Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
138 Reviews
3.4
138 Reviews
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
Pierre Beaudoin
70 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. 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 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

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    • 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.  

    proud to have been part of them

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Tucson, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Company spent time and effort to make their employs feel special and need.
    The company made if clear that their success was depended on us and how well we peformed our jobs

    Cons

    Some of the managers made life difficult by passing their short coming down to those under them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would be worth the effort to give phycological exams on those being considered for manager and above positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Generally a positive experience with some notable improvements in employee communication

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    A company that is prepared to take risks, invest in the future and develop employees to an extent. Employee communication has improved a lot. Lovely atmosphere in many departments, often a great cultural mix.

    Cons

    The can be issues of silos: such as between particular business divisions. Employee turnover was a challenge in some areas. Remnants of autocratic ways of working can remain, but has improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take well judged risks - as you have in the past. Invest in talent: some of your engineers are many times more productive than others - find a way to reward that. Continue to promote communication and movement of skills/people across business divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An amazing learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern

    Pros

    Thoroughly enjoyed working with the In-Service Engineering Structures team. Great place to work with a very supportive and co-operative team.

    Cons

    IT issues. Computers are not always the best and IT response is slow.
    No civic holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a very fast paced working environment at Bombardier. Be ready to experience a steep learning curve and put in a lot of hard work.

  7.  

    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.)

  8.  

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

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    • 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
  9.  

    Boring job, good pay, unstable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, people, nothing else really.

    Cons

    Unstable, things go rather slow, blue collar gets better threatment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good people making good products

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    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
  11.  

    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

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