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Boeing Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.5 1,902 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.

Jim McNerney Jr.

(824 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 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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    Dinosaur

    Lean Manager (Former Employee) Everett, WA

    ProsCan move around and be involved in different activities

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind others like you...

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

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    26 year career until new manager hired. ,

    Project Management Specialist (Former Employee) Huntington Beach, CA

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

    ConsInexperienced 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    depressing

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) South Seattle, WA

    ProsThe work can be very interesting

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the Boeing you think you knew.

    Functional Analyst (Current Employee) South Seattle, WA

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

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

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

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    Good company that needs improvement

    Design and Analysis Engineer (Current Employee) Renton, WA

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

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementPractice what you preach at all levels and pay employees what they are worth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manufacturing, not R&D.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Everett, WA

    ProsGood work/life balance, stable employment for years at a time, excellent benefits.

    ConsTechnology lags behind the times, and it is hard to bring new methods into the company. Lots of cuts and tight budgets mean your team may be just you. It can be hard to find the right resources for more complicated tasks because of the maze of red tape and overlapping requirements.

    If you work here longer than five years, you risk being channeled into aerospace as your only job option. That is fine if you are an aerospace engineer but can be problematic if you're not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop union busting. Apply Lean+ to your own processes instead of imposing meaningless requirements on the people who are building your products. Stop trying to build planes by outsourcing -- you have valuable expertise in the company. Put it in one place and use it.

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

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    RUNNNNN! (from the movie Minority Report)

    Structural Design Engineer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe lure of engineering technology is strong. Once you are hired in, you can transfer to a different program every 2-3 years to keep things fresh. Engineering union SPEEA will keep you informed and will help you keep your compensation and benefits intact. You will find brilliant people in your journeys. Be assured they are self-motivated, they don't care about getting paid a decent salary and they are unsung heros, getting work done DESPITE management. I retired last year after over thirty years at Boeing.

    ConsManagement is terrible. Local management are nothing more than schedule monkeys. The good bosses get promoted fast, then you are left to train a new boss every 12 months. Executive management are outsourcing and selling off core competencies of the company, such as engineering design. They worship Jack Walsh & the GE "garage sale" model to show a profit. The bull flows heavily from the upper levels of management - trust your SPEEA union to tell you what is REALLY going on. Don't work overtime and take care of yourself. Don't pour your heart & soul
    into any job- you will get crushed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your talented and experienced engineers. Top down autocracy is what ruined the 787. Why are you outsourcing engineering? Learn to say NO to your bosses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dead end. Unless you're part of the friends and family crew

    Test and Evaluation Engineer (Former Employee) El Segundo, CA

    ProsGreat 1st job. but not somewhere to stay long term

    ConsNo room for growth. You could be placed

    Advice to Senior Managementpay people what they deserve.

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

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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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    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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