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Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
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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.  

    Benefits are great, poor career development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wire Design Engineer I in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Wire Design Engineer I in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair pay, lenient management, flexible hours. Overtime is time + $6.00/hr (pretty good for a salaried position). ~30 days paid sick leave/holiday/vacation a year.

    Cons

    Raises are all shared across your department so your motivation can get sapped pretty quick if you have a lot of slugs in your group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tethering raises together and punish low level managers that shove their poor performers onto other departments instead of confronting the issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Competitive pay but inconsistent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    - Good pay
    -Lots of opportunity to network
    -Knowledgeable staff
    -extracurricular opportunity

    Cons

    -contract based work
    -can be extremely slow or too busy
    -Engineering staff is showing its age

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Need more collective activities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Section Manager and Sr. Facilities Engineer Facilities Division Business Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Section Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Section Manager in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for the Douglas, McDonnell Douglas then Boeing. I never had the some job always something new all the time. I worked Facilities purchasing, (furniture, equipment, office machines) Management over the purchasing of all Facilities Maintenance material. Controlled the capital budget one year totaling $178M. And Business management budget control.

    Cons

    Obtain a budget for the division during a layoff period. New account system 1st system after started training vendor stated their program would not do the job, 2nd account system very conplex.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When learning a new system, management did not know that was required and how it worked. Before making rulings know if it could be done in the new system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    c-17

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    Former Employee - Structureal Mechanic in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Structureal Mechanic in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    best place to work and retied

    Cons

    lay-off due to being bought by boeing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the faith

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite a good place to work at times, until corporate red tape and accountants get to you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great programs, great pay & benefits, good work life balance. Engineering staff are a hard-working, good bunch of people for the most part. Nice stable place to work if you get on a long-term program.

    Cons

    Company not run by engineering anymore. Bean Counters rule over all. Company in the midst of a purge of the highly paid, senior people. Benefits are being chipped away at year after year. Healthcare costs slowly rising, meanwhile pension goes away in 2016.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good employees on-board. Laying off senior engineers in one department while hiring new kids the next department over is a short-term fix at best. All the time and money spent to train experienced employees is being forced out the door.

    More info sharing between programs. One program is struggling for qualified people while others are laying them off. You cannot tell me that somebody could not get the program managers together in a room for mutual benefit??

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Leading edge technonolgy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunity to work on latest technology. A great place for continuous learning

    Cons

    lack of recognition by management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, it was good except at times dealing with the Civil Service at EAFB which relegated us as second class citizens.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer IV in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer IV in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and varying responsibilities,

    Cons

    They tend to get rid of you when your a higher paid older in favor of younger and a lot less paid professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The plans of the executives are to reduce salary benefits for the workers so they may garner higher wages and compensation for themselves. This will a mistake in the long run because there will be less of an advantage to work in aerospace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Boeing is amongst one of the Best companies to work for. I was employed there for over 32 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits and employee incentives. Good educational program

    Cons

    Male dominate culture. Need to apart of the "Good Ole Boy" club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more in terms of the employees and their ideas and contributions and leave your personal agenda out of the equation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    #1 Aerospace Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Electrical/Avionics Installer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Electrical/Avionics Installer in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company. Excellent pay and Benefits with plenty of opportunity for advancement. They practically build anything that flies, floats or rolls and are always advancing technology.

    Cons

    They always stress teamwork but I find out a lot of times they don't follow up on that philosophy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more teamwork between hourly and salaried.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Busy exciting atmosphere to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Innovative, trusting, strong company. strong office culture.

    Cons

    Management was a little stubborn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was a little stubborn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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