Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
133 Reviews

3.3
133 Reviews
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Bombardier Aerospace President & CEO Pierre Beaudoin
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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 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Work/life balance talked about but difficult to achieve (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working 150%

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace

    Pros

    Interesting field. Always busy. Depending on the management career growth can happen fast or never happen at all.

    Cons

    Company grinds people. Huge company = inconsistent management practices. Lots of under performers are constantly overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start applying 21 century management practices (flexibility, wok/life balance etc.)

  2.  

    Gain unique opportunities, meet great people; avoid the politics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salaries and working conditions are pretty good. Amazing products to work on. The company talks a good game about employee engagement, but doesn't necessarily deliver on it when it matters most. There are many talented people at Bombardier, it is a great place to meet friends and contacts for the rest of your working life (if you choose not to stay forever - which some do).

    Cons

    The company is good when it could have been great, and rising in the company is not always based on merit. But then where is it, really? The senior management is mixed, however some recent leadership decisions at the top (view share price for evidence) have been terrible, indicating lack of planning and strategy. Using politics to get ahead is common.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people making good products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. High quality aircraft.

    Cons

    We promise but we often don't deliver (on time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with your schedules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Good for learning and future career

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent  in  Dorval, QC
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Agent in Dorval, QC

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

    Pros

    Pension, trainnings. renowed company in a competitive sector.

    Cons

    Salary and career perspectives.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place, good people, limited advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    - Personnel (for the most part) are smart, easy going, and down to earth
    - Pay and benefits are competitive
    - Work can be challenging depending on the department you work for
    - Excellent work/life balance
    - A good launch pad for your career

    Cons

    - Upper management is disorganized
    - Data overload: lot's of analysts and what not producing information that rarely gets used
    - Lateral movement is more attainable than role advancement
    - Younger employees (due to a wide age gap) are especially disadvantaged when it comes to career advancement
    - The culture is not an adaptive one: lot's of stubbornness among employees and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Commit to projects undertaken
    - Invest in younger employees to foster a culture of knowledge transfer and succession

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work for for many years.

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Fringe benefits are excellent compared to other companies

    Cons

    Not enough empathy and motivation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for new Graduates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Good place for new graduates to get learning experience
    Tremendous number of opportunities
    Work Life balance is achievable

    Cons

    Salary may not be very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good employer. Many efforts to improve Employee Engagement and Enablement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Challenging project and initiatives
    Many opportunities
    International presence (and opennings)

    Cons

    Low profitability (stock is under pressure in a continious basis)
    Compagny is under what seems to be permanent Cash Containment measures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for but not very stable job.

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    Former Employee - Method Agent  in  Mirabel, QC
    Former Employee - Method Agent in Mirabel, QC

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

    Pros

    Interesting experience, I've learned a lot during my job. Good salary, great benefits. Vacation time and sick time are to be appreciated.

    Cons

    Overtime not allowed anymore, not always a stable job, your are not allowed to say what you think in too many occasions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening to the employees more often and try to follow their ideas from time to time. Communication and transparency should be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Method Agent  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Method Agent in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great travelling opportunities. You have the chance to work with many skilled peoples and learn a lot!

    Cons

    Pay freezes, pay freezes and pay freezes. New job posting are sometimes useless cause the canditat is already known by the management but they still have to do interviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management only see graphics and KPI's and forget about real problems!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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