Boeing Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
2,009 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 186 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 30 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    IT Intern at Boeing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Hands on experience, ability to network

    Cons

    Hard to relate to product

  2.  

    Good company with plenty of opportunities!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Boeing does great things and you can really feel like a part of that if you are around the product. Tons of opportunities to find where you want to be. Generally supportive management that will help you out along the way, even if it is to a different position. Great people. Good compensation and benefits including a robust tuition assistance program. Since Boeing is such a large presence in the Puget Sound, they even have internal leagues for multiple sports.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can depend completely on what group you are in - I've been in both situations. Way too many levels of management that the upper tiers are out of touch with the working level and you end up working on projects that don't really make sense. The company is so big that teams often work in silos and it is tough getting information from others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making the company One Boeing because it doesn't feel that way. The current culture doesn't lend much towards change or real improvements, which turns newer employees away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Large shift in company culture

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    Current Employee - Contracts Administrator  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Contracts Administrator in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very early opportunities to take in establishing careers. Have rotational opportunities to expand scope of work, and some of the best benefits in the industry.

    Cons

    Moving up and advancing can take longer than expected. Management is struggling to appoint better incentives, because they are being directed to lean out and cut costs at every corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight back and keep employees happy so that work can get done quickly and efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Boeing has great pay and benefits, but definitely has a major corporation vibe.

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    Former Employee - Operations Management Intern  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Operations Management Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Boeing as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are so many opportunities once you have your foot in the door with this company. The pay is competitive for all fields (engineering, business, etc.) and the benefits are amazing. Since Boeing is located throughout the world, there are many opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    Leadership is very poor in some programs, and this leads to low morale. There can also be issues with job security if you are working in a defense program since the government often cuts funding causing programs to end or at least downsize.
    Also, employees often feel powerless because their ideas are usually ignored. This is because some program managers have the attitude that people beneath them are not worthy enough to have any good ideas. (However, there are many programs that do encourage employees to be proactive).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the pay and benefits are great, but some "managers" make for poor leaders because they come from engineering backgrounds (dealing with people is not necessarily their strong point). I think people with a business or psychology background would make for better managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, meh salary,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    People, flexible hours (every other friday off)

    Cons

    low salary, hard to get rid of bad employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do something

  7.  

    Satisfied worker wanting to retire and move on

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    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Very GOOD company to work for. After all, I have completed 34 years with them! Good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Not like what it used to be. Lots of changes that are not good to experience. Trying to get rid of senior employees because of pensions. Also, "employees are no longer their best asset. MONEY is!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like the company has promised, but has FAILED MISERABLY!! That the employee is still the company's most important asset.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to start your professional career.

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    Current Employee - Man  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Man in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    The company provides tuition assistance towards Boeing-strategic degree and non-degree college programs through Preferred School Partners. The program pays tuition directly to the school and reimburses payment for textbooks and many required fees.

    Cons

    Pensions are no longer available for new employees due to increase cost pressure and competitive environment has become fiercer than ever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work. Good benefits. Extremely limited opportunities for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great work and great products. Smart people. Up-to-date computer resources. Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    It is extremely difficult to get promoted. There are a lot of people who were obtained from acquisitions or have just been around for a long time but have become complacent, yet taking up the upper tier positions. It is routine to layoff highly skilled people in mid-career to allow a small amount of advancement for early career individuals. It is common to require reduction in level to move to another group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than blindly getting rid of people by level, consider each person's contributions. Feel free to get rid of the dead wood, but don't get rid of the hard working people who are putting in 110%

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sheet metal

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    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Assembler  in  Ridley Park, PA
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Assembler in Ridley Park, PA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and great benfits and good secuirty job

    Cons

    Have to work 7 years to get top pay rate and everyone get same payrate and very bad labor union people dont helps people they just want make money off of your back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment can make people work much better without union guys cuz they are laziest people around !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    nice place to work. management does a great job

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    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic  in  North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    jobs are simple to do

    Cons

    the walk to the buildings are long. at least a quarter mile walk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    double check on the leads, some don't know how to lead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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