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Airbus Reviews

Updated 18 January 2018
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Pros
  • Allowed a good work life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours (most Germans start around 8am and leave work around 4pm but you can do your own hours thanks to a clock in clock out system) (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • It is an extremely big company so things can take a very very long time to move forward (in 18 reviews)

  • d'embauches pour les stagiaires (in 16 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Engineering Intern Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Intern in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working hours and career path

    Cons

    Repetitive tasks and strange collegues


  2. "Disappointing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Propulsion Test in Stevenage, England
    Current Employee - Propulsion Test in Stevenage, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects
    Friendly staff
    potential for travel

    Cons

    Low salary
    Long hours
    Lack of management
    Lack of care for employees safety and welfare
    Run down factory


  3. "Senior engineer"

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    Former Employee - Head of Engineering in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Head of Engineering in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    It has become an A320 factory...no interesting new projects, black box called ISAMI, all they do is integration work, and even this is done badly...Airbus managed to throw all the glamour of engineering in the mud.

    Advice to Management

    Sack all managers and replace them by real engineers. Far too many chiefs and very few "Indians".


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    "electrician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Broughton, Wales
    Current Employee - Electrician in Broughton, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total job security in a rewarding, futuristic, aeronautical environment where I assist in manufacturing wings on which the world flies.

    Cons

    Little too many paper shufflers and not enough 'hands-on' men to fulfil the expectations and demands of our order book.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to us...!


  6. "Large Company - Pros and Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn, with emphasis on continuous learning (for people with the desire to forward their career)

    Cons

    Very slow management in responding to employee concerns or more innovative ways of working


  7. "Lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I intended to be at Airbus for about 2 years and have ended up being there for 12 so far. I think this is quite common. It is a very big company and if you want to grow you need to be open minded, to network and to look for new roles every 2 to 3 years. It is a real trans national company which makes a cool product

    Cons

    Brexit us very worrying for the long term future of Airbus commercial in the uk. The future could be fantastic but equally the sites could disappear in 10 to 15 years time. A lot of this depends on how plugged I the uk top management are to the European centre (worrying thought!)
    The company is also bureaucratic and political due to aerospace regulations and it's size and complexity. You need to be prepared to understand and navigate thus

    Advice to Management

    Don't just think about the uk bubble - think about what we can offer now and in the future (to help keep Airbus in the uk)


  8. "Good pay for what is done but no prospects for personal development"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Broughton, Wales
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Broughton, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the winter it is warm and you don't get wet (unless you work where the roof is leaking)
    The money you are paid for the work that is done is pretty good.
    35 hour week is pretty good, split shifts allow a good work/life balance

    Cons

    There are no prospects for moving up and progressing in the company unless you are friends with management.
    Management always pressure for overtime.
    Cannot book a holiday 6 months in advance
    Empty promises
    Lots of disorganisation
    Unreachable targets

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the work force, they are the ones who do the work.
    If the build falls behind target, help and enable the staff, don't just print another graph out, point at it and shout.
    Allow employees to take holidays, this is built into the target plans, so to say you cannot allow employees to take holidays because the company is behind target is unfair.
    Stop using apprentices for free hours of build. Doing this falsifies the figures when you are getting 7 hours of build time per apprentice, it make it look like the time taken to build the product is going down, this then puts the target up again.

    If the company is willing to spend a lot of money and 3 years of training per apprentice, don't give them a job that they could have obtained by completing a 12 training course in the training school, it is just insulting.


  9. "Overall it's a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working for Airbus is like working for family. There are many perks to be had, chief of which is the 35 hour week and not having to work on Friday afternoons.

    Cons

    It's becoming increasingly Toulouse-centric and there are no new large projects on the horizon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company in the UK!


  10. "Excellant company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Look after every employed by them

    Cons

    No cons, I was very happy with them, my section was pass onto Xerox whom work from Poland.


  11. "Work- Personal life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Stress Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Senior Stress Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly team, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Slow growth in Engineering, low recognition

    Advice to Management

    More growth perspectives to the employees, enhance KPI


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