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Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. BDS Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level III Software Engineer in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Level III Software Engineer in Tukwila, WA

    I have been working at Boeing (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    variety of programs throughout company. Great family & life balance. Great benefits

    Cons

    average salary, jobs in puget sound are leaving for cheaper areas in U.S., Large company atmosphere with bloated processes.


  2. Great potential in BDS

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit packages (thanks to commercial airplane side's organized labor and collective bargaining agreements that flow down to all of the staff).
    Great technology and smart technologists and engineers.
    The communications between the two big parts of Boeing are excellent when one needs the other. That takes effort and priority from the top and that is happening.

    Cons

    Over engineered approach to simple business problems.
    Lack of focus on no-kidding winning propositions. Too often, we assume the customer wants what we have to offer. And then we build to that assumption only to be surprised when the other guys satisfy the customer. Losing bids is not fun when it happens - and it happens too often for the same old reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overvalue the worth of the company brand. Its worth something, but not nearly as much as we think it is.
    Put some meat and seriousness under HR policies to acquire and retain talent. HR says they want to retain talent, yet actions end up letting talent escape to the competition.


  3. Systems Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Boeing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly and smart individuals. Projects are rewarding and interesting.

    Cons

    Large company. Lots of red tape. Might not get the exposure if you are not doing the most important task.

    Advice to Management

    Need management to evaluate more on technical aspects and pay attention to engineers who contribute technically.


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  5. Electrical Design Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great.
    Good opportunities to be involved quickly on great projects.
    Great insurance and 401k benefits.

    Cons

    Career progression is impossibly slow for high performers.
    Raises and salaries bumps are hard to come by and "fair" (meaning good and bad employees receive similar raises).
    Managers are often given teams and projects they have no experience in which hurts the performance and outcome.
    Opportunities for practical training or conference attendance is non-existent for new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the opportunities for advancement. The pension system is gone - Boeing may have a hard time retaining the best talent without allowing measures for retention.


  6. Decent Place for a Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent medical benefits.
    Multiple office locations to choose from.
    Large variety of organizations to work in.
    In-organization transfers are very easy.
    People are generally helpful and kind.

    Cons

    Upper management too focused on implementing Obeya, Lean, and 5S to teach their lower managers more concrete management techniques.
    Currently undergoing work force reallocation from Puget Sound to other locations such as North Charleston, Moscow, and Long Beach.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on managing people rather than metrics.


  7. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked in St. Louis and really like the people and the work. Pay and benefits were competitive and there were opportunities for training and development.

    Cons

    Left because they brought in an outsider who didn't care about his people.


  8. Many opportunities, but effective self-promotion and networking needed to get ahead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Configuration Management Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Configuration Management Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competetive salary and benefits, and even the scaled back education reimbursement is still valuable. Along with many opportunities to see different professional put together incredible products is the need to for effective (even agressive) self-promotion and networking to move ahead or to have your valuable ideas. Start networking and looking forf mentors day 1 and your satisfaction will be maximized.

    Cons

    As a younger employee, I spent more than a few all nighters getting the job done. I advanced rapidly by working long and hard. As an experienced employee (like many others) I didn't work as late and struggled to have my ideas heard or acted on. It's typical at at almost any company and a challenge for most middle managers for diverse experience to be heard, appreciated and acted on - Boeing is no exception.

    Advice to Management

    Apart from pushing mentoring and networking for career advancement, a parallel effort is needed to have middle (all) managers trained in recognizing and valuing diverse opinions and experience. From their better/best solutions can be made


  9. Only thing I know

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits (insurance, dental, 401k, pension, etc). Depending on the lead and manager, very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    On the project I was working lack of first level management caused difficulties for leads to get the job done. Lack of promotion was a con for me personally, although I received excellent performance evaluations.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at making sure that 1 level management is in place. If not available ensure that enough communication is going on.


  10. Product Support Mgr

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits

    Cons

    Not enough folks to get the job done on time

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality folks


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    Analysts

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Good benefits... Pay a bit low compared to market value.

    Cons

    Need to have network to stay in the circle.



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