Great company but environment is not what is used to be.
Project Engineering Coordinator Global (Current Employee) – Saint-Laurent, QC – 9 May 2018
Bombardier is a great company but work environment is not what it used to be. Always lots of work but we used to be a big family and Bombardier used to do way more for its employees. As an example employees hitting 20 year anniversaries only get a pin to thanks them and a card. They used to do way more.
Engineering Intern - Aero and Flight Dynamics (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 February 2018
Other than the instability of the position and the company, Bombardier is a 1st rate company. Great team environment, plenty of opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the project even as an intern.
Customer Service Analyst, Program/Project Control (Former Employee) – Saint-Laurent, QC – 9 February 2018
Worked in different functions from Supplier Requirements Negotiations to Financial estimates for the yearly budgets. Main responsibility was the development of the Customer Services Project Directives (CSPDs) to establish methodology and to document existing process to provide a framework for future projects. Also the main objective of the CSPDs was for Post Mortem work to find opportunities for improvements.
Good Work Environment
Budgets too interlinked to other programs and affecting even those not working on failing programs
It's a big company with a lot to offer in terms of salary, benefits and advancement. The atmosphere at work was generally a good one. My managers were competent and approachable. The only real negative is, much like any employee in the aeronautics sector could confirm, job security is lower than other fields of work.
Difficult work environment. From silly things like a massive, massive parking lot (think walking outside on bitter cold days) to high stress demands where management appears to be in a panic mode to make their numbers. Constant threat of layoffs. Overtime is expected as part of commitment to working here for most departments. Management is tethered by cell phones and expected to be on call 100% of the time. Only thing that is really great is benefits: pension, Employee bonuses. Salaries are a little higher than elsewhere. You pay for it in other ways.
Contract Administrator (Former Employee) – St Laurent, QC – 18 January 2018
Poor corporate culture: people eat food on their desks with wide variety of smells and aromas around the office. A lot of gossiping among the colleagues. Managers talk on perverted topics without even paying attention to the fact that they are in a professional environment.
No janitors: employees have to clean their garbage themselves. Management employees is afraid of losing their jobs which propels them to act opportunistically: backstabbing is a common practice. No team spirit whatsoever.
Fun place to work, including all the employees and management
Qualified Commuter Train Operator (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 17 January 2018
I truly enjoyed going to work everyday. The management team was easily approachable if you had a question or concern regarding day to day operation. I had the opportunity to work with a great bunch of people I can now call friends.
Intermediate MRP Controller (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 15 January 2018
it's a good place to work. there is good pay and great benefits. the thing i have a hard time with is waiting to see if we are going to get more contracts. if there is no contracts there is no work. right now we will be out of work in 10 months and we haven't received any word on any new contracts for our facility.
Its such a large enterprise that the experience will vary widely between different divisions. I was able to work in Product Development in most areas (Business, Commercial, Completions) and different phases in the life cycle (Development, sustaining) and focus (Support to production, support to field). Generally was a positive experience with very good colleagues. Management varies, some are micro-managers and can treat senior people as if they are entry level. Too many useless initiatives (Achieving Excellence) that try to drive the culture but end up being a waste of time. Senior Management is distant and does not inspire confidence, but is an improvement over previous family-run company. Generally the work-life balance is good, benefits are good but in recent years have been tightened in attempts to control costs.
Electrical Assembler (Current Employee) – North York, ON – 9 January 2018
Bombardier is one of the few places in a professional industry where the production team, management, and quality inspections are willing to share their knowledge and experience with those who want to learn more. It is a great learning experience because no airplane is built the same. As well there is always room for improvement and professional development.
Engineering (Current Employee) – Saint-Laurent, QC – 7 January 2018
Many opportunities for professional development. Good work/life balance. Respectful and professional work environment. Good employee/manager relationships. Relatively easy to move among teams within the company. Job security is relatively low.
Finisher (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 28 December 2017
Great place to work overall. Talking to coworkers makes the day go by much quicker. Bring your own tools. I can't stress that enough. You will not receive tools day one of working. It might be a few weeks until you get your own tool box. Make it easier and bring your own tools.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 December 2017
You are given a lot of independence and you are able to take ownership of your projects. The workplace culture is great and people are kind and helpful. Everyone is welcoming and Bombardier takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer.
The work/life balance was very good. The people were friendly in and outside of work. Training was available . The Benefits were excellent compared to the others, as well as Health Care scheme, pension and 4 weeks annual leave.
welder Arc Structural (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 30 November 2017
This is an ok place to work when it is organized,otherwise it has a top heavy management which doesn,t have a realistic grasp on how to get things done,as a result they often are late on product delivery,and their competitors capitalize on these shortcomingsAs far as the work goes,their is always plenty of it,and you usually have a good career/life balance.The job also has a lot of repetitivness.but if you like quality work this can make up for it