Boeing Reviews

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Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg
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Pros
  • Best work life balance you will ever find (in 186 reviews)

  • This is a huge company that offers many great benefits (in 246 reviews)

Cons
  • Lip service to work/life balance (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. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work & life balance.

    Cons

    Performance reviews may not seem equal between employees at same level.


  2. Internship Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Everett, WA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fantastic intern program with many intern-only events such as tours of areas of the company that many full-time employees have never encountered - Many friendly and helpful people willing to give out great advice to younger employees

    Cons

    Large companies usually have their bureaucracy issues, and Boeing is no different. However, when working on a small team, you feel as if you're working at a small company and the larger Boeing is somewhat hidden

    Advice to Management

    Hiring on interns definitely creates a great interest in the company


  3. Helpful (2)

    "The Lazy B"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mprf in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Mprf in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People! I made a few amazing friends. There is no shortage of people to choose from if your trying to become a social butterfly. I was lucky to always have amazing supervisors.

    Cons

    There are a large amount of people that give Boeing its nickname,"The Lazy B". The other percentage of employees have to work harder and longer hours to make up productivity. Boeing also has many "clicks". From day one i could scope out the clicks from a mile away.. IN no time at all with no fault of your own, you will fade into the countless swarms of people becoming just another number. This did not work for me!

    Advice to Management

    DON'T PLAY FAVORITES


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Amazing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best benefits and great pay considering most jobs do not require a degree...just skill sets. Union protection (at least in Washington) lots of support and training.

    Cons

    to many recurring layoffs. while its a pro that Aircraft are built in U.S, Most of aircraft Components are built abroad, keeping the local U.S market slim meaning little contribution to U.S Economy. While the union is amazing it does have a slight flaw in that it protects very horrible members who discredit the unions and Boeing's reputation along with keeping a valuable position filled that can be used by a better and more caring employee who most likely will be layed off due to lack of seniority .

    Advice to Management

    Keep True to the meaning made in the US instead of Built in the US. Although similar in meaning there is a difference. Remember that the employees are the ones who make you look good steal from them and your only stealing from yourself


  6. Awesome Benefits/ Odd Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payloads Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Payloads Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Boeing is the benefits package. 401K matching up to 6%, good medical, a pension plan still. Its such a huge company you can go basically anywhere and find some unique challenge. Working around airplanes is just so much fun.

    Cons

    The culture is very odd. You have a highly bureaucratic system that highly reduces the effectiveness of efforts to modernize and create efficiencies. The relation between management and unions (both technical and labor) is antagonistic. The unions wants to maintain the same level of benefits and the management wants to ensure we remain a competitive business. Due to this they both speak hyperbolically and create a nasty environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to work with the professional unions to better address folks with performance problems. Currently it is easier to keep transferring someone around than it is to let someone go.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Electrical Wire Integration

    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Electrical Technical Designer in Everett, WA
    Former Contractor - Electrical Technical Designer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting, great people to work with Since 1992 I have worked at Boeing on 4 contracts, and Labinal 2000, 20 months on 787.

    Cons

    Hate to see contracts end


  8. Great Pay/Terrible Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boeing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay very well.

    Cons

    Salaried employees are treated as hourly workers, and there is generally a negative working environment.


  9. Depends on your fit with the site and manager

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Everett, WA
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Everett, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved doing creative work on automated machine tools for a manager in BR&T, really nice guy, great people to work with and a great fit for me! Sad it ended. Well-stocked labs, tools, resources, experts were available. Great projects if you like working with real-world, physical projects. Lots of flexibility on this particular project. Can be part of a huge project. Where else do you find buildings with multiple jet airliners in them? Industrial-quality tools and equipment.

    Cons

    Position ended when division was broken up (contractors go first). Production managers - intended customers - may have come up from mechanic and not be receptive to high tech (more comfortable with air-driven tools). Huge company: politics, unions, some processes (including purchasing) can be very slow. Can be very noisy in labs; interruptions when you have to not be under the path of an aircraft section being moved by an overhead crane (also kind of cool). Did not fit with another manager at a different site (culture, communications styles).

    Advice to Management

    Great to know ahead of time what the (internal) customers are looking for. How could we have chosen features for and pitched and presented new equipment to help it be accepted? Perhaps an internal marketing consultant.


  10. Alright

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer I in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer I in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and environment are great. Good benefits and small perks like a gift card for walking xxx amount for x months

    Cons

    Too large, very slow to get anything done with so many levels of management. Can get disorganized and boring at times

    Advice to Management

    Minimize the amount of managers needed and give more decisive power to engineers


  11. Company has changed, and is not all good...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Structural Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Structural Engineer in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Boeing is one of the most competitive and challenging aerospace companies there is. The hard work and knowledge of great employees has set ground for innovation and costumer trust. Boeing has set the bar for quality and for innovation with the trust of costumes and employees. Boeing provided great benefits and work together with employees to help morale for all its triumphs. Boeing used to encourage the open culture and communication among all levels and everyone was accountable for the product. Boeing challenges each engineers in many ways of you are smart enough and find and take advantage of the opportunities. There are great mentors and people that will always help and teach. Never disregard these opportunities as everyone has special understanding of the aircrafts.

    Cons

    The new company has change its vision to focus more into the innovation with a very aggressive schedule which sacrifice the work and life balance of the employees. This culture is expected and employees are expected to work extra hours to meet deadlines and promises that were not articulated. Knowledge is retiring and Boeing is not working to provide its own employees with any kind of help to better understand the fundamentals that made them the great company they once were. Communication has been lost and tension runs high as employees are scared to lose their jobs or simply being replaced by someone cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose focus of what really matter.



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