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Bombardier Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2018
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Bombardier President & CEO Alain Bellemare
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance in the company" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Good benefits (although co contribution to SPP was removed" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life Balance is not good in certain key areas" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Senior Management require better people skills" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bombardier - Electrical Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Assembler in Loyalist, AB
    Current Employee - Electrical Assembler in Loyalist, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees
    Supervisors are very nice
    Overall enjoyable place to work and plan to be here for a long time

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized work load, waiting for many parts to be shipped in to be able to work on the trains

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  2. "Traditional Corporate Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    There are pockets of opportunity for great experience and learning

    Cons

    Very political and hierarchical
    Must push for your career development because company gives little resources to its employees

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and promote talent before they get a better offer

  3. "Marketing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    company name, famous, well known

    Cons

    not challenging enough, can't learn too much


  4. "Run fast, there are much better employeers out there."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of staff. - everyone can contribute.

    Cons

    Comunication is brutal - lack of, conflicting, timeliness.
    Approvals and goverance get in your way - agility is poor.
    Matrixed Mgt. - lacks coordination and collobration.
    Political at high levels. - VP, Heads.
    Retention - Senior Mgt revolving door.

    If you dont speak French and live in Montreal you wont go far in the Americas.
    Training - lack of funding for employee developement.
    Lots of talk, not so much walk.

    Advice to Management

    Transformation taking too long and lacks clarify to those whom may be effected.
    More concerned with Metrics than Customer. Without customers you dont need wo worry about finanical KPI.


  5. "Good Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance is excellent with very little overtime required, salary is average to above average, stable employment with a good backlog. Launching a new aircraft which keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    It is very political and hard to getting anything done. A lot of the employees are complacent and don't care about improvements

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more proactive in there approach to solving issues . Leave day to day operations to there employees so they can work on correcting process.


  6. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    Vacation and working conditions. Salary is fair.

    Cons

    Stress and instability . Lots of changes in the management.


  7. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to develop your skill set. Need to be proactive and look for opportunities to build your skills and resume.

    Cons

    Tough change management culture sur to old tools and processes.

  8. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bombardier full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and prestigious company to work for. Excellent benefits and workplace to be in.

    Cons

    You need to work many hours.


  9. "Great flexibility and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bombardier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities in your field of work and outside of it.
    Great flexibility in work hours and holidays.

    Cons

    Traffic in the area is heavy.
    May demand a lot of time investment for better growth in the company.


  10. "Only Donky's can work here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Earlier Management was good.
    After Guy left the company, it went for dogs, no hopes on the employee friendly company.

    Cons

    Current Management is screwing up Top line and Bottom line of Business.
    Nothing Progressed after lot of changes new Management took over.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well, they will be your brand ambassadors.


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