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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • it is a good company to work for, great pay and benefits (in 18 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. "Good job security so far"

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    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No layoff so far,compare to other aerospace company

    Cons

    Too much overtime, more sick leave

    Advice to Management

    Speed up hirering process


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern"

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    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer - Intern in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, friendly people. Knowledgeable engineering lead with willingness to educate and explain the WHY's in addition to the HOW's. My lead would spend considerable time explaining the development and analysis of each part and the history behind it.

    Interns were given tours of most of the major facilities. Training and classes were available, including lean, Catia, and even a hands-on riveting class. Engaging luncheon with CEO. Young company with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    The location - Wichita, KS. Could be a pro for some, and a con for others. Not quite the city for me, at least at this point in my life. Cost of living is low, however.

    Advice to Management

    Continue breaking out of the "Boeing culture." Thanks for the great summer.

  3. "It's a good place to work."

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

    Pros

    good salary, benefits, and people

    Cons

    no cons that i have encountered

    Advice to Management

    spirit leadership is great.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company with room to grow, opportunities to have a positive impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team atmosphere for anyone willing
    Partnership approach between management and labor
    Great pay and benefits, with performance incentives
    Opportunity for earned advancement
    Excellent leadership at the top
    Important work in a growth segment of the industry

    Cons

    Some stubborn Boeing culture still hangs on
    Accountability not as strong as it should be at all levels
    IT support has declined with outsourcing
    Union entitlement mindset is poisonous in places

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example more
    Hold everyone accountable
    Get rid of underperforming dead weight at any level
    Keep only what works about the Boeing culture


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but worried about future"

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    Former Employee - First Level Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - First Level Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company has a lot of wonderful people who know about the business. The benefits are hard to beat, and the pay is good.

    Cons

    I worry about the future of the company. The company has signed a lot of contracts that are losing money, which is making it harder and harder to do a job to the best of your ability. More work and responsibility is being piled on one person because the company is in a bad spot financially and can not hire more people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experts you hired to do the job.


  6. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Assembler in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, provide everything you need to do your job, Great working conditions

    Cons

    Hard to quit. Its a great place to work. You get used to the money

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job


  7. "Worked as design engineer."

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are friendly around. There are opportinities to improve qulification by getting different free classes and courses. The process of designing is pretty smoothy, almost never had sitiation with meeting dedlines.

    Cons

    Really difficult to get any promotions or raises. Managment treat all members of team equaly, no matter if you are lazy or hard-worker the salary system is the same to everybody. I didn't find for myself any future carrer growth or hope for better salary one day.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits. Looking for a good entry level manufacturing position, this is the place to be in Wichita.

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of. They treat lower level managers like crap and it is sometimes passed along. Same goes for the engineers. They just lay off the older ones and hire a bunch of younger ones


  9. "Is a wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Composite Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Composite Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Spirit. Wages were good.

    Cons

    Need to have grievances more timely.

    Advice to Management

    Management is management.


  10. "sealer"

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    Former Employee - CO1 in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - CO1 in Kinston, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    I loved working there every was grate

    Cons

    I have on cons this was the best


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