Boeing Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,109 Reviews
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Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 169 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 207 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 40 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great hours, great people, and fun work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    they keep employees happy and great hours

    Cons

    hard to get promoted, there are 200 other guys doing what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up more of a career plan for young engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    Great engineering internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Meaningful assignments-- applications I developed over past internships are still in use
    Great relocation benefits-- lump sum was almost triple my actual costs for housing and travel
    Full employee benefits-- hired in like a normal employee in terms of benefits: paid vacation days, company match 401k, health insurance, etc. Very beneficial if the intern stays on for a full time position, as benefits roll over and don't reset/cash out
    Multiple intern events-- Mariners/Sounders games, exclusive facility tours not accessible to full employees

    Cons

    Bureaucracy-- process to obtain certain software or basic office supplies has more hoops to jump through than should be necessary
    Low-ish expectations-- initial work statement usually underwhelming and will not take the whole internship to complete. A rewarding internship requires actively seeking out additional tasks to take on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns a larger work statement when they start. The selection process is already very exclusive, all engineering interns you bring in are highly capable. Provide more opportunities to the intern to understand what other groups exist within the current group's major function and how they relate to what the current group is doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for with amazing benefits (which include satisfaction knowing that you contributed to a product) with very talented and smart individuals.

    Cons

    It seems that a lot of people stay in their current positions, and can hold people up for advancements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that Management is getting it right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boeing Defense Systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and job stability.

    Cons

    Limited options in the Utah region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Company has changed a lot since I started there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In the past, there were many opportunities to move around to different programs. I've had a chance to work on a lot of different and interesting things in my career there. Pay is very good.

    Cons

    In recent years they have been contracting in many regions: closing sites, layoffs, etc. Virtual work and flexible hours are not as available as they were.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, with a few cons shared by most large companies.

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

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, excellent compensation for new hires especially if you take advantage of tuition reimbursement, good culture, flex-time within two week periods, lots of opportunities to move around if you put yourself out there.

    Cons

    Promotions seem to depend on time in the chair just as much as performance. Raises aren't much different between high and low performers, which can be discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For promotions and raises, consider performance more heavily.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Small fish, big pond

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has the greatest products in the world. The things that are built really make you proud to say you work for the Boeing Company

    Cons

    Military side is downsizing. A lot of layoffs are happening. It appears that they are targeting the older more experienced employees who are getting paid at a higher rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful you don't lose all of your knowledge base.

  11.  

    Procurement Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Great job stability if you are a hard worker

    Cons

    Hire from the outside too often instead of promoting younger employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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