Cirrus Aircraft Reviews | Glassdoor

Cirrus Aircraft Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
36 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Dale Klapmeier
21 Ratings

36 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "A progressive company in aviation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Aircraft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The small company feel allows alternative ideas to be expressed. The work was always very hands on, always busy and exciting. Employees were generally positive and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The sale of Cirrus to CAIGA changed the culture a lot. Management was generally very good to get along with but they were not lenient when it came to schedule. We were constantly threatened with being fired or laid off if we did not meet project deadlines.


  2. "Former employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    The only thing good was the people you worked with and the 3 day weekends.

    Cons

    My last day was on the 12th of October a d I've never felt happier leaving a company that is so self absorbed and clueless. The same day inlet the took away the 3 day weekend and had mandatory Friday work days forced over time. I left at 14.75 and am now working a job with same pay less stress and better benefits. The same day I left dale threatened people they would be fired if he found anyone out of station for any reason even the supervisors. Cirrus has a severely high turn over rate and it's apparent as to why. Pay is terrible o stated at 12.50 bumped into 14.75 then to 16.75 then when i transferred I was told I'd keep pay and i didnt i went back down to 14.75. I worked there for almost 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and not treat them like expendable pieces of equipment. Pay people what they're worth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Acceptable I suppose."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Aviation industry is pretty cool. Duluth is a great town.

    Cons

    Disjointed management. Severe lack of coordination between departments. Difficult to get the "old guard" to enact change that could better the company. "Fires" are put out after they occur and never prevented makes for a hectic job.

    Advice to Management

    Review overall alignment between departments. Find the parts of the process no one owns or claims to own and assign a clear owner. Understand the process and actively work to better it. Nice sounding platitudes and buzz words will not suffice. Try talking to people on the floor to understand their positions and situations rather than talk at them through company meetings where you promise everything will be alright. Increase pay for techs.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Interesting Work, Challenging Work

    Cons

    Benefits, Expectations, No upwards movement

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic expectations for employees and project timelines.
    Re-address overall company benefits. Pay is low and stagnate for most employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good enough to retain some employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work is what you expect for a given position. The work can be fun and is evolving for many of the different jobs. Co-workers are often motivated and passionate about the company, the product, and the industry.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low side of average. Every department I'm aware of is perpetually short-staffed. Upper management is very disconnected from its employees. Paid time off is on the low side of average.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully and respectfully consider requests and advice from employees.


  6. "career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    play with airplanes every day

    Cons

    play too much often with airplanes every day


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - CMM Programmer in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - CMM Programmer in Grand Forks, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. There is a lot of room for career progression if you work hard. The company looks like it is going to grow.

    Cons

    Pay sucks. The company is owned by china. It seems as if they might be building them in China one day.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees trying to move up in the company more.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Director Level Position"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Aircraft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Product is great. International experience was amazing. Start up /entrepreneurial environment where you can contribute on occasion was cool

    Cons

    No work life balance. Pay was below industry average. Low vacation time for more experienced level director.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage your employees. You hired them for their experience and intelligence, let them do their job! Listen to the folks in the trenches.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cool product"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airframe Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Airframe Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cirrus Aircraft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An aviation job in Duluth with the leader in GA is pretty cool. If you appreciate what the product is this is a bonus. Flying club offers access to very expensive aircraft.

    Cons

    Shortsighted business practices lead to systemic frustration. Health care plan stinks. Take it or leave it additude towards employees. Lack of leadership after Paul Brey left.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries for better retention and quality of work.


  10. "Amazing Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirrus Aircraft full-time

    Pros

    big dreams and higher expectations.

    Cons

    Cirrus is life and balance is not very easy


Showing 36 of 40 reviews
Reset Filters