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Textron Aviation CEO Ron Draper
Ron Draper
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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 out of whack(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Best job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Streamlined maintenance program, well trained mechanics, few interpersonal issues in the hangar, excellent training, fry friendly staff, decent pay, good hours, variety of different work schedules available for flexibility, not bogged down by meetings, transparency between management and staff

    Cons

    None. I enjoyed my time there

  2. RSA

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company trusts employees to do what they need to do to sell

    Cons

    Not paid for sales I helped bring in. If you're not one of people they like from the Sales Development Program you don't even get the opportunity to move up.

  3. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Newburgh, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great People

    Cons

    Pay can be a little better

    Advice to Management

    Work on better pay and turnover will be less.

  4. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Engineering, aircraft, working life balance

    Cons

    Sr. Management, No upward opportunities

  5. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Work Environment is very friendly

    Cons

    Low Pay No sigh on bonus

  6. Culture

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more and act on their ideas.

  7. Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 20 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.

  9. Textron Aviation (Cessna/Hawker Beechcraft)

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Textron bought Hawker Beechcraft/Raytheon a few years ago.

  10. Grade-5 A&P mechanic

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    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Newburgh, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 6 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

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