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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Respectful work environmnent: Great work life balance (in 48 reviews)

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Each location is different."

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    • Culture & Values
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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!


  3. 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.


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  5. "Not the best place to work, unless you want to coast and do nothing all day"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Big Company, so you know it's not disappearing tomorrow
    - good benefits (though bad salary)
    - You know you are working on a cool product (private jets)

    Cons

    Management Does Not care!
    -They ask you to do things to waste your time,
    -huge bureaucracy,
    -keep on having the same problems, with no will to fix them
    -Sales driven organization where you have to suck up and do stupid things to appease little fiefdoms of power
    - tons of contradictions
    - lack of basic resources and even moderately new technology

    Advice to Management

    Start actually empowering your employees and let them make decisions.
    Promote on merit
    - Hire competent people and pay them well
    - Change the commission structure
    - Show people respect for their intellect - you are not fooling us with speeches full of hot air, when no concrete measures are in place to improve efficiency.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely a waste of time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros
    - Big Company, so you know it's not disappearing tomorrow
    - You know you are working on a cool product (private jets)

    Cons

    Cons
    Management Does Not care!
    -They ask you to do things to waste your time,
    - huge bureaucracy,
    - keep on having the same problems, with no will to fix them
    - Sales driven organization where you have to suck up and do stupid things to appease little islands of power.
    - tons of contradictions
    - lack of technical methodologies and basic resources for doing decent engineering work.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Senior Management
    Start actually empowering your employees and let them make decisions.
    - Hire competent people and pay them well
    - Show people respect for their intellect - you are not fooling us with speeches full of hot air, when no concrete measures are in place to improve efficiency.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "one of the worst places i've worked at a company that size. I can't believe i stayed there that long"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you get to be near and fly in premium jets, Globals and challengers are cool.
    lots of free food
    benefits are fairly good
    good work-life balance in that you can take time off for emergencies or personal issues without it being a problem.

    free parking
    cheap cafeteria
    some staff are really nice
    deal with some of the best attorney's representing clients, so you learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    management makes all the decisions, your role is to execute only.
    Top-heavy, roughly 1 manager for every 2 employees. The vp hires mostly his incompetent friends in fluff jobs. Most work is done by a few competent key staff, who are pushed to burn-out.

    Quarter ends are the worst period. you work long hours to meet last minute deals on the whim of management and their numbers, or sales people. No bonus or overtime.

    Sales people who you partially support make good money and treat you like garbage, even though you negotiate the final deals for them. Half the time they ignore your calls.

    Work is repetitive and mostly paper pushing as you cannot make decisions.

    lots of wasted time in meetings.

    VP doesn't care about lower-level staff, tried to avoid staff events, staff problems, and even the christmas party.

    salaries are targeted by hr to be at most equal to the middle of thier comparison companies. Result is very poor pay outside the benefits. At the same time the company has no problems throwing out millions per customer in freebies to get cash a little earlier.

    lack of basic technology tools

    no private rooms (conference) or offices to do your negotiations. Many times surrounding staff ignores you are talking to close a deal, and can be heard on your phone line.

    incompetent staff gets promotions depending on their "extra-curricular" activities.

    group bonus so individual efforts don't matter.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of most management and hire competent people. Pay people fairly for their work as your staff is a big part of your public face.


  8. "Bad employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not too many that can be said.

    Cons

    Terrible culture, not an open door environment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Treated like crap if you are lower than Manager level"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    People I work with are very good and supportive

    Cons

    Montreal HQ and the drones that work there. They do not respect anyone who is does not work there and have little regard for you if you do not have Manager in your title. Very very little opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at this Company that you are DESTROYING...it is the people on the ground floor who are supporting your grandeous titles and your flamboyant lifestyles...you are taking salaries that you do not deserve and pushing out substandard products. You are a disgrace.


  10. "Senior Airline Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Airline Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Airline Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good customer interaction. If you can foster a relationship with the customer in spite of the company then this is the best part of the job

    Cons

    Probably the worst company I have worked with / for. Terrible IT system, low ethical code and bad pay and benefits. Luckily I will be leaving soon. On call virtually 24 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Negative work environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Allows to work on wonderful product. Employees are proud of the product. If you have a bully character, you can get promotion.

    Cons

    Absence of recognition. Only way to be recognized as a good supervisor/manager is to bully others and show you can be the tough guy. Horrible work environment because everybody complaints about someone on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Support your people to find solution to problems and be supportive (and allow proper ressources) instead of promoting the blame game.



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