Boeing Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,980 Reviews

3.6
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Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 186 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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  1.  

    Once solid culture sliding downhill fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Speciaist V  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Communications Speciaist V in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Slightly above average pay
    Multiple career paths available -- mostly sideways to broaden your skill set
    Many people with high EQ among management
    Good work-life balance possible in the right job and with solid boundary-setting

    Cons

    Ranks of management increasingly filled by the most negative personalities
    Culture is getting more and more political because of this the negative leadership
    Far fewer women in authority than even four years ago
    Have begun pushing stacked ranking for evaluations, just as many other big companies have abandoned it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sadly, management is not interested in feedback -- I won't waste time on it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent III  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent III in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and flexible work hours

    Cons

    A lot of backstabbing with co-workers that lie. People that have worked for the company for years are always complaining about how bad the company is which reflects negative on new hires. People being selected as managers with no leadership skills, but simply to the fact that they are able to become managers in the first place by knowing the managers that are doing the hiring in house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and take management and leadership courses like the military and learn your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Move or you'll get stuck!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and Salary are very competitive...
    If you're lucky you get a fun group or at least one person that becomes family.
    Those two things are what kept me here so long.

    Cons

    If you don't move around every 3 years or so, you wont acquire any new skills, and you delay your growth.
    Everything, every process, and everybody moves at a slow pace...they pay you the same no matter how fast/slow you do it.
    Some people are known to delay things on time just to start a "fire" and be heard.
    Women get paid less. yes I'm a woman. It's just a fact and it's ridiculous.
    Women are often given a more administrative task, whereas men will be trusted more with the technical reviews and analysis of things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to care more about their employees. I can tell that my manager has no clue what he's talking about 80% of the time. I catch on to his attempt to finish the employee's sentences to appear as if he knows what's going on. If the group is too large for you to understand what everyone is doing, say something. We can tell when you don't know what we're doing. Makes me wonder what I need a manager for at all.

    Be intentional and purposeful with your meetings and communications. Many people would rather work that extra hour than sit through a meeting.

    Be clear, be transparent with communication and communicate often. There's nothing more refreshing than hearing raw information and not having things sugar coated. Stand up and lead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    promotions and raises

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    learning together program is a big Plus

    Cons

    Promotions aren't not based solely on merit but on seniority as well.

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    Old timers are being shoved out the door

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Long hours, camaraderie amongst teams

    Cons

    A young person company, older workers are being shoved aside, raises capped, non existent forcing folks to leave, reducing benefits, not the company it was when folks first hired on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about long term not near term, shortly company will have forced the older folks out the door and the ones running the place will have very limited experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Dinosaur

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lean Manager  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Lean Manager in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can move around and be involved in different activities

    Cons

    Culture, real values vs. stated values, not open to new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find others like you...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    26 year career until new manager hired. ,

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Specialist  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Management Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Nice to work with a great group of individuals.

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers in technical roles. Favoritism to employees that don't even care to get the job done and don't live up to the company values! Employee falsify time and management does not reprimanded these employees. Displayed unethical treatment, never managed growing workload. Horrible manager!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in layoff proceedings. Make sure the right people are subjected to this process. Please use the employee survey as a tool to get rid of the horrible managers that are representing the company! Upper management was aware of all the wrongdoings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    depressing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in South Seattle, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work can be very interesting

    Cons

    ancient processes and tools, if they exist. Non-technical management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not the Boeing you think you knew.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst  in  South Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst in South Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work you do. The pride of knowing millions of people a day use the products and services your company produces.

    Cons

    Constant threat of losing your job, constant reduction of benefits, blatant age discrimination even if you are in your mid thirties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company that needs improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are many career paths available that span multiple disciplines. The workforce is very diverse and the products we work on are interesting.

    Cons

    There is a obvious lack of leadership. All the tenants of good leadership are not followed. One big area where Boeing falls short is recognizing and rewarding strong performers. There is a tendency to marginalize employee performance and this adds frustration and zaps enthusiasm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach at all levels and pay employees what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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