http://careers.bombardier.com/

Bombardier

Project Engineering Intern

February - May 2021 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

It was my first internship and I got to learn a lot about the real working world. I expanded my network and learnt how to communicate in a fast-paced, professional environment.

What I wish was different

I was treated like a full time employee with expected years of experience. It was very fast paced and stressful. Because of the constant lay-offs, one employee is handling multiple roles and responsibilities. And the tasks will be pushed to an intern with the same expectations, regardless of experience.

Advice

Learn how to leave a job when you're too stressed out. Do not stay at a job because they pay you well or for the sake of your resume. It's not worth ruining both your mental and physical health for an internship where people are not understanding enough.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Student Finance Commercial Aircraft Analyst

October 2019 • Toronto, Ontario

What I liked

The office environment and determined colleagues.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

A&P Mechanic

November 2019 - July 2020 • Windsor Locks, CT

What I liked

Different task every day, Operational Tests

What I wish was different

Less bureaucracy, more training, more organization, layoffs

Advice

It made me a better mechanic but also gave me the tools to design planes with maintenance practicality in mind.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I was able to work on some fairly interesting projects, and I really enjoyed the company of my coworkers.

What I wish was different

It was a long time before I was assigned to work on a project of any significance. Also, the benefits were pretty poor.

Advice

Bombardier is an OK place to work as an intern. I think it is important to push hard for interesting and relevant work, even if there is none in your currently assigned group. If you are complacent with whatever project is proposed to you, it is likely you will end up with something boring.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Project Management Intern

June 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Everything from the people, to culture, and all the activities and everything that I’ve learned along the way.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more collaboration and interactions with all the interns.

Advice

Network and make connections. Everyone’s story is interesting and different. Open yourself up and communicate efficiently and effectively.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Flight Test Intern

March - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

The work environment was very professional.

What I wish was different

I wish that there would've been more work, I joined at an awkward time in the Flight Test Center. Many of the aircraft were just certified before I started working, leaving little work afterwards.

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

Electrical Engineering Intern

June 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Lots of hands on experience. Great community and people.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for more. They are always willing to help you learn.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Talent Acquisition Intern

April 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

This is a wonderful company to work for. The people are great to work with and you are exposed to different aspects of the aviation business. You can gain so much knowledge from your team that will help you with your next steps after college.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Everyone would rather you ask questions then do something wrong. They are all very helpful and will help you step by step if need be.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Data Entry Coordinator

June 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I got the experience what it is like working inside a large corporation.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been more IT related.

Advice

It is a good first internship, very flexible with school schedules!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Avionics Flight Test Intern

April 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Great learning experience, cool experience working hands on with test aircraft and ground rigs.

What I wish was different

-

Advice

You will learn and use a lot of business jet avionics systems and interfaces. If you frequently use flight sim, you will have a huge advantage!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Methods Engineering Intern

April 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendliness of my co-workers as well as my boss. Another thing that I like is that I am able to work with the different planes on the computer and after can go down to the shop floor and see them physically.

What I wish was different

I really enjoyed this internship as my first experience with one and I have no regrets about anything that has happened or anything that I have done.

Advice

If it is your first time interning at a large company or any company make sure that you are not working for the paycheck, but rather working to improve yourself and in turn improve the team that you are working with.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Data Shop Coordinator Intern

June 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I love working in a fast-paced environment with intelligent, focused coworkers. I have learned corporate etiquette, how to use widely common aircraft software, and how to interact with clientele and coworkers on a professional level.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

If I were to recommend this job to someone else I would tell them to be ready and eager to learn new things as well as get ready to work and work hard.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Avionics/Electrical Engineer

June 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Flexible schedule, interesting systems.

What I wish was different

Less paperwork, more feedback

Advice

Be proactive and take whatever projects you can. Be a leader
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Project Engineer

May 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Nice place to work, and flexible hours to work around class schedules.

What I wish was different

I could've been more involved with my major (Industrial engineering)

Advice

Show up on time, and be friendly
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Flight Test Engineer intern

February 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

The challenge of learning new systems and gaining a better overall sense of what it takes to make a product. Mostly learning about testing needed to ensure the safety of others.

What I wish was different

The biggest thing that I wish would have been different is having a desk that I could stand/sit at, so that I could stand part of the day. Otherwise its been great.

Advice

It's extremely important to take your time and read everything thoroughly, you could miss something extremely important if you don't read it all.
1 person found this helpful

Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I learned a lot about aircraft and how mechanical systems work.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

KEEP WORKING HARD.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

BFTC

September 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

The different experience And challenge I face everyday.

What I wish was different

Started to search earlier, in that way I could have grow and learn more by this time.

Advice

Be eager to learn and get prepared well.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Finance Intern

October 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

My supervisor is extremely helpful and encouraging of me to take on tasks. It is not just an internship to solely observe but to participate and have hands on learning. They also embrace the fact that I am a student first and an intern second and I really appreciate their willingness to work around not just my class schedule but studying and extra school activities.

What I wish was different

Advice

Just throw yourself into it. It seemed scary at first to be doing some of the work I am but I will never learn and feel comfortable if I don't just go for it and submerge myself into actual work.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Project Management team

August 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

They take the time to get you integrated into the workflow. There is a lot to grasp all at once and a fairly long learning curve on it. They understand that you are an intern and that school comes first. Was able to get alot of valuable work experience and did actions that full time employees were doing.

What I wish was different

As far as internships go its pretty solid, not much Id change that I can think of.

Advice

Ask questions, ask for help, but only after you've given it a solid try. Make sure you can at least say what you've tried and ask why that's not working before you ask. There will be a lot you do not understand.
Be the first to mark this as helpful