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3.5 1,856 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.

Jim McNerney Jr.

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Boeing: Like the Mafia, once you're in you can't leave

    Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsVery, very high salaries. Pay is easily 10-15% more than industry average. Good company culture, lots of friendly people, management is positive.

    ConsRepetitive work, low feeling that your contribution matters, extremely bureaucratic corporate structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop outsourcing jobs, it should be clear by this point that "partners", "contractors" and outsourcing companies turn out a terrible product that direct hires have to spend an excessive amount of work to fix. Stop making job roles so narrowly defined, it makes it impossible to "innovate". Yes, I used that word. Overall happy with the company, although I did leave. Grandfather was a 20 year veteran of the firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Accountant (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    Proslayoff rate is lower than some other companies.

    Constake years to get promoted due to budegt cut policy, no more pension, only 2 weeks of vacation per year for the first 4 years and takes 20 years to get the max 4 weeks vacation per year. it is trying to replace older/higher level employees to cut cost.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore vacation time for newer employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits decent salaries lost in the shuffle

    Materials and Processes Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kent, WA

    ProsCompany in the past had great benefits and employee friendly atmosphere. People who joined 22 years or more earlier have the best benefits. retirement, 40k are 2 great benefits. Medical dental are good compared to others in the region.

    ConsEnvironment currently is very unfriendly and often stressful. Jobs are going away and no one can be sure. Older employees are particularly under threat of losing job. There is little growth potential for most engineers and even horizontal mobility has come to a halt. Jobs go away but people are not offered any relocation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLower management should fight to keep their relations with employees good. Corporate policies are sometimes a killer to employee morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Design engineering

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsRelaxing, low stress, and lots of resources when you need help, lastly benefits are nice

    ConsEverything works slow, nothing really changes, actual engineering work is out sourced

    Advice to Senior ManagementHard to meet with management due to constant meetings, should in courage engagement, innovation, mentorship

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

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    Great

    Communications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat 401K benefits-- matching and 100% vested at day 1, good work/life balance, commuter benefits include free transportation up to $120 a month, education reimbursement is high.

    Office environment is beneficial to be at the corporate headquaters because you get to interact more with upper-level execs than at ofther locations. The Communications team is very news-based and not fluffy. And when difficult organization changes are made, they treat employees like adults and explain why.

    ConsBeing that its the corporate headquarters, the office culture is a bit stiff and mostly older individuals. Its also difficult to feel connected to the products when you aren't in Seattle. As mentioned in other reviews, everything takes extremely long to work through. Often times you'll work on a story or project and it either gets cut during the long approval process or it gets shot down due to changes that make the story irrelevant. Any growth is often lateral. They will move someone from project to project with the same title before moving them up.

    Vacation benefits are terrible (10 days for 1-5 yrs, 12 days for 5-10 years... it takes 10 years to get just 15 vacation days!)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the vacation benefits as competitive as the rest of your benefits package.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interns treated very well

    Supply Chain Analyst Intern (Current Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsIntern Compensation/Benefits
    Work/Life Balance
    First Line Managers Generally Fair and Easy to Work With
    Opportunity to Build a Career

    ConsVery Early Mornings! (I'm expected to be in and working by 6)
    Low Full-Time Pay
    HUGE generation gap
    Older Employees Extremely Resistant to Change
    Hostility to College Educated Younger Employees
    4 Years Behind on Technology in Offices

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of employees are looking to retire and it isn't clear if you guys have a plan for how to deal with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quality Company

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsOpportunity to work in a team with quality people to build and design products that are respected around the world. Good benefits and compensation.

    ConsIf you not proactive, a person can be "pigeonholed" in this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't micromanage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Administrative (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGood company to work for.

    ConsThey are currently outsourcing IT jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand by your staff for support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boeing EO&T Information Technology

    Sys Design & Integ Spec IV (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsBoeing provides good medical benefits, good pay, flexible work hours, dental/vision benefits could be better.

    Conswork life balance is an issue. workaholics love the place.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop the systematic attack on older more experienced employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunities to gain varied experience and incremental career growth

    Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGood benefits, good work life balance, plenty of opportunities to try new or varied work experiences. There are opportunities to move to new locations. Many development programs, classes, and formal education. Can switch between a commercial job or defense industry job.

    ConsCareer growth can be measured by years of experience vs individual impact. Engineers carry much of the load for support functions. Work can be stove-piped to a degree due to the nature of defense contracts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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