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Cessna Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance, pay, company perks, and benefits were all fantastic (in 14 reviews)

  • Test flights, fun work environment, learn to fly, and good pay (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management results totally mirrored everyone else (in 8 reviews)

  • Suffering from current economy woes (like the rest of the industry) (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, tough market"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K, holidays, many options to move around in new positions

    Cons

    Depressing at time due to tough GA market, sales organization is sub par

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Beechraft name on the next gen turbo prop


  2. "Work, work and more work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Associate in Independence, KS
    Current Employee - Paint Associate in Independence, KS
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Other workers are good at training you.

    Cons

    They sometimes wait to the day before to tell you you have to work overtime. Seems like they don't care about their employees. Can not move up in the company unless you have 4 yr college degree

    Advice to Management

    Needs to learn who their employees are and maybe care about and treat them as a person or equal

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be the best company in Wichita"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent job security, good friends, freedom

    Cons

    Management, upper management, HR, you know all the typical things that kill moral and productivity. Before 08-09 layoffs this was a very family friendly company, now its ran by former intern idiots who have no ideas what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your long time employees, we still work hard and we know what this company is capable of. Letting management and HR delay hiring and stuff us full of crap policies is killing what used to be the best job I had ever had.


  4. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - A&P in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - A&P in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cessna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Wichita is the worst place for dating.

    Advice to Management

    i have no advice for management.


  5. "NC Tech"

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

    I worked at Cessna full-time

    Pros

    Wide variety of equipment to get experience with. Great pay above average benefits. Nc Techs are highly valued and some of the last to be effected by lay-offs.

    Cons

    Business directly tied to the economy so a long career can be tough. Leadership gets cycled around fast.


  6. "Its okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A/c
    Overtime
    No pressure
    Flexible with choice of schedule

    Cons

    Bad management
    Raises are crappy


  7. "Overall, great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cessna full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance, pay, company perks, and benefits were all fantastic. If Cessna weren't in Wichita, KS, I'd still be working there today.

    Cons

    Main downside was the general politicking you get in larger corporations. New ideas also moved slowly as the FAA is involved in everything.

  8. "Cessna"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coos pay and benefits for area

    Cons

    Lots of OT is a complaint. Though I need it!

    Advice to Management

    More training made available and easy to access. Regular floor help is usually uneventful.


  9. "engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to work overall

    Cons

    Lot of recent changes are making things unpredictable.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly managed company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros at this company. The management is tearing these plants apart. Someone is not overseeing what these so called managers are doing.

    Cons

    This company is poorly managed by the upper management personnel. Textron has allowed Cessna to rape and pillage Beechcraft and they don't treat anybody fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management that will do their jobs.


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