Spirit AeroSystems Reviews | Glassdoor

Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated May 8, 2018
327 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Tom Gentile
41 Ratings

327 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Excellent work environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Capacity Planning Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Capacity Planning Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I get plenty of support from my manager and senior coworkers as well as opportunities to leverage knowledge and experience from veteran employees outside within the organization.

    Cons

    At times we are subject to competing objectives that need to be worked immediately otherwise will become irrelevant soon.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Golden Cage"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent Health Benefits
    - Its a paycheck

    Cons

    - Very little advancement
    - If you like your job, you can stay there for 40 years
    - No opportunities to branch out into fields of interest
    - Company doesn't want you finding extra work if you have spare time. They rather just have you sit in your box bored until they need you
    - Management is disconnected from employees
    - Coworkers are just there for the paycheck, and really don't care once they leave the door

    Advice to Management

    - Take time to get to know your employees and how your team is working as a unit
    - Be willing to allow employees to take on more responsibility if they'd like. Don't lock them into their current position without a way out

  3. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great place to start your career

    Cons

    long hours and stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    prepare for a challenging job


  4. "Great legacy , diversify for future"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to world class manufacturing techniques and a committed work force

    Cons

    Command and control management environment. Wages based on a pre-determined scale for your level is restricted and doesn't allow for much raise for high performers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but very political."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good pay, co workers for the most part are nice. Good Culture

    Cons

    Very political environment. Have to live in Wichita, KS


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assembly mechanic"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. It is a great work environment with great people to work for and the pay is good

    Cons

    The suppliers need to work on getting parts to the business on time so they can build their plans at the rate they want


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay lot of good people.

    Cons

    Life balance not good.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your managers on the floor

  8. "SPIRIT"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Assembly Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and values on point

    Cons

    Not the best insurance can't use Wesley hospital that sucks

    Advice to Management

    Fix Wesley bad deal!!


  9. "QA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Ship out a defect free product

    Cons

    Missing product( Parts) from the vendors

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between supplier and vendors


  10. "Good and getting better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company's doing a good job of fostering a more positive culture where people can work together and share ideas freely across all levels. The CEO is very transparent and communicates openly with employees at every opportunity. You get the sense he actually cares about the people who work here, which is really important to me.

    Cons

    The matrix organization can be a bit confusing at times, and not all teams are structured for optimal performance, in my opinion. Management

    Advice to Management

    Focus on finding the right people to put into management roles - especially on the shop floor. I know it's difficult to fill those first-level manager roles, but putting people in those roles just because they're willing is a recipe for disaster and can kill the morale and engagement of workers.


Showing 327 of 349 reviews
Reset Filters