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Gulfstream Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay and Benefits, Lots of room of move around to other positions (in 18 reviews)

  • Gulfstream has a great internship program with benefits and good pay (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • This company is the definition of the good ole boy network with a very clear glass ceiling for women and minorities (in 25 reviews)

  • Terrible work-Life balance during closing (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sorry if you are still there. Not a good experience. Gulfstream does not care about you."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gulfstream full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for Savannah if you want to sweat all the time

    Cons

    Good ole boy management. Backwards mentality. No perks - just a paycheck. Most people are miserable. HR will screw you over so don't complain. Not progressive. Management is old school...work you to death and suck up to corporate. Sexual favotitism is prevalent. Management dates assistants (including svps) and affairs, divorce and favoritism is widespread. Sometimes smart people succeed but you will feel alienated by the favoritism you witness.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old school...90 percent of management. Clean house. I think Gulfstream is almost done. And I'm glad. What a miserable place. Not forward thinking.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid product support"

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    Former Employee - Mastercafts Person in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Mastercafts Person in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gulfstream full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay so long as you have overtime . Good tools provided

    Cons

    Benefits got poor , poor management strategies, HR is a not for the employees


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Industrial labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gulfstream full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    pay is ok to good

    Cons

    chained to a work table in a noisy, dirty environment with plenty of egos flying around. Corporate politics. annual reviews shouldn't feel like going to court to plead against negative charges brought up as an explanation for no raise.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Micromanaging and mismanagement


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  5. "Beware of Parochial Locals (aka Local-Yokels)"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Savannah, GA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly good pay rates for contractors

    Cons

    Very little to no respect shown to contractors, especially when coming from any location other than Savannah. Managers can be very deceptive - mine appeared to be a serious "closet drinker" who could turn very cruel in blaming her worst mistakes on subordinates.
    Also, a tight clan of local morons around the Savannah HQ seem to have a complete stranglehold on much of IT. Highest level mgmt has even threatened to outsource entire IT operation and then boot current tech pretenders out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in IT.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Former Sr Mechanic (11 YRS}"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanic in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanic in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money Paid Vacation and Personal time

    Cons

    Ive come to find the Money isnt worth it even with exemplary Employee performance reviews I chose to leave and take a pay cut as well. Imposible Timelines, Inept Management, Factions among departments, Interns chosen over Promotion from within, POOR Planing Squared!! Descretionary accountability when it comes to policy and protocol, Lots of "Traps" set for floor level employees making Morale non existant. Insurance is a joke , no job security.....Thats just off the top of my head....

    Advice to Management

    I dont know what to say its a lost cause at this point.


  7. "Meh"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Savannah, GA
    Former Intern - Intern in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gulfstream as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, new and clean facilities

    Cons

    No work life balance, if youre not working 80 hour weeks you are frowned upon.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Westfield, MA
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Westfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gulfstream full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company takes care of employees with decent pay and time off from day one. Great products, and looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    The Westfield, MA service center is in need of a major overhaul. New employees are brought in with no training on very complex aircraft. Senior technicians will not train new employees, so new mechanics are forced to learn as they go with little data. No aircraft specific training is provided or any training on proper way to fill out paper work. The company let's the customer and the inspection department dictate how maintenance gets done rather than doing it how the manuals call for. Upper management only cares about how to prevent damage on aircraft and making sure they get the "your idea at work" quota. 90% of the problems at that facility could be solved with proper training and teaching better communication. Upper management is on the "good Ole boy" system where all the original employees are now managers and friends and refuse to make changes in an constant changing environment.

    Definitely not the Gulfstream service center I recommend working for. Go to Brunswick or Appleton

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees have to say. All that is happening is people moving on due to the refusal to change your way. Train your employees so they can succeed instead of always analyzing a problem after it happened


  9. Helpful (2)

    "QE"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gulfstream (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay for the ones they like the best.

    Cons

    Nepotism, Buddy system over rules education and know how. Well over 40 years worth of it.

    Advice to Management

    Real education for managers not your made up internal "University"


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Typical Big Aerospace Company"

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    Former Employee - Flight Controls Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Flight Controls Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gulfstream (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits at Gulfstream were really great. Health insurance / HSA, 401K matching, discounts and bonuses for just being healthy, etc. are what you'd expect from a stable, and well off aerospace company.

    Cons

    Gulfstream as an organization is slow, stuffy, and cumbersome. Everything requires multiple levels of approval and everything takes forever. It's been described as a "paperwork company that occasionally produces aircraft". Want to use a new piece of software not in the system? Expect a three month review process to get it approved. It makes it hard to be proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at more agile aerospace companies like SpaceX. Smaller teams with more autonomy can actually get a lot done.


  11. Helpful (11)

    "Sinking Ship! Run, don't walk away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gulfstream still manages to somehow build a great product, despite the disorganized mess that is management. Pay is good, especially for Savannah.

    Cons

    Middle management is completely useless. From managers to directors, it seems like no one is willing to make decisions or do anything to draw attention. TONS of office politics in trying to please the big bosses as job 1. Involuntary reduction in force in Dec 2015, currently offering voluntary separation to roughly 3,500 employees - everyone knows another involuntary reduction will follow when they don't get enough takers for the voluntary offer. Employees walk around waiting for the axe to drop. Zero growth opportunities if you're not designing an aircraft or are someone's friend when it comes time to fill positions. The good old boy network is definitely alive and well at Gulfstream.

    Advice to Management

    Target redundant middle management positions first when considering involuntary reductions in force. Organization is very top heavy and filled with micromanagers who actually impede progress instead of driving it.


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