Not a competitive and stressful workplace. Years and years of knowledge make great conversations at the lunch table!

    Cons

    Very disorganized, non stop restructures and unable to adapt to new ways of working. They promote people who make the company look good on paper, instead of people who make the company actually perform

    Advice to Management

    Listen to recommendations and hire more dynamic employees


  11. "Always in financial trouble"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary above average, nice working environment. Good technical knowledge, however company lack of cash does not allow the development of products that can compete.

    Cons

    Lak of organization, weak processes, lack of discipline, lack of attention to quality, a culture of hiding the truth, a yes culture. Company unable to sell product. Some product are too old to compete with today's products. It is not what you know, it is who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Start by telling the truth.



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