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13 Reviews
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Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.
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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.  

    Excellent Company that cares for it's employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, even for summer interns. Great communication between managers and employees. Frequent emails from executives to the entire organization. Constant training opportunities to enhance job performance and promotion of career advancement.

    Cons

    Large company. Seem to have the potential threat of layoffs with frequent acquisition of smaller companies. Acquisition process is long and at times disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide excellent benefits and show employees that they are valuable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not too terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, reasonable hours, able to learn as much as you desire about how Boeing does business or you can just sit back and do the bare minimum. It's all up to you.

    Cons

    Once an administrator, always an administrator regardless of KSAs. Unless of course you have a VP or above advocating for you, but that is quite rare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company with Good People

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

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

    Pros

    Boeing has very interesting work and a great history. It's full of talented engineers and scientists.

    Cons

    I felt it was difficult to get promoted quickly in such a large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Financial Planning and Analysis Intern in Arlington, VA
    Current Intern - Financial Planning and Analysis Intern in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Group, Lots of activities for employees

    Cons

    Difficult finding placement after internship

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company believes in enhancing the worker through various learning and teaching programs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Continuing Education Advisor in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Continuing Education Advisor in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    People, Processes, Ability to relocate throughout the company, Premium on learning.

    Cons

    Company sometimes moves a little slow in integrating things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire people outside of the company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stable company with plenty of overhead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Retirement plan
    The definition of a steady job
    Lateral job movement is easy
    In every state

    Cons

    Lots of overhead
    There are some people there just to get a pay check
    Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the company so our rates will be more competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Tactics without Strategy is the noise before defeat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Job security is a premium here. Large corporation where loyalty is highly valued even to the point of being more important than productivity or talent.

    Cons

    Lack of strategy implementation creates environment of "all talk, no walk." Generates frustration with employees who feel management does not genuinely listen. Because of this, employees will cautiously work or end up leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put employee engagement at top of mind. Employees are treated like interchangeable parts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for, but going through lots of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Ethical, good benefits, committed to training, large enough to offer upward mobility, well-respected

    Cons

    Very aircraft-centric, so difficult if you are in another part of the business. Too process oriented; one size does not fit all. Lots of changes in the markets right now, so the organization is seeking to redefine itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. Talk to your people and let them know what needs to be done. Get their ideas too.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Communication is lacking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    The benefits, several locations for relocation.

    Cons

    Heavy layers of bureaucracy. People will not speak up for fear of losing their jobs. So many do not want to rock the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the job description on paper and recognize the individual talents.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    In the begining it was a great company. Since Jim McNerney has initiated the lean crusade, it is all the bottom line

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Versatile Infrastructure Technologist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Versatile Infrastructure Technologist in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    company still respected, still getting good contracts, still selling airplanes, and whenever the 787 starts rolling out revenue will start coming in again and management might loosen up a little.

    Cons

    too much emphasis on lean and bottom line, and Boeing has lost its concern for the employees. They print tons of pamphlets telling managers to care about people, but don't back it up with policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling young people there are opportunities for them to grow here,when IT is not growing, it is spiralling downward. Save the mid-level positions. You have programs for new young people and senior people, then cut training and learning together for mid level people to grow.

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