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Gulfstream Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay and Benefits, Lots of room of move around to other positions (in 19 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. "Engineering Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Electrical Applications Engineering Consultant in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Applications Engineering Consultant in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gulfstream (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very focused on obtaining the proper training

    Cons

    was 4-10hr days now 5-8


  2. "Service Team Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for, pay for performance and family oriented

    Cons

    Shift work can be challenging


  3. Helpful (3)

    "QE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Technical Data Associate/ Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Factors Investigator in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Human Factors Investigator in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Loved the employees that I worked with. It made going to work such a pleasure.

    Cons

    This is a place for those who are apart of the "good ole boy" club. Raises aren't based on individual performance. It is based on the overall department you are assigned to, which make it very unfair for those that performed over and above. Not very stable at current. It was a good company in the beginning, but has slowly but surely dwindled because of incompetence of senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    If you take care of your people, then they in turn will take care of you. Micromanagement is not the answer.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Technician III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician III in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technician III in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent vacation benefits. 2 weeks vacation and 1 week personal business your first year that start as soon as you are hired.

    Cons

    This is the definition of a dead end job. There are almost no growth opportunities at this company. Lateral movement between different airframes is not allowed. There is a mountain of policies and SOPs that you must know and follow...or else! Forget about common sense. If you were to follow every policy to the letter your day would consist of talking about being safe more than actually doing any work. Management believes they can put enough policies in place to protect even the most incapable employees. If a new hire is terrible at their job they aren't fired, they are told that it's not their fault and the more senior employees haven't trained them correctly, basically zero personal responsibility. Aircraft mechanics are viewed as commodities: you can train any person with an A&P to do this work. There is no acknowledgement of talented individuals, they are simply a mechanic was well trained. High achievers and those with a strong work ethic are paid marginally better than a hack. Their is no real pay for performance or incentive to work hard other than your own work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Come down on the floor and try and be a mechanic for a week, you won't make it. You have put so many unrealistic expectations for safety, policy, and time that something has to give. Employees have no trust for their managers. Figure out a way to make work enjoyable and fulfilling for your employees and the turnover rate won't be so high. Make people want to work here for more than vacation and pay. Recognize and cultivate your high talent individuals. A few people forced to carry the load for many leads to discontent and burn out.


  7. "Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Great Benefits, Good Culture

    Cons

    Job Security because of industry demand.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dream Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented.
    Pay above local average.
    Great benefits.
    Amazing co-workers.
    Great working environment.
    Orientation is perfect to make seamless transition into new job, location, and atmosphere.
    Promotion is annual and strategically generated across the board.

    Cons

    It is a blessing from God to be here and have nothing negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and helpful experience

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to this experience


  10. "Material Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Work Schedule, Awesome management, College Reimbursement, Opportunity to learn a grow with the company

    Cons

    I have No Cons with Gulfstream. It is a Great Place to Work!

    Advice to Management

    I am a team player and a hard worker. Work with people well.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "An "ok" place to work if you need the job, but better options exist."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability and salary.
    It is difficult for the company to attract good people to the area, so they will do whatever they can to keep people, even those who don't perform or are difficult to deal with. Salary and benefits are good with 6% match on the 401k.

    Cons

    Area, morale, and some people.
    The area is depressing. Poor and uneducated people everywhere. If you are married and your spouse does not work for Gulfstream too, his/her salary is going to be very low compared to other areas. Savannah is nice for a couple of weekends, not to live in.
    Morale goes down a little bit every time leadership refuses to make a decision based on the clear data available today, and requests yet another trade study for tomorrow. Morale goes down a bit more every time leadership shoots from the hip on something serious because resources are too busy working on the latest chapter of that same old trade study and cannot work on something that is actually important.
    Ah, and remember the difficult people I mentioned above? You will eventually meet them...

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone that uses the term "Gulfstream way". Those people are hurting the company.


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