Boeing Reviews in El Segundo, CA

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
1,979 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 186 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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  1.  

    Best company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, challenging and innovative projects, YOU can choose how far you want to go in this company the sky truly is the limit! if you work hard and don't slack off you can write your own ticket.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments to add at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard work! Everyone really appears to be engaged with employees and it is helping our drive!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, no job security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good pay, great benefits. The company as a whole has many interesting programs. It is exciting to read the company news daily.

    Cons

    Can be laid off on a dime. It all depends upon you, your project, manager, peers. People ned to be rotated through different jobs so as not to get mundane. Need to recognize people who work seven days a week, of which there are a few out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the employee and their job before giving ratings based upon whitesheets

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Company cares for their employees, there is a lot of pride in their work and their brand, good place to build a career, excellent benefits, great pay, much of how you like the company depends on your immediate managers, very professional place to work, culture fosters knowledge sharing and learning

    Cons

    The raises/promotions are at a small/slow pace, expected to work many hours if put on a challenging project, not as flexible with schedule as other companies, much of the El Segundo facilities are not a very pleasant office environment (like a factory)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing to promote our business, give employees opportunities to pursue more IRAD/innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid Company to Work At

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Flexible hours, great work/life balance
    - Decent benefits

    Cons

    - LOTS of bureaucracy, several levels of the chain of command, makes it super hard to do anything outside of your specific role
    - Raises adjust for inflation only
    - Everything is driven by contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want people here to innovate, you need to at least remove all the red tape and paperwork that only acts as a hindrance. It wouldn't hurt to provide incentives either.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Boeing has great benefits, pay is great in my opinion. Environment is good for hard working people. Those who like to relax more at work may find themselves lost or out of a job.

    Cons

    Layoffs come around often. You can be laid off at any time. Boeing, like other companies, is cutting benefits. More and more, we're expected to do additional work to where your std day is 10+ hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on people while maintaining the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good while it lasted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, great benefits, good team environment, lots of training available, hightly skilled workforce, good attitude for ethical work and products.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs when work decreases without keeping employees working on new technology, poor employee conflict resolution tries to find middle ground instead of correcting unacceptable behavior. Employees are classified by a single category and the latest assignment which means that secondary skills are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep teams together as being familiar with cowrorkers skills and abilities is as important as the skill themselves.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dead end. Unless you're part of the friends and family crew

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great 1st job. but not somewhere to stay long term

    Cons

    No room for growth. You could be placed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people what they deserve.

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

    Work Environment Was Good, Then Regionalization Hit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Services Project Manager  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Site Services Project Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Better than average salary
    Benefits good, but slipping a bit for new employees
    Ample vacation, with extra time off around Christmas
    Opportunities to advance your career if you are willing to relocate to other states

    Cons

    One big silo
    Hidden agendas
    Age discrimination
    Empire building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit, audit and audit some more: You would be surprised what an objective person will find
    If you talk the talk, got to walk the walk (Boeing vision and values)
    Someone objective needs to enforce ethics - the locals have assimilated
    Employees need to feel safe to bring up problems and share what isn't working or what is a bad idea. (without retaliation)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, lousy management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integration and Test Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Integration and Test Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Boeing is a great company that produces great products. Being a part of that team was fulfilling and exciting. The compensation/benefits were good, in-line with industry standards. The people that I worked directly with were among the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The middle/direct management left much to be desired. Little to no communication, little to no regard for employee welfare (work/life balance). Shifts were changed with little to no notice, changes in work requirements that should have been foreseen, were no acted on until the last minute. Favoritism on the part of the management team was blatant and obvious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very stimulating, interesting work and the people are very talented and fun to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Engineer III  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Engineer III in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    The company's size and experience in satellite development allow it to win the biggest contracts in the industry.

    Cons

    Very minimal growth opportunity. Expect to wait up to 5 years or more to get promoted. You will not get rich working as an engineer for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my experience management was very concerned for the well being of its employees. I was very pleased and always believed they were using what little power they had to help us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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