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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good pay and benefits and very good sick leave days you build up very quickly (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits and overtime hours (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management changes every 2-3 months and the overall company vision changes directions every six months (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Company has incredible potential, but has been lacking in vision and execution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation
    Potential for annual bonus
    Good health benefits
    Flexible work times for salary personnel
    People, in general, really want to do a good job

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from directors and above
    Direction changes weekly
    Cannot hire the amount of folks you need to do the job, then yelled at when the work is late or subpar
    Using engineers and MBA's to do nothing but build PowerPoint presentations so management can look at data a different way

    Advice to Management

    Truly look at the talent you have available and utilize them correctly!


  2. "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Post employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Derby, KS
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Derby, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay is probably the best thing about this company.
    The paid holiday time off is very good as well.

    Cons

    Does not Hire qualified mechanics
    Does not hire enough mechanics
    If they did then the OT, excessive weekends would be less and the peaple could see there families more often.

    Advice to Management

    It's not about your money, it's about the quality of your product.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "An employer without a heart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "NC Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with...none better

    Cons

    Management doesnt care about the employees....ecd is job 1

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, they are the subject matter experts....not you.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awful company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lean Continuous Improvement Specialist
    Former Employee - Lean Continuous Improvement Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is the only benefit.

    Cons

    Everything. The culture sucks and managers are horrible


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former Spirit Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Everybody doesn't have good morals out there. If anyone with power don't like you or think you're a liability, it won't be long before they make you replaceable.


  9. "Spirit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary and job stability

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in new technology.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Spirit is a confusing place to work management is very conflicted and struggles to make sound choices."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer in Wichita, KS

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. The people that work here for the most part do their jobs. The work is interesting.

    Cons

    Management is struggling to find the right direction for the company. Management is out of touch and doesn't really know what the individual works do to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Select leaders that have actual experience and sound judgment. Focus less on appearing component and more on real results that improve the likelihood of success.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A company for a hard worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Spray Painter/Chemical Process in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Spray Painter/Chemical Process in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay..Good benefits...Steady work..ok work environment.

    Cons

    Prepare for major change in social life, as you will be encouraged to work 24/7. Normal company politics boarder lining on discrimination when it comes to promotion or changing jobs

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees then your bonus check



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