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Bombardier Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance is not good in certain key areas (in 8 reviews)

  • bad management, different systems (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Avionics Technician"

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning environment for knowledge of the Aircraft

    Cons

    Management is the worst. The do not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the former employees of Express Jet.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Volatile"

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    Former Employee - A&P in Bridgeport, WV
    Former Employee - A&P in Bridgeport, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part they have the tools and materials you need for the task. Higher ratio of Licensed mechanic vs. unlicensed.

    Cons

    No team continuity. Contractors are abused more than usual. Supervisors complain regularly about not having enough technicians while at the same time terminating contractors for little or no reason. Even the direct hires experience retaliation from management.

    Advice to Management

    Your management team is composed of the "good old boy" system instead of individuals with leadership and management abilities.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "SKEPTICAL ABOUT FUTURE"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lear, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lear, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People in Montreal are nice.

    Cons

    People are always sleeping at work. People are very old. They don't get rid of the useless people. They keep the weakest link. People are not qualified to do their work. People refuse to help out one another out of self interest threat.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the useless employees! They can sleep at home!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Long Hours, Zero Stability, Dangerous conditions to health and career"

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    Former Contractor - Sheet Metal/A&P in Bridgeport, WV
    Former Contractor - Sheet Metal/A&P in Bridgeport, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bombardier as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime during holidays

    Cons

    If you were to loose your A&P, it would be at this facility. I personally witnessed several near fatal accidents. One on take off and one at night during landing. Stories of prior disasters, deaths were kept quiet. Idiotic, useless safety rules. Poor use of technical publications. Rampant Nepotism. Noticeable levels of theft among employees. Below average intelligence of new hires. Lack of attention to detail. Poor interpretation of FAA guidelines and regulations. Inept hiring practices. Inexperienced inspectors. Non logical approach to standard inspection processes. Non compliance to Bombardier policy. Poor salary offerings to direct employees. This center will inevitably tarnish the Bombardier Corporate image.

    Advice to Management

    No more than two employee may be related to each other. A minimum of three years experience on fixed wing should be required. French Canadien blue prints are NOT American standard blue prints. Treat your direct employees and contractors who produce, as though they matter... Remember, its them, not you -who bring the dollars.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great workers poor management because of favoritism and nepotism"

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    Former Contractor - A&P Mechanic Challenger Program in Tucson, AZ
    Former Contractor - A&P Mechanic Challenger Program in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bombardier as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of experience. Friendly and helpful coworkers.

    Cons

    The Challenger program has their mavericks and golden children. Contractors are not treated like a team. They are constantly sent good me when there is no work to be done. There is also a lack of mentorship with new hires starting out on the floor. Depending which lead you work for, you may have someone who is honest to goodness mentor. But if unlucky, you will work for a lead who expects you to hit the floor running and know where everything is located and know how to fill pit paperwork. Not to mention, k ow how to work the aircraft if you never had the chance to previously. There is a lack of accountability on training and mentoring. Somew leads do not care if you know the plane. They think if you can read the tech nmanuals, you can fix the airplane with little to zero experience. HR on the Business side of aviation shows favoritism and needs to get there's act together. They terminate contractors without a paper trail. There is corruption in the HR dept.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and GROOM employees. Stop the nepotism and favoritism. Also, if you want to get rid of someone, start a paper trail. Lastly, treat new employees (contractors or otherwise) with respect. And do them the favor on training them.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Dysfunctional Private Aviation Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The salary that Bombardier offers is very competitive in the Private Aviation sector. There are also 9 paid holidays. PTO, or paid time off is also available. If you are of certain ethnicities, you will be recruited aggressively. If you are not of those ethnicities, it will take months of persistence, follow-up, and calling to even be considered for a position.

    Cons

    The management at this location is incompetent, spineless, and without a personal morality compass. If anything goes wrong, managers hide in their offices. If employees are disruptive, or create conflict, you can expect that your manager will turn a blind eye to the situation. You are on your own. It is a Hostile work environment with no teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Take a stand. Believe in Something, and work to make it happen. Say Hello to people you work with. Look people in the eye. Have a spine and discipline the employees who create trouble instead of continuing to lose qualified, good employees.


  8. "Worker"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun seeing jets worked on, nice building

    Cons

    No training, HR micromanages every move you make, can't apply skills to job, lack of communication from management, no perks, not a place for a team player, understaffed and over worked, pay is terrible, no purpose or objective in workplace, NO work/life balancer whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together or your going under fast, customers mad at lack of quality and manpower


  9. "Bad experience for career development"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work program and a few nice colleagues

    Cons

    Low salary level
    Promotions made by personal preferences

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  10. "Lack of vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    No pros for this company

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Low compensation
    Night shifts
    Lack of vision,Lack of motivation
    Will be a failure for your career

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers and Hr how to work in a company.Everyone is selfish.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I would never recommend BT as place to develop your career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rome (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    International presence with the possibility to develop your career at international level.

    Cons

    Bad management, non competitive salary and wrong human resources policies.



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