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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Respectful work environmnent: Great work life balance (in 56 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. "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.


  2. 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!!!

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    "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.


  4. "This is the review I was looking for before I started"

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    Current Contractor - Avionics Tech
    Current Contractor - Avionics Tech

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

    Pros

    Pay Rate air condition

    Cons

    No tools
    Paperwork redundant
    No company procedures QA can ask for any they personally think is nesecery to sell a job
    Very little Overtime they run 3 shifts Mon-Fri and 2nd weeks
    The corporate side is run just like a commercial operation
    You don't not every get start and finish a job by the time all the shifts touch it its a mess
    Its not union but its run like a union shop


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    "Not the company they once were."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting new aviation developments. Great training ground to move on to better companies.

    Cons

    Hartford facility has a long reputation for having extremely poor upper management. The company expects full loyalty from the employee but does not offer the same in return.


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    "3D Illustrator"

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

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

    Pros

    It is very exciting to work on business aircraft.

    Cons

    There is no real innovation and no strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. They are the only solution to your problems of innovation and slow sales.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

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    "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.


  9. "Engineering Design Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern

    Pros

    Had the chance to work on a plane in design stages.

    Cons

    Management was horrible and treated workers badly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good hours which are beneficial to employees' time off. Great profit sharing program, and HR is pleasant to work with on the daily basis.

    Cons

    poor middle management leading to many employees' downfall. Lack of proper and thorough supervisors also. Will definitely avoid this company in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with compassion. Even in the hardest moments, like letting someone go, treat all your employees with kindness and dignity. You have the power in this relationship, and that comes with the responsibility of exercising it with reason and decency.


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