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Textron Aviation Reviews

Updated October 13, 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. "Rewarding, I have grown a lot over the last 18 years at Textron and have been given amazing opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Value Stream Leader in Haysville, KS
    Current Employee - Value Stream Leader in Haysville, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and wonderful people. Feels more like family at times then co-workers.

    Cons

    Health care reform has taken its toll on Textron and our insurance benefits are not what they use to be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to reward those who put forth extra effort. The small things go a long way with people.


  2. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, great location, challenging environment

    Cons

    It is in Kansas of all places

  3. "Textron Aviation (Cessna/Hawker Beechcraft)"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, lots of know-how and rich aircraft history.

    Cons

    Textron bought Hawker Beechcraft/Raytheon a few years ago.


  4. "Grade-5 A&P mechanic"

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    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Newburgh, NY
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Newburgh, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime to make up for the poor compensation

    Cons

    The manangement is very young and inexperienced. They fired many good people with lots of experience and hire young guys for next to nothing

    Advice to Management

    Keep the guys that know how to do the job the right way and pay them accordingly


  5. "They underestimate people looking for a better career in welding due to lack of experience."

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    Current Employee - Ironworker in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Ironworker in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Textron Aviation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    seems to have great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    they have no faith in people looking to achieve or better themselves in life.

    Advice to Management

    With great sacrifice comes great reward.


  6. "Flight team mechanic"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people on day shift, great benefits.

    Cons

    Overtime is insane. No days off in 3-4 weeks and some days we are just standing around!

    Advice to Management

    Schedule your product and personnel better. Too many people with nothing to do. Those that have things to do should be doing them!


  7. "Clerical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Pay & benefits were good.

    Cons

    Culture is oppressive & employee talent overlooked

    Advice to Management

    Very top down management

  8. "Horrible Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and direct bosses are great

    Cons

    Unrealistic schedules, forcing engineering staff to make decisions that only set the program back in the long run, very little potential for raises or promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Get a CEO that actually knows how to certify an airplane without destroying the moral of your workforce.


  9. "Stagnant"

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    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.


  10. "Intern"

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    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


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