Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
183 Reviews
3.2
183 Reviews
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • absolutely no work life balance with 14 hr days as a daily occurance (in 4 reviews)

  • poor management, opportunity of advancement is low (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Graduate Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good on the job training

    Cons

    Advertised as a cross functional training "graduate program" but it is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis should be on training to graduates as some have absolutely nothing to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated like crap if you are lower than Manager level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    People I work with are very good and supportive

    Cons

    Montreal HQ and the drones that work there. They do not respect anyone who is does not work there and have little regard for you if you do not have Manager in your title. Very very little opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at this Company that you are DESTROYING...it is the people on the ground floor who are supporting your grandeous titles and your flamboyant lifestyles...you are taking salaries that you do not deserve and pushing out substandard products. You are a disgrace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Store clerk and Inspector

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    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA (US)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits! Night shift not good on the family life. Training limited for store clerks. Your partner can make or break you, depends on who you are working with each night. There are some awesome people there to work with and some not so awesome. Overall a good experience, I was there four years and learned a lot from fellow workers.

    Cons

    No where to move up. Good time off, holidays are tough to work around because everyone wants to be off before and after a holiday. Bombardier is a 7 day, 24 hour facility, so that means you could work on a major holiday if a plane is pushing, you will not know if you are going to have off up until the last minute in some cases. Hard to plan a life with all that going on. Not a whole lot of information being shared, to many to do lists being passed down to night shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we really have a say in what direction we are going, why not ask what we think and how we should get there since we are the ones doing the job. We could give you real time answers instead of just someone sitting behind a desk who does not have a clue as to what the job really entails. Make everyone be a team player or they need to go, could be an awesome place to work if everyone stepped up and did their fair share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place that needs a paradigm shift / wholesale revolution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Abundant opportunities for growth and change
    Opportunities for advancement (too a degree)

    Cons

    HR is limited in selecting the right people to join and/or lead us
    Poor / slow marketing, product development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we need to become humble and hungry again, as we were in the 1990s... we are too arrogant to see how we ourselves have contributed tot he state we are in today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bombardier Aerospace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Exciting commercial and business aircraft products. New technologies and good training opportunities. Customer are great, interesting people who are all aviation enthusiasts. Travel and relocation opportunities, global exposure.

    Cons

    Very, very Montreal focused company. Most opportunities for advancement given to Montreal personnel. Constant power struggles between operations, engineering and commercial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, stop the competitive internal environment, the competition is external.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    the company is great but the leadership lacks soft skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to discipline employees, lack of structure and policies to support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to work when economy is good.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Wichita, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Wichita, KS (US)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Pay was great, good perks and benefits like 401k, health club discount.

    Cons

    Little or no training, conflicted leadership, poor work to life balance at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training needed, better performance reviews.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Loved my job, but company very disorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Lots of latitude, good benefits and pay. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Lack of processes or adherence to, unstable at present - lots of layoffs. Disconnect between parent company and local sites. Bad decision making, very secretive. Programs always severely behind schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good to bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a few hidden stars in management. This is a decent starting place for interns and junior staff.

    Cons

    Aerospace management is plagued by cronyism, nepotism and "yes" men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck trying to get back "real" employee engagement. Your engagement survey has become a piece of fiction for employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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