Learjet Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Learjet is a Canadian owned, American aerospace manufacturer of business jets for civilian and military use based in Wichita, Kansas. Founded in the late 1950s by William Powell Lear as Swiss American Aviation Corporation, it has been a subsidiary of Canadian Bombardier Aerospace since 1990, which markets it as the "Bombardier Learjet Family". The 3,000th Learjet was delivered in June 2017.
Sheet Metal Mechanic (Former Employee) says"too much of the buddy system and union didn't care about it members. Reported people using cocaine at work to security and management and nothing was done at all. Bombardier said we were to broke to celebrate Christmas here in Wichita but put on the company website the huge indoor carnival rides they had and vendors everywhere."
Specialist Powerplant Engineer (Former Employee) says"Engineers from other aircraft manufactures have a hard time fitting into the Learjet culture.Good pay.Work enviroment."
Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) says"Initially dreaded the thought of going MRO in the last ten years of my career. Found there to be only a small window of opportunity for longevity or advancement. Although, I got some of what I’d gone there for, which was a much higher level of familiarity with their aircraft. Ultimately, I succumbed to the time limited learning curve and being bombarded by the less than stellar opinions coworkers had of the company. Overall, not the worst place I’ve ever worked."
QC (Former Employee) says"Hired on as a contractor and then direct. Uncertain work load. The works are professional, good and down to earth. Management has issues. i.e. Bombardier, the parent company has execution and financial issues.Good people.The company is reshaping its self."
Tool engineer (Former Employee) says"I didn't work for Gates Learjet long enough to have a thorough review. however, here are some main points on the company. Gates Learjet offered employees a friendly working environment, a relatively good benefits packet, but job security was not reliable.Friendly working environment.Job security is not reliable."
Final Assembly Mechanic (Former Employee) says"I would clock in and have a pass up and pass down meeting every morning with our section leader to let us know what jobs still needed to be done from the previous day that the last shift was not able to complete. Then I would retrieve my work package for the day and proceed to the plane and do my job. Some days because of the uncertainty of the future of the company the atmosphere could sometime be a little stressful, communication and all talking among employees and supervisor is very limited. In spite of all the uncertainties I still find it a joy to still be able to come to work and see my co-workers every day, because no matter what they are my family. And I also find great pride and joy in knowing that I have a part of making one of the best looking jets in the world.health care benefits, retirement benfitsthe decline of good health care benefits"
Senior Technical Specialist, Accident Investigator (Former Employee) says"Enjoyed most of my long tenure. Fast paced. Management was good for a portion of my tenure. PMP (Performance Review system) good but needed to be improved. Peers and co-works some of the best. Learned and gave back an exceptional amount. Much pride in the Learjet name as an icon.Icon in aircraftLast few years of Management in place in the 2000 to Present"
Electrical Technician (Former Employee) says"I enjoyed the job. It was fun and challenging but often times was difficult to start and finsh a task due to poor management of who was in the aircraft at what time. I was able to learn a lot and get a good direction in what type of career path I want for myself."
Avionic Technician (Former Employee) says"Great work environment, supportive staff/team members. Poor work scheduling, coordination and time management. Antiquated business model (Customer/clients dictates business policies)Work environment, Leadership support.Lacks/resist innovation and/or subordinates inputs"
Asset Manager (Current Employee) says"A company with a proud history. Challenging work that requires innovation and attention to detail. Co-workers are are the company's greatest asset. Company provides generous benefits."
Engineer (Current Employee) says"Good company that no longer has the full support of it's parent company. Management is the weakest part of the company The hardest part of the job is watching a great company fade away...good pay for good workersno management accountability"
Project Integrator/Coordinator (Former Employee) says"Fast paced work environment. Meetings galore! The average day included meeting with Suppliers and obtaining commitment for their input. I learned persistence in dealing with difficult people. The Program I worked on was significantly 'top-heavy.' The work was very interesting. My immediate co-workers were helpful and supportive. I was able to learn from those around me who had on the job experience in the field.Good benefitsStressful work environment"