Spirit AeroSystems - Crazy(not in a good way), ill-conceived, just complete turmoil. | Glassdoor
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"Crazy(not in a good way), ill-conceived, just complete turmoil."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Tulsa, OK
Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Tulsa, OK
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good pay, excellent benefits, and a good top out are all of the pros I can think of. I suppose that's good enough for most people.

Cons

To me, the experience is utterly depressing. Management has no idea what they're doing, communication is practically non-existent, too often i feel left in the dark.

Advice to Management

There are too many managers, it is completely unnecessary. Use better communication, and think before acting. And remember who's doing the work.

Other Employee Reviews for Spirit AeroSystems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Entry Level company, however not much opportunity to grow."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Designer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Technical Designer in Wichita, KS
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Probably the best reason to work at Spirit as a Technical Designer is you have an opportunity to gain experience. As of 2011, they do have a "tuition reimbursement" plan if you wish to attend additional education, so that is a plus as well.

    Cons

    Spirit tends to push long term contracts with little/no salary increase. With the increase in Cost of Living (including insurance premium spikes) it amounts to a downward slope for income the longer you remain (Current contract proposed is set to expire 2021). With that said, it's still a great place to work if you plan to move on to other aerospace companies, or elsewhere in the engineering world.

    Advice to Management

    The direct management I work with is great. They are very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. As for senior management, they have a disconnect from the workforce. Outside the company, words seem to speak louder than actions, however the reverse can be said within the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of coherent Business Strategy is evident"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer II in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer II in Wichita, KS
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good place to gain experience, especially if you have a good manager.
    They show an interest in mentoring you.
    They invest very heavily in manufacturing concepts and tooling.
    Chance to work on large aerospace structures

    Cons

    No coherent strategy in retaining what they believe is their biggest asset and poor execution of the program management
    No real opportunity to learn and grow by providing promotions and/or change positions
    Managers have no incentive to acknowledge the issues or problems they have in programs
    Program managers are ill -equipped to deal with or understand the complicated nature of the waterfall effect of working for the customer and meeting deadlines
    Spirit is in a very precarious position where the employees each have many internal customers and external customers with competing interests

    Advice to Management

    Develop a coherent strategy that uses data overcome obstacles that every program faces
    Remove roadblocks from innovation that include management and the performance reviews
    Modify the organizational chart so employees no longer have a conflict of interest at play in trying to provide structural integrity capability
    Prevent managers from moving up the company ladder by throwing their subordinates under the bus


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