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Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Boeing is a good place to explore your career potential. Extensive support are available for sound engineering judgement

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    Current Employee - Liasison Engineer in Ridley Park, PA
    Current Employee - Liasison Engineer in Ridley Park, PA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Multiple products interrelated and technologically advanced

    Cons

    Depends mostly on government contracts and business need are heavily dependent on federal spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should consider retaining resources based on quality of deliverable rather than seniority

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and challenging. Glad to work with the military. Employees around your grade are friendly and good to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management views employees as cash cows, and knows people will work for them regardless because it is Boeing. They live in a divide and the company is entirely different for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees right, be willing to fail once in awhile, and if business is bad for a year do not max out benefits or make 25% more than you did the previous year (CEO) while you give everybody else 2-4% raises. If it is business is bad instead of getting a huge bonus, use it for R&D or find ways to improve the business with that money. Don't worry about stocks but instead focus on the future of Boeing 20-50 years down the road and not 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Boeing has many processes, procedures, and rules.

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    Former Employee - Staff Analyst in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Analyst in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Boeing has many processes, procedures, and rules.

    Cons

    The HR department is on the side of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to know your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Good benefits, exciting products, well-run company.

    Cons

    Less employees doing more and more work all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    good to learn, bad to grow

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to explore in different areas. There are many COTS products used in the company.

    Cons

    If you are a developer, it is not good place for you to grow as you will not use much of the programming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of them only care about 'business', not people and technology development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Large company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Wages, benefits, good work conditions

    Cons

    Lack of employee concern. Business driven. Too much politics and complications to enjoy work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real Employee involvement not just program promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Understanding "The Playground" at Boeing

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    You have an entire playground to learn anything here if you're willing to search out people understand the products. Strong stable company that can develop anyone while also having the job for anyone.

    Cons

    You might get lost in the playground if you don't have a map. The sea of people makes it hard to understand your value as a new employee, with great opportunity comes great responsibility, or slow pace of the culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Average company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Most management does not understand the manufacturing process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train line management to watch how product is built and find out what causes the delays. Work with support personnel to train line mechanics so that you can see that they understand the assembly process.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Very Large Aerospace Company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager

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

    Pros

    If you don't mind moving anywhere in the world, Boeing has a career for you. This company has some of the best benefits out there right now.

    Cons

    Boeing is consolidating to "core centers of excellence", and they don't want anyone with more than 10 yrs of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another job. Layoffs are effecting everyone at Boeing these days. Nothing wrong with reductions if your business model can't support staffing levels. However, removing staff based on salary is a very poor business model! Those that are paid well at Boeing know what they are doing. Good luck training the newbies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Only a good employer for non software engineers that will have a chance to "touch the plane".

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Its very rare to have in Boeing, but the work I had was exciting and challenging. I can say most of y colleagues did not have teams with similar experience.

    Cons

    You'll constantly see your co-workers laid off and wonder how long it'll be until you get the axe. You'll be told promotional opportunities are non-existent, you'll be drastically underpaid, you won't have as much vacation time as your friends (not counting the Christmas week off of course), you'll find that management has a massive complicated structuring with a lot of old school thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel you've already decided making the shareholders happy is more worth it than keeping strong employees around. The idea of the temporary employee that you can hire and layoff and get some other employee to replace the spot easily (since so many people are looking for work) is a horrible idea. It will hurt the companies' ability to compete over time since the alternative is to hire other third party companies to do the work for you. Now you have to hire a whole team to work with and integrate with the third party company, mixing cultures, environment, and work methodologies that will clash. Ultimately the quality of the end product will be a surprise and then trying to get this third party to maintain the surprise over the long term will lead to bad effects such as needing to purchase services from a new third party to actually make a worthwhile product (but again falling to the same problems and ending up with a mystery X product that will probably on par with the quality of the first product). I feel like in house engineering is the way to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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