Employee overview

We are committed to providing transparent and precise information on how we are performing as a business.

The following table provides a brief summary of the indicators we track to measure our workforce performance every year.

Headcount
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Headount 60,558 68,169 69,542 66,171 70,836
Employees 54,011 60,516 60,598 59,485 62,836
Others 6,547 7,653 8,944 6,686 8,000
Distribution by region
Asia-Pacific 3,768 4,973 4,884 4,697 4,148
Europe 27,449 29,410 30,052 28,388 32,088
North America 28,106 32,133 32,895 31,554 33,033
Rest of the World 1,235 1,653 1,711 1,532 1,567
Employees by region
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Asia-Pacific 3,529 4,245 3,902 3,617 3,620
Female 23% 22% 21.6% 21.7% 20.9%
Male 77% 78% 78.4% 78.3% 79.1%
Europe 23,399 25,042 24,837 25,096 27,057
Female 17% 17% 16.9% 16.7% 16.7%
Male 83% 83% 83.1% 83.3% 83.3%
North America 25,957 29,720 30,233 29,375 30,681
Female 19% 19% 19.3% 19.3% 19.6%
Male 81% 81% 80.7% 80.7% 80.4%
Rest of the World 1,126 1,509 1,626 1,397 1,478
Female 22% 25% 23.8% 24.5% 20.6%
Male 78% 75% 76.2% 75.5% 79.4%
Employees by employment contract type
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Permanent full-time employees 52,035 57,854 58,361 57,101 59,883
Permanent part-time employees 114 115 118 124 133
Temporary full-time employees 1,836 2,494 2,070 2,210 2,771
Temporary part-time employees 26 53 49 50 49
Employees covered by collective agreement 61% 57% 56% 56% 57%
Diversity and equal opportunity
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Employees - Overall 54,011 60,516 60,598 59,485 62,836
Distribution by gender
Female 18% 19% 19% 18% 18%
Male 82% 81% 81% 82% 82%
Distribution by age group
Below 30 14% 15% 14% 13% 14%
Between 30-50 56% 55% 53% 56% 53%
Over 50 30% 30% 33% 31% 32%
Average age 43 43 44 43 43
Number of citizenships 139 141 122 127 125
Employees - Senior Management 35 47 72 71 53
Distribution by gender
Female 11% 13% 13% 7% 11%
Male 89% 87% 88% 93% 89%
Distribution by age group
Between 30-50 49% 57% 47% 49% 43%
Over 50 51% 43% 53% 51% 57%
Average age 50 49 50 50 50
Employees - Management 3,126 3,908 3,932 3,937 4,165
Distribution by gender
Female 19% 20% 19% 19% 19%
Male 81% 80% 81% 81% 81%
Distribution by age group
Below 30 0.3% 1% 0.5% 0.4% 0.5%
Between 30-50 60% 62% 58% 64% 60%
Over 50 40% 37% 41% 36% 39%
Average age 48 47 48 47 48
Employees - Non-Management 50,885 56,608 56,666 55,548 58,671
Distribution by gender
Female 18% 19% 19% 18% 18%
Male 82% 81% 81% 82% 82%
Distribution by age group
Below 30 15% 16% 15% 14% 15%
Between 30-50 55% 54% 52% 56% 53%
Over 50 30% 30% 33% 30% 32%
Average age 43 43 43 43 43
Directors of the Board 14 14 15 15 14
Distribution by gender
Female 36% 29% 27% 27% 21%
Male 64% 71% 73% 73% 79%
Distribution by age group
Between 30-50 7% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Over 50 93% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Average age 60 64 64 64 65
New employee hires
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
New employee hires 4,656 6,623 6,129 3,796 4,259
Hire rate 8.6% 10.9% 10.1% 6.4% 6.8%
Distribution by gender
Female 19% 24% 23% 28% 25%
Male 81% 76% 77% 72% 75%
Distribution by age group
Below 30 37% 39% 39% 37% 39%
Between 30-50 50% 51% 49% 52% 48%
Over 50 13% 10% 12% 11% 13%
Distribution by region
Asia-Pacific 9% 12% 12% 14% 15%
Europe 26% 33% 31% 29% 33%
North America 62% 52% 52% 49% 41%
Rest of the World  3% 3% 6% 8% 11%
Distribution by employment position
Management positions 4% 4% 4% 5% 4.3%
Non-management positions 96% 96% 96% 95% 96%
Employee turnover
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Total turnover 12,177 7,273 6,462 7,058 6,183
Total turnover rate 21% 12% 10.8% 11.5% 9.7%
Distribution by gender
Female 21% 21% 23% 23% 22%
Male 79% 79% 77% 77% 78%
Distribution by age group
Below 30 22% 25% 20% 18% 10%
Between 30-50 47% 48% 47% 50% 24%
Over 50 31% 27% 33% 33% 66%
Distribution by region
Asia-Pacific 7% 8% 8% 9% 7.0%
Europe 26% 34% 37% 38% 26%
North America 62% 54% 52% 48% 65%
Rest of the World  4% 4% 3% 5% 2.2%
New employee hire total turnover rate 14% 9% 7% 8% 8.7%
Voluntary turnover 3,930 3,713 3,147 2,908 2,636
Voluntary turnover rate 7.2% 6.1% 5.2% 4.8% 4.2%
Female 10.2% 8.0% 7.3% 7.2% 5.9%
Male 6.5% 5.7% 4.7% 4.2% 3.8%
New employee hire 6.1% 7.4% 4.6% 5.3% 4.0%
New female employee hire 7.5% 6.9% 3.4% 5.9% 3.9%
New male employee hire 6.3% 7.6% 4.9% 5.0% 4.0%
Performance and career development
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Revenues per headcount (in thousands of USD) 244 238 233 246 257

Comments

Employee engagement and employee enablement: Rates reflect percentage of respondents of the employee survey who have answered favourably or very favourably to the questions related to each topic. Enablement measures role optimization and level of support in the environment. Engagement measures employee commitment and discretionary effort.

Headcount:

  • Employees: Permanent full- or part-time, temporary full-or part-time and paid apprentices. Inactive employees are included (for ex: on parental or disability leave).
  • Others: Headcounts who are not Bombardier employees. These workers do not perform a substantial portion of the work for Bombardier.

High potential employees: Employees identified based on their proven track record and their perceived capacity to take on new challenges in the short term.

Employment position categories:

  • Senior management: Senior leadership positions having a direct report to CEO or business segment presidents
  • Management: Managers and up positions, including Senior Management
  • Non-management: All positions that are not management positions

New employee hire: Permanent employee hired externally within the reporting period

Remuneration ratios: Ratios for non-unionized employees only

Turnovers:

  • Total turnover: All employee- and employer-initiated terminations, including dismissals, lay-offs and retirements
  • Voluntary turnover: Employee-initiated terminations, excluding retirements and ill health reasons 

Diversity indicators: We report gender and age group. We cannot report ethnic minority due to the global nature of our business and the complex array of differing jurisdictional requirements and definitions on reporting ethnic backgrounds.