ICON Aircraft Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Thomas Wieners
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "There was tons of opportunities for me to help ICON overcome some tough challenges and growing pains that every company goes through(in 10 reviews)

  • "Very good and friendly work environment(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ridiculous expectations of work force with no recognition from top management of who is doing the real work(in 3 reviews)

  • "Cost to build is 2x the sales price, good luck ever digging out of that hole(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great team producing a great product

      Oct 26, 2020 - Engineer in Vacaville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small, hands-on team, with everyone giving their best and without unnecessary management levels. Most people wear multiple hats which provides a great exposure to lots of processes and cross-functional teams.

      Cons

      Often tight timelines for deliverables and at times ambitious production plans.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun Colleagues

      May 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They do a great job of hiring fun and energetic employees that represent the company with enthusiasm

      Cons

      Hard product to sell due to price and demand.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not great

      Mar 19, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great product that is fun to fly in and ok benefits

      Cons

      Chinese run company always struggling with finances. The staff is very under resourced most employees are doing the job of several people, as such things slip through the cracks. Current investors don’t seem to want to make it successful and ran off most the previous management that knew what they were doing. Little to no ability to retain current talent who are jumping off the sinking ship in large quantities.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Failed Company

      Apr 27, 2021 - Production Manager in Vacaville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Initially an exciting concept. The A5 was an interesting design 15 years ago. Slick marketing, even if it was misleading. Chinese money keeps coming.

      Cons

      Icon does not have ability to produce at scale. It costs 2x more to build these than what a customer will pay.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a smart choice

      Mar 15, 2021 - Sales Executive in Vacaville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team of people to work with

      Cons

      Horribly mismanaged from the CEO down through the top tier management. Bills were never paid. Overspend on parties and cut corners on safety and products. Would not suggest working there to anyone .

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      No

      Apr 14, 2021 - Production in Vacaville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great parties and fun people

      Cons

      Not realistic and definitely not sustainable

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company with potential to shine

      Aug 12, 2019 - Supplier Quality Engineer VCB in Vacaville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I was one of two Supplier Quality Engineers, my role was the Vacaville plant SQE, the other, tijuana SQE. There was tons of opportunities for me to help ICON overcome some tough challenges and growing pains that every company goes through. Lots of smart people. If you like flying you will be in heaven

      Cons

      The management at the time did not have the wisdom or the knowledge of typical quality systems mgmt. Was faced with the ultimatum of either follow the "icon way" or stick to my ethics/follow ASTM regs and.do the right thing. I chose the way any good Quality Eng woukd do and was fired.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Brain Happening

      Dec 30, 2020 - Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool plane for uber wealthy

      Cons

      Awful leadership since March 2020

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      NO

      Oct 4, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Vacaville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It used to be a good place, but always chaos

      Cons

      just no, everything- stay away

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      STAY AWAY AT ALL COST! YOUR SAFETY AND LOVED ONES SAFETY IS AT RISK!

      May 6, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Vacaville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no pros at Icon aircraft.They are poorly built, cheaply made, rust buckets.

      Cons

      Icon aircraft are very cheaply made. The interior is cheap chinese plastic, parts are hard to get, their customer service people seem to always be stoned. They dont care about customer safety. You have to sign a waiver that you wont sue them if you get hurt or die in their aircraft when you purchase one.These aircraft's are made to attract the rich & dumb community. I rather get a C182 on floats for the almost $400K they make you pay for these floating turds.

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      5 people found this review helpful
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