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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Respectful work environmnent: Great work life balance (in 49 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Lack of carrier plans and poor management team (in 20 reviews)

  • life is not considered important in work/life balance discussions (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good company (if you're in Montreal)"

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    Current Employee - Avionics Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Avionics Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work on different jets (Global 6000/7000, Challenger 3xx/6xx and CSeries 100/300)

    Cons

    Learjet is on the verge of closing, making future work opportunities in Wichita bleak.


  2. "It a great company management is very undesirable, no promotions, and bring outside people in"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Clearfield, UT
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Clearfield, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of good people there always willing to help there fellow mechanic, benefits r ok as long as u do the wellness, this great place to get a career started

    Cons

    12 HR shifts r to long, management always wants unreasonably time to do jobs and vac and sick time r a joke


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Retiree"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Outstanding products (Plane & Train)

    Cons

    The business environment is challenging


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Protect your license by not working here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the work you do.

    Cons

    Terrible project managers and crew leads that will try to put your license at risk to save time by throwing out paperwork or asking to reuse packings or installing bad parts.
    Not enough tooling and poor condition GSE.
    Never have parts or consumables to finish a job.
    Horrible paperwork and parts ordering system.
    Too much emphasis on time and not quality.
     If you are going to work here stand your ground when people ask you to do something you are not comfortable with, you only have one license.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new paperwork system that protect the worker doing the task. Instead of buying unnecessary things, start buying more basic tooling and consumables. Start to weed out the old school workers and start getting talent. Start teaching new mechanics instead of throwing them into the fire.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bombardier"

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    Current Employee - Experimental Test Pilot in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Experimental Test Pilot in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No lack of work for 2017. Compensation is average to above average. Many projects are running concurrently at this point.

    Cons

    Unorganized and inefficient. Prompts people that are perceived to be high quality. Compensation for employees has been continuously reduced, no matching of company stocks, no per diem any more for those that travel.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and accept employee input. Many managers might have been good employees but are inadequately prepared to manage people and or projects. Don't be afraid to reverse decisions that are shown to be bad.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of personnel allocation with regard to veteran employees"

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    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, big company, nice people

    Cons

    They do not care how long you have been with the company, if they need to make cuts and your the head in that department, you will be let go. There is no effort to utilize your company knowledge in another department. I have never seen them resource their people correctly unless you are at their corporate office in Montreal. Good luck! Bombardier is an unstable company at the moment due to Failure to launch their C-Series by 8 years.

    Advice to Management

    Would not be constructively utilized. The Cons point out the short comings..


  8. "Good opportunity and experience"

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    Former Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people and good work environment. Working at the flight test center is exciting and rewarding and is never mundane.

    Cons

    There seems to be a glass ceiling on opportunity of advancement of careers without knowing someone there to help you.

    Advice to Management

    Would be an even more attractive workplace if there were opportunities to advance more and less schedule shifting. Work schedules change multiple times throughout the year.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Parts Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    The pay was fair and the benefits package was nice. Health insurance, 401K match and vacation were in line with the industry. I was able to hold different positions within the company gaining valuable experience and establishing business relationships. Bombardier as a company was good to me and when I was laid off the severance package was generous.

    Cons

    Small raises around %1.2 to %1.75 when they did give them.
    Promoted through politics not performance.
    Goals for the EIP and bonuses were unreachable.
    Bombardier seemed not to be concerned with the Learjet product and focused more on the C Series.
    Fear of being laid off is always hanging over everyone.
    Customer service has deteriorated to the point where customers hesitate to deal with the company unless necessary. The Sales staff is not experienced in the products they are selling nor aviation. I was proud to be part of the Bombardier team but in the last 2-5 years it has been stripped down by poor decisions and multiple management snafus. It seems unlikely Bombardier and especially Learjet will fully recover.

    Advice to Management

    Many people questioned the judgment behind why some employees were let go and some were not. More checks and balances are needed in Wichita regarding management within Part Logistics. Multiple people approached Human Resources about the same Manager bullying employees but the behavior continues according to people who still work there.


  10. "BFTC Quality"

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    Current Employee - Flight Test Inspector in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Flight Test Inspector in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages are union negotiated and top notch. Benefits continue to slid at every contract

    Cons

    Management uses good ol boy system when selecting supervisors. New Supervisions attitude is the "beatings will continue until morale improves". The future looks dark due to poor sales of Learjet which is spiralling down and the end is certain. Right to work state "Kansas" takes away the strength of having a union. That's why myself and other inspectors don't join.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Discrimination against and unfair treatment of workers for poor sales and failure to meet unrealistic goals.


  11. "QC Crew Chief"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    pay is good for area

    Cons

    hours make it hard !


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