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Boeing Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Boeing offers great flexibility to its employees with their work/life balance (in 186 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 246 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Steady as she goes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    not a whole lot changes from year to year at boeing. they are starting to reduce spending which seems to be pouring into the way they handle benefits.

    Cons

    it is a big company and hard to feel like you make a difference. The products are pretty neat but it is easy to feel disconnected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be a little more gracious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work on large scale projects that have major impact

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Working with new technologies, working on products that impact people around the world, opportunities in many different disciplines and fields

    Cons

    a constant struggle against Bureaucracy and the momentum of getting a product out the door at all costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chasing Shareholder value as the number one goal is a shortsighted view of running a company.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place for Superstars and Workaholics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boeing is an aerospace and defense company where amazingly intelligent people gather to imagine and routinely achieve the unimagined or impossible. Management sets high expectations. Co-workers can be relied upon to do their jobs. Salaries and benefits are first rate.

    Cons

    Per Wikipedia "People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving "workaholics" who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence." Boeing is a congregation of highly intelligent, self-motivated, dedicated workaholics, all determined to excel. Work is more important than any other aspect of their lives. Boeing Sr. Management talks about "work life balance", but in fact, working for Boeing leaves little room for family life, social life, or non-work related activities. Ten or twelve hour work days are not unusual. For many people they are standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Slow and Stable

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary for industrial engineers

    Cons

    Either too much work or too little

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Solid company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great holiday time in the winter

    Cons

    IT personnel at a manufacturing company

  7.  

    Competitive pay but inconsistent

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

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

    Pros

    - Good pay
    -Lots of opportunity to network
    -Knowledgeable staff
    -extracurricular opportunity

    Cons

    -contract based work
    -can be extremely slow or too busy
    -Engineering staff is showing its age

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Need more collective activities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company, Gov't Contractor & Aerospace Industry is Cyclical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Renton, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Please take the following description in reasonable context, I am not suggesting that this employer doesn't have problems or their share of issues to improve. But considering the scale (around 120,000-190,000 international employees), considering the products (airplanes, jets, U.S. Defense, military equipment, etc. ), considering the consumers (everyone of us + many foreign countries & governments) and considering the high stakes (life and death), there aren't many other U.S. companies that can compare to them, their history, or the reputation of William Boeing Sr., who, after WWII when the need for airplanes declined, kept his employees and taught them how to build furniture.

    I've worked for a few employers and I'll prize the three years I worked for Boeing Headquarters (Renton, Washington) more than any other employer, for the rest of my life.

    On a comprehensive level, "from 50,000 feet", Boeing is an Excellent employer, excellent business practices and everyone who has ever worked there will tell you the employees they meet their make their Boeing employment experience something so good , they will never forget the place or the people & friends they met their.

    Cons

    Aerospace as an industry in the U.S. is cyclical - meaning that SOME of the people they hire will have shorter employment than others. In the mid 1990's Boeing Commercial Aviation employed about 180,000 people worldwide, but the company goes through cycles of higher and lower demands for planes, so they hire and lay-off accordingly. They give 60 Day notices when they lay people off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a place where process is king, and pressures are great, please keep some Original Thinkers involved with as many processes as possible. There will always be naysayers; so live that what they say can't be proved by how you live, lead the company or talk to others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good Employer

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Even thou I only work here part time. IT is a fun fast paced environment with tremendous oppurtunity for growth.

    Cons

    tough work, very compettitive, boring environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring salaries up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Former Employee

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

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    great benefits, great people and products

    Cons

    hard to advance, some programs are impossible to get advanced in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    notice the people who do all the work, offer better promotional opportunities to those who are willing to work their way up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People, Great Products

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing brand identity for your resume. Pretty straight 8 hour days, overtime is generally paid or flex'd (if salary) and plant closure between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    With the exception of the airplanes, everything is old fashioned. The technology, the environment and the culture There is very little opportunity for growth and even less if you're career path doesn't involve 1st level management. If you're ok with going to work and it just being work, than this is the place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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