Boeing Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg
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Pros
  • Best work life balance you will ever find (in 186 reviews)

  • This is a huge company that offers many great benefits (in 246 reviews)

Cons
  • Lip service to work/life balance (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. Helpful (1)

    IT Project Manager

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager/Senior Consultant in Renton, WA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager/Senior Consultant in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large resource pool and general fund availability for project initiation.

    Cons

    Not a lot of emphasis on test or requirements stability/quality. Large Enterprise issues are standard and rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Less time on 'Boeing' work and more attention to the specific work of the group.


  2. The house looks nice from the curb... but needs to be remodelled

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    GREAT benefits Great product and sense pride in the company Opportunities to travel with the company and see various Boeing sites and geographic locations

    Cons

    The least diverse company I've ever seen- management preaches diversity and may even attempt to go after it, but has no idea how to tackle inclusion Bureaucratic and very unempowering Inconsistent application of policies across the company- how you get promoted in one group is completely different than how you get promoted in another The furthest thing from a "performance culture" like GE... leaves a lot of deadweight around


  3. Estimating & Pricing Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    BDS is in the midst of down-sizing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Decent Place to Start Your Career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, not a bad company to work for. For the most part, and it really depends on your group, they respect vacation time and flex time. Also, they have decent benefits. It's a very laid back environment.

    Cons

    Getting things done can take a really long time. There's a lot of hoops to jump through in order to execute one little task.


  6. Portfolio Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Interesting enterprise IT projects for project managers

    Cons

    no cons at this time


  7. Procurement - supplier management - procurement agent.

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits but they are cutting back and giving new hires less than what the current employees are receiving.

    Cons

    The most challenging issues I faced was deal with the procurement managers. Have no set skills only worried about upper management so they look good. Poor communication skills. They all need to be sent to charm school on how to communicate with their staff and stop talking about everyone behind their backs and playing one employee against another letting us all believe we have to try harder but actually they are telling the entire team the same nonsense. Totally unprofessional group and senior management is clueless to what is going on because they can't seem to complete a full day in the office. I guess they have special privileges. They force Ethics down your throat but management is the biggest abuser. I would not recommend this department to anyone. There is a better Boeing and more ethical management in other departments but procurement managers feel they can break all the rules not only with their time spent in the office but with working with their favorite suppliers even though the supplier is terrible bad delivery and poor quality. Supplier management should be audited.

    Advice to Management

    Try start setting a good example for your staff. You don't present Boeing Ethics in a favorable light. This goes for the new directors as well. The ones that talk about making a legacy before their last kid graduates college so they can leave feeling they accomplished something but really only creating havoc within the department and lowering the moral for all the groups.


  8. Sacrificing people for the bottom line

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, opportunity to move around company

    Cons

    More and more movement of jobs away from Puget Sound to avoid the unions; demoting non-union employees across the board to lower job levels to save money -- without concern for the resulting morale issues. This is not a place that cares about its employees as people.

    Advice to Management

    People are not fungible -- you're losing critical expertise and engagement.


  9. Buyer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are still somewhat decent

    Cons

    Work life Balance that Boeing promotes is non-existent. Boeing use to be very flexible with people's schedule and working from home... they aren't anymore. As a college grad I stayed because of the benefits and flexibility... Now there is no reason to stay other than I like my manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like they are in grade school!!!!!


  10. ITCFP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The program is a good place for smart, talented and driven people to really get a sense of why they would not want to work for a company like Boeing. It provides the means for a young person early in their career to really truly see the horrors that will await them if they continue their career down this path. Ideally this role will provide the spark to light the fire under one's proverbial bottom such that they not only get away from here as fast as possible, but also to never return. As you can see, I really liked this role. Strangely a positive side effect of all of this is a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The position lacked sustenance. Perhaps it was I who did not make an effort to create the sustenance that I sought, but the amount of work that both seemed important and worthwhile was scant at most. There is actually very little need for many people in this position. I understand this position to be one where you are suppose to "learn about what you want to do in the company" but having 1 year to work in a role is ridiculous. Creating such a tight time limit on someone forces the team that takes them to NOT provide them with important or complex work. This is one of the greatest faults of the ITCFP program - through it's noble goal, does its downfall create.

    Advice to Management

    ITCFP employees need to have longer tenure in each of their rotations. If I was a manager and I knew for a FACT that this new kid who joined my team will leave in a year will incentivize me to not provide any real projects to them, instead I'll go ahead and give them crap work just so I can claim that "I had an ITCFP" participant.


  11. electronic assembler sr.

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    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    boeing name is impressive

    Cons

    constant layoffs. new employees are regarded as a "threat"

    Advice to Management

    New employees have some ideas that can improve quality of work. Don't ignore them



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