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Boeing Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
2,190 Reviews
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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.  

    Great career growth potential and exposure to industry best practices, excellent people to learn from and work with.

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    Former Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a great connection with my team, Good Management, Decent benefits, good tuition re-imbursement and a good work-life balance. Great mentoring program to gain traction in learning the business and creating in-roads to promotions.

    Cons

    Salary was average and the threat of plant closing due to contract losses or no backlog of work slightly worried me . managament kept communications ongoing and open about what was going on. Career path into project manager role was via engineering mostly. there was the rare exception

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quite a good place to work at times, until corporate red tape and accountants get to you.

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    Current Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great programs, great pay & benefits, good work life balance. Engineering staff are a hard-working, good bunch of people for the most part. Nice stable place to work if you get on a long-term program.

    Cons

    Company not run by engineering anymore. Bean Counters rule over all. Company in the midst of a purge of the highly paid, senior people. Benefits are being chipped away at year after year. Healthcare costs slowly rising, meanwhile pension goes away in 2016.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good employees on-board. Laying off senior engineers in one department while hiring new kids the next department over is a short-term fix at best. All the time and money spent to train experienced employees is being forced out the door.

    More info sharing between programs. One program is struggling for qualified people while others are laying them off. You cannot tell me that somebody could not get the program managers together in a room for mutual benefit??

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Engineering

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Fairfax, VT
    Former Employee - Engineering in Fairfax, VT

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

    Pros

    Benefits are not bad compared to other companies

    Cons

    Management is for the company first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have respect for the individual.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, can't get fired. Plenty of vacation days.

    Cons

    Boring. Mind-warp. You become one of them. The people are either really arrogant because they've been around for so long, or they are really sad..because they've been around for so long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the masses of retired-in-place employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great pay, meaningful work, and plenty of opportunities for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Company Values, absurd amounts of bureaucracy, and too many mid level managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Started great. Typical business ups and downs. Then CIO destroyed Info Technology in the company. Kim Hammonds.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They make the best airplanes and some of the best defense products in the world. Research is valued, as is technical leadership.

    Cons

    change is not welcome if it is initiated from within the company. The longer I stayed there the less valued I felt, the less opportunity I had and the worse employees were treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your seasoned employees before you take away their benefits and the ethical backbone of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Intern in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Boeing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and workplace environment was very good.

    Cons

    The culture may not fit with everyone, especially with younger generations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Both good and bad

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn especially just out of college. Benefits are good. Health insurance and 401k especially. Fellow employees are knowledgeable and willing to work as a team. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Management isn't consistent. Some excellent managers that desire to do what is right for the company. Some awful managers that want to do what is right for themselves. Horrible parking situation at the Everett plant. Work/Life balance was lacking a large portion of the time. Significant amounts of over time were expected.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting and complex products, but management culture is slowly imploding the company's future

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst Developer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Interesting/Challenging engineering problems to work on that can make a significant difference to the Company's performance. Great people (co-workers), generally good lower-level management.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to accomplish anything today--company is so mired on non-value-add processes that it blocks the ability to make significant technical progress. CEO's stated six "leadership attributes" (Chart the Course, Set High Expectations, Inspire Others, Find a Way, Live the Boeing Values, and Deliver Results) all sound great except that the leadership culture is almost exactly opposite of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to being a company that is focused on engineering excellence and bleeding edge products that enable future growth instead of focusing solely on growing existing product rates and annual revenues.Treat your employees with respect and stop shooting the messengers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Some good times and some time to let hundreds out the door.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and advancement if you can hang in there for the long run. Great education benefits and flexible time off.

    Cons

    It is sad that they rely on the WARN 60 day notice to shed employees frequently. This has been status quo for quite some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like management to be more compassionate to those who are affected by cutbacks in staffing. This was a great place to work, but it is sad to see the state of this once great company now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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