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Boeing Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,236 Reviews
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2,236 Reviews
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Boeing Chairman, President, and CEO Jim McNerney Jr.
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    c-17

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    going on several years of bad morale

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be stable and secure place to work

    Cons

    It's been several years of steady lay-offs, and significantly more coming ... has taken toll on morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to solve the problem of attracting good talent -- without good talent coming in, any good talent left loses faith and leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Nice Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great vacation, career can be what you make it, promotions are good initially, prior experience is a plus

    Cons

    Culture is different depending on what area you work in, hart to get promoted once you get to mid-career, most opportunities are in Seattle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less favoritism, more hands-on with career development, get out of the weeds.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Far from being great.

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

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

    Pros

    Come to work, go home, hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Good ole boys club exists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Ole boy clubs don't make a company great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    System's Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits.
    Many very good people to work with and for.
    Good place to get some great experience.

    Cons

    Not the great company it used to be. Leadership too focused on bottom line instead of delivering great products. Innovation is no longer celebrated, only looking at the cheapest way to get things done.
    Employees are considered an expense instead of an investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about producing great product instead of focusing on share price.
    Invest in your employees and the ROI will surprise you - research has proven it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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