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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good pay and benefits and very good sick leave days you build up very quickly (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits and overtime hours (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is absolutely terrible (in 18 reviews)

  • No work life balance, easily replaceable (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "complete lack of respect for employees"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Technician in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    income, its a job. keep looking.

    Cons

    you will work in an environment where you will be constantly dissed and threatened with your job. Unless you are Related, your chance of moving up will be slim to nun. Nepotism runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    HIre qualified managers. Treat employees with some respect.
    when people retire, Pay them what they have coming. take some ownership in your HR service center.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Assembly Specialist First Level Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Specialist First Level Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Assembly Specialist First Level Manager in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spirit has excellent medical, dental, vision benefits.

    Cons

    Spirit will sell this job as a 40 - 50hr a week position. Might even tell you that weekends are paid at a base rate salary for managers when working on a normal day of rest. My first week with the company, I see most managers pulling 60hr work weeks and working every other weekend. Some are getting paid, some are told only one managers gets paid. All seem to be overworked and under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes, you have mechanics who will not leave the floor to become managers for you because you treat your current managers horribly. Keep it up and you might be without managers to hire and no one will to work this position for you. I would advise a person to seriously consider your outlook for work/home life before considering taking this particular position with Spirit


  3. "Spirit AeroSystems Employee"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Christmas break shut down is great

    Cons

    The management is only concerned with the bottom line and not moral or work/life balance. I have worked with a couple of people that have had major health issues due to stress.

    Advice to Management

    Privatize the company to stop the stupid planning decisions that are only for short-term gains.


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  5. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kinston, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kinston, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay for the area

    Cons

    very poor leadership, advances are purely on the buddy system

    Advice to Management

    find a career in the fast food industry


  6. Helpful (1)

    "An employer without a heart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of work so last many years so no layoffs and u need very little experience if any to get a job if that's a pro probably not if u fly commercially!

    Cons

    If you are a yes person u r fine if u demonstrate having a mind of your own (wich thay say thay encourage but not really) manage will find a way around the union contract and fire u, the union calls it technicalities

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to the employees to get what management wants the truth isn't that difficult u say its a team try being a member of not the opponent.


  7. "ENg"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this place

    Cons

    management is corrupt and can not be trusted


  8. Helpful (2)

    "I do not recommend this employer."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Engineering in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The compensation is market average.

    Cons

    Seeking the lowest cost employee to "fill a seat"... just don't have an opinion and you'll fit right in...

    Advice to Management

    The most recent RIF shed over a millennium worth of collective aerospace expertise... Not good! Continue selling business to Malaysian manufacturers and unloading skilled talent.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A place for robot"

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    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Works for Multiple OEM. So eggs are in different baskets. Chance is high - your job will survive by switching programs.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity. It's ex Boeing with all Boeing legacy existing. Not a good place for team work, people speak in whisper & hush hush. And they will keep telling you how high they are paying you and how low you are performing. Will treat you like a machine. Parking facility is disdainful. You have to walk a two story high over bridge to make in & out of the office every time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They are no more OEM. As a supplier, now it is overly money driven and doesn't slack for being innovative.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management and HR is a joke"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Kinston, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Kinston, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary.....decent work hours....flexible hours

    Cons

    Management is still inexperienced after 5 years.....HR is the biggest joke there is....it is totally non existent. Once you reach the top of your "salary cap".....you can't even get a raise. What idiot in HR came up with something like that?

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who can do a better job


  11. "Composite technician"

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

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Probably the best out all aircraft in the area.

    Cons

    If you have any experience can be hard to get your foot in the door. They would rather hire someone with less experienced in order to pay them less.



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