Boeing Reviews

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Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg
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. Used To Be A Great Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Technology
    Current Employee - Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boeing used to be a great place to work. This changed when Boeing decided to purchase a smaller company and roll the Intelligence and Security Division Boeing employees under the small company. Benefits are exceptional. The people are very intelligent and care about the customer mission.

    Cons

    Small customer program experience can't and doesn't effectively translate to large integrator mindsets. The firm is losing good people due to the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Remove negative stakeholders. If you really cared about the employee surveys, then you would undertake more than remedial cover-your-backside action.


  2. Boeing SC is not equal to Boeing as a whole

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Boeing as a whole is a great company to work for. Great benefits, family oriented, building a product to be proud of.

    Cons

    The SC plant hired many managers who do not carry the Boeing values. Workers are undervalued, treated poorly and not given opprotunities they are given at other sites.

    Advice to Management

    Break back poorly employee reviewed management and promote those that carry the Boeing value of people first, not #'s and output first.


  3. Stable, but doesn't treat you like an IT employee

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    Current Employee - Systems and Data Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Systems and Data Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Stable, decent benefits (thought they have declined in recent years) Excellent schedule flexibility depending on work group Virtual 1-2 days a week Decent pay 40 hour week - no mandatory overtime, or if there is you are paid for it.

    Cons

    The culture sucks. There is literally NO socialization at Boeing. No one ever does anything together, and a large majority of the workforce doesn't bother to go to work social events (Even when they are PAID EVENTS) "Hurry up and wait" is the norm. Age of the workforce is 50+ on average. Sucks for younger people Motivated, determined individuals are compensated identically as people that do nothing People that do nothing dont get fired or laid off in most cases Probably 50% of the population actually works. The rest fiddle fart around all day.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to fire people that are poor performers, and/or reward people that are good performers.


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  5. Payload Systems Engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential large company stability with many cross-training opportunities, has provided health/401k/pension benefits that have been historically better than most other companies, Howard Hughes legacy knowledge base, historically competitive, world leader in commercial satellite design and production.

    Cons

    Not making the changes necessary to remain competitive, recent large layoff announcement, too much emphasis on process, would benefit by increasing transparency and open culture, less attractive to new employees due to elimination of pension and other benefits.

    Advice to Management

    More creative strategizing to win contracts are needed. Find other ways to improve bottom line without eliminating senior engineering skill sets to dangerous levels. Return back to the Hughes legacy of only permitting seasoned engineering leadership to hold top level executive positions.


  6. Great Pay/Terrible Culture

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boeing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay very well.

    Cons

    Salaried employees are treated as hourly workers, and there is generally a negative working environment.


  7. Based on luck

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    Former Intern - BBIP in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - BBIP in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You definitely get what you put in (to a certain degree); Great pay/benefits esp. as an intern; Friendly coworkers; At least one weekly intern/networking events (though this is dependent on your intern class); Good system to network if you want to stay within the company; Good opportunities to get a return offer/move around laterally within the company; Good work-life balance; Flexible schedule; Good theoretical system for diversity (cultural, thinking, etc.)

    Cons

    Internship is based on luck since the process is on a matching system that you accept to, prior to knowing what team/function you're going to be on; Big gap in demographics (people who've been there 25+ years vs. <5, predominantly white males); Mediocre food; Very slowly transitioning to a more modern way of doing business (in terms of going towards more high achieving employees and less hierarchy); Understandable but still excessive amount of regulations (and as a result, almost impossible to actually make a change outside of your internal, immediate group); Poor bottom-up communication; Upper management more concerned about own performance rather than company's/client

    Advice to Management

    (internship specifically) Would've highly preferred direct interviews with teams before accepting my internship; (enterprise-wide) Have clearer, more defined goals in mind with better bottom-up communication


  8. Alright

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    Current Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer I in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer I in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers and environment are great. Good benefits and small perks like a gift card for walking xxx amount for x months

    Cons

    Too large, very slow to get anything done with so many levels of management. Can get disorganized and boring at times

    Advice to Management

    Minimize the amount of managers needed and give more decisive power to engineers


  9. Company has changed, and is not all good...

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    Former Employee - Lead Structural Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Structural Engineer in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boeing is one of the most competitive and challenging aerospace companies there is. The hard work and knowledge of great employees has set ground for innovation and costumer trust. Boeing has set the bar for quality and for innovation with the trust of costumes and employees. Boeing provided great benefits and work together with employees to help morale for all its triumphs. Boeing used to encourage the open culture and communication among all levels and everyone was accountable for the product. Boeing challenges each engineers in many ways of you are smart enough and find and take advantage of the opportunities. There are great mentors and people that will always help and teach. Never disregard these opportunities as everyone has special understanding of the aircrafts.

    Cons

    The new company has change its vision to focus more into the innovation with a very aggressive schedule which sacrifice the work and life balance of the employees. This culture is expected and employees are expected to work extra hours to meet deadlines and promises that were not articulated. Knowledge is retiring and Boeing is not working to provide its own employees with any kind of help to better understand the fundamentals that made them the great company they once were. Communication has been lost and tension runs high as employees are scared to lose their jobs or simply being replaced by someone cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose focus of what really matter.


  10. Good not great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Opportunity to move around for development, Diverse business portfolio. Good focus on diversity. Decent benefits for continuing education, just not what it used to be.

    Cons

    all pitfalls of a large company...change is slow, upward mobility may be slow, outdated performance evaluations & metrics. Definitely good ole boys club at times. Too much of opportunties given because of who you know instead of what you're capable of.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Culture, improve employee engagement.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Value price over experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for families. Some remote work was allowed. Immediate managers were good to work with but frequently had their hands tied from above.

    Cons

    Consistently release experienced developers in favor of entry level because they are cheaper. No incentive to perform well or gain experience. Meanwhile executive salaries keep rising.

    Advice to Management

    Don't abuse the people who actually make money for the company. Experienced developers get paid more for a reason. You're going to be paying a lot more in technical debt in the near future than you would have spent paying for experience.



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