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Boeing Reviews in Huntsville, AL

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
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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.  

    Feel like a part of something big

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    The compensation is top notch, the company respects work-life balance, and the best thing about working at Boeing is that you really do feel like you are contributing to something amazing and huge. All the products Boeing produces are incredible

    Cons

    Advancing in the company can be very political and generally the attitude is that length of service is more important than your performance. The defense side of the company is prone to layoffs as well so it is hard to feel like your job is secure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward top performers with more than a pat on the back an extra 1% raise at the end of the year. Poor engineers and managers should not be advanced simply because of their length of service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good times and some time to let hundreds out the door.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and advancement if you can hang in there for the long run. Great education benefits and flexible time off.

    Cons

    It is sad that they rely on the WARN 60 day notice to shed employees frequently. This has been status quo for quite some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like management to be more compassionate to those who are affected by cutbacks in staffing. This was a great place to work, but it is sad to see the state of this once great company now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    This company has a more diverse product profile than most companies in the world. They do meaningful work. They pay well. Their benefits are unmatchable. They seem to really take interest in their employees.

    Cons

    Heavily processed oriented and being one of the largest Fortune 500 companies tends to cause changes to happen much slower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Small fish, big pond

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Boeing (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment
    Professional organization
    Good pay

    Cons

    Lots of layers within the organization
    Hard to "stand out"
    Felt directionless at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication of expectations
    Focus more on developing talent

  6.  

    Great Company, but you already knew that

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, time off, location, and upward mobility.

    Cons

    Very much the corporate structure. Not as relaxed as I would like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Boeing has great pay and benefits, but definitely has a major corporation vibe.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Management Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Operations Management Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are so many opportunities once you have your foot in the door with this company. The pay is competitive for all fields (engineering, business, etc.) and the benefits are amazing. Since Boeing is located throughout the world, there are many opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    Leadership is very poor in some programs, and this leads to low morale. There can also be issues with job security if you are working in a defense program since the government often cuts funding causing programs to end or at least downsize.
    Also, employees often feel powerless because their ideas are usually ignored. This is because some program managers have the attitude that people beneath them are not worthy enough to have any good ideas. (However, there are many programs that do encourage employees to be proactive).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the pay and benefits are great, but some "managers" make for poor leaders because they come from engineering backgrounds (dealing with people is not necessarily their strong point). I think people with a business or psychology background would make for better managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good, work ebbs and flows at different times, but all in all it's a good experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Boeing part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They pay well and are a big name around Huntsville.

    Cons

    Lack of work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guide all of the college interns to be productive and make the job a fun working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Creativity dies here. Join if you want to push papers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, intelligent co-workers, good benefits

    Cons

    processes are going to kill your last drop of creativity. Not too much pride in personal work and technical integrity. Even interesting work becomes uninteresting here. Reactive rather proactive. Definitely not fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the processes and company culture. So many smart people to work with here, it's a shame. The key is to motivate the creativity, responsibility and technical pride in people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging engineering work, most of the time it was fast paced and energetic, great learning environment for entry level engineers

    Cons

    The facilities were not in good shape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Boeing is an innovative company that has good growth opportunities, makes exciting products, has good pay and benefits and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Big company with a lot of processes/red tape - typical for a large aerospace company. Boeing has pushed to be more of an integration company rather than a manufacturing company which increases risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce outsourcing, keep the work in-house where it can be more easily controlled, will be higher quality, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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