The most enjoyable part of working for Bombardier is the fact that your day goes by extremely quick. With the large expansion of growth, the only set-back is that the growth is only amongst the operations of locomotive engineers, conductors and CSA's. There is no expandable growth amonst office staff.
Project Management (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 December 2016
- Lots of disorganization. No clarity of job responsibilities - Executives are action oriented, they don't take time to assess solution options and to assess risk. They make spontaneous decisions with unrealistic deadlines or logic and stress all workers out! -No on-job training upon hiring - Very bad culture. Lots of finger pointing, screaming, rudeness - Lots of stress and pressure - Most people are demotivated - Advice: Think a lot before deciding to to work for Bombardier, especially Global 7000/8000 program since its development and is full of bad management practices.
good salary, good benefits
no training upon hiring, no clear responsibility, lots of process overlap between departments, lots of rudeness and unprofessional manners, negative culture
Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 February 2017
A great place to work if you are passionate about airplanes. The opportunity to learn how airplanes and complex products are put together has been for my career. However, you may become frustrated by poor management practices.
Peers are passionate about their work.
Unstable work environment with recently lowered benefits. Management is weak and Montreal centric.
Customer Service Ambassador, GO Transit (Former Employee) – Etobicoke – 5 February 2017
This job is one that is satisfying, and you must bring high energy, be proactive, and above all you must be mindful of the absolute need to understand and apply all the safety rules that are part of the job.
Excellent salary, paid uniforms, pension, and benefits.
SR Financial Analyst, Controlling (Current Employee) – Dorval, QC – 15 January 2017
Bombardier has a very fast paced, constantly changing work environment. Sometimes, it can feel like it's changing faster than the culture is ready for. There is no shortage of work to go around for employees able to autonomously lead and face challenges head on.
Engineering specialist-aircraft interiors (Former Employee) – Dorval, Montreal Canada – 18 August 2016
In the ten years I worked at Dorval, the job was subject to outside political forces. Most noticeably when the Parti-Quebecoise was in provincial power then the office politics went up and down accordingly. It got really bad around Saint-Jean Baptiste day every year when some Bombardier employees would loose control of their own emotions whilst at work. As far as the family owned company goes, the original founder Joseph Armand Bombardier was a brilliant engineer with foresight. But there is no theory today that says just because your forefather was a brilliant business man - that you are. In fact the family is desperate to hang on to their million dollar paychecks. The dual share class system makes owning the 'B' class common shares a no-go for investors as even if you owned all of them you wouldn't own any of the company - that's owned by the Bombardier-Beaudoin 'A' class shares.
Great company with great leaders even under difficult times. Many challenges to accomplish especially since the CSeries and new Global Line were to be put into production. Synergy is felt trough team members and is the principal reason why people come to work every morning! I've learned that without keeping an eye on the big picture, failure can quickly knock on your door. In such a big company, the hardest thing was to bring quick amelioration and progress due to heavy bureaucracy resulting in lenthy decisions time frames.
Production Line Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 September 2016
My typical day starts at 6 am For the upcoming shift that starts at 7 AM, all Assembly manuals that have been targeted for the days build need to be reviewed, all parts required for the completion for those jobs need to be cashed and and all accounts of shortages followed up to minimize impact to stay on schedule . Start up crew with the daily expectations which is also followed up after lunch with team lead hands, Sit down follow ups with engineering, Methods,work material planning to make sure we have received all shortages from previous build stations, with new ECD and manpower to be deployed to catch up on the traveled work. Review current days build and have planning and parts ready for the second and third shifts execution. Attend senior management meetings to report daily status, shortages, engineering changes .with top priority paid to health and safety of the bays and each build stations. the learning part is to never expect the expected always be ready for the unexpected. communication is the key always learn to listen to your employees after all they are the ones preforming the daily task, The hardest part of the job is keeping it together when things do not go as planned, be calm and make good sound judgment calls Finally the most enjoyable part of the job is when we have reached our goals and able to produce on time and on cost.
get to use my skills, knowledge and resourcefulness
work weekends and long hours with no financial benefits
HR Advisor (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 28 July 2016
No clarity on where we were going or why we were making decisions the way we were . Negative culture all around . Zero Collaboration Lots of talk and no action Negative Leadership Always feel like you are running in your place
Product Introduction Tech (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 March 2016
Not an ideal place to work...Poor management and nepotism is strife there. Everybody is focused on earning a salary rather than being focused on innovation and optimization. In other words, they don't have a passion for what they do. There is opportunity to learn alot there but that gets a bit difficult due to the work culture there. Working there gave me a very good understanding of why the company is going down given all the resources it has..The only reason this company is surviving is because of the good work Bombardier's international subsidiaries are doing.
Senior Buyer (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 15 February 2016
A lack of cost control and consistent project execution (including lessons learned) is this company's biggest downfall. The salary is competitive, but there is an expectation that employees will work additional hours, but not necessarily be compensated for it due to cash-flow issues and lack of resources. The advancement and fast-tracking of employees is not always made on the basis of merit, knowledge or experience.
Bloated Balance Sheet, No Cost Control, Inability To Execute Projects, No Opportunity For Lateral Or Vertical Movement Within Corporate Hierarchy, Policies & Processes Are Not Consistently Followed
Mechanical Fitter (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 17 January 2017
good place to make money, but no organization makes for long days and weeks if you know any of the bosses your life is made and you will have job for a long time. Just make sure they like you doesn't matter if you work hard or save lots of man hours on projects.
Bombardier is one of top global players in the aerospace industry. Good place to work , learn and develop one's career. It has employee friendly work culture overall. As for the work hours, it all depends on your supervisors and managers.
Methods engineer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 January 2017
Bombardier is a disorganized company with a huge lack of leadership and management. Employees expend 75% of the day in meanginless meetings with no clarity on goals and objectives. The lack of strategical busniness vision is also present. Middle and high level managers do not even provide their team with the right support, guidance, and resources. I would never work in Bombardier again. Frustrating experience!