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Textron Aviation Reviews

Updated November 14, 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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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Newburgh, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 8 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.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering, aircraft, working life balance

    Cons

    Sr. Management, No upward opportunities


  4. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  5. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time (More than 3 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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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!