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Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
1,971 Reviews

3.6
1,971 Reviews
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Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.
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861 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 186 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 30 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 32 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review from First Year Design Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Design Engineer I  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Structural Design Engineer I in Everett, WA

    Pros

    High starting pay relative to industry;
    High access to professional and technical development opportunities;
    Plenty of opportunities for networking;
    High level of expertise in almost any field of interest;
    Good benefits relative to industry;

    Cons

    Work is sometimes trivial, bordering more on drafting/technical design than actual engineering;
    Large distance between upper management and standard employees;
    Senior management seems to have a strong disdain for employees/Union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building employee satisfaction rather than squeezing as much money out of the company as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting projects. Great benefits and an excellent team environment. There are a lot of opportunities for learning more things every day.

    Cons

    It is a huge company. Sometimes it is hard to feel like you contributed much because you can't see the whole picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more prepared for new employees. I showed up for my first day and no one knew I was coming so I spent the first few days doing nothing while my accounts were set up.

  3.  

    Rewarding but expansive company environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer III  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer III in Everett, WA

    Pros

    It's an exciting career working in Aerospace. There's something special about seeing what you work hard on every day getting airborne. You can easily spend your whole career here, with lots of opportunities to move around laterally.

    Cons

    Upper management can often be distant and constantly pushing cost cutting measures, so projects get cut and expectations can be very high. (it's not a con, but just be ready to work hard and put in overtime on the shop floor)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Career enhancing capabilities are available.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production  in  Midwest City, OK
    Former Employee - Production in Midwest City, OK

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere with good salary, employee incentives, and benefits

    Cons

    Can be very stressful due to project demands and lack of one company standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a true one company standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Procurement Agent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Insurance is excellent. Can't ask for better.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. need to acknowledge personal growth and cross train employees. Employees does not have closeness with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to acknowledge personal growth and cross train employees. Employees does not have closeness with upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Boeing

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The ability to flex one's schedule is very relaxed here and OT is paid.

    Cons

    Benefits are so so compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good paying job but with poor management.

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    Former Employee - Mprf  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Mprf in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Great pay and awesome benefits!

    Cons

    You have to get use to working with lazy, arrogant cheating people. They are everywhere. Your managers typically don't care about you. If you ever have an issue with a co worker or situation, you must go straight to HR in order to get it resolved. Because of the resent changes with the company, you now have to show up an hour in a half earlier to get a parking spot. Also a drug test is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You belong to Boeing. If you want to succeed you need to know the right people and get the training you need for the job. In order to be considered for a job you MUST word your resume in the correct format. (Include the job description word for word in your resume)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Project Manager

    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Compensation to be matched with other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Global cutlure

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, no job security

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    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Interesting work, good pay, great benefits. The company as a whole has many interesting programs. It is exciting to read the company news daily.

    Cons

    Can be laid off on a dime. It all depends upon you, your project, manager, peers. People ned to be rotated through different jobs so as not to get mundane. Need to recognize people who work seven days a week, of which there are a few out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the employee and their job before giving ratings based upon whitesheets

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work/ life balance. You need to know the right people and work the system. Networking is key to moving up.

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    Current Employee - Component Engineer
    Current Employee - Component Engineer

    Pros

    Pay is comparable to other Aerospace companies. Education reimbursement for engineering degrees is 100%

    Cons

    Very political in annual raises and promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the top companies to work for and see why the younger generations don't feel any ties to the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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