Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
133 Reviews

3.3
133 Reviews
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
Pierre Beaudoin
69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company pushes the envelope on work life balance and they work with employees with Flexible schedules (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • lack of technical methodologies and basic resources for doing decent engineering work (in 3 reviews)

  • Work/life balance talked about but difficult to achieve (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Working 150%

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Interesting field. Always busy. Depending on the management career growth can happen fast or never happen at all.

    Cons

    Company grinds people. Huge company = inconsistent management practices. Lots of under performers are constantly overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start applying 21 century management practices (flexibility, wok/life balance etc.)

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    Gain unique opportunities, meet great people; avoid the politics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salaries and working conditions are pretty good. Amazing products to work on. The company talks a good game about employee engagement, but doesn't necessarily deliver on it when it matters most. There are many talented people at Bombardier, it is a great place to meet friends and contacts for the rest of your working life (if you choose not to stay forever - which some do).

    Cons

    The company is good when it could have been great, and rising in the company is not always based on merit. But then where is it, really? The senior management is mixed, however some recent leadership decisions at the top (view share price for evidence) have been terrible, indicating lack of planning and strategy. Using politics to get ahead is common.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people making good products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. High quality aircraft.

    Cons

    We promise but we often don't deliver (on time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with your schedules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Good for learning and future career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent  in  Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent in Dorval, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pension, trainnings. renowed company in a competitive sector.

    Cons

    Salary and career perspectives.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place, good people, limited advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    - Personnel (for the most part) are smart, easy going, and down to earth
    - Pay and benefits are competitive
    - Work can be challenging depending on the department you work for
    - Excellent work/life balance
    - A good launch pad for your career

    Cons

    - Upper management is disorganized
    - Data overload: lot's of analysts and what not producing information that rarely gets used
    - Lateral movement is more attainable than role advancement
    - Younger employees (due to a wide age gap) are especially disadvantaged when it comes to career advancement
    - The culture is not an adaptive one: lot's of stubbornness among employees and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Commit to projects undertaken
    - Invest in younger employees to foster a culture of knowledge transfer and succession

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bombardier Aerospace has a lot to offer in terms of advancement and relocation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company makes great products and relocating to different states or countries is definitely an option after the first year.

    Cons

    Human resources department seems to be getting more and more corrupt throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring people based on ability not based on them being your friend or not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work for for many years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Fringe benefits are excellent compared to other companies

    Cons

    Not enough empathy and motivation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for new Graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good place for new graduates to get learning experience
    Tremendous number of opportunities
    Work Life balance is achievable

    Cons

    Salary may not be very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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