Bombardier Aerospace
3.2 of 5 99 reviews
www.aerospace.bombardier.com Dorval, Canada

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Updated Apr 15, 2014
Bombardier Aerospace – “Bombardier CSeries”

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80% Approve of the CEO

Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin

Pierre Beaudoin

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The company pushes the envelope on work life balance and they work with employees with Flexible schedules"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Brilliant people, hard working environment"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "lack of technical methodologies and basic resources for doing decent engineering work"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Work is repetitive and mostly paper pushing as you cannot make decisions"
    in 4 reviews
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Never a dull moment!

Talent Acquisition Advisor (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time for more than a year

ProsIt's a great company to recruit for. The calibre of people working there are the best I've worked with. The hiring managers were extremely impressive people! Everyone is very proud to be there as was I! Lots of long tenured employees. It's an incredibly interesting place to work!

ConsWith any large company there will always be changes in process. There is process improvement but then there are extremes. If you like routine and are bothered with constant changes in policies and procedures, then this will be an issue. Lots of turnover in Human Resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees there need to take more vacation. There seems to be a very high level of stress and pressure and that can be relieved with more time off. Some employees under a certain pay grade are not entitled to take any vacation days during their first 12 months of employment and I found that to be strange.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

ProsWork life balance is good. Environment is very chilled out and relaxed.

ConsThe company is pretty much set in its ways and not much scope to contribute outside of the set ways. Not much focus on improvements or research, unless your boss is interested. Cost containment is in effect. Pay is very very poor. Sometimes projects are not very well managed and leads to delays and panics.

Advice to Senior ManagementStimulate and Nurture your team, and the company shall grow and so shall you. Take seriously the next gen ideas, as only they can raise you above par. Please Oh Please, Think Outside The Box !!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

Prosa lot of job opportunities

ConsThe business is not stable and salary increase has been frozen. Lay offs happen more often than usual.

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Good work life balance, but salary below market average

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

Pros- work life balance
- international dimension

ConsHR processes are very slow (promotions, lateral moves)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company but huge inertia

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

ProsNice to have on your cv. Opportunities to work in many different fields. Good work/life balance. Work with cutting edge technologies.

ConsAverage salary, no overtime allowed, Roles & responsibilities not clear. Management doesn't have any accountability. Management challenge every decision from their employee

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees, they are good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good potential to learn, but has management issues

Materials and Processes Engineer (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

ProsIntegrated team environment helps employees to interact between various functions and learn a lot more. Benefits are good compared to the local marketplace. Good work-life balance.

ConsLack of fairness in management. Dedicated and delivering employees are not appreciated unless you're "friend" with the management. Lots of office politics which is frustrating at times. Difficult to grow even if the performance is beyond expectations. There is always an excuse when it comes to promotion. HR is working for managers only.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair to your employees and appreciate and nurture the good work of those who are dedicated.

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Challenging with a good experience handling Suppliers issues

Senior Material Logistics (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood interaction internally with co-workers
Good approach with vendor management for Suppliers

ConsUnionized environment, culture in a unionized organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company with great future potential

SAP Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
Wichita, KS (US)

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

ProsBest benefits and work-life balance. Good working conditions

ConsLarge multi national company slow to move ahead with projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You need to be smart to make it for a good carreer path

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

ProsComplex business processes, large implementations and very diversified requirements.

ConsReactive and not a proactive business

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Can Talk the Talk, but can't walk the walk.

Engineering Specialist (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

ProsAfter several years working at BBD here are a few positives: the benefits are great! The company pushes the envelope on work life balance and they work with employees with Flexible schedules.

ConsWhere to begin

1) Lack of foresight and willingness of senior management to listen to employees is crippling the potential greatness of this company
2) Opportunities to envoke change are limited
3) If you are not Canadian French, from Airbus, or have ties with familiy you can only go so high up the ladder (good old boy system of promotion)
4) Salaries are far below comparable positions in the market place
5) Yes man mentaility of management rampant
6) Outside thinking not welcome although they claim it is

I could keep going, but you get the picture!

Advice to Senior Management1) Utilize employees skills to better the company
2) Don't pencil whip the Quality System you push company side
3) Drop the "Our way or the highway" mentality
4) Grab ahold and foster those who push the envelope and challenge the thought process, it is these people that are going to take you back to the top!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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