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Boeing Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
2,304 Reviews
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Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 186 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 246 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (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.  

    Not The Company It Used To Be

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

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

    Pros

    Respected company with lots of aerospace history
    Training for current job and some opportunities for continuing education
    Reasonable benefits
    Opportunities to move within company to try multiple types of jobs or projects
    Flexible work schedules possible

    Cons

    Jobs keep getting moved out of the Puget Sound area, sometimes giving employees the option of moving to try to continue their work for lower pay and benefits
    Company seems to value cheaper labor more than good labor
    Cutting back on allowing telecommuting or flexible schedules
    Jobs don't feel secure with regular layoffs or whole programs leaving
    Not a whole lot of vacation/personal time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees they are valued, and keep their jobs secure in order to keep valued experience in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Big Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Big company with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Change is happening and morale is low.

  3.  

    Great company for engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    If you are an aerospace or mechanical engineer...this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Get out if you are not one in the "pros"

    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Technical Analyst with Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not A Good Company for Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Not A Good Company for Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, work-life balance does not exist: if you work here, the company owns your life, great educational benefits: if you get a C+ or above: your books & tuition are reimbursed.

    Cons

    On a layoff, the company does not help the employee to land another job within the company. Boeing wastes the knowledge & the experiences that an employee has gained. With such a large company, Boeing should be able use the talents & knowledge of that employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depends on which management:
    For Boeing management: manage your people correctly. There are a lot of slackers, even first-line managers are very aware of the slackers. These first-line managers have caught the slackers taking a nap on regular time & over-time pay and don't do anything about it just because these employees have more than 30 years in the company.
    For upper Boeing mgmt.: If things are working, leave things alone. Don't be so greedy for your compensation. Everyone needs to work with one goal - i.e. for the existence of what the company produces correctly the first time.
    For the unions: Be fair, if an employee is not doing their best, then it is not best for the company. Be reasonable with the benefits. Don't be greedy.
    For outside company: Former Boeing employees have a lot to offer - i.e. knowledge & experience. It just depends if the employee care so much for the mission & vision of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supply chain management analysis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, working hours, relaxed business attire

    Cons

    Lay offs, advancement, wage, management treatment and fairness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great products, work for an internationally recognized firm, many locations and career paths available.

    Cons

    Nothing that other large companies aren't susceptible to.

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    Losing the Edge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator

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

    Pros

    Great technology, tons of work locations, 401k, medical, training, education benefits, cross functional opportunities, just increased vacation accrual and limits.

    Cons

    No more pension program, no more share value stock program, greatly reduced education benefits, rising medical costs, do more with less, very hard to advance in career field, no emphasis on telecommuting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop massive layoffs and voluntary layoffs without helping the people left behind. You can only go so far on the less with more mentality. 3 People from a dept leave and there is no back fill at even the Jr or entry level? Climbing the ladder is impossible unless you were brought in with one of the career foundations program. I watched a CFP member shoot from college hire to level 4 (of 5) in 5years. Other people have spent 9 years at the level 2 (college hire) position. Lots of perks for management, less for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Once a great company growing to work for -- feels like now just another company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Amazing product lines. A myriad of occupational fields.

    Cons

    Working at Boeing used to have a more family feel to it. But that has long been lost, in part, as a result of different company decisions including its scattered organization, outsourcing of manufacturing & operations (resulting in loss of proprietary knowledge & processes), etc..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as you would like to be & not merely as lifeless pawns

  10.  

    Boeing Financial Operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Good benefits and very flexible. Company is very people oriented.

    Cons

    Slow advancement. Pay on low end in comparison to similar jobs at companies in area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on talent management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits but not as dynamic as they once were for engineers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integrated Product Lead
    Former Employee - Integrated Product Lead

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits package
    Work Place has cafeteria and gym on campus

    Cons

    Management very inconsistent in their goals
    Company goals are not communicated well to employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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