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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.  

    Boeing has been a great company for me for over 15 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager/Senior Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager/Senior Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Boeing 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!

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    My 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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Job 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best of the Best!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Culture, 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.

    Cons

    Job 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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I had a great experience with Boeing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Mission, Great Benefits, Great People

    Cons

    Need to work on rate structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on Rate Structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good pay while working for slow-moving management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Data Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Product Data Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to follow Boeing's Model of Leadership and hold everyone accountable to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Awesome benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Safety Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Safety Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Definitely 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).

    Cons

    Slow 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 ManagementAdvice

    Recognition 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, good salary, amazing co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Boeing

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Grow 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Support Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Support Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Good Benefits; Good Salary; Decent Job

    Cons

    Lack of proper recognition; too much scope creep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lock down on contracts and reduce scope creep. Take care of employees who will take care of customers.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prepare to be stifled

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Boeing

    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.

    Cons

    1.) 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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