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Boeing Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.5 1,875 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.

Jim McNerney Jr.

(812 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance(in 150 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently(in 184 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be(in 30 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good(in 32 reviews)

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    If you "talk the talk", need to "walk the walk"

    Facilities Analyst (Current Employee) Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsGood to fair benefits.
    Chance of advancement (if you are young)

    ConsAll the right things appear to be in place: The mission statement, the company values, annual goals, performance reviews, a skills team to totem pole employees, etc. The stunning reality is that a "Good Old Boy's" society can exist (with a lack of ethics of ethics). Silos exist and managers can "talk the talk" but not "walk the walk"

    Lots of empire building and fighting among middle management. They have an agenda with a vision that is mostly hidden. Constant change, chaos and management rotation.

    Ethics Problems & Age Discrimination

    Advice to Senior ManagementSomeone needs to do some upper management house cleaning . Just because you have an agenda for outsourcing, shouldn't eliminate ethics and following what is published as company policy and vision. When you quit listening and lose your objectivity, serious ethics violations occur.

    First-line management is afraid to bring issues forward. They have an, "I can read an org. chart" mentality and only want to tell management what management wants to hear. That is a sign of a serious problem. Management has to take negative input along with the good input. Management has to be objective about their "pet projects".

    The common saying is that "management doesn't know what they don't know". It becomes laughable when middle management doesn't know what they don't know and you combine that with first-line management that is rotated so often that they join the ranks of not knowing what they don't know. You end up with an entire group of ignorant managers making bad decisions.

    Obtain and value the input of all employees. Too many employees are excluded. It may support your ego to surround yourself with "yes" people, but it isn't good business practice Those young employees who appear to be shining stars know they get better perks and rewards if they prop up your ego.

    Management gets hung up on certain small things and totally ignores other extremely important things. You micromanage some little things that are insignificant in the bigger picture. At the same time, you have total disregard for things like proper charge lines and vendors not complying with their contract. Doesn't anyone ever audit things? The deck gets shuffled so often that people are performing jobs without knowing the contracts they work with, the charge lines that need to be used and the essential things to audit. They don't know and their managers don't know - lots of ignorance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Into the grinder...

    Environmental Control Tech B (Current Employee) Everett, WA

    ProsSecond and third shift get a shift differential, plus they're not as overrun with people. The money is doable at first; every six months sees you an additional 50 cents until you max out for your pay grade, which occurs after 6 years...if you can put up with it that long. Also, Boeing will give you money for school, if you can find the time to go!

    ConsThe machinists union is weak. Period. They're not going to do much for you. The company exists on your normal shift M-F, but also the continuous overtime. Hopefully, you don't have a life, because, if you do, it will cease to exist or just ruin your relationships. This place is truly a grinder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management is this: Cut down on the overtime. Your folks will work better for you if they actually have a life outside of work. Also, not everybody that works here is childish and seeks to work the system. Find the good ones and promote them--you're going to need them!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once a good company, not any longer

    Staff Analyst (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsOptions to do lots of interesting work. Potential for international travel.

    ConsPoor executive management. Don't care about employees. Frequent layoffs. All projects are considered urgent, till the next re-org and management changes direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct as if your employees matter. Stop the lying and hiding critical information employees need to make life decision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long-time Aviall employees were perceived as a threat to relatively new Aviall CEO and the cronies he brought on board.

    (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsBoeing itself is a large, well-established company. If you can stomach the BS and sacrifice your principles in order to follow directives from above, then you might have a long career.

    ConsToo many to list. Boeing is an absentee parent when it comes to its subsidiaries, and turns a blind eye instead of confronting improper executive behavior and the repeated assertion of executive privilege. Boeing is eroding the benefits at its subsidiaries, including recently dissolving the pension plan at Aviall. Also, Boeing is not providing sufficient oversight to subsidiary discretionary spending and especially contractor management and the potential abuse of position. Specifically, their oversight of Aviall's HR activities was atrocious, allowing the HR department to forward the highly unethical directives of Aviall's management team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage your subsidiaries better, value the employee MUCH more, and don't believe all the garbage that they executive teams are spewing. Also, quit using employee surveys when nothing is ever going to come from them. Get rid of the failed executive team at Aviall and start over from scratch. It's really the only hope that this company will be able to return to the greatness it was before you bought it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Job (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBoeing has good benefits and retirement

    ConsEverything else at Boeing was awful: the work, the people, the managers, the culture and environment. The performance reviews are a joke. Make sure you are a managers favorite if you want to get anywhere in this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Executives are destroying this company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsUsed to be a great company to work for. 401k is decent. Fellow employees are great people to work with.

    ConsPay and benefits are being eroded by upper managements lies and greed. Many employees now have a very demoralized attitude which is greatly affecting productivity and quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example and follow your own ethics policies. You get what you pay for.....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company hides management disgresions of sexaul assualt and harrassment

    Engineer- Project Management (Current Employee)

    ProsWouldn't recommmend working here due to lack of company values

    ConsDiscimination against older employees, Does not protect employees from sexual harrassment - Boeing remove higher paid employee at the risk of lowering companies level of expertise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to trust and delgate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Take you skills somewhere else

    Site Support (Current Employee) Everett, WA

    ProsThe workers who support and produce the products are truly amazing

    ConsManagement is clueless, their attitude is anybody can do your job. Management is all lip service and they could care less. Morale is at all time lows. This is not a threat free environment. Only work here if you have given up on yourself. If you have skills, abilities and goals, invest them in another company that appreciates such qualities. Employes went from being the invincibles to being the disposables.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit trying to re-invent the wheel with your "flavor of the month" nonsense. You're the only company who installs road blocks instead of removing them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of overpaid incompetent lazy baby boomers awaiting their retirement and too loud daily screaming about laid offs.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) South Seattle, WA

    ProsAll words you hear from your manager worth nothing.

    ConsThis is my first corporation and most likely last one./ To change the password in database usually takes 4 people attention and 6 hours back and forth emailing. There is a typical corporate "initiative" to mark someone as "didn't met expectations" , so this someone will "progress" to " met expectations" next time and management will "make their plan". It is disgusting. If you want to survive at Boeing, you better to be nobody and keep quiet: HR will never fix your problems with management and company will get rid of you after a single attempt to complain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low pay and lack of respect from management!

    Network Engineer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe benefits are good, but the management has been making drastic changes to the benefits. By far the benefits are no where close to what they have been.

    ConsManagement does not respect or listen to the employees. Management makes stupid decisions. The company is heading full steam ahead in a complete outsourcing strategy!

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to wake up and realize they are crashing the company into the ground!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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