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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
162 Reviews
3.3
162 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 8 reviews)


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

  • lack of technical methodologies and basic resources for doing decent engineering work (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good working environment / Most of people have over workload

    Former Employee - Project Manager Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -They give responsibility for intern
    -They encourage initiatives

    Cons

    -Most of workers are overloaded with work
    -IT help is too slow, i only got my outlook and computer access after 2 weeks

  2.  

    Excellent company

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

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company that has solid training procedures in place. Not a lot of micro managing occurred within my group which was nice. Never worried about going to superiors with questions.

    Cons

    Sometimes get lost in the shuffle since company is so vast. Not a lot of time was available from upper management for guidance at times. Although there is a instant messaging system in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a tad more available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Culturally pretty good but supervisors are average

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Benefits are 2nd to none. Training is non-existant due to budget cuts. Flex time is great and christamss vacations are in addition to vacations.

    Cons

    Performance evaluations are done by at best average supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start a management school and train these guys.

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  5.  

    Bombardier Experience - method engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Methods Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Methods Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good benefit , nice people , if you love airplane great product

    Cons

    Slow environment , too many level of management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Meh....

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

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Working on amazing and beautiful aircrafts
    - Lots of employees are proud to work here
    - Great benefits
    - Pay is good but not as good as other big aerospace companies in Montreal
    - Good work-life balance, family friendly company

    Cons

    - Company is in bad shape
    - Outsourcing is out of control, the company is losing its culture and roots
    - Very little communication between different departments and teams
    - Slow to adapt, not agile, quite a few under performing employees
    - Doesn't really care about its employees, bare minimum training, not a great growth environnement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop slashing training budgets, invest in your employees, they are your greatest asset. A lot of your employees are proud to work for you, but they don't really care about their job, they don't feel like they're part of the team any more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's aerospace, what do you expect?

    • 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

    Pros

    Can be very comfy - decent salaries, better than average benefits (a defined-benefit pension!), lower pressure for performance the farther from the flightline you work. If anything, the Work-Life balance can tilt toward Life on the lower-expectations end of the performance dimension.

    Cons

    Lower pressure for performance leads to shallow commitment making and breaking, particularly regarding planning & scheduling, and opens plenty of space for politics and other parasitic silliness. Clubby management ranks filled with self-preserving survivors of frequent and deep downsizing. Real risk of getting hired and laid off within a two-year period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice for the Board: ease out the Prince and find someone with a long term view who can turn things around in a hands-on way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Depends on where you are in the company

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

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, focus of personal development (however this depends greatly on where you are in the company). I had a great experience in one division (amazing boss and nice work culture) and a terrible experience in another (inexperienced and frantic management style).

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, constant changes in managements, lack of functioning between business units. Working in different divisions is like working in different companies. Lots of bureaucracy but not sure if that's just because this is a large company. Got laid off after 6 years with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must have a respect for personal time of the employee. People with Blackberries are expected to be reachable and responsive at all times which is unreasonable in my opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work

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

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good communication system in place, competitive salary and benefits. A good time investment in training and people development.

    Cons

    High rate of management rotation, not enough time to know each other, despite all efforts to remove silos, still a huge problem, lack of clear direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Engineering Company Caught in the Early 90's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate, Market Development in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate, Market Development in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the most productive industrial companies in Canada. Unique product line and truly international.

    Cons

    Repressive workplace culture that inhibits employee and company development. The company shirks responsibility as if it were truly public, but management rarely takes responsibility for problems since it is quasi private. They were using Lotus Notes enterprise wide until 2014!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should realize that the industry has evolved faster than they have; the faster they embrace the next generation of thought leaders, the faster they'll catch up to industry standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary for the responsibility given was more then adequate
    The coaching provided was immaculate leaving more then enough room to grow
    The separation benefit offered was generous and considerate for the period worked

    Cons

    The only down side i can think off is the ending off the position I held
    May be the fact that it happened quite quickly, and the policy in place with many large companies, that you have to leave at that moment seems to be robbing people of there dignity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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