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Textron Aviation Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work life balance with well established policies (in 9 reviews)

  • Many good people are team members (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • The Upper management mentality is that everyone is expendable (in 12 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is out of whack (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Textron Aviation - Engineer Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've never had a bad supervisor and all team members have been enjoyable to work with. They get the job done while making it an enjoyable environment.

    Cons

    CEO asks for unrealistic completion dates and management is afraid to share actual dates with him. It causes us to work to our internal schedule and a external schedule that isn't realistic.

    Certain buildings on campus drastically need updated, especially on the East Campus.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good internship. They put you right to work and give you real world projects that benefit the company. I would advise to reach out to other people in your department. Very good opportunity to network with individuals inside and outside your job function

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of work, but usually have something to do.

  3. "Has been better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good strong company with lots of potential. This company can produce a good quality product as fast as (and almost always faster than) our competitors. Our customers like this about us.

    Cons

    It is my opinion that we get closer with every new project to a serious and/or fatal accident with all the unrealistic pressures and schedule demands.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop trying to exceed an already high standard that we have set for the industry regarding how long it takes to produce a product. Most of your employees and customers are thrilled to know that this company sets the standard high and has a clean safety record, so far.


  4. "An ups and downs situation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good continuing education program for advancement.

    Cons

    A unionized work environment leading to lowered production expectations.


  5. "Process Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 people. New product development is constantly being touched on. Future of the company looks promising.

    Cons

    Management could learn a lot about leadership and improving their employees. Almost no training is encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with individual employees; engineers specifically. Invest in their future and career skills.


  6. "Manager of Charter & Fuel (negotiated charter operator and FBO fuel contracts)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun job. Enjoyed the travel. Great employees. Great benefits. Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    Honestly can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you were doing


  7. "It's the aircraft industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth if it's available. Opportunity to move around with in company . Hands on work is available if that is what you enjoy doing.

    Cons

    Job security is lacking. There is a bunch of reorganization that happens each year. Change to schedule is often not an option.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely not the company Cessna Aircraft was!"

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

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

    Pros

    Dominant marketshare with great product line.

    Cons

    Unless you're a college kid wanting an internship or a 22 year old just out of school, I wouldn't recommend working here anymore. The biggest negative is management's completely bipolar approach to talent development and retention. Interns and 22-yr old new grads are king. And they have demonstrated they have no use for keeping experienced help over 45 gradually retiring, firing or laying off those who know more and earn more.

    Advice to Management

    Start respecting, valuing and retaining seasoned employees again. Listen to your employees who have been doing design and cert work for decades and stop demanding unrealistic schedules and masking them as "stretch goals."


  9. "Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at Textron Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great expense budget. Get to fly in private jets sometimes

    Cons

    Poor strategy and human capital management. Large disconnect between sales people in the field and upper management. Office politics can take precedent over collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and revenue will come in


  10. "Definitely a good company to start your career in aviation."

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    Current Employee - Quality in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Quality in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and a descent starting wage, the mechanics are good people. The location is nice real close to the highway for easy access and food having the Mall right across the street.

    Cons

    Some of the leads and CSR’s are awesome but some are just mean and not professional so be careful who they put you with especially on the prop side.


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