Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
184 Reviews
3.1
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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.  

    Sr. Administrative

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    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
  2.  

    sink or sail type of place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    you have a very interesting job. Very stimulated, and rarely get bored. good time of policies 3 weeks plus 2 at x-mas.

    Cons

    long hours, required to work out of office. Don't plan a future working for this company. Layoffs happen left right and centre!
    No job stability.
    Little job training, it's more of a learn as you go experience.
    Everyone's worn so thin that they can't help you. Everyone working there does the job of two people, at least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be weary of negative ninnies. I feel there needs to be more positive people working for bombardier to help boost moral. the job insecurity, overwork, etc... has the place feeling like a funeral home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bombardier Aerospace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Exciting commercial and business aircraft products. New technologies and good training opportunities. Customer are great, interesting people who are all aviation enthusiasts. Travel and relocation opportunities, global exposure.

    Cons

    Very, very Montreal focused company. Most opportunities for advancement given to Montreal personnel. Constant power struggles between operations, engineering and commercial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, stop the competitive internal environment, the competition is external.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good to bad

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a few hidden stars in management. This is a decent starting place for interns and junior staff.

    Cons

    Aerospace management is plagued by cronyism, nepotism and "yes" men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck trying to get back "real" employee engagement. Your engagement survey has become a piece of fiction for employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Actively seeking to be a bigger player in aircraft industry, though experiencing some growing pains

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    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, experienced aircraft engineers. Great starting place for those seeking a position in aircraft industry

    Cons

    Things could go really slow or undesirable depending on your position and you may have to figure out how to grow by yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the voice of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company, great products and great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company with many great people. The projects are really interesting. Good benefits as well : you start with 3 weeks of vacation plus more benefits.

    Cons

    IT is a little rusty and could be a little more organized. Teams are using several old ad-hoc custom-made software. Newer airplane projects look better organized though and even use robots for assembly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience, 22 years moving around and learning new stuff.

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    Former Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities at Bombardier Aerospace if you lookout for them. I ended up in the IT department and it was big enough to even move within it. Its big size allows to make many friends and contacts.

    Cons

    Some projects are very heavy: in particular when submitting them at first to get approval. Aerospace has its ups and down: get ready to go through both hiring and downsizing periods.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership and no direction

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Engineering in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience in aerospace and engineering

    Cons

    No leadership, no direction, and no accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management from top to bottom

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

    ok....

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    Current Employee - Engineering Contract in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Engineering Contract in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    good people to work with.

    Cons

    cheap, out-dated, inefficient and slow

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

    Contract Department

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work and travel; full ownership of and responsibility for contract management of international commercial contracts with global customers in the Aerospace Industry; Rewarding and positive work relationships with team colleagues and business teams;

    Cons

    Change in Contract department senior leadership caused negative work environment since 2012; minimum statutory vacation time only offered; Only few promotional opportunities in the department; Poor work-life balance due to heavy work load; Computer hardware and software not up-to-date;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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