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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Respectful work environmnent: Great work life balance (in 51 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)

Cons
  • life is not considered important in work/life balance discussions (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good place to work before Directional Aviation Capital came in and took over Flexjet."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people and good location.

    Cons

    Bad management and horrible prospects.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Each location is different."

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees were great to be around. Management was the opposite. And HR is the WORST! Traveled to work at other locations. Each is essentially their own "business" and run differently.

    Cons

    Working Hours were horrible. Best working hours were determined by seniority. There seniority = 8+ years. Constant threat of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Care about your lower level employees and fight FOR them!


  4. "Diverse company that is poorly run and managed"

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    Former Employee - 3344 in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - 3344 in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The money is good for the industry

    Cons

    Poor management and direction
    Poor and inadequate training

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you will
    Follow up with employees about issues they have asked about or discussed with you


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Use to be a great place - now it's a dump"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a pay check

    Cons

    The leadershit team at BA from Daddy's boy Beaudoin down to the management level, in general are useless. There are some good ones, but the crate is filled with bad apples - This firm will never be the once great firm it use to be. It will require great changes and decades to clean up the toxic waste that is bombardier

    Advice to Management

    None - they don't know how to read and don't have the skill's necessary to be in management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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 new products that can compete. CSeries is too late to market (market saturated by Boeing and Airbus), it will be very difficult to sell more.

    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 in today's products (CRJ and Q400 old avionics). It is not what you know, it is who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Start by telling the truth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politics & worst management ever..."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good people at the working level. RRSP match, used to have excellent benefits, but since Jan 2017 they changed the plan and it is not as good.

    Cons

    No leadership, management has no accountability, too many meeting without results, just happy talk. No clear directions, just micromanagement. HR is a joke, they do not support the salaried people.

    Advice to Management

    Alain Belmore need to apply more leadership to his troops and remove the dead weight in management.

  8. "Maintenance engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    They do late hiring for job postings


  9. "Engineering Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peer are passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Unstable work environment with recently lowered benefits. Management is weak and Montreal-centric.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the "yes-men".


  10. Helpful (1)

    "poor management"

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

    Pros

    Iconic Canadian company with generous salary and benefit. International travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Racialist company focused on French Canadian. Poor management from top to down, family business not like a public-listing company, conservative, complacent, conceit and arrogant company, severe internal company politics, famous for company-wide lay-off and crying for government bail-out at tax payer's expense, even some previous presidents hunted from outside companies were let go, diligent and smart talents are fired, lazy, stubborn and gossip buddies are kept, a paradise for their own buddies...

    Advice to Management

    Company-wide overhaul from top down to earth, including vision, culture, business management, decision-making, HR policy, everything


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