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Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    The internship program helped you out a lot with getting there and they put you on actual assignments.

    Cons

    There weren't a lot of programs for interns which could've been hard with getting to know people

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management


  2. Boeing IT Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great benefits. One week paid vacation and very good 401k

    Cons

    Very corporate structured and technologies can be outdated


  3. Structures mechanic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structures Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Structures Mechanic in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Boeing (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Room to move up in the company due to people retiring. Would recommend.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites. Implement unnecessary rules and best practices. Micromanage

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and let employees do what they are good at. Do not deceive during contract negotiations.


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  5. Works you hard and doesn't pay enough

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst IV in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst IV in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401k benefits (Voluntary Incentive Plan). Employee Incentive Plan bonus is nice but it is not something you as an individual has much control over b/c it is based on the stock rate. Insurance coverage (multiple options) seems decent compared to other large companies but cost has been going up the last 3 years and will continue to. Easy to move around within the company to try new jobs, different locations/cities/states, or different divisions (commercial, defense, services, corporate). Non-management employees get paid overtime (time+$6.50) for more than 40 hrs/wk (not all groups will approve you to work OT depending on the allotted budget though). The airplanes/products we build are pretty cool.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. They make it really hard to get promotions even if you work your butt off. There is a pretty strict years of service rule before you can attempt to go to the next level, even if you are already doing the work. It's still a good old boys club and there are lots of office politics and so many levels of management that you have to get buy-in from before moving on with decision making. It is a slow moving world b/c of the approval processes for practically everything. They talk a lot about caring for their people and work/life balance but then they make it really hard to take time off (though I think some of that depends on who your manager is). Most managers are old school but I do think there are more younger managers coming into play now as first levels but they still have to do what their senior managers, directors, and above... tell them to do so it's not as though they have much control. Time keeping is tracked daily and scrutinized even for salaried employees. Vacation and Sick leave are separate buckets. PTO would be so much better like other companies do it. My overall experience with managers who give recognition to their employees is pretty low. They have multiple incentive programs but it seems that most managers (maybe 75%) dont use them. It is very unfortunate. Year end merit raises are a joke (2-3% and dropping) and they are making it harder and harder for you to meet the goals they make you agree to. On the Boeing Commercial side they are forcing a 20% (exceeds) 60% (meets) 20% (does not meet) rule for all non-management employees within each managers team (so if you have 3 people on your team one of you must be put into the "does not meet" category. Not good for morale at all. At least this is what is happening in the procurement world. Parking is usually a problem at most sites.
    Overall, like the title says...they work you very hard and expect a ton from you but don't compensate you accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for your people more, your direct reports, the ones doing the work should be compensated for the work they do and not just put into some cookie cutter mold at the end of the year based on the Business Goals and Objectives that they were forced to comply to at the beginning of the year. Use the incentive programs to at least recognize and encourage your employees throughout the year. Fight for your people and dont be a pushover.


  6. COST PRICING SPECIALIST

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Boeing (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work in the U.S. and great pay. Great advancement opportunities and education assistance. Policies and procedures are in place to help and assist all employees.

    Cons

    One of the few cons would be not enough parking and long walks in bad weather for employees.


  7. Software Engineer

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stanton, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stanton, CA

    I worked at Boeing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefit, fairness, flexible, big company

    Cons

    They don't care if you perform well on the project. They let you go after the project ends.


  8. Like being wallpaper

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst Developer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hands off
    lenient time off
    plenty of room for growth in your position

    Cons

    As a contractor you get no perks or recognition and your thrown by the way-side
    Lots of red tape
    Hands off
    Takes forever for things to move
    No promotion from within

    Advice to Management

    Organize better
    Get more knowledgeable management


  9. Regional Manager International Airline Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Commerical Airplane: Build some of the most exciting, complex machines in the world... aircraft.
    Opportunity to travel internationally.

    Cons

    Company was not open to doing anything in a new, different way.
    Do not be by the doors when the day ends... immediate exit of folks.

    Advice to Management

    While the company seems to believe in doing it the tried-n-true Boeing Way... be open to new ideas & approaches. I understand that Airbus has their own problems, but learn from them the things that they do correctly.


  10. electrical tech

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Boeing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work for semi decent pay. Good benefits and a lot of over time during certain times of the year.

    Cons

    Pay raises are too small, only advance if you know someone in upper management.


  11. Too big for its britches

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    Current Employee - Not A Social Butterfly But A Natural Talent in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Not A Social Butterfly But A Natural Talent in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits they were better before they retired their traditional pension program. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Promotions are more politically oriented and not talent based; they tend to pigeon-hole people and count on paper degrees way too much, thus chasing true talent away. Perhaps not the best company to base a mission to Mars on. True Team building is more lip service than reality. The company is full of pikers waiting to retire choosing to kick the problems down the road rather than accepting responsibility and dealing with it.

    Advice to Management

    Look for the real talent in your organization beware of the social butter-flies and bean counters. Your HR is getting too lazy relying on paper degrees rather than seeking true talent; insist they actually speak to applicant's previous employers; it may take more time but they can get real insight on the individuals abilities much more important than the paper degree.



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