Pros: Due to my involvement with VIP customes I did have great experiences when dealing with them.
Cons: Very little personal life, health care reductions, salary cuts, no employee representation.
A typical day at work was high paced and repetitive issues being addressed due to micro management.
What I learned was self taught or learned from other workers. For years Bombardier has had no funds – more... to support employee training.
Management is very silo oriented. In short they do not look at the big picture but more the inner department profits. Some might say If the department is making money so is the company. However in many cases the department made nickels while the company lost millions.
Co-workers were fantastic. I was always lucky to be surrounded by professional co-workers who tried their utmost to get the job done.
The hardest part of the job was the micro managing of everything. This slowed down projects as well as frustrated many employees who wanted to get things done. As well over the years it was clear the company did not cover the cost of living increase with their raises. Hence every year you worked you were paid less. Human Resources quote to employees was " Well at least you have a job".
For me the most enjoyable part of the job was meeting interesting people in all parts of the world. – less