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Gulfstream Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, good pay, decent schedule (in 44 reviews)

  • Good Pay and Benefits, Lots of room of move around to other positions (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • The good ole boy network is alive and well here (in 27 reviews)

  • Terrible work-Life balance during closing (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Control in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Control in Savannah, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company cares about putting out the highest quality product they can. Most corporations preach it but Gulfstream has the reputation of being the best for a good reason, product is impeccable. They match 401k and the pay is more then competitive.

    Cons

    The clim up the corporate ladder can be a steep one in the smaller off sites. That being said if your willing to educate yourself, work and be innovative in your thought process you can climb the ladder. I have issues with how they rate employees for performance, to give everyone a generic score gets no-one anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the down to earth and approachable attitude that is currently adopted. Management does a really good job at many locations at being in touch however places like Savannah its easy to lose touch with so many people. Its such a large corporation thats it's really hard to "advise management" as all management teams are diffrent and have diffrent strengthens and weaknesses. All in all keep it up.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A work in progress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Builds great quality aircrafts. Potential for future growth is somewhat certain. Was once a great family oriented type of workplace

    Cons

    Process elimination of older, sickly and minorities workers. Favors younger temps cause it cuts cost and adds to cheap labor. Unfair wrongful termination of righteous workers but keeps those who don't contribute to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Leave personal prejudices at home and not let it affect your job and decision making abilities.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Don't work here if your in the software industry."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Integrator in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Integrator in Savannah, GA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the Savanah, GA area. Benefits are so/so and align with most other local companies. Savannah is kinda nice.

    Cons

    The good ole boy network is alive and well here. Unless you know someone you can forget about any upward movement. It doesn't matter how much effort you put into going above and beyond what is required, you are not rewarded in any way. Mediocrity is paramount at this company. Management is not open to change which throws innovation completely out he window. The "just keep it running" mentality brought on by leadership makes this company a bore to work for. I would recommend staying away from this company at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new talent who can change the direction of company and listen to them. Employees are an asset and without them you have nothing.


  4. "Materials Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the chance to work on a wide variety of projects and they are very pro-education; either job-related degrees or certifications.

    Cons

    Some employees have been here a very long time and it limits advancement because the top ranks are full. You are a number, you are rated and stamped, and when layoffs happen, the number is the deciding factor.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Gulfstream"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay structure, bonus, career opportunity and family like environment. A strong culture of teamwork.

    Cons

    Poor high deductible health insurance, good boy club in certain fields. Specifically mechanics and management.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Disfunctional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool product. Holiday shut down.

    Cons

    old-school aerospace culture and all that goes with it. Terrible health insurance plan.

    Advice to Management

    Step into the present. You will not attract many millennials with the current culture.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Smallest Big Corporation Workplace."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Technician in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros to working here is good pay for the region/ good pay for low skill-talent. Very slowwwww working environment. If you know somebody that works here and was born in this region, you'll have a good future here. If you're okay with mediocrity than this company is for you.

    Cons

    Nepotism. The good old boy network. Advancement opportunities are quickly slowed to a halt. I am near the top of advancement without going into Mgmt. No where else to go as the company is cutting pay to jobs which previously paid at a higher scale. Company makes excuses for not giving raises. Hard work doesn't get rewarded. Rationality and common sense are not a virtue here, there's no sense of change in thinking here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your honest hard workers, get rid of riff raff drama spreaders whom don't provide productive output, get feedback from your own objective analysis and observations than subordinates whom have hidden objectives. Do your own early evaluations of workers knowledge, skills, and abilities; and position them in the appropriate position to match for fairness to those whom are more deserving. Put more weight on performance of knowledge, skills, and abilities rather than what is on worker's resumes/ work history. FYI: Spoiler Alert! There are a lot of fake-it-to-make-it employees here.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gulfstream full-time

    Pros

    Ability to move into new positions after one year.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees instead of worrying about schedule only.


  9. "Eng group head II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Eng Group Head II in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Eng Group Head II in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, matches 401k, good work environment and training opportunities.
    Salary is above market average and the prodduct is fantastic. The best aerospace company I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Nothing really, sometimes balancing work and life is difficult at times of peak but normal in the industry.
    Company supressed the 4x10 recently, everyone is working 5x8

    Advice to Management

    Management is great


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mission stays quo"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Equipment and Tooling Specialist in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Support Equipment and Tooling Specialist in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and decent benefits. Given the area, it is the best option for salary. It's really cool aircraft with cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Old school leadership and lack of diverse leadership. Speaking out and/or against is never advised! Borderline ethics. Subpar culture and the company does not invest into the internal growth of its employees. You have to leave Gulfstream in order to get promoted at Gulfstream.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and listen to the workforce. Diversify the people and offerings so that the company stays competitive.


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