Boeing Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
2,124 Reviews
3.5
2,124 Reviews
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Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 171 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 Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Great Intern Program
    Relocation
    Environment
    I loved getting to live in a new city, across the country, and met a lot of people.
    I would work for this company again.

    Cons

    A lot of changes happening resulting in relocation or layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of career growth opportunities across a wide range of functions, disciplines, and sites.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are competitive. Tuition reimbursement program is very good. Lots of opportunities to change jobs once you are at Boeing. Opportunities for Boeing employees to gain experience across disciplines, sites, etc.

    Cons

    On the defense side, still a very large bureaucratic organization. Slow moving. Difficult to influence change at times due to regulations and restrictions as a government contractor. Once you are are in, you are in and it is very difficult to get fired. This is both good and bad, as you can imagine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company has ambitious vision with no transparent plan on achieving goals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to get education paid for. Awesome benefits.

    Cons

    It's very easy to get lost in the shuffle at Boeing. With managers being rotated every 18-24 months, long-term career goals are never achievable...it's like a force fed career reset. Also, company never leveraged the free education people received. I saw a lot of talented people under utilized and senior people over worked. Very top heavy with senior employees, so mid to low level grew stale and unfullfilled. Long-term loyalty no longer exists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Boeing is a great company to work for.

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

    I worked at Boeing (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solving Day to day Engineering Product Development challenges (if you are in New Airplane Product Development which I had)

    Cons

    Some organizations within Boeing are not that progressive like Commercial Airplanes. Policies and procedures re not uniformly practiced. Women salary not on par with men salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more women in to management leadership positions. Hire managers who have strengths in Leadership as well as technical depth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, a little large

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits. white collar union for engineers, opportunities to change jobs within the company.

    Cons

    It's a large company, so lots quirks come along with that. For example they push some ideas like Lean in such a way that the outcome is the opposite of their desired result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should look at the actual performance of the individuals, while in practice personalities are a large driver - try to be objective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great environment to work and management is helpful. A lot of opportunity to grow professionally.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great benefits and a work life after work. Every Friday, there is an employee a group meeting and bonding. My relationship with co-worker and supervisor are good.

    Cons

    It is hard to advancement if you are not in good term or have personality conflict with supervisor/manager. Hard work is not equal to advancement or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employee base on performance not on personal preferences

  8.  

    Software Engineering Boeing Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seal Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people and interesting projects to work on them with.

    Cons

    In general, projects have a bit of a start-up cost in the form of getting accounts and equipment for new people. Can make first week a bit of a drag if they didn't properly prep for your arrival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new guys understand management, even if they are interns, just so they aren't confused about various meetings they are attending and such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard-Core Aerospace Industry Program Management for T%M services contract to the DoD here in Washngton, DC.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Great educational and career path advancement in the early years

    Cons

    In the later years of one's career, politics and empire-building become curiously dysfunctional, for such a large company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working with Boeing has been a great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Boeing has great benefits, competitive salary and college tuition

    Cons

    When programs end so does your job. Many Layoffs

  11.  

    Big reputation, small salaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are world class, after you figure out how to use their system.

    Cons

    Very low salaries. This company preys on desperate people willing to take any salary just to work. Noisy environment if you work on the manufacturing floor. Poor quality food offered in the cafeterias. The union is next to useless. Career advancement based 80% on seniority, 20% on job performance. The hours are grueling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the union model, no matter the short term losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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