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LMI Aerospace Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Used to be a great place until upper management greed overshadowed the good work (in 5 reviews)

  • close to home, great team at our facility (shop floor & office support), quality minded (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Avoid the IT department. It will set you back in your career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LMI Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    When comparing to other companies, none that I can think of.

    Cons

    Very poor IT Management. Old school approach to an IT department with politics being the primary driver for success. Finger pointing is most prevalent approach to dealing with issues. Lack of knowledge of modern technologies that help manufacturing and even corporate is a serious problem here.

    Advice to Management

    IT Management is the problem at LMI. Manufacturing isn't the focus. Survival and politics equal poor delivery. Clean out the old and bring in new talent. Corrosive silos and too much office gossip. A new leadership structure based on an ethical approach and skills-based is desperately needed at LMI.


  2. "Titanic"

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    Former Employee - Babysitter in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Babysitter in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is one of the best around.
    Health insurance, dental, vision, vacation, 401K.
    Salary employees have flex time opportunities.

    Cons

    Total chaos in production areas.
    Lack of accountability in all areas.
    Lack of communication at all levels.
    More work without addition of help, elimination of positions.

    Every time someone leaves their work is given to someone else vs. replacing them? At what point are you going to HELP those remaining so they don't BURN OUT and abandon ship?

    Setting up everyone for failure....

    At this rate you will continue to lose people at great impact to the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your work force. Listen to your customers. Frustrations are high, patience are thin. Mistakes are being made at great expense to the company and impact to our customers. Never has the company looked this bad.

    Look around and see what your employees are doing. They are jumping off like the passengers on the Titanic. Great concern by many if the company can even be turned around.

    Wondering, was the current CEO brought in to run us down and get us sold off?

    Close divisions when we were going strong....

    Is the Sonaca purchase too little to late?

    Selling LMI as a whole for less than half of what we paid for the acquisition of the Valent company...how does this make sense with all the capex we have spent? With the increased SOW? With all the divisions? Shouldn't we be worth MORE than what we paid for our last acquisition?

    Seems false promises / information given to keep us on board many months/years ago.

    We will not be a billion dollar company on our own....we are being bought and that will combine us into being / becoming one. White lies hurt too!
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  3. "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LMI Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Nothing positive about the working environment

    Cons

    Management is not truthful to the employees. People are overworked because the company is not making any money.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "LMI stress view"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of personable experienced engineers. Good working conditions. Parking fine. competitive rates and salary. Flexible working schedule and easy going management.

    Cons

    LMI management at head quarters are clueless on how to run the engineering side of the business. Their failure to fully grasp the requirements of a design-build contracts pretty much ran the engineering side of the business into the ground

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the LMI upper echelon management is to stick to what you know best. Consult with engineers on that aspect of the business and limit your perceived expertise to production.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Two Thumbs Up"

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    Current Employee - HRBP
    Current Employee - HRBP
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    close to home, great team at our facility (shop floor & office support), quality minded

    Cons

    challenging recruiting in surrounding area


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LMI Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Due to the size of the company employees have the opportunity to have multiple functions.

    Cons

    LMI can be a rather disorganized environment at times.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They don't care about their employees"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved my co-workers, we all worked well together and was a profitable plant.

    Cons

    Closed the plant and moved the work to Mexico

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hopefully, the decline will stop."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peters, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LMI Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - The physical work environment is good.
    - The benefits package is competitive.
    - Vacation policy is generous.

    Cons

    - Weak leadership.
    - There's a perception that the new management group is a tight little club, and 99% of the employees don't belong to it.
    - Compensation is mediocre, but not good enough to make it worth staying.
    - Company's financial health has declined in recent years.
    - Lots of turnover at all levels in past year or two.
    - LMI used to be involved in the community under the old management. This seems to have stopped under the new management.

    Advice to Management

    There are many of you who have come over in the last couple of years. By ignoring the inputs of those who have been around longer, you are missing out on lots of valuable knowledge and talent. You need their perspective, especially since you have not found the path to success without them so far.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Company going to the dogs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LMI Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a great place until upper management greed overshadowed the good work. There is no regard for employees, morale or doing the right thing. It's all about corporate bonuses. Nothing good to say anymore.

    Cons

    No one cares about you as a worker. Dedication is not rewarded. Morale is in the tank and no one wants to be there anymore, unless you are getting huge corporate bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and stop being so greedy. You are driving the company into the ground.


  10. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always something new and exciting to learn and use.

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt like the conditions were stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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