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Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 186 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 246 reviews)

Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 44 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 40 reviews)

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  1. A dinosaur on its last legs.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Kent, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good stability, diverse company, large company, opportunity for advancement, the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and focused too much on their own careers. Plenty of finger-pointing when something goes wrong, which it frequently does.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer-term view and focus on getting the job done - not just making yourself look good.

  2. Paint hangars

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    Current Employee - Paint Hangars in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Paint Hangars in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, get paid well for doing not hard work

    Cons

    Poor managing, rude coworkers due to low moral, slowly taking away our benefits, get messed with being switched to different shifts and cities. Hard to have any work life balance when you're not on a consistent schedule/city of work. CEO is a real piece of work. Taking jobs from here and adding to places w/o unions even though we signed a contract saying they wouldn't.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved and appreciate your employees. Really see what we do rather than sitting in an office and only coming around if there's a big issue.

  3. Potential Employee Beware - Boeing NOT What It Used To Be

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good 401K, good health care, stable company (for now), education reimbursement

    Cons

    increasing willingness to exploit employees, no loyalty, complete disregard for work/life balance despite touting that as being an important company value, corrupt upper level management values, lack of integrity again, despite touting this as a corporate value. Complete lack of ability/skill by management to actually "manage" people. Promoting project managers does not necessarily make for a good manager; proven repeatedly at this company. Employee beware.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back appreciation (other than money) of employee's value to company and develop a culture of managers who can actual manage people. yes, really.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Good experience at a very large company.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted.

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    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are good , hardworking and team oriented . The benefits if your are heritage employee are good also. But this had change in time as other companies have

    Cons

    Due to all the rework and outsourcing of the plane designing this has created mutiple year layoffs in areas of support in the company . The move of IT and BCA for cost and tax breaks only into Centers of Excellence have cause business operational issues due to to little resources and poor knowledge transfer plans

    Advice to Management

    To not seek constant changes in hopes of getting a better %of profit gain usually don't do well the future because your business partners own knowledge that you were known for . Also stop buying them out if the process does not work out .

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    Your Worst Employment Nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Your co-workers and the lowest-level managers are very nice. People will be impressed that you work at Boeing, since they don't really know what's it like and that you don't get to work with all the cool technology they see in the ads.

    Cons

    Don’t even think of working here. It’s beyond your worse nightmare of how bad soul-crushing bureaucracy can be, far worse than your favorite Dilbert cartoons. Upper management’s endless rules and ever-diminishing benefits indicate their total lack of respect for workers, although they always claim the opposite in their Orwellian babble. If you do make a mistake and come here to work, you will be working to put other people out of work. Why? Oh, we have to cut costs … blah … blah … Airbus (scary!) … blah … blah … and those costs are your salary, never any savings from upper management’s golden coffers. So, the CEO and his minions want you to save costs (= put other people out of work) until YOU become the cost he wants to save. And all the while your skills will continue to erode and you will steadily be less employable elsewhere.

    I spent nine years working in the research group. At first, I believed their lies that all the changes that were being made would make the research group better. But every year it got worse. For God’s sake, don’t come here unless you want to turn your career into a quivering, twitching heap on the floor. Fortunately, I bailed out in the nick of time before everyone else in my group was laid off or forced to move from Seattle to Alabama

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the Jack Welch wannabes. That includes the CEO.

  8. Many

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Boeing (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexible working hours, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Incredible amount of lay-offs within the last few years which continues. Changes announced then not incorporated, or applies to only a select few. Insecure HR personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, lighten up on the dictating. Follow through on implementation. Treat all fairly

  9. analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    salary Mostly good to better

    Cons

    hours working exceeded 40 week

    Advice to Management

    lighten up

  10. Engineering Position

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    Former Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Don't have to work hard, a lot of people do little work and aren't expected to do much.

    Cons

    You don't have to work hard, so the environment works on disincentives based on poor recognition, raises and project successes.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the employees that do not work and challenge those who want to work with incentives.

  11. They pay you too much to leave...and you really want to leave

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    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are hard to beat. MBA is 'free' but you really have to pay for it in lots of ways.

    Cons

    Hellish commute and zero parking. They pay you too much to leave and you sell out your dreams for the nice paycheck.


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