Textron Aviation Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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3.7
69%
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Textron Aviation CEO Ron Draper
Ron Draper
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working for Cessna was my favorite job(in 35 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance, positive culture, growth and development oppotunuties(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company has lost a little bit of it's 'edge' after the Hawker-Beechcraft-Cessna merger(in 29 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not understand basic engineering practices(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great management

    Cons

    rocky industry at times when economy falls

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  2. "Great People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Awesome collaboration and transparency between management and the average worker

    Cons

    Industry is volatile, complex HR system

  3. "Family Oriented"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly, family oriented atmosphere. Caring people

    Cons

    Low Pay, too reliant on a single product.

  4. "Personnel turnover is constant"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service 

    I have been working at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    You have many opportunities here to move within the company.

    Cons

    Within the span of one year there have been two large layoffs. It is not a very stable work environment.

  5. "Great company to grow and develop in."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow and develop personally. Many different position with in the company. Great potential to move within Textron.

    Cons

    Aviation Company, The work force will fill the stress of the economy.

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  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management that will support you and help you grow.

    Cons

    Different methods of management between Cessna and Beechcraft groups.

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  7. "Decent Company - Hard to Advance"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team and I learned a lot from them.

    Cons

    HR is secretive about advancement and the constant threat of layoffs when the economy is bad.

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  8. "Textron Av Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supervisor and co workers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Cooperate makes the call on when to let people go.

  9. "Great place to start a career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    they make some great products

    Cons

    instability in poor economic times

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  10. "State of the Art Technology with a great environment for Engineering Leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, Technology driven IR@D, Lean forward environment

    Cons

    Recent Transition and conflict among combined acquisitions

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