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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated August 19, 2018
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  • "Upper management is absolutely terrible" (in 20 reviews)

  • "They treat first level managers like dirt" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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)

    "Interning at Spirit is a great opportunity to get engineering experience"

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    Current Employee - Design Intern in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Design Intern in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat their interns very well
    Provide a lot of cross-training opportunities
    Interns are eligible for the same benefits as regular full time employees
    Given important projects during the internship

    Cons

    The summer internship is only 10 weeks
    Sometimes difficult to find a project to work on
    Given boring projects like just creating power point presentations for people

  3. "Enjoy your job"

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    Current Employee - Process Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Process Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get out what you put in, if you show up and work for the goals you have set you can accomplish those goals.

    Cons

    Tough to get promoted from within.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people for the quality of work being done


  4. "Stress Engineer"

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

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    they have good pay and benefits

    Cons

    hostile feeling corporate culture. Managers overly aloof

    Advice to Management

    na


  5. "Great PLlace to work"

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

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Learn alot...people easy to get along with...good benefits and pay...

    Cons

    Moving up is difficult if you do not know anyone, the only thing cared about is jobs completed

    Advice to Management

    Get the respect of your employees.. hold them accountable


  6. "Good company, boring city"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    On site manufacturing
    Wealth on experience

    Cons

    Poor facilities
    Wichita is too small


  7. "Process mechanic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Process Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, great benefits, friendly

    Cons

    Some lazy employee's, not enough control

    Advice to Management

    Get more control

  8. "Bad Supply Chain Management, Worse Directorship"

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    Former Employee - Field Quality Engineer in Arcadia, CA
    Former Employee - Field Quality Engineer in Arcadia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare, safety, cafeteria, 401.

    Cons

    Going out of their way to get rid of longtime employees that know how to make things happen the right way. Save a buck, loose two.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to find solutions with methods no one understands or buys into. Stop using fear to motivate. Stop using henchmen to do the dirty work of finding fault in people to get rid of them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "QA Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research Dept is improving much these days

    Cons

    Factory assignments often come with mandatory overtime, and unimpressive pay/benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Recommendation: Back off type A mgmt. Company Mission says they value workers. Prove it daily on factory floor by trusting senior workers to lead. They know their job limitations better than management.

    Take note of budget silo-ing and how that prevents support orgs from doing more than required. "Not my job" is the natural consequence of poor cross functional teaming support. Budget allowed and recognized support. Otherwise your specialists will just silo and lead unimaginatively. Efficiency wont improve this way.

    Find positives in having unions instead of telegraphing hostility to them. This.


  10. "Lower than average compared to the industry standards. Company oversells and under delivers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair benefits. Shift work. Has Insurance.

    Cons

    Poor pay, leadership problems, lack of leadership. Poor union. Weak retirement options.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead. Take responsibility for the authority you have. Own your decisions and learn from your mistakes. Do work.


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