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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated April 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Pay and benefits with a lot of overtime if needed" (in 28 reviews)

  • "excellent career advancement, good benefits" (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • "To those of us in the trenches it appears that upper management isn't landing new work" (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sheetmetal Mechanic - C"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its an amazing place to work, great benefits, and so much OT to take advantage of!

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say other than there will be times when you dont see your family much because of the work. They can mandate 12's at anytime within 4 hours of an ending of a shift the day of.


  2. "None"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and talent

    Cons

    There were not many growth opportunities

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    excellent career advancement, good benefits

    Cons

    Senior leadership lack of company vision


  4. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities here just have to work hard

    Cons

    Its aerospace so you never know when the next lay offs are going to happen


  5. "Not an "Employer of Choice""

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Prestwick, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Prestwick, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi-time is decent;
    Early finish on Friday;
    Pay is better than some, but not distributed fairly for the same roles internally.

    Cons

    1) No training provided for career development.
    2) Pay structure isn't fair. People can come in with less experience if their face fits and earn £10 - £15k more on the same grade.
    3) Pension is poor.
    4) No professional development support.
    5) No staff eating areas onsite, or showers.

    Advice to Management

    Consider enabling staff to manage their staff and actually train them. Managers never plan work load and it's often boom or bust.

    Some managers that have been there a while believe there was is the only way to do it, even if it's wrong and late every time.


  6. "Support role"

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    Former Employee - Secretary
    Former Employee - Secretary
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is better than similar jobs in the community

    Cons

    Doing the work of two people


  7. "Analyst beware - when find things done wrong."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with insurance and 401K

    Cons

    Buddy System, management hires their buddies with no experience or knowledge of requirements for positions, and then don't do the right thing and cover it up.

    Advice to Management

    Tom Gentile is blind to the games and cover ups his management team plays. He needs to implement 360 program and skip a level interviews to expose the corruption in his organization of buddy hiring without credentials or job experience. Therefore cover up is happening of noncompliance with company and other procedures.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of overtime"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $10K tuition assistance for free, Pay, benefits, and the parking spots for management

    Cons

    work overtime for free, deceptive hiring process, low quality employees that can not think for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lie when hiring people. I was promised hourly plus 6.50 for overtime which never happened. I would have chosen another job if I knew I would get paid for 40 but work 60 plus.


  9. "The Best"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great the system is the best they take good care of you overtime no problem.

    Cons

    No con's that Ihave seen

    Advice to Management

    I have a great manager


  10. "Great opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth, long term career, great healthcare, great benefits all over, good payscale

    Cons

    No real cons working here