Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 22 November 2014
Updated 22 November 2014
164 Reviews
3.3
164 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.  

    Logistics Agent

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    Current Employee - Logistics Agent in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Logistics Agent in Dorval, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience
    good environment
    good salary
    good insurance
    everyone is very helpful

    Cons

    Big company, and a lot of employees. We're all just numbers, and that makes the job very unstable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It was a good learning experience in the aerospace industry

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions and benefit. Good support from immediate management, good learning environment, friendly workers. In general, a very good place to work at.

    Cons

    Sometime too bureaucratic, need to follow procedure, getting other department to do their part of the job before you can do your part is sometime challenging, deadlines are sometime not well thought out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For upper management to listen to the real time, it needs to take to get a job done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Excellent company

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    • 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Bombardier Experience - method engineering

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    • 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
  8.  

    Meh....

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    • 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
  9.  

    Depends on where you are in the company

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    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
  10.  

    Good company to work

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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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