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Textron Aviation Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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  • "Upper management needs to learn how to communicate with engineers better, stop making unrealistic deadlines for projects" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is not really considered" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Information Technology Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great Environment.
    Everyone is willing to help you.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a younger workforce, this is probably not the place for you.


  2. "Stagnant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, home headquarters Wichita, Ks is cheap to live in.

    Cons

    Company growth is slow,, news headlines are used as a facade. Little progression internally due to slow growth. The wages are stagnant but this is also industry and nation wide. Beech leadership has been allowed to take over alongside even poorer inexperienced Millennial leadership. Organization that once was is becoming much like Spirit Aerosystems with poor management decisions and overtime being thrown at every problem.

    Advice to Management

    Promote old Cessna leadership and employees. Slow down and move back to the core processes and leadership style that we once had that made us great. Quit promoting egotistical Beech employees.

  3. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay at Textron Aviation

    Cons

    Unclear management structure at Textron Aviation


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Morale going down"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Encouraging of people moving positions throughout the company. Makes it easy to find a job that is a good fit.

    Cons

    Becoming more of a micro management mindset. They tend to have leadership micromanage rather than empower others to succeed and lead on their own.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on developing the leaders and employees under you rather than bypassing them. People want to do well at their jobs. When you get steamrolled by your boss, it is hard to maintain a positive attitude, ambition, and confidence. Also, learn to trust a little more. People are driven by more than metrics and statuses, you might find an increase in productivity.


  5. "Supervisors need supervision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Not, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Not, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay except your boss might not appreciate that you potentially make more than them

    Cons

    Too many to list

    Advice to Management

    Time for new management


  6. "Value Stream Management"

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

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool end product, low cost of living

    Cons

    Resistant to change, old school mentality


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Go work somewhere else"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    relatively good pay for the area

    My work schedule is relatively flexible

    Cons

    This company used to be the standard that many people measured against for other companies in the area and other aircraft companies across the country.

    Today it is nothing more than a carbon copy of Jack Welch’s GE. Senior Management will not hear the truth.

    The CEO over promises by a lot, makes completely unreasonable schedules not based on fact and then overworks people to meet it...but we can still never meet a fantasy schedule.

    The CEO lies to investors

    Process is dead

    Advice to Management

    What you are doing is destroying the companies brain trust. People will lose their loyalty to the company and each other if you can’t come to terms with reality.

  8. "sales"

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

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    great benefits and lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    You're out of luck if you're not an LDP or SDP


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nowhere else in town"

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

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work can be interesting if management lets you branch out.

    Cons

    CEO has no idea how to design and certify an aircraft, and doesn't trust engineers who do.
    Anybody in upper managment who told the truth or gave honest opinions are gone. Upper mamagement down to first tier are all yes men. Nobody can ever say no, regardless whether what they ask you to do will hurt the company in the long run.
    There is no competition left in town, so they have no incentive to treat employees well.
    Raises barely cover cost of living changes.
    Deadlines are totally unrealistic!
    Daily meetings to "help" you make your deadline.
    After finishing your work, it may get outsourced anyway! Then you have to walk someone through the work you already completed! Terrible decision making.
    What work life balance? Mandatory overtime (includong unpaid!) has been the way of life for the better part of 3 years!
    Nothing is cutting edge. All tech is 20-30 years old. No money is spent on R&D.
    Sometimes you get put in compromising positions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about the FAA certification of aircraft before lying to investors about when products will become available. You look better when you actually do what you say than make fanciful promises you're always failing to meet.
    Listen to people who know what they're talking about. You have plenty of experts, bring them in off the sidelines.
    Quit abusing your ODA or you'll eventually lose it.
    Take some courses in business ethics.
    The best bosses I ever had could place themselves in their people's shoes. Learn some empathy.


  10. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, and decient pay.

    Cons

    Excessive overtime require to perform all duties.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance


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