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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
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  • Respectful work environmnent: Great work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • Working for the top aerospace company in canada, explosed to the exciting new program and can learn a lot of new things (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and knowledgeable. Writers are grouped by aircraft make, model, and publication (Global Express Illustrated Parts Manual, Challenger 300 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Learjet 60 Customized Completions Manual, etc.).

    Cons

    The aviation industry is full of ups and downs, layoffs, downsizing, and outsourcing. Technical writing groups are often made up of employees from multiple sites working together making aligning priorities difficult at times. Bombardier's continuous improvement methods are many times abandoned too early or developed into non value added extra work. Many of the continuous improvement methods (5S, Just-In-Time, Achieving Excellence, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Plan Do Check Act, etc.) launched at Bombardier often become just a box checking exercise with no realized benefits.


  2. "Quality company"

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    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares for employee's and pays good wages

    Cons

    Needs to be more proactive in the aerospace industry.

  3. "A&P mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Bridgeport, WV
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Bridgeport, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance 3 on 4 off 4 on 3 off.
    Good bunch of people on front half nights.

    Cons

    Every other shift either doesn’t care to finish jobs or they’re too inexperienced and don’t want to ask questions about how things are supposed to be done.

    Yearly raises aren’t guaranteed

    Management ( supervisors ) doesn’t give two hoots if you’re a good mechanic or employee. The buddy system rules this place and the amount of nepotism that flows through this building makes it hard to move up in the company.

    Revolving door for employees - over 2 years I’ve watched over 400 people get hired then either fired or quit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop disclosing the companies money problems with the floor technicians. It makes you as a whole group look bad for burdening the floor with management problems. This is the only company I’ve ever seen tell the techs about company money and time issues.


  4. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, awesome health insurance, great location in Fort Lauderdale. Most of the employees truly work hard and as a team to make Bombardier more successful.

    Cons

    A new modern facility is needed to accommodate the amount of business we do as well as the bigger airplanes the company is now producing.


  5. "Aircraft sheet metal technician"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good working conditions.

    Cons

    None. No complaints very happy with company.


  6. "Bombardier"

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    Former Employee - Worker in Bridgeport, WV
    Former Employee - Worker in Bridgeport, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, knowledgeable people, great benefits, good pay, time off,get to learn if willing to learn, have an open mind.

    Cons

    Management isn’t on the A game, Work sometime is slow, can get the run around if not careful, bounce around the shop a lot

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing and take care of your employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Bridgeport wv"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and dayshift - some good people (that are left)

    Cons

    Feeling of doom and gloom everywhere- micro management hell. PM walks around worrying about cig butts and who clocked out a minute early . Experience is mass exodus. Good ol boy club and finger pointing is favored

    Advice to Management

    Gut the management!!! Not the people carrying the load!!!

  8. "LJ Wichita"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of the site employees

    Cons

    Bad upper management decisions towards Learjet segment


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, awesome work life balance, management out of touch with who does what"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is amazing with some great medical benefits! Yearly raises and bonuses have been increasing year over year. Good vacation and personal time off!

    Cons

    After drinking managements koolaid for the past 3 years they are essentially getting rid of everyone to do the same job but with a subpar company (a 3PL).

    Advice to Management

    Learn who actually does the work by getting involved with your employees. Until you care more about employees instead of your bottom dollar you will continue to be a sinking ship.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management is a revolving door"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to get experience on Bombardier airframes

    Cons

    Don't expect much training, management changes constantly and policies change even more frequently. Not many opportunities to move up in the short term.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some consistency to employees, pay a competitive salary and support employees instead of attempting to rule over them.


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