Boeing Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
2,031 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 186 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 30 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Up and Down

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Boeing is a good company but you won't make any money unless you are in the commercial airplane program side. I have experienced both commercial airplane and Defense program. They won't layoff you off very easily and will relocate you to another region if they can't find something locally first. They are an established company and have a lot of good processes and training available for employees. They are good about allowing you to have a flexible schedule and even paid personal leave of absence days.

    Cons

    Good benefits but pension will go away for non-union employees starting January 1st 2016. The defense program is government budget ran so not much room for growth or big salary increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees a little more so you can retain the talent and not lose them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    nice place to work. management does a great job

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    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic  in  North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in North Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    jobs are simple to do

    Cons

    the walk to the buildings are long. at least a quarter mile walk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    double check on the leads, some don't know how to lead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to do an internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great program set up for interns. You get the chance to see things only Boeing employees see and get to be very engaging on your team. Flexible hours are also a plus

    Cons

    Depends on your team. Im sure each varies greatly. As for me, the only con was being alone a lot. Summer is when most employees take vacations, so my mentors were frequnetly gone. They gave me a list of my tasks and let me go at it alone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rewarding but expansive company environment

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer III  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer III in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    It's an exciting career working in Aerospace. There's something special about seeing what you work hard on every day getting airborne. You can easily spend your whole career here, with lots of opportunities to move around laterally.

    Cons

    Upper management can often be distant and constantly pushing cost cutting measures, so projects get cut and expectations can be very high. (it's not a con, but just be ready to work hard and put in overtime on the shop floor)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Career enhancing capabilities are available.

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    Former Employee - Production  in  Midwest City, OK
    Former Employee - Production in Midwest City, OK

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

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere with good salary, employee incentives, and benefits

    Cons

    Can be very stressful due to project demands and lack of one company standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a true one company standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, meh salary,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    People, flexible hours (every other friday off)

    Cons

    low salary, hard to get rid of bad employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do something

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    no one cares. great places for lazy people who simply want to work and die.

    Cons

    horrible management and union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enough of all the ethics training when non of the managers have any ounce of ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, untrained management. Going downhill

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Seal Beach, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Only Pro is that it has good benefits.
    If you are young then just keep moving on to better things. Looks good on the resume is all I can say.

    Cons

    Exemplifies that leadership is the way to go but provides no help to employees to become leaders.
    Used to be a great place to work but recent layoffs, telecommuting cutoff, and poorly trained managers are driving good skilled people out of the company. A lot of workplace politics involved here.
    Company culture is depressing if you are new to the workforce and looking for growth.
    Longer you stay here the less creative you will get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers that understand their employees. Appreciate and value the employees instead of treating them like slaves. What is left of the company if good talent is laid off or driven out of the company due to lack of motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    stable and flexible

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Boeing has very good benefits. They let finance employees rotate around, which is good, but lately, they have put the clamps down and slowed the rotations.

    Cons

    I think they underpay. It's hard to get promotions and raises. It seems to me like seniority is valued over results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote younger talent. Talk more with your younger talent. Provide more opportunities for younger talent to shine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Things have changed for the worse....

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    Former Employee - IT Sourcing  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Sourcing in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Darn good benefits, decent learning opportunities, wide variety of jobs and chance for internal movement

    Cons

    Large, cumbersome, conservative company. Management goal of reducing IT costs to bare minimum make it frustrating place to work. No budget to make necessary investments. New focus on relocating workforce and reducing workforce costs mean that many experienced people are being forced out of the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention of skilled employees is a critical issue -- no value is placed on experience. Everyone in IT is just a number; employee morale is incredibly low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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