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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, exciting industry, awesome products and services to work on

    Cons

    If you are not an engineer or former military you will likely have a glass ceiling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Big company, huge network, many opportunities outside your skill set

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are abundant within the company - Boeing Defense and Commercial - with multiple different functions and organizations. Pay and benefits are comfortable.

    Cons

    Big company, which means slow moving parts. As a younger professional, this can sometimes get in the way of rapid career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good work environment with great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tool Design Engineer in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Tool Design Engineer in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits. The best I've seen. Matched 8 percent 401K, great dental and health insurance, temporary and permanent disability insurance and the holidays are PTO not accounted into your regular vacation time. The work environment is depends were you work. I worked on as a tool design engineer and it was low pressure atmosphere. In areas like product design the pressure would be hiked up significantly.

    Cons

    A aging work force. There is a significant age gap. There is the older generation that has been in Boeing for 40+ years and then you have your recent hires with 15- years. A big skill drain will occur in the near future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open to the ideas of the new hires and develop them quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great working environment as an intern.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    great location, good pay, good people

    Cons

    too long to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great so far

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Boeing definitely has lived up to its reputation as a diverse workplace. There appear to be many opportunities for employees at all levels.

    Cons

    Parking is an issue.at the worksite.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    BSS

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are still good and locations in El Segundo are very mass-transit accessible.

    Cons

    In the tough times of the past few years, it has become policy to justify lower raises and lack of promotion by intentionally rating employees lower in their performance reviews. The charge number system, so common in aerospace companies, discourages employees from cooperating with each other and stifles innovation. Years of short-sighted decision making has left the company sluggish, overpriced, and unresponsive to customer needs. They talk endlessly about cross-training and eliminating single-point failures, but in practice, they don't do much to make it happen. With all the ups and downs in the satellite business, it has become accepted that you have to constantly sleep with your resume under your pillow, and watch your work jealously. It leads to a lot of pettiness. Management responds to bad feedback by suggesting that it is due to their failure to communicate properly how wonderful they are. Managers aren't there to enable their employees to get the job done. Instead, they use their employees to win the buzzword bingo game on their resume, prioritizing inconsequential tasks that have buzzwords, while leaving employees to fend for themselves on the important tasks. In other words, they're managing upside down. Every manager's full time job is to look good to the manager above them and, therefore, to make them look good, in the short term. Processes seem designed to increase cost and decrease productivity. The company is very much geared towards "systems engineers". Other disciplines are sometimes not considered with as much respect or consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some respect for your employees. If times are tough, and you can't give them the raises or promotions they expect, then be honest about the reason why they're not getting promoted. Plan for the future. Know what your employees are doing, and help them get that done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Selling the future for short term gains

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Variety of technical problems. Knowledgeable peers.

    Cons

    Current leadership's short sighted vision. Entrenched and inefficient policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop selling out engineering to lower costs in the short term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Management
    Current Employee - Supply Management

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Products are the best in the world - engineering talent is world-class. Office culture while not perfect has improved greatly over the past 10 years. Benefits are above average and there are several perks in working for a leading branded corporation. Compensation is solid.

    Cons

    Cons are poor training in most areas - annual raises are poor - and older workers who have tons of knowledge and skills are not valued as much as they should be. The average age of the work force skews way above average, so they are trying to get rid of many very valuable older workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw away the tribal knowledge that has kept the company strong despite numerous layoffs and re-organizations. It is because of us that the company is earning record profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    the big B

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    close to home, decent hours, flexible schedules

    Cons

    yearly performance management utterly pointless, current-day managers do not know you nor your work at all

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    An amazing product and history tainted by management that is focused on near term results

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    An amazing product and technology. Whatever you want to do you'll find it here at Boeing.

    Cons

    Executive management infighting. Most of the decisions made are based on fear and getting the next promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting people who are leaders into management. Drive a culture of teamwork and inclusion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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