Boeing Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
2,128 Reviews
3.5
2,128 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 171 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 207 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 40 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Intern Program
    Relocation
    Environment
    I loved getting to live in a new city, across the country, and met a lot of people.
    I would work for this company again.

    Cons

    A lot of changes happening resulting in relocation or layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    electrical systems design engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great pay, benefits, and values

    Cons

    co needs some formal training for new hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Above average work experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of options to move around the company, room to grow within your current job (including $$$), annual bonus was a perk.

    Cons

    The aviation industry just seems to be always behind the curve in the technology, even at Boeing. Aviation seems to lag 10-20 years. Dodging layoffs isn't fun either, though I quit voluntarily...after dodging a layoff in the 787 program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company, Bad Site.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    The San Antonio site plays by their own rules. I worked at a few different sites and the San Antonio site was nothing like the rest of Boeing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to fix that site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Completely satisfied career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Design in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Design in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Salaries are very fair and competitive

    Cons

    You may not be as 'needed' as you age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Co. always seemed to run better under engineering guidance vs business...too greedy and only care about the shareholders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Software Engineering Boeing Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seal Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people and interesting projects to work on them with.

    Cons

    In general, projects have a bit of a start-up cost in the form of getting accounts and equipment for new people. Can make first week a bit of a drag if they didn't properly prep for your arrival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new guys understand management, even if they are interns, just so they aren't confused about various meetings they are attending and such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great environment to work and management is helpful. A lot of opportunity to grow professionally.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great benefits and a work life after work. Every Friday, there is an employee a group meeting and bonding. My relationship with co-worker and supervisor are good.

    Cons

    It is hard to advancement if you are not in good term or have personality conflict with supervisor/manager. Hard work is not equal to advancement or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employee base on performance not on personal preferences

  9.  

    Good company, a little large

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits. white collar union for engineers, opportunities to change jobs within the company.

    Cons

    It's a large company, so lots quirks come along with that. For example they push some ideas like Lean in such a way that the outcome is the opposite of their desired result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should look at the actual performance of the individuals, while in practice personalities are a large driver - try to be objective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Boeing Defense Systems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and job stability.

    Cons

    Limited options in the Utah region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Company has changed a lot since I started there

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the past, there were many opportunities to move around to different programs. I've had a chance to work on a lot of different and interesting things in my career there. Pay is very good.

    Cons

    In recent years they have been contracting in many regions: closing sites, layoffs, etc. Virtual work and flexible hours are not as available as they were.

    No opinion of CEO

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