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Boeing Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
2,224 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 Experience and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flightline Readiness Technician in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Flightline Readiness Technician in North Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    There's always something to learn and something new to do. Everybody I work with has been great. Also the benefits can't be beat. All without a union.

    Cons

    Some of the managers really have zero idea how to manage people. The bean counters have been worried about the wrong things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train all managers before they are allowed to be promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to make yourself obsolete

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

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

    Pros

    -Market leading Health Insurance, but will probably go away in 2016.
    -Pension benefits but who knows how long those will last
    -Free education
    -You can coast your whole career if that's what you want

    Cons

    -Politics, especially among management.
    -Jobs and responsibility is so diluted, you don't develop your skills as fast here than at other companies. If you stay too long, nobody else will want value you, and Boeing knows it, so they start paying you below market.
    -Below market salary.
    -No respect and undervaluing of engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People think this is a great place if they haven't work at any other fortune 500 companies, or if they have unmarketable skills. There are much better options out there and I'm glad I left when I did. Spent 7 years here, and it was 7 years too many.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Good perks and pay. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Limited areas to work and companies in this field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Once great, now faltering

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Pay is great for those who excel. Some very fun opportunities arise if you are in the right spot at the right time.

    Cons

    The culture has changed significantly over the past 5-7 years. The company was formerly focused on customers (externally) and improving our engineering (internally). However, over the past 5 years or so the trend has been to focus on immediate, short term dollars rather than long term potential. This has had a very detrimental effect on employee morale, and the management/employee rift has never been greater.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to be an engineering company once again, rather than a widget company focused on the immediate bottom dollar. Return to what made us profitable for nearly 100 years rather than the post-it note mindset we've moved to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good starter company for college graduates

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Training is ok.
    Benefits are average.
    A lot of career opportunities
    Senior leadership is great

    Cons

    Not a lot of advancement
    A lot of lateral moves means no increase in salary
    First level managers really do not have any experience in managing people their first and second year. If anyone is starting out from college into a new job at Boeing reporting to a first level manager most likely will be reporting to a first level manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more in house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a fun experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    -Working on multiple projects
    - Managers really wanted to help you succeed

    Cons

    -Not too computer science related as I wanted it to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better computer science related projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    c-17

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

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    best place to work and retied

    Cons

    lay-off due to being bought by boeing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the faith

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Boeing IT - Frightening lack of technical people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    If you are a non technical person with no hard tech skills and fluffy business or soft IS degree, this is the ideal place for you to spend a career hiding schmoozing and attending meetings! If you are a shirker or generally lazy person, you will get the same raise practically (maybe 1% lower) than someone who worked their butt off. Also people with mood and personality disorders will find a home here - technology inept managers have no interest in making the hard decisions so they will just pass these difficult employees around like a hot potato.

    Cons

    If you are ambitious, innovative, and a hard worker save yourself the misery and apply elsewhere. The IT community is overrun by non-technical managers, project managers, process managers, functional analysts, and do-nothing, overpaid "overseer" type "leads." These people spend their days nitpicking and creating useless "processes" to slap onto the two or three technical people's already overloaded statement of work - I have given up trying to understand why they do this to us and have decided it's merely to justify the necessity of their own positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you see any other company forming IT organizations with a 10 to 1 ratio of non-tech managerial and administrative types to actual technical workers? Do you comprehend that WAY below market salaries for Computer Science graduates combined with general culture of disdain and emotional abuse of technical workers WILL result in all of them leaving? Read up on the IT "Dead Sea" effect and that's what your company is going to look like in five years unless you start treating your technical people right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Boeing great in commercial but not so good on the defense side

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Boeing supports on going skill development. It has great benefits. The salary is quite generous. The company gives out bonus annually

    Cons

    Boeing defense side is not doing well. Consider coming into the company on the commercial side. Some development are quite antiquated, but some are quite innovative.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company if you are on the right side of the politics

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great compensation package and very interesting work.

    Cons

    Boeing Phantom Works is hugely political and unless you are part of the inner circle with the leadership, the only place to move is out. Lots of chatter and talk about career development which is known as "people first" but regretfully it's more rhetoric aimed at making people feel good about the careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive Leadership needs to be changed out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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