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Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.

Jim McNerney Jr.

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    Good For Retires

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Everett, WA

    Pros401k
    Benefits
    Sick Time
    Lack of Responsibility for lazy people
    Non-progressive atmosphere for the older generation

    ConsLack of Challenge
    Lack of Responsibility for lazy people
    Non-progressive atmosphere for the older generation
    No actual learning experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut all the older people that are not adding value constantly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging Place to Work

    Business and Planning Analyst (Current Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsLocation, and benefits were great a few years ago, but now Boeing is conducting its business on the cheap. Large company, and many different opportunities are available.

    ConsA lot of Theory X managers. Nepotism in its finest. A lot of people in key decision making positions got there by kissing the right ...

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a review from the people who work for you. How about promoting people who are able to do the job instead of your family, and friends.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefits and flexibility, but anti-software.

    Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsVery flexible with shifting your schedule around to meet personal needs. Lots of PTO and good benefits and pay in my experience.

    ConsManagement is basically only path for advancement. Openly hostile to software development: "We are not a software company". Bureaucratic in the extreme. So many shifting initiatives and jargon and synergistic nonsense. Management zombies trying to push this Koolaid. Suffers badly from diffusion of responsibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLean out your ranks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place for engineers not wanting to be management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCareer opportunities are always available all over the place.

    ConsManagement does not listen. They dont care about their employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to your employees. Most of them know what they are talking about

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boeing Corp. has no loyalty to employees who have many years of service

    Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood pay and benefits. Interesting work.

    ConsBoeing has a habit of finding a reason to layoff employees who have many years of service with the company when the opportunity arises. If you wish to object to the layoff then the Boeing company will not give you any layoff benefits. Basically, they blackmail you. If you don't sign a paper stating that you will not file an EEO complaint you will not get a weeks pay for each year of service when you are let go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHow many times does Boeing need to be sued for age discrimination before you do the right thing. Take a look at your senior management at the San Antonio site. The morality of this Site is horrible. One example of the morality of senior management at the San Antonio Site is that they park, in numbered stalls, closer to the front door than handicapped employees do.

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

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    Not what they used to be

    Design and Analysis Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsIf having a stable job is the most important thing, Boeing is the place for you, especially if you are a part of SPEEA or IAM.

    Typical weeks are only 40 hours, and you get paid for O/T (as long as you are not a manager or executive).

    Stellar healthcare benefits (for now) in terms of out of pocket costs.

    ConsWorking at Boeing is not what it used to be, even within the last few years things have continued to change. The culture has changed and is definitely focused on "shareholder value." Moving around the company is probably more a matter of luck than anything. The union is very entrenched, sometimes detrimentally.

    Many groups are still heavily weighted toward the older generation, so being a young engineer can often feel

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ideal company for slackers - shirking encouraged and hard work penalized

    Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsIn theory, 40 hour work week plus paid overtime...

    ConsThe reality though is that this is really not possible considering frequency of layoffs and "doing more with less" mentality. Boeing is hiring contractors to replace laid off people but they are too cheap to hire contactors that know what they are doing. From my experience there hvae been level 4s and 5s that lack the knowledge, skills, and motivation to do their job. Not talking about the legitimate technical fellows that know their stuff but the older ones who have been at Boeing so long they have just skated by and leveled up for years of "service" not based on performance or knowing how to do their job. Some of these higher levels making ridiculous salaries (over 6 figure) don't know how to perform basic tasks in their job description and sit there all day starting at their screen and bullshitting at "meetings" to make it appear they are actually doing something. Some of the people Boeing hires if they tried to get IT job anywhere else their resumes would be trashed on the spot - even for a entry level job...The amount of effort these people expend to GET OUT of doing work is simply shameful...There ARE hard working smart higher levels in the company but they are not compensated or rewarded in turn in fact they are penalized by getting ALL the work funneled to them and no thank yous.Who would want to work for a company like this?!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart paying for performance to motivate your hard workers to stay. Start actually holding people accountable for doing their job and putting a reasonable amount of effort into increasing their technical skills. The level system needs to be reevaluated considering level 1s and level 5s are working on the same stuff but level 1s are paid way under market while some level 4/5s are grossly overpaid for their low level of technical skill, laziness and incompetence. Top performers in the lower levels or contractors need to be leveled up or some of the higher level employees who are incompetent and chronically late in completing assignments need to be leveled down. Current system is not working, and maintaining the status quo is just going to result in all your talented and hard working employees jumping ship.

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

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    Used to be a great place to work

    MP&P Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people I work with are extremely smart with tons of knowledge and history. Most are more than willing to help out as needed. Younger engineers seem to be excited about learning, and enjoy the area

    ConsOver half of our jobs are getting moved to the south and midwest, as a cost cutting measure. Only a few will be offered relocation packages, the rest can apply for their jobs. Those of us that remain at Everett will be handcuffed in what can be accomplished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop getting rid of top talent. Tribal knowledge and years of history and experience will be lost that can't be replicated. Quit looking at short term gains to please the shareholders and start considering the long term growth and stability of the company.

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

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    Top-down, authoritarian, and its own worst enemy.

    Instructional Systems Operational Support (Former Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsCool planes, great people to work with, lots of interesting things going on. Generally good team atmosphere, if you are not a contractor.

    ConsThis is a two class organization: real employees and contract workers (as much as 40%). Boeing is earning a deserved reputation for zero loyalty for employees and communities. There are too many people interested more in numbers than quality. Too many shady side deals, and no one cares.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. Make the company find competent managers. Find real values and enforce them: measure and remove senior staff who fail to ensure that policies and practices are consistent with stated values.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting work with all of the cultural difficulties of a large company

    Business and Planning Analyst (Current Employee)
    Renton, WA

    Pros- The benefits packages were good at first but the company has been making cuts to benefits every year for the last 3 or so years. They are now average compared to other large companies in the puget sound.
    - Flexible work hours between vacation, sick leave, and flex time.

    Cons-Boeing is a pretend culture where the company pretends to have a great open culture but lacks execution by middle management
    - There are little incentives to work hard and promotion processes lack transparency
    - Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good. They lack understanding of major processes and fail to train and manage their employees.
    - Terrible parking
    - Some coworkers lack the ability to do their job and management doesn't hold them accountable. They are simply passed from organization to organization because no one wants them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage with your employees and their processes
    Understand the analysts work and roadblocks
    Lead by example (manage both up and down)
    Spend less time in meetings and more with your employees
    Updating the offices and equipment will go a long way

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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