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Boeing Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.5 1,875 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.

Jim McNerney Jr.

(812 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance(in 150 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently(in 184 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be(in 30 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good(in 32 reviews)

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    It was great to work with Boeing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEnd of student project as it was completed.

    ConsGreat platform to learn lots of new things

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    Constant change but that keeps one from being complacent.

    Technical Designer (Former Employee) Everett, WA

    ProsPride in the quality products they produce. Great work environment with fair pay and good benefits.

    ConsA manufacturing business with market fluctuations which result in hire/layoff cycles.
    Can be difficult to get rehired after a prolonged layoff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork closer with employees on a specific training path that will make them a better contributor to their teem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boeing is a global company offering exciting opportunities for new employees.

    Manager (Current Employee) Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsBoeing is consistent with offering industry leading benefits and opportunities for all employees. Compensation and benefits package is among the best in the industry. Employees have the flexibility to enjoy a healthy work life balance.

    ConsWith older employees waiting to retire human resources should look at offering alternative work arrangements. Management to employee ratio needs to be addressed, very difficult to manage and lead effectively if your span of control is too large.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on career development opportunities for younger employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A wonderful place to work.

    Buyer (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsThe pay and benefits were great.

    ConsThe good really out weighed the bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enduring 10 years slow cultural change, need to accelerate, HR is the organization most resistant to change.

    Quality Manager (Current Employee) Everett, WA

    ProsSuper benefits package for all demographic groups of employees. Very competitive salary plans. Company pays for multiple degrees and certifications per employee. Large portion of employees can retire over next 5 years allowing a new workforce generation to bring their talents to the business.

    ConsWorkforce is old and gray. majority of managers (career Boeing) are stuck in theory X leadership, don't know how to use the talent on their teams and continue to do the same things and expect different results.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe courageous and invest some time asking 'What' to newer employees. Challenge the status quo and build the next generation of leaders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manufacturing, not R&D.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Everett, WA

    ProsGood work/life balance, stable employment for years at a time, excellent benefits.

    ConsTechnology lags behind the times, and it is hard to bring new methods into the company. Lots of cuts and tight budgets mean your team may be just you. It can be hard to find the right resources for more complicated tasks because of the maze of red tape and overlapping requirements.

    If you work here longer than five years, you risk being channeled into aerospace as your only job option. That is fine if you are an aerospace engineer but can be problematic if you're not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop union busting. Apply Lean+ to your own processes instead of imposing meaningless requirements on the people who are building your products. Stop trying to build planes by outsourcing -- you have valuable expertise in the company. Put it in one place and use it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy to rise up, but nothing good at the top

    Many (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsOpportunity in every field or discipline

    ConsGood ol boy club is hard to get in or navigate

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    Pay and benefits good but that is changing...

    Strategy Analyst (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsStable company and environment currently and projected into the future

    ConsI have never witnessed blatant politics and poor management with the other companies I have worked for

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people and act on your words for creating an exciting place to work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Job

    Structural Mechanic (Current Employee) Mesa, AZ

    ProsBetter pay than most mechanic jobs. Interesting products to work on.

    ConsYou are just another number here. Difficult to move up unless you know people and there is not as much opportunity as you might think. Support functions are slow to respond to mechanics needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow a little more appreciation for employees that actually touch product like technicians and not just white collar employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe compensation and benefits are well above the industry average. Training, on and off-site and educational opportunities are available for those who want to improve their professional skills. Work schedule flexibility is a nice perk.

    ConsBusiness processes and procedures are well documented, but outdated which limits the company's ability to be a progressive and innovative into today's global economy. Once hired to do a particular job, it is very difficult if not impossible to move into other areas of professional interest. Very antiquated and dysfunctional company that conducts business operations the same way it has always done in the past.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf it the barriers to entry within their industry weren't so high, the company would have difficulty being able to effectively compete. The company needs to look at how new, innovative companies (example SpacEx) are doing business and take a few pages from their play book.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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