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"disaster waiting to happen"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Big name company, name brand, small market niche

Cons

French controlled and mis-managed too many operations too little time to correctly identify core problems and repair with solid training and solid employees

Advice to Management

listen to employee feedback, hire and promote proven employees

Other Employee Reviews for Learjet

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, and there is opportunity for professional advancement if you're willing to work hard for it.

    Cons

    On the L85 program, work/life balance is not a priority. Most employees have at least two daily meetings that are mandatory, and it's not unusual to have the first before 8am and the second after 4pm. The program is in trouble, and everyone is very stressed by the fear of being blamed for failures that are no ones and everyone's fault.


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    "Learjet 86 Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst
    Current Employee - Program Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay in the aircraft industry is pretty good. The technology at the office is pretty up-to-date and reliable.

    Cons

    The culture on the L85 program is crazed. Everyone is in panic and survival mode. Officially, the company favors work/life balance and employee health, but in practice, daily meetings are scheduled before 8 am and after 4:30 pm, everyone is expected to work overtime that they don't get paid for, and no one leaves the office for lunch or anything like that. There are some very good people working here, including management, but the actual upper-level management of this project has been erratic and reactionary. Stress and anxiety trickle down the ranks to everyone. If you're passionate about aircraft and want to work in the industry long-term, it is worth it to work here and try to climb the corporate ladder. If you're looking for a job that is a source of income rather than fulfillment, it's probably not worth the headaches to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Be much more conservative when setting budget and scheduling goals. Give employees the time needed to do quality work. Fully evaluate program strategies before "pulling the trigger," we're having a rough time hitting the moving targets.

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