Boeing Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg
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  • 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. Manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Assembler B in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Assembler B in North Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    I have over thirty five years experience in and around the machining field.

    Cons

    Neuropathy of both feet that I take medication to deaden the nerve pain.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me.


  2. Deceived, lied to, just a warm body to fill a head count quota on a transitioning program.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. The workload coming into my state (I.e. Oklahoma) is plentiful and promising IF you can actually get the company to honor their publicized announcements.

    Cons

    Interviewed for a Software Engineer job, got hired from interview for a Software Engineering billet, yet I'm NOT doing Software Engineering. They hired ALOT of us as "Software Engineers" in Oklahoma for the incoming programs and the job assignments are not even close to being Software Engineering tasks. More along the lines of IT or Program Management, with a heavier emphasis on Program Management. If you are truly looking for a Software Engineering job where you are writing code, or participating in another facet of Software Engineering, GO ELSEWHERE. Don't waste your time with Boeing - you will be disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with what you interview candidates for. If the title in the announcment is "Software Engineer" and the interview is consistent with software duties (E.g. OOP, Inheritance, rational databases, or specific language requirements like C++) then put people in those billets. Don't deceive them to get them to quit a job or heaven forbid relocate to Oklahoma City only to find out on their first day they are going to be handling license management for software like Visual Studio or procurement for your lab hardware - THATS NOT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING THATS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT!


  3. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Good health and insurance benefits. Most groups have good people and a fairly laid back atmosphere. Interesting and challenging work on state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Vacation accrual is slow compared to comparable companies. Huge company so lots of layers of management sometimes makes it hard to get things done.


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  5. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you like big company and be a small fish in a big pond

    Cons

    Terrible pay and benefits compared to other aerospace companies, mismanaged company run by bean counters. Not recommend as place to work. Too old to find another job elsewhere and too young to retire!


  6. Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Ridley Park, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Ridley Park, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, however being reduced every year. Decent coworkers

    Cons

    corporate plans are clueless. These leaders have no understanding of the complexity of engineering per platform. Dennis Odonnell thinks he can create a FedEx distribution type engineering center with engineers. The company is forcing out its experienced older workers and the same will be inevitable for the young that stay. If I were a younger employe I would not plan on staying long. Your job will most likely be exported to India.

    Advice to Management

    Corp level management should wake up. You are dismantling everything that's de Boeing a great place to work. so sad


  7. don't do it

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    Former Employee - Change Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Change Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    don't practice what they preach too many layers of managers that don't do anything, just a number there not a person, lazy long time employees who don't like change, unfriendly culture, no team work, I could go on an on

    Advice to Management

    get rid of 75% of the layers of management and supervision you have and you'd save money as well as getting rid of the the long time employees who don't work and bilk you for every bit of money they can


  8. don't do it

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    Former Employee - Illustrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Illustrator in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits where good but not as much for new employees and the flexible hours are good. 3 weeks vacation was nice.

    Cons

    They under pay you hourly but offer a lot of OT so when the economy is good you work 56+ hours and make a little more than you would working 40 hours somewhere else. But when the economy is bad they say there is no money for raises, good luck finding another job. This job is vary clicky they give there friends vary easy work and everyone else gets the junk work.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t listen to the suck-ups that make suggestions all the time, go ask someone how has not said anything in years then actually implement it. Trust your employees enough to have an undo so they can fix their own mistakes without them being tracked (I was told program can’t have and undo or reset because it can’t be tracked).


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    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Salary might be competitive for new grad.

    Cons

    Not great for a software engineer to work here. Old technology. Most of your time will be spent trying to understand their system, not coding or designing. Their systems are complex. Their software might be. But your coding is like elementary, A + B = C. As a result, your experience will not help your tech career. Used to be great with benefits. Now they're getting cheaper everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue on how to manage a software project


  10. Work here as a last resort

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401k, flexible work life balance

    Cons

    Dysfunctional decision making culture and climate. The pace of work is slow, and the advancement opportunities are VERY limited. The quality of workplace experience is low, unless you are very determined and hungry.


  11. Helpful (1)

    McNerney ruined Boeing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay overtime, other than that, all the benefits they used to have are being cut out.

    Cons

    Boeing does NOT pay well in comparison to other companies. They do not value employees, in fact, they have laid off thousands of people a couple of years before they were going to retire. On top of that, they're getting rid of the pension, you're not allowed to work from home, you only get 17 days of vacation after 10 years, you lose 1/2 your sick leave per year, very poor management

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep talent, then don't treat your employees like children and stop getting rid of all employee benefits.



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