Boeing Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
2,059 Reviews
3.5
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Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance possible in the right job and with solid boundary-setting (in 163 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 199 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 37 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 39 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Engineering Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Good benefits. It pays very well. Charleston was a great city to live in. Everyone was extremely helpful when help was needed.

    Cons

    Some co-workers relied heavily on others to get jobs done, many mandatory meetings, overtime is sometimes required.

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    Great Company in Need of Management Renaissance

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III  in  Ridley Park, PA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III in Ridley Park, PA

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

    Pros

    Boeing has great people and great minds that care about the products we sell. It is encouraging to walk into a place that directly impacts thousands of people around the world at any given moment. The pay & benefits are very good, especially if you work hard, and the company is generally very accommodating to work'life balance

    Cons

    It is very unclear what advancement opportunities exist and management does a poor job of encouraging expanding roles. Upper level management tends to be territorial about resources and it seems fairly childish when viewed against the grand scope of work that we do as a company. Upper level management also handcuffs much of the mid and low level managers with onerous rules and restrictions on authority that make it difficult to achieve success in work in a timely matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate talent beyond the HIPO candidates; offer a vision of career path and future opportunities; clear the "Dead-end" view of certain roles and functions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Boeing is amongst one of the Best companies to work for. I was employed there for over 32 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits and employee incentives. Good educational program

    Cons

    Male dominate culture. Need to apart of the "Good Ole Boy" club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more in terms of the employees and their ideas and contributions and leave your personal agenda out of the equation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for an internship.

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    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Boeing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Boeing gives great relocation packages. They also have great networking opportunities and the ability to tour most of the plans in Puget Sound.

    Cons

    Boeing does not have a large amount of young people working there. If you are right out of college you will be one of few.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boeing Australia

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great salary and a chance to work on interesting projects using leading edge technologies. Opportunities to travel and meet people from different divisions.

    Cons

    Away from Seattle and other large centres career opportunities can be limited. Stress of working on a large project that is constantly behind on all KPIs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to integrate with US operations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Engineering Intern

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

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

    Pros

    I worked in the service engineering department. Everyone is very friendly here. The working environment is dynamic and a lot of interactions between my department and other depts.

    Cons

    The work in service department is not very challenging. The routine work are similar and it quite depends on your work experience and years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager is very good. Although seldom do I have opportunity to really chat with the 4th level manager or up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Finance Boeing Defense

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

    I have been working at Boeing as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance is really good and really good for furthering your education. Work with great products

    Cons

    business operations is slower than other larger companies. Work can be very redundant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boeing is a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    This is a huge company that offers many great benefits. There are many great perks that other companies of smalle size dont offer. For example: many job opportunities, reward incentive program, and low health care costs.

    Cons

    I cant think of anything bad to say about Boeing. I would like to work here for another 20 years if I could.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Management Specialist V  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Project Management Specialist V in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, matched 401K, incentive bonuses, cash awards for performance and great benefits package.

    Cons

    While pay raises are consistent, upgrades (promotions) can be slower for non-union salary employees. They do however recognize performance lots of opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold to the Boeing values. This is the greatest aerospace company in the world for a reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for and gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, decent (not great but decent) pay and better than average benefits. Quality of coworkers generally very high.

    Cons

    You are just a number to upper management, but that's true of anywhere. Layoffs are expected, not a matter of if but when. Top talent routinely lost to better paying companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your best talent knows it's worth more than you will pay them, that's why they keep leaving. You need to take action to stem the tide of talent and knowledge irrecoverably lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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