Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
133 Reviews

3.3
133 Reviews
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
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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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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    Good people making good products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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  5.  

    Good place to work for for many years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good employer. Many efforts to improve Employee Engagement and Enablement

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging project and initiatives
    Many opportunities
    International presence (and opennings)

    Cons

    Low profitability (stock is under pressure in a continious basis)
    Compagny is under what seems to be permanent Cash Containment measures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for but not very stable job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Method Agent  in  Mirabel, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Method Agent in Mirabel, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting experience, I've learned a lot during my job. Good salary, great benefits. Vacation time and sick time are to be appreciated.

    Cons

    Overtime not allowed anymore, not always a stable job, your are not allowed to say what you think in too many occasions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening to the employees more often and try to follow their ideas from time to time. Communication and transparency should be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging, long hours, poorly managed

    Current Employee - Methods Engineer  in  Wichita, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Methods Engineer in Wichita, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Great cafe, cool people, private air shuttle to and from international locations

    Cons

    Poor management, no training, long walk from parking

  10.  

    challenging work environment with opportunities to learn and broaden experience

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    global company with opportunities for those that are mobile, good organizational effort to create a cohesive culture across all the different locations and business units

    Cons

    lack of leadership skills in all levels of management, global expansion is poorly supported by administration and HR, fire fighting mode is standard procedure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company overall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic A&P  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic A&P in Tucson, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    -3 weeks paid vacation time. Ability to use as you please (depending on supervisor)
    -Very friendly environment
    -Bonus incentives
    -Company provides lunch a few times per year

    Cons

    -Money is currently tight. No employees received a raise (2014)
    -Took away college tuition reimbursement. I had already signed up and partially paid. Was never brought up on any meetings this was going away.
    -Tooling and equipment is in short supply.
    -Factory training on aircraft is in short supply due to budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Bring back tuition reimbursement (big hit to me and others)
    -Shake up the crews, people are getting to complacent and territorial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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