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Boeing Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
2,183 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 173 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 212 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 company to work for, if you are Okay with old-school work policies and government contracts.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, OK salary, generally decent leadership. Great benefits, like 401k matching, medical, stock program. You can take credited unvercity courses and company sponsoring the courses fee. Really and I mean it, meaningful projects. So, if you are want to "make an impact", Boeing will give you that opportunity.

    Cons

    When I said "old-school", it is real of what it is. You will feel, like you are back in 50-70-th. Thick binders with "rules and regulations" that you have to memorize and follow. Many of those R&R are coming from the fact, that most likely, you will be working on some USG contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better selection process for low-level management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flightline Readiness Technician in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Flightline Readiness Technician in North Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    There's always something to learn and something new to do. Everybody I work with has been great. Also the benefits can't be beat. All without a union.

    Cons

    Some of the managers really have zero idea how to manage people. The bean counters have been worried about the wrong things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train all managers before they are allowed to be promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mostly a positive experience helping, having fun providing solutions to complex and challenging projects.

    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of challenging projects, time-off group activities, paid college tuition, etc. Recent college graduates can also benefit from a wide selection of challenging work opportunities and interesting projects of their chosen field.

    Cons

    I noticed politics to be a negative aspect in some circles. Company values seemed to be guided by political trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be proactive in rewarding the positive technical and administrative contributions of employees, their talent and expertise. Newly hired employees would benefit in going over what is expected from them and perhaps conduct preliminary reviews if necessary. It may also help to have informative sessions of group members interests, personalities and goals; thus group members can be better aware of what to expect from them in order to minimize or eliminate conflicts that may be barriers or obstacles to achieving company and project goals.

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  5.  

    Great R&D Environment, but slow moving.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many bright people work here, and there are plenty of opportunities to work on interesting technology development projects, especially in the research and development arm. A deep pool of technical experts makes it possible to avoid reinventing the wheel.

    Cons

    Slow moving company. Too much management overhead and slow decision making and approval process can be frustrating to the nimble engineer. Lazy people can hide here, which hurts morale among hard workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower engineers to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    IT Professional

    Current Employee - Versatile Technologist in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Versatile Technologist in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great company tow work for. Excellent perks and the co workers there all have the same goal in mind in helping the company succeed for a very long time. Good compensation, good benefits, paid tuition 401k, flexible with schedule, and the ability to shape your career as you want to with plenty of developmental resources. Plenty of resources for training both in person and online. Great company to work.

    Cons

    Hiring process both internal and external is a little convoluted. Should not take longer than a month to find out if one is considered for a position or not. IT needs to be a little more valued. In my opinion, IT has lost some of its value and needs someone to step in and champion IT again.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    I've been working here for a while now, and all I can say is that the job is fulfilling especially if you're passionate about aeronautics, aerodynamics, etc. The job environment is friendly too.

    Cons

    Working here I found that you really get swamped into a system that just encourages top executives for their input. Decision making should also be from average employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take in ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slow but Safe Company to grow with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of varying opportunities and room to grow. Most of your advanced schooling is compensated.

    Cons

    Difficult for young or ambitious people to feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that in 5 years half the existing leaders will be retiring so promote early so that the new leaders can still learn from the old before they go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Career for the Motivated

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

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

    Pros

    Boeing's a huge place and there's a lot going on. They're doing some truly amazing things, and if you're talented enough and not socially inept, you can find your way in to those kinds of jobs. The products you get to work on at Boeing are way more interesting what most engineers at smaller companies get to work on.

    Cons

    Boeing's big and can be cumbersome. You have to have some patience and a little bit of social adeptness to get around. People who lack these seem to struggle and not last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've doing a really great job of communicating strategy internally over the past few months, but they really fail hard at the human element of this job. They have not yet figured out how to prove to their employees that management doesn't seem them as replaceable cogs. They really don't seem to understand that you lead with your actions, not your words.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    787 work

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

    I worked at Boeing (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GREAT PAY, Great experience, Good co-workers

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, work pace almost to fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be to upper level that you can't hear your workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, fun products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Boeing offers great benefits, decent pay, and fun projects. My team was awesome, and management was working towards a healthy work/life balance for everyone. Food trucks come by every day of the week.

    Cons

    The location does not have an onsite child care provider, nor does it have a kitchen and dinning area. Mostly paper work, but that comes with any job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be easier for working parents to have an on site child care provider, and a kitchen with healthy meal options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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