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Boeing Reviews in Everett, WA

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,967 Reviews

3.6
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Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review from First Year Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Design Engineer I  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Structural Design Engineer I in Everett, WA

    Pros

    High starting pay relative to industry;
    High access to professional and technical development opportunities;
    Plenty of opportunities for networking;
    High level of expertise in almost any field of interest;
    Good benefits relative to industry;

    Cons

    Work is sometimes trivial, bordering more on drafting/technical design than actual engineering;
    Large distance between upper management and standard employees;
    Senior management seems to have a strong disdain for employees/Union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building employee satisfaction rather than squeezing as much money out of the company as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A good paying job but with poor management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mprf  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Mprf in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Great pay and awesome benefits!

    Cons

    You have to get use to working with lazy, arrogant cheating people. They are everywhere. Your managers typically don't care about you. If you ever have an issue with a co worker or situation, you must go straight to HR in order to get it resolved. Because of the resent changes with the company, you now have to show up an hour in a half earlier to get a parking spot. Also a drug test is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You belong to Boeing. If you want to succeed you need to know the right people and get the training you need for the job. In order to be considered for a job you MUST word your resume in the correct format. (Include the job description word for word in your resume)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cannot Wait to Retire

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Large enough company to move around until you find something you really like - pretty decent benefits too. Plus, the company offers excellent back to school benefits.

    Cons

    The company changed the way they let people know their retention value. It used to be 1,2, or 3 (maybe A, B, and C) and if you were a 3 or a C, you were nervous around layoff time. Now the company is silent about where you rank, and I've seen a ton of older employees head out the door since this policy started. Shame on you...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce documented processes, senior management is looking the other way and we are headed down a slippery slope. I've seen other orgs inject their dogma on another org's process and get away with doing that and NOT documenting their process - how does this happen when we all have to take ethics training! WAKE THE F UP Jim, I think you are cowering in your corner and let this happen because you will be old and retired when this spit hits the fan!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Pay and Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and the range of jobs that the company offers

    Cons

    Tends to be very slow to change. Can be a little discriminatory based on age, race, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the employees at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Everything about the company is GRAND

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Great Benefits and perks. They offer a great benefit package option with no monthly cost. The employees have great options for career growth and travel. Access to corporate credit card with work travel. Relocation benefits were very well coordinated and quick.

    Cons

    Get lost in the shuffle. Too big at times. Getting things done often runs at a snails pace if it gets done at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "good ol' boys" system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to earn a living

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Interesting work, always something to do, smart people to learn from, HUGE company means it is possible to change careers and still stay with them, excellent benefits, unlikely to experience violations of labor law. This company is now employing the 4th generation of my family. The pay is decent, although it seems to be mid-market for a world-class company.

    Cons

    You can be "just a warm body" in some organizations. Some organizations experience repeated, multiple re-orgs, when budget is tight or work is moving, it can be difficult to change jobs or careers. Inside and outside Boeing, there seems to be "Teflon(c)" culture of non-accountability and short-term profits instead of long-term good for the company+customer+employees+community.

    Layoffs or strikes: it's a good idea to have an emergency fund anyway (check out Suzi Orman or Dave Ramsey's advice). Do that and you'll be okay. People are people everywhere, and Boeing is no exception. Occasionally, an executive or an entire management chain is toxic. Just like any other job, YOU are responsible to look out for your own well-being and to recognize when it's time to move on.

    Commute: in Puget Sound area sucks. 1.75-2 hours routinely to get 45 miles home via personal auto. Longer if using mass transit or van pools.
    Job relocations: in the Puget Sound area, 75 miles is considered a "local" transfer and you cannot decline to go and still be eligible for state unemployment benefits.
    Because of these two, recommend living between Everett and Renton or always be a renter, like military folks. Living a ways outside one of these will gain better lifestyle, bigger house, you are hosed when your job moves.
    Unless you are Fabrication folks, your job WILL move; consider your spouse's work, children's school and sitters. , For Fab, remember, they can move too. A relative was a Fab manager for many years and worked, Seattle, Auburn, Renton, and Everett; as well as rotating shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always lean more on long-range health of company, customer, employee and less on short-term deliverables.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boeing, more of the same.

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    Current Employee - Flight Line  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Flight Line in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Great benefits, easy culture, easy work

    Cons

    Old infrastructure, policies, procedures that do not benefit anyone or the bottom line. Death by procedure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance to the century. The company will not advance. with the old employee mentality

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent III  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent III in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and flexible work hours

    Cons

    A lot of backstabbing with co-workers that lie. People that have worked for the company for years are always complaining about how bad the company is which reflects negative on new hires. People being selected as managers with no leadership skills, but simply to the fact that they are able to become managers in the first place by knowing the managers that are doing the hiring in house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and take management and leadership courses like the military and learn your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    OK Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Fun work, great people, great city

    Cons

    Salary raises, poor motivation, bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Boeing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer III  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer III in Everett, WA

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, people are nice, networking goes a long way and helps, easy to talk to most people, transparency and openness are encouraged, easy to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Can be very hierarchical , happiness depends on the manager you have, lots of politics in certain groups. Work life balance is not always a priority. Can be hit or miss, every group is different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people and back them up. Too many new managers in the company that aren't being properly trained to be managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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