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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • it is a good company to work for, great pay and benefits (in 22 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. "not the company we bought into"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good, once you top out, but it takes forever to get there

    Cons

    the company has lost all , most of the experienced have been forced out due to their high salaries. The company has taken to hiring ,for example a KFC manager ,who has no clue about manufacturing and less of a clue on how to deal with people. We have been dehumanized to the point where all we are the hours we ,make, or don't. In my current area(I have been in for 8 months) we never hear a positive word from our manager and never one time have we been asked if we need anything to help us do our job. I have over 30 years and have never seen morale this low nor management this unwilling or incapable of supporting their crews.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your primary function is to support your crew, tackle any roadblocks put up by Q.A, maintenance and programming. Listen to the men and women who have spent decades mastering the skills needed to build the finest aero structures in the world instead of simply ignoring any input they may offer as it may mean you have to actually support your crew.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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

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

    Pros

    Money if your topped out!! If your new you can make more money at Lowes or Home Depot.

    Cons

    They will pay for your degree then hire of the street instead of promoting from within. The place is way too short handed so it's effecting quality big time and everyone's getting hurt daily. And they don't pay Managers very well so none of the expieranced employees want it so they higher anyone they can find to take managers spots and it's usually the guy with short man syndrome.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within when there's a hard worker that worked hard to get his or her degree as well. No brainer but instead they hire off the street so they can start people out at $14.02 an hour.

  3. "Spirit"

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

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

    Pros

    HSA plan for high deductible medical insurance

    Cons

    Location is not the aviation cluster is once was

    Advice to Management

    Move HQ to a bigger hub city nearer to customers


  4. "Stress Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed work and people that I worked with.

    Cons

    Did not enjoy the monotony


  5. "Liaison Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mrb Liaison Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Mrb Liaison Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady employment, co-workers are excellent to work with, Management is supportive, good insurance, overtime if desired is voluntary

    Cons

    Very lean atmosphere, fair to poor work space, poor ergonomic work station, little to no office supplies provided

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money to maintain work areas, buy some office supplies


  6. "Composite Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    it is a good company to work for, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    management sometimes not good to their employees


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get great experience working the aerospace industry.

    Cons

    Little room for growth. No solid rewards program for hard work. No recognition in terms of compensation or pay raise for hard work. All by the books. And it's Wichita.

  8. "Previous employee"

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    Former Employee - Tooling Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Tooling Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, opportunities, coworkers, hours, and much more

    Cons

    Stability, execution, direction, location, parking


  9. "Facilities Electronic Tech"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay after 8 years on scale. People are really good to work with. Good hours.

    Cons

    Management 2nd level and up has problems?? Can't get things done to make facilities what it could be.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Small Fish Big Pond"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and flex scheduling

    Cons

    Outdated systems, not a focused plan on "road mapping".


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