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Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
2,294 Reviews
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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.  

    Quality Inspector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company that offers stable work environment. Friendly and helpful workforce.

    Cons

    No cons at this time with this complany.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training offered to associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good environment for young engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, a lot of opportunity to move around within the company

    Cons

    Slow and lumbering due to its size, can have an air of process without reason

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Solid company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great holiday time in the winter

    Cons

    IT personnel at a manufacturing company

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    Excellent Company, Gov't Contractor & Aerospace Industry is Cyclical

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Please take the following description in reasonable context, I am not suggesting that this employer doesn't have problems or their share of issues to improve. But considering the scale (around 120,000-190,000 international employees), considering the products (airplanes, jets, U.S. Defense, military equipment, etc. ), considering the consumers (everyone of us + many foreign countries & governments) and considering the high stakes (life and death), there aren't many other U.S. companies that can compare to them, their history, or the reputation of William Boeing Sr., who, after WWII when the need for airplanes declined, kept his employees and taught them how to build furniture.

    I've worked for a few employers and I'll prize the three years I worked for Boeing Headquarters (Renton, Washington) more than any other employer, for the rest of my life.

    On a comprehensive level, "from 50,000 feet", Boeing is an Excellent employer, excellent business practices and everyone who has ever worked there will tell you the employees they meet their make their Boeing employment experience something so good , they will never forget the place or the people & friends they met their.

    Cons

    Aerospace as an industry in the U.S. is cyclical - meaning that SOME of the people they hire will have shorter employment than others. In the mid 1990's Boeing Commercial Aviation employed about 180,000 people worldwide, but the company goes through cycles of higher and lower demands for planes, so they hire and lay-off accordingly. They give 60 Day notices when they lay people off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a place where process is king, and pressures are great, please keep some Original Thinkers involved with as many processes as possible. There will always be naysayers; so live that what they say can't be proved by how you live, lead the company or talk to others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great compensation through EAHI - Engineering Accelerated Hiring Initiative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Intern in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Intern in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Boeing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation - lump sum for housing and living expenses upfront and in addition to hourly pay rate, location - proximity to Seattle, WA

    Cons

    Not entirely interested in type of work, if someone was really interested in the aerospace industry, this would be the perfect position; although my degree is in engineering, I was looking for more flexibility of type of work, like that of a start-up; Boeing, at least to some of its employees, is known as a slow moving company since the development and turnover rates of its products are not fast paced as design and development takes months or years, and thousands of people. As expected of such a large company, contributions of single employees aren't easily recognized by upper management.

  7.  

    Competitive pay but inconsistent

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    - Good pay
    -Lots of opportunity to network
    -Knowledgeable staff
    -extracurricular opportunity

    Cons

    -contract based work
    -can be extremely slow or too busy
    -Engineering staff is showing its age

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Need more collective activities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked as an IBIP and it was very outstanding experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IBIP in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IBIP in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good mentors and training opportunities.

    Cons

    No sponsorship for visa for international people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change your international hiring policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Structured

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    The food, company transportation, location, pay, benefits

    Cons

    im happy with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed bag

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Balance, work, location, hours, size

    Cons

    Politics, government atmosphere, strict regulation, inability to act

  11.  

    A wonderful journey that has come to an end due to outsourcing and plant closure where I have learned and grown..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Provisioning Specialist III in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Provisioning Specialist III in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Excellent pay, great working conditions, you can't beat the diversity. The opportunities to learn are fabulous. There was much room for growth in my career.

    Cons

    Lay off was always concern in aerospace. Transfer to a plant far from your home was a concern as well. There are very few cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, in the last part of life there, there was too many management rotations, too much concern over the Enterprise Asset Management Software and not enough room for our own creativity to get the job done. Written directions for the system would have saved a lot of problems, but it was in constant flux.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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