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Boeing Reviews in Colorado Springs, CO

Updated Jun 2, 2014
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3.8 12 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.

Jim McNerney Jr.

(4 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Boeing has been a great company for me for over 15 years.

    Program Manager/Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsBoeing provides great job opportunities, great benefits, great values, and great folks! For a huge company, with major business attractions, Boeing strives to treat all individuals with fairness and respect!

    ConsAs with most companies in today's business environment, Boeing has had to curtail many of the employment benefits, such as the pension program, for new employees. Competition brings its own constraints.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to Boeing Management is to work hard to keep up the great successes in staying competitive, while continuing to maintain great values and respect for all individuals!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for; they are making a priority to develop emerging leaders.

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGood benefits, though they are decreasing some. The company is very supportive during a reduction in force, and help their employers look for new opportunities. Senior management is putting a significant effort into developing young talent and leaders.

    ConsJob Security in Depart of Defense contracts is always a struggle. The company is so big it can be hard to see the direction of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best of the Best!

    Staff Analyst (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsCulture, professional respect, expected and compensated continuing eduacation, well compensated for job position with pay and benefit, the ability, encouragement and expectation to grow with the company, never ending opportunites to move up or laterally. Hiring internally first for open positions is always a plus.

    ConsJob stability, longevity - Due to the nature of contract longevity, a position is only as long as your participation is needed on the contract. Keep your resume sharp!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a great experience with Boeing.

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGreat Mission, Great Benefits, Great People

    ConsNeed to work on rate structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on Rate Structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay while working for slow-moving management

    Product Data Specialist (Former Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGood pay
    Nice building
    Nice co-workers
    Allowed to be independent

    ConsDoD work (hurry up & wait...)
    Management lacks leadership abilities
    No lunch room, just a few vending machines

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to follow Boeing's Model of Leadership and hold everyone accountable to it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work. Awesome benefits

    Systems Safety Engineer (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsDefinitely the benefits are top notch. Pay was pretty good considering the job. Fellow co-workers and management were generally caring and supportive. For those who enjoy a teaming environment, it's one of the better places to work. Excellent educational benefits (paid in full in critical business areas).

    ConsSlow promotions and career advancements were either not clearly defined, not managed properly or not in place at all. Sometimes work can be slow and have to fight motivation to stay busy

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognition of employees achievements and abilities would provide a lot of motivation and encouragement. Too much red tape in many areas that slow work to a crawl sometimes. Overall better support of employees' desires to "climb the corporate ladder" needs to be made clear and understood. The company promotes "One Boeing" concept when in fact each location has completely different policies or policies are enforced differently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, good salary, amazing co-workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Pros* Experience in working cutting edge technology
    * Great Education benefits
    * Great medical insurance and 401K matching
    * Respect among peers. Good working environment

    Cons* Hard to be promoted.
    * Often good ol' boy politics rule
    * Substantial salary increases (above standard 3%) hard to come by
    * Communication between management and employee not ideal

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow the international market by having American born Boeing employees able to take permanent jobs overseas. Too much overhead in traveling back and forth from CONUS to OCONUS. Take time to recognize programs that have over achieved. Visit IDS facilities and listen to the employee base with their concerns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Systems Engineering Support Analyst (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGood Benefits; Good Salary; Decent Job

    ConsLack of proper recognition; too much scope creep

    Advice to Senior ManagementLock down on contracts and reduce scope creep. Take care of employees who will take care of customers.

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    Prepare to be stifled

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Pros- Flexible work schedule
    - Overtime highly discouraged (which is good because you will be aching to run out the door as soon as possible every day).
    - Starting pay is good.
    - Working for Boeing will teach you to be more careful during your next job search.

    Cons1.) ZERO opportunity for advancement.

    2.) Boeing loves to pigeon-hole folks, and assumes that learning new skills or technologies is beyond its engineers.

    3.) Ignore what you read elsewhere about Boeing's excellent benefits package. Boeing USED to have great benefits. Medical coverage, tuition assistance, employee recognition, training, and relocation benefits have all been cut to bring Boeing "in-line" with the rest of the industry.

    4.) The amount of down time on some projects can be maddening. Plenty of work CAN be done, but the government customer is so obsessed with cost and Boeing with process, that you spend a lot of time sitting on your hands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit eliminating first-level management positions whenever they are vacated. If nothing else, these are developmental opportunities for future leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Integration Engineer (Former Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Pros1. Benefits and PTO was excellent in comparison to other aerospace/defense companies, especially for an intern program
    2. Employees were generally very cooperative individuals with intellectual competency.
    3. Work is generally very demanding of individuals (even interns) and can become challenging for those not prepared.

    Cons1. Boeing IDS work is all based upon contract negotiations; a lot of unnecessary down time is caused because there's little (i.e none) work allowed for individual projects that could be used to improve efficiency of the overall product.
    2. Performance reviews are somewhat constrained and if managers are apt to not communicate effectively.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Individual projects would be useful to helping keep work at a regular pace during down time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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