Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated 10 September, 2014
Updated 10 September, 2014
138 Reviews
3.4
138 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.  

    Generally a positive experience with some notable improvements in employee communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    A company that is prepared to take risks, invest in the future and develop employees to an extent. Employee communication has improved a lot. Lovely atmosphere in many departments, often a great cultural mix.

    Cons

    The can be issues of silos: such as between particular business divisions. Employee turnover was a challenge in some areas. Remnants of autocratic ways of working can remain, but has improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take well judged risks - as you have in the past. Invest in talent: some of your engineers are many times more productive than others - find a way to reward that. Continue to promote communication and movement of skills/people across business divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    An amazing learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace as an intern

    Pros

    Thoroughly enjoyed working with the In-Service Engineering Structures team. Great place to work with a very supportive and co-operative team.

    Cons

    IT issues. Computers are not always the best and IT response is slow.
    No civic holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a very fast paced working environment at Bombardier. Be ready to experience a steep learning curve and put in a lot of hard work.

  3.  

    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.)

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Boring job, good pay, unstable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, people, nothing else really.

    Cons

    Unstable, things go rather slow, blue collar gets better threatment

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

    Very Good for learning and future career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Fun place, good people, limited advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Manager Finance  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Innovative, speaks the talk

    Cons

    to much checking the box not fixing process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what makes up the KPI's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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