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Boeing Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
2,294 Reviews
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2,294 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 186 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 246 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (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.  

    Great place to start off your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Skills Rotation Program in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Skills Rotation Program in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Working at Boeing as a first job out of college is very structured. There are training classes that all new employees must go through and depending on your field, more specific material.

    After the training period, work is pretty much the same for more matured programs and is low stress.

    Great work life balance, I rarely ever worked more than 40 hours weekly.

    Cons

    Boring and uninspiring. As a new college graduate I thought I could get in and make a difference, but most employees are resilient to change and new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pool new hires into a separate team versus mixing them in with current employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, good benefits, excellent people to work with and grow a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist III in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist III in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    I worked in St. Louis, MO - Benefits were good, although they had dropped tuition reimbursement levels the funded level still allowed for a four course a year load that did not hamper my timeline much. Excellent training program for Integrated Scheduling career path with great mentors to help you along wherever you were in your experience level. I worked on some really exciting projects with limited management oversight yet all the support I needed to be successful. Excellent work-life balance and great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Large company with many policies and information was sometimes scattered across several systems making it difficult at times to find what you needed quickly. Overall the systems were integrated where possible to ease this and improvements were always being done. Pay was average but good for the experience and opportunities having worked for Boeing granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you were doing. Consider raising pay rates to be more near the top of industry norms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive experience

    • 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

    Pros

    Above average benefits. Star of the art work.

    Cons

    Large impersonal company. Cyclic business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place bad union.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Ridley Park, PA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Ridley Park, PA

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

    Pros

    Benifits and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Local 1069 keeping bums, druggies, and lazy non productive people around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job and hammer down on the people who sit around all day and do nothing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Overall very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    All employees are given a real chance to contribute. Work life balance is very good. Management is outstanding.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great and it's very difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is doing a lot of things right but can sometimes lack innovation and be slow to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Steady as she goes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    not a whole lot changes from year to year at boeing. they are starting to reduce spending which seems to be pouring into the way they handle benefits.

    Cons

    it is a big company and hard to feel like you make a difference. The products are pretty neat but it is easy to feel disconnected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be a little more gracious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work on large scale projects that have major impact

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Working with new technologies, working on products that impact people around the world, opportunities in many different disciplines and fields

    Cons

    a constant struggle against Bureaucracy and the momentum of getting a product out the door at all costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chasing Shareholder value as the number one goal is a shortsighted view of running a company.

  9.  

    Boeing is great for Engineers

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, opportunity to grow skills across engineering disciplines

    Cons

    Paid training opportunities are rare, must be done on personal time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Benefits are great, poor career development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wire Design Engineer I in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Wire Design Engineer I in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair pay, lenient management, flexible hours. Overtime is time + $6.00/hr (pretty good for a salaried position). ~30 days paid sick leave/holiday/vacation a year.

    Cons

    Raises are all shared across your department so your motivation can get sapped pretty quick if you have a lot of slugs in your group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tethering raises together and punish low level managers that shove their poor performers onto other departments instead of confronting the issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place for Superstars and Workaholics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boeing is an aerospace and defense company where amazingly intelligent people gather to imagine and routinely achieve the unimagined or impossible. Management sets high expectations. Co-workers can be relied upon to do their jobs. Salaries and benefits are first rate.

    Cons

    Per Wikipedia "People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving "workaholics" who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence." Boeing is a congregation of highly intelligent, self-motivated, dedicated workaholics, all determined to excel. Work is more important than any other aspect of their lives. Boeing Sr. Management talks about "work life balance", but in fact, working for Boeing leaves little room for family life, social life, or non-work related activities. Ten or twelve hour work days are not unusual. For many people they are standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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