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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
152 Reviews
3.3
152 Reviews
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Pros
  • At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance (in 19 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality analyst

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    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
  2.  

    Integrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    training, continuous learning, complexity of the job, professional satisfaction

    Cons

    poor management, opportunity of advancement is low

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, great benefits, work-life balance, poor management

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance. Pay is good. You can learn a lot within the company as it has some good methodology. Good working and team environment. Possibilities of lateral move to experience different roles.

    Cons

    Poor management - some directors, senior directors and managers have no idea about what they are doing. Too many politics. There is absolutely no accountability and some coworkers can be really lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics. Very disorganized sometimes. Need more structure and faster decisions. No accountability. Too arrogant because of their titles.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent Place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Challenging, and great place to develop your career. Place to work for definately.

    Cons

    cant think of anything as of now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The company needs to reorder its entire infrastructure

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wichita, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary was quite good, despite the hassles with working at a company that makes one kneejerk reaction after another.

    Cons

    Where to start. They are way too top heavy starting with the Montreal managers who act more dictators instead of managers who put you in a position to succeed. The company is so fragmented that one area will actively sabotage another in order to get a bigger piece of the ever shrinking pie. They are constantly going through layoff cycles and will let go of long-time employees on a whim. Nobody has any job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Project Manager , New Programs Operations

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mirabel, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mirabel, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Pension Plan, Flex time, professional environment.

    Cons

    Downsizing, relocation without benefits, lack of resources in each team

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Big company, good benefit and retirement plan

    Cons

    Too political, monotone works, not for the ones are not in the aerospace domain

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great products but limited growth for career.

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    Current Employee - HRBP in Wichita, KS (US)
    Current Employee - HRBP in Wichita, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Exciting products. Awesome benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth in many departments. Leadership in very monarchy. Very stressful environment. Constant layoffs leave no room for job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training opportunities and learn to value people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Focus on People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Exposure on resume...experience in aerospace. .. middle managers and supervisors and individual contributor employees make it enjoyable with the relationships you develop with them.

    Cons

    Women will never excel in this organization... Many Sr. Managers focus on their own personal growth... absolutely no work life balance with 14 hr days as a daily occurance... zero onboarding process... lack of dealing with poor performers... little reward or recognition to high performers... turnover high especially in human resources... uncaring Sr. Managers treat employees like numbers instead of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one plan and stick with it ... stop changing direction every year... deal with your poor perfomers and reward instead of bombarding your high performers with more... focus on your most expensive and precious asset: Your people!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work. But not a great place if you want to move up.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Des Plaines, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Des Plaines, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good local management team in Des Plaines.

    Cons

    Looking for any kind of career growth here? Forget it. Very small outpost of the company in Des Plaines. Also, it is an aviation/aerospace company so expect wild fluctuations in the overall business. And, yes, they do RIFs (we just went through at 15% reduction).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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