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Spirit AeroSystems Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Pros
  • it is a good company to work for, great pay and benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and overtime hours (in 38 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "Directors not as professional as one would expect."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Kinston, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason is to gain some industry experience. It is also a company that has an ok benefit package.

    Cons

    Pay is well below standard. Hours to. E worked are mostly unreasonable. Work ethic amongst the employees is low. Not enough skilled labor in area for the pay this company offers.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate managers.


  2. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IPT Project Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - IPT Project Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, appears plenty of room for advancement and change of career paths within the organization. Strong stability and globally recognized as the worlds leading Tier 1 supplier.

    Cons

    Typical issues with such a large company on slow moving progress, bureaucracy and lots of approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Spirit is currently trying to identify their culture and brand. The current momentum is a nice change and needs to be lead from the top down to affect change. Don't expect change overnight as it will take time.

  3. "Assembly technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Kinston, NC
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Kinston, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great pay and benefits for the location

    Cons

    The management team is terrible

    Advice to Management

    more training


  4. "Supply Chain Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    There are no real benefits to working at this company, if you are working in the financial aspect. It great if you are an engineer because you can actually do your job and don't have to deal with management especially those at the C-level.

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Can be fired for no reason given especially if you are in the older generation since they can replace you with someone younger and cheaper.
    -No movement or growth in this company almost all of the managers are hired outside the company.


  5. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and a great product portfolio.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth. Micro-management.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize your org chart and leverage your existing talent.


  6. "Certified Sealer Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    advancement of the career opportunity

    Cons

    Very heavily physically laboring

    Advice to Management

    setting up the management systems just like fast restaurants...McDonald, etc.; rotate the human resources (labors); therefore, it will be more proactive and increases the productivity of the airplanes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "complete lack of respect for employees"

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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Facilities Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spirit AeroSystems full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Upper management is absolutely terrible. They do not understand or attempt to understand many of the operations that they are responsible for. Extremely slow to make decisions causing uneccessary urgency and stress to get projects completed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and take the advise of the experts in their respective areas. Place greater importance on timely decision making. Be respectful of those that work for you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assembly Specialist First Level Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "NDI Level II Quality Inspector"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Review Investigation/NDI Level II in Kinston, NC
    Current Employee - Material Review Investigation/NDI Level II in Kinston, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, Great Manager, Learning more skills and knowledge.

    Cons

    Not very organized. Upper management not good. No accountability. Reactive and not proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hold people responsible for there actions and better training. Needs better communication and organization.


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