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Bombardier Transportation Reviews

Updated January 19, 2019
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Bombardier Transportation President and CEO Alain Bellemare
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  • "They have an amazing work life balance" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Good Work Environment, lots of available overtime, I enjoyed working on heavy equipment, good co-workers, fun job at times" (in 23 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 Transportation 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. "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 Transportation 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.

  3. "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 Transportation 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.


  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 Transportation 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!


  5. "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 Transportation 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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not good, getting worse"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Work on cool tech
    Do meaningful work
    Many good co-worker

    Cons

    Biggest con is being on project side of the business. There is project/product. Project travels coach for 3-5 week at a time. Trips working nights.

    Project career is doing the same work over and over.

    Arrive home and company expect you to pay expense report with your money while expense report team reject your expenses. Taping receipts to printer paper for hours.....

    There is huge number of people who justify their jobs by putting more work on engineering, Form after form that keeps changing.

    Morale is low, after office move to no privacy no cube environment will get worse.

    Senior management said to employees “Everyone is replaceable” at all hands meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like valuable people, not disposable ones


  7. "facilities engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, union

    Cons

    pay is not that great

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Mundane Work - Lethargic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Transportation full-time

    Pros

    1. Ample free time to concentrate on self development
    2. Minimum to no work stress or pressure.
    3. Deadlines; what deadlines?

    Cons

    1. Pay is meager.
    2. Bonuses and raises are based on your years of service in the company and not your talent/performance (1% raise and 3% bonus is considered an award).

    Advice to Management

    Invest in R&D and new talent.
    Organisational structure should be modified to create more one-one interaction between management and the employee.
    Stop wasting time and resources with the "random drug tests".


  9. "work cultural"

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

    I worked at Bombardier Transportation full-time

    Pros

    team work, good working environment, supportive people

    Cons

    Lengthy process, management issue, co-ordination at working level


  10. "Electromechanical assemblier"

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    Current Employee - Electromechanical Assembler in West Mifflin, PA
    Current Employee - Electromechanical Assembler in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with your hands. Being apart of something so important and big is fulfilling

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and production

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with your employees