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3.5 1,856 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.

Jim McNerney Jr.

(802 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance"
    in 142 reviews
  • "Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently"
    in 176 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Senior management is slow to move and a little slow to adopt new technologies"
    in 30 reviews
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    Constant change but that keeps one from being complacent.

    Technical Designer (Former Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsPride in the quality products they produce. Great work environment with fair pay and good benefits.

    ConsA manufacturing business with market fluctuations which result in hire/layoff cycles.
    Can be difficult to get rehired after a prolonged layoff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork closer with employees on a specific training path that will make them a better contributor to their teem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Accountant (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    Proslayoff rate is lower than some other companies.

    Constake years to get promoted due to budegt cut policy, no more pension, only 2 weeks of vacation per year for the first 4 years and takes 20 years to get the max 4 weeks vacation per year. it is trying to replace older/higher level employees to cut cost.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore vacation time for newer employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was great to work with Boeing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEnd of student project as it was completed.

    ConsGreat platform to learn lots of new things

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    Where Bureaucracy Was Invented

    Real Time Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsOutstanding benefits: competitive salary, medical/dental, vacation/holidays, 401-K with match, profit sharing. Ability to transfer as business needs permit.

    ConsTerrible bureaucracy. Duplicate functions/inconsistent management. Non-performing employees often get a pass. Layoffs occur for reasons other than business setbacks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider breaking this company up. More focus on lowest level management competency. Expedited process for removing non-performing employees. Limit layoffs to true business setback situations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work Environment Was Good, Then Regionalization Hit

    Site Services Project Manager (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsBetter than average salary
    Benefits good, but slipping a bit for new employees
    Ample vacation, with extra time off around Christmas
    Opportunities to advance your career if you are willing to relocate to other states

    ConsOne big silo
    Hidden agendas
    Age discrimination
    Empire building

    Advice to Senior ManagementAudit, audit and audit some more: You would be surprised what an objective person will find
    If you talk the talk, got to walk the walk (Boeing vision and values)
    Someone objective needs to enforce ethics - the locals have assimilated
    Employees need to feel safe to bring up problems and share what isn't working or what is a bad idea. (without retaliation)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Communications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat 401K benefits-- matching and 100% vested at day 1, good work/life balance, commuter benefits include free transportation up to $120 a month, education reimbursement is high.

    Office environment is beneficial to be at the corporate headquaters because you get to interact more with upper-level execs than at ofther locations. The Communications team is very news-based and not fluffy. And when difficult organization changes are made, they treat employees like adults and explain why.

    ConsBeing that its the corporate headquarters, the office culture is a bit stiff and mostly older individuals. Its also difficult to feel connected to the products when you aren't in Seattle. As mentioned in other reviews, everything takes extremely long to work through. Often times you'll work on a story or project and it either gets cut during the long approval process or it gets shot down due to changes that make the story irrelevant. Any growth is often lateral. They will move someone from project to project with the same title before moving them up.

    Vacation benefits are terrible (10 days for 1-5 yrs, 12 days for 5-10 years... it takes 10 years to get just 15 vacation days!)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the vacation benefits as competitive as the rest of your benefits package.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Design engineering

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsRelaxing, low stress, and lots of resources when you need help, lastly benefits are nice

    ConsEverything works slow, nothing really changes, actual engineering work is out sourced

    Advice to Senior ManagementHard to meet with management due to constant meetings, should in courage engagement, innovation, mentorship

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits decent salaries lost in the shuffle

    Materials and Processes Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kent, WA

    ProsCompany in the past had great benefits and employee friendly atmosphere. People who joined 22 years or more earlier have the best benefits. retirement, 40k are 2 great benefits. Medical dental are good compared to others in the region.

    ConsEnvironment currently is very unfriendly and often stressful. Jobs are going away and no one can be sure. Older employees are particularly under threat of losing job. There is little growth potential for most engineers and even horizontal mobility has come to a halt. Jobs go away but people are not offered any relocation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLower management should fight to keep their relations with employees good. Corporate policies are sometimes a killer to employee morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A wonderful place to work.

    Buyer (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsThe pay and benefits were great.

    ConsThe good really out weighed the bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsNice people to work with and lots of mentoring. Excellent opportunities for advancement.

    ConsPace is very slow compared to some of the tech companies and software tends to be out of date. The pay can certainly be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive hirer raises!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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