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Cessna Reviews

Updated April 26, 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 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management results totally mirrored everyone else (in 7 reviews)

  • This negatively impacts job security (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Cessna"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "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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  5. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I feel all the "pros" are in our past.

    Cons

    The wrong people are being put in leadership roles and those more valuable and with the skills to lead & inspire, I see more and more of them shown the door.


  6. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity, exposure to complete aircraft design at one particular place. Good benefits and health insurance coverage. Educational cost covered.

    Cons

    Salary is not so much competitive. Bonus and additional compensation could be added. Current market is not so good for commercial jets.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair"

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    Former Employee - Parts Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Parts Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work was fulfilling made day go quick. Never the same thing day to day. Some tasks were challenging but after complete you felt happy you could get it done

    Cons

    When it came to a supervisor that recognized problems he buried his head in the sand. He was not qualified to handle the position. He was a puppet. When layoffs came who was later off the best worker in the department and they kept a lazy good for nothing work avoider. Reason they said was person later offwas low on totem pole last hired.

    Advice to Management

    They need to really look at job performance not when hired you lose a lot of talent and could backfire on company


  8. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for entry level engineers

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive


  9. "Made three really great friends there nothing more nothing less."

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    Former Employee - ASM in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - ASM in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like I said made three really good friends there. I liked the time that I got to spend with my family.

    Cons

    Everything. This company is more worried about the bottom line then figuring out where their problems lay. The management will straight up lie to your face or tell you to deal with it when you are dealing with Co workers that are harassing and rude. The time that I was on the last line I worked on was the worst experience I have had in 8 plus years of aircraft. I would not recommend this company to my worst enemy. The "ole timers" there mainly run the ships cause the management has no clue what they are doing. No wonder they had to sell to textron, sorry but you guys need to learn how to run your shops better.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work on airplanes and not lawn mowers. Think about your employees more instead if looking good for your upper bosses. Take a management class cause I know fast food managers that could do your job better then you do.


  10. "Quality Manager"

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cessna (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and conditions

    Cons

    Lack of vision and professionalism


  11. "Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome career stable company plenty of room for growth

    Cons

    none available pretty decent company to work for


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