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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
194 Reviews
3.1
194 Reviews
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • absolutely no work life balance with 14 hr days as a daily occurance (in 4 reviews)

  • poor management, opportunity of advancement is low (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very good experience, lot of learning but bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    ok work-life balance, good benefits and vacations. opportunity to learn lot of new skills. good place to learn the trade

    Cons

    opportunities to progress stops after some years due to francization, management could be better (lot of layers). communication is very poor within the company. poorly managed top to bottom (with few exceptions)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take ownership and lead from the front. Address the market needs with the right product. be fair to your employees don't treat them like use and throw towels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    All for the company

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

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

    Pros

    good working challenges and some dept better than others

    Cons

    too political and too many layers of management. Hard to get a decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be careful of the empire building being done by many

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Average

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

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

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -interesting products and work

    Cons

    -no room for growth
    -treated as a replaceable object. Just another number

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    A huge potential for this entreprise, but so much lack of consideration for employees

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

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

    Pros

    Social benefits, big projects and interesting, lots of challenges and part of one biggest company in Canada, very good work life balance

    Cons

    lack of consideration for employees, low career opportunity, low salaries (no individual increase for 2 years)
    Cannot trust management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please when you take a commitment with your employees don't come back on it to refuse 6 months after. That's frustrating!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good at first, became boring quickly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Wichita, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Wichita, KS (US)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and location is great for starting a family. Work hours are reasonable and coworkers are fun.

    Cons

    No compensation for significant overtime or weekend work. Potential to be sent to Canada for months at a time without being compensated more for being away from home and family. Budget control is limiting training and development of individuals. Requirements are not clearly defined and are constantly changing because of it which makes it impossible to prioritize work to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Would not recommend for long term career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wichita, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wichita, KS (US)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Pretty good work/life balance, depending on department.

    Cons

    Very little training for employees, first level managers sometimes chosen with very little qualification for the type of work their employees were doing. Upper level management not good with sharing information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Own up to mistakes, also recognize issues with lower level management before all of the valuable workers leave out of frustration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced company, never a dull moment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    This company will not let you get bored. Career advancement can happen quick for the right people.

    Cons

    Not good for the home life. Long hours (compensated).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like many companies, there are high quality managers and others who should re-evaluate their positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Sr. Administrative

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with all levels of management, learn a lot from all senior leadership team.

    Cons

    Too many restructuring changes, lay-off etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Store clerk and Inspector

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Macon, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits! Night shift not good on the family life. Training limited for store clerks. Your partner can make or break you, depends on who you are working with each night. There are some awesome people there to work with and some not so awesome. Overall a good experience, I was there four years and learned a lot from fellow workers.

    Cons

    No where to move up. Good time off, holidays are tough to work around because everyone wants to be off before and after a holiday. Bombardier is a 7 day, 24 hour facility, so that means you could work on a major holiday if a plane is pushing, you will not know if you are going to have off up until the last minute in some cases. Hard to plan a life with all that going on. Not a whole lot of information being shared, to many to do lists being passed down to night shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we really have a say in what direction we are going, why not ask what we think and how we should get there since we are the ones doing the job. We could give you real time answers instead of just someone sitting behind a desk who does not have a clue as to what the job really entails. Make everyone be a team player or they need to go, could be an awesome place to work if everyone stepped up and did their fair share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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