Boeing Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Boeing CEO 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. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler B in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Assembler B in North Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very clean facility Great people Lots of opportunity for advancement or lateral moves Benefits Bonuses Not a lot of micro managing

    Cons

    Pay is good but it should be better Good ol boy system in some areas Communication is horrible

    Advice to Management

    Listen to advice from the tradesmen


  2. If you prefer a union job with no advancement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Ridley Park, PA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Ridley Park, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is very competitive, lots of internal education. If you are in a union shop/factory, you are protected by a representative local. Tuition Assistance (not reimbursement, they pay in full, direct to institution).

    Cons

    Very hard to get a raise (promotions are rare). They have multiple pay levels, yet management has openly said they do not want to hire or promote to the higher levels. Union work does not allow someone to move up or be happy about their job.


  3. Internship Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Everett, WA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic intern program with many intern-only events such as tours of areas of the company that many full-time employees have never encountered - Many friendly and helpful people willing to give out great advice to younger employees

    Cons

    Large companies usually have their bureaucracy issues, and Boeing is no different. However, when working on a small team, you feel as if you're working at a small company and the larger Boeing is somewhat hidden

    Advice to Management

    Hiring on interns definitely creates a great interest in the company


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  5. Great Company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The focus on employee development. You can also have many careers because there are so many different opportunities and ways to expand your skillset.

    Cons

    Not many cons...its a great company


  6. Yup I would work here!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, reasonable people, the work life balance is great here.

    Cons

    the politics of any big company and the amount of meetings...the long process just to get a material sample take forever.


  7. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pretty good company to work for. Good career opportunities

    Cons

    Bullying Environment Very Poorly Managed Not very forward thinking

    Advice to Management

    Due to the large increase in the under 30 work force, starting to look at the employee benefits and culture is a must.


  8. Commercial Airplanes

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, Stable Company, Larger resources

    Cons

    Large company policies, Slow development, Slow changes, Generally Boring Projects

    Advice to Management

    Reduce redtape and endless amounts of policies, create more innovation opportunities and encourage cross-training and job movement


  9. Decent benefit and culture, way behind the times

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Boeing company, as it likes to call itself, has a fairly decent working culture. There is the politics and backstabbing to a certain extent, but no one expects you to work crazy hours and the pace is relatively reasonable. Work hours are very flexible. With the Amazons of the world out there this is a sort of safe haven from the high paced competitive madness. Most people are great to get along with and about half the managers are competent. Insurance is excellent and 401k is good (75% match up to 8%). There are minor bonuses sometimes.

    Cons

    The company is trying to save money by paying people less and keeping people from getting promoted. The pay is generally lower than other companies, particularly in tech fields. IT is slow and expensive and the company is built so that everyone relies on them as a separate organization out to find projects they can charge business units. Essentially Boeing can't cut costs because IT has created a system where they are incentivized to buy expensive technology and then charge the business units tons to maintain them. People point to security concerns, but it is clear that this company is filled with people who grew up in a culture where the waterfall technique was used to create solutions over long periods of time and who don't understand the modern pace of technology. Management also shifts around too much to get enough traction on a project to get anything accomplished. This company will go out of business in the next decade if things don't drastically change.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying into the culture where you drive output by following GANTT charts and spending gobs of time on powerpoints designed to trick executives into thinking something is getting done. Embrace the modern business culture where Scrum management drives true results and time is not wasted on formality. Be willing to change the culture in this top heavy organization by being creative and sticking to your guns. Senior managers are pretty bad but they get better as you move up the chain.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The Lazy B"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mprf in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Mprf in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People! I made a few amazing friends. There is no shortage of people to choose from if your trying to become a social butterfly. I was lucky to always have amazing supervisors.

    Cons

    There are a large amount of people that give Boeing its nickname,"The Lazy B". The other percentage of employees have to work harder and longer hours to make up productivity. Boeing also has many "clicks". From day one i could scope out the clicks from a mile away.. IN no time at all with no fault of your own, you will fade into the countless swarms of people becoming just another number. This did not work for me!

    Advice to Management

    DON'T PLAY FAVORITES


  11. Manager Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    bureaucratic structure slowing down decisions



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