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Vector Aerospace Reviews

Updated August 23, 2018
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  1. "Health and Safety Officer"

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    Current Employee - Health and Safety Officer in Andalusia, AL
    Current Employee - Health and Safety Officer in Andalusia, AL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vector Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been employed with Vector Aerospace for 15 years. I had planned to retire here but the company will be closing within the next month.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't bother"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andalusia, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andalusia, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vector Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good to start but raises are almost non existent. Three percent was the maximum and management would find any reason they could to reduce it to nothing. We were producing aircraft in record times and they still took away all our bonuses. Poor management from the Vice President has caused them to lose multiple contracts.

    Cons

    Management is uneducated and make fundamental errors in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Go to school and learn how to be a manger, or at least get a life coach so you won't be as much of a jerk when dealing with other people. Learn how to value the opinions of others and stop trying to rule with an "iron fist".

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Average pay, below average productivity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Vector Aerospace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hangars are air conditioned and snack machines have a nice variety.

    Cons

    No communication, morale always very low, pay increase based on the buddy system, no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Find another line of work, you have failed us.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Supply/Aircraft Parts Inspector in New Brockton, AL
    Former Employee - Supply/Aircraft Parts Inspector in New Brockton, AL

    I worked at Vector Aerospace (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I made good money for the work I done. I had a very good work schedule and enjoyed working the hours and days that I was working. Benefits and insurance were very good.

    Cons

    Wasn't treated very disrespectful by supervisor. Was cussed at by fellow employees and it was always a hard work environment in the department I was employed in. Before when working in a different area I was treated much better. I sought another job mainly because of the way I was being treated.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat employees so that they will feel appreciated and respected.


  5. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gosport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gosport, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vector Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    can be versatility environment if management likes you

    Cons

    design management including airworthiness arrogant, living in the past and dont accept ideas for improvement. back stabbing and ignoring ideas. Senior designer afraid taking his position so minimal communication.
    HR useless more taking and supporting incompetent management instead of all employees

    Advice to Management

    as it is former militairy organisation I would suggest but them back to world and apply people management or fire them.


  6. "Niche and cool work, not paid enough."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vector Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working on cool stuff.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay.
    Steep learning curve.
    Offices are boring , shop floor more lively.


  7. "Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vector Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Varied and interesting role.

    Cons

    Blamed by everyone for everything. Little management support.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff.

  8. "avionics technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vector Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    good environment, great facility, long-term employee commitment

    Cons

    hard to deal with management level personnel, no mutual helping between department, lot of last minute travel request,

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees' opinion and response accordingly


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't bother"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Gosport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Gosport, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vector Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    non to be named.
    If you want to learn as a future leader/manager how to demotivate employees then join Vector.

    Cons

    Dis-respectfull management to employees. Vector Values only applicable towards shop floor (P145 and P21J) as management and HR don't act in line with it.
    No people skills of management and their priority to score to management more important then engineers. Minimum support to engineers and management ignoring engineers who has more knowledge as them due to experience.

    Advice to Management

    nothing else then replacement as this kind of behavior you can not change in people


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Males Only"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vector Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaried employees are paid over time. Hours are somewhat flexible. Big company with a big budget, looks good on a resume. Good pay. Stock option program.

    Cons

    There are so many layers of management it's impossible to figure out what's going on because they don't know what's going on. No communication between departments. I tried to mentor another junior employee to help him with career advancement and it was shut down. I worked there 3 years and had 5 different direct managers. Promotions were given to friends. Don't bother if you're a woman.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with benefits and salary, work environment doesn't make it worth it.


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