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Airbus Reviews

Updated 8 April 2018
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Pros
  • Allowed a good work life balance (in 71 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 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Big company politics to get around (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Airbus Undergraduate Apprenticeship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Engineer in Broughton, Wales
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Engineer in Broughton, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Airbus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to learn in, most employees are ex-apprentices and so are happy to take the time to help you. You are given real work during the apprenticeship as opposed to practice or meaningless work, you are contributing to the company and making a difference. There is plenty of support from Airbus, the college and the university. Lots of activities and trips to get involved in.

    Cons

    Not much calrity from the appretice line managers. Ocassionaly treated as kids rather than emplyees. But you are treated as full time employees by the core placement managers and teams.

    Advice to Management

    There could be more transparency between apprentices and management.


  2. "Airbus"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Assurance Engineer in Stevenage, England
    Current Employee - Product Assurance Engineer in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong sense of values across the company.
    Proactive top line management
    Lots of pride working here.
    See and handle flight hardware if you are in the right position.

    Cons

    Some of the work can get repetitive if you don't move around - while other areas experience regular levels of change.
    Carry over of holidays is being dropped to 8 days per year.
    Too many IT systems.

    Advice to Management

    Sort the slow rate of recruitment time - your business is suffering because of it and stresses the staff who need good people and aren't getting any through a timely manner

  3. "Airbus Satellites"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is an interesting variety of work with the opportunity to get hands on the work.

    Cons

    Legacy processes, ineffective decision making, little engineering staff development. Poor commercial awareness

    Advice to Management

    Have a performance related payment system.


  4. "very good job in my opinion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Broughton, Wales
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Broughton, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Airbus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good money and you get treated very well. you soon gain alot of knowledge from your aspect of work.

    Cons

    the work is quite hard and challenging at times but the company works hard for you and you soon learn.


  5. "Recruitment Business Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work rate, out of the 8000 employees in the UK you don't get lost.

    Cons

    none, the place really runs well.


  6. "Enjoyable Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Stevenage, England
    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbus (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hub of space activity within the UK. The best place to get the foundation knowledge in particular on propulsion. There is a wealth of experience to learn from at ADS UK.

    Cons

    Stevenage is not the nicest location to live. Fortunately there are some nice villages and small towns nearby. The canteen facilities are very modest.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better salaries to attract more experienced European talent.


  7. "No Career Path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are very few pros if you are technical

    Cons

    The only career path you will get will be whatever your manager decides. Their opinion is that as they are paying you, it's up to them what you do

  8. "Proud employee"

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

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

    Pros

    They genuinely value there people

    Cons

    Were Abigail company which brings some inertia

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for the innovative environment that we crave.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Every engineering stereotype applies"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Stress Engineer in Filton, England
    Current Employee - Lead Stress Engineer in Filton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on aircraft.

    Cons

    Everything else. Bias P&D process that creates a massive pay gap, the general statics are warped by the large numbers of men in manufacturing. Complex inefficient policies and procedures. New ideas judged by popularity rather than cost improvements or engineering criteria. It's 100% who you know not what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Create some statics and look at the bias in the P&D system. Inclusion means you will have to change things.


  10. "Engineering Intern Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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