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Bombardier Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Bombardier President and CEO Alain Bellemare
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  • "Work/Life Balance is not good in certain key areas" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Poor management and very poor upper management" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Composite Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Composite Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Composite Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Environment, lots of available overtime, I enjoyed working on heavy equipment, good co-workers, fun job at times.

    Cons

    Lack of tools available, have to get creative sometimes. Company does not allow you to bring your own tools. Working long days outdoors in the heat.


  2. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Direct Managers are good mentors
    Nice pay

    Cons

    Old work force
    Little opportunity for advancement
    Sink or Swim environment

  3. "Fast-paced environment with lots of room to learn and grow within the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated, caring and intelligent coworkers who are driven to meet project demands and efficiently create quality products for the public.

    Cons

    High stress environment due to project demands.


  4. "Great experience working on PTC"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to work on new PTC system with trusted company like BT, It's good if you're looking for new and challenges ways engineering solutions to real world problems.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment, best advice be proficient on one area.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Lot of Lies"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    New location downtown will be good.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay for the area.
    Don't reward the good employees.
    Stressful environment. Project schedules are impossible from day 1.
    Constant management churn.
    Low expertise levels as most good employees have left.


  6. "I work at Learjet Wichita site"

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    Current Employee - Production Line Worker in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Production Line Worker in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    never know when layoffs will happen

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and coming forth about the overall condition of the company and employees states


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, great people, amazing products

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, decision-making needs to be pushed down

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here ever!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at this time that I can think of.

    Cons

    No decisions can be made in Pittsburgh. They must all be made in Canada. What once was a fantastic company to work for is no longer. They keep laying people off and dumping the work on to one person.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late. They have already ruined what once was a great company.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Once great, no more..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people in Pittsburgh; interesting work and technology

    Cons

    Everyone outside of Pittsburgh! They've taken what was once a successful and profitable business, and run it into the ground. Workers leaving or being let go in droves... The best people mover systems in the world, now the company can't compete and all the changes they've made have made the company LESS capable to win jobs, execute contracts, and operate systems.
    Great idea: build the cars in Mexico and sell the manufacturing plant and test track. Oh wait, we don't have a test track anywhere else except West Mifflin! Now what??? Oh, lets ask our customers to let us test the cars on THEIR systems! BT Canada has NO CLUE what they are doing. SHAMEFUL.

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of it! You've mismanaged your business in Canada so WELL, that you've now got to ruin what Westinghouse built in Pittsburgh... Great job!


  10. "Good Company Values"

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    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been with BT for over 12 years. Have always treated their employees well. I work with many people who have been here for 20+ years, so it really does create a family-type environment.

    Cons

    Pay could be be more competitive to increase retention. Internal promotions go very un-rewarded which can frustrate those looking to advance professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the loyal employees - they become invaluable. Experience can hold as much value as a non-specific college degree.