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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
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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 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "Sheet metal mechanic"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor

    Pros

    Very nice, clean facility. Nice selection of tools to use.

    Cons

    Management was a little to click with long time employees. If you had a problem with another Co worker, you had a problem with management (supervisors)

    Advice to Management

    Keep new employees best interest in mind also

  3. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  4. "Material Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader, Innovative, rated high from cust support

    Cons

    Financial Challenges, cost containment, salary challenges

    Advice to Management

    Cost Containment Challenges makes it difficult to be rewarded for positive job performance


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hopefully Things will get better"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are respectful and appreciate the support of their colleagues

    Cons

    Management is losing site of the people into order to execute their recovery plan.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to talking to the employees as individuals.


  6. "Great products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products and industry continues to grow

    Cons

    Too many strategy changes and leadership changes.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Bombardier Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, always willing to help when needed, learned a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    Not much work (1st internships) was boring sometimes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to gain aircraft experience!"

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

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Competitive Salary
    Great place to learn about aircraft.
    Good stepping stone in a career path.

    Cons

    Old school mentality & pressure...
    Threats of loosing job, if targets aren't met
    Lack of backing from higher level management
    The company always seems to be in a state of flux and layoffs are often.
    Expectation to work weekends and holidays, including around Christmas on top of regular weekday shift.

    Advice to Management

    Back line managers & unit managers, rather than move a manager for doing his job, because the union workers get upset. The inmates shouldn't be running the place!


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