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Boeing Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
2,297 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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  1.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great products, work for an internationally recognized firm, many locations and career paths available.

    Cons

    Nothing that other large companies aren't susceptible to.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Losing the Edge

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator

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

    Pros

    Great technology, tons of work locations, 401k, medical, training, education benefits, cross functional opportunities, just increased vacation accrual and limits.

    Cons

    No more pension program, no more share value stock program, greatly reduced education benefits, rising medical costs, do more with less, very hard to advance in career field, no emphasis on telecommuting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop massive layoffs and voluntary layoffs without helping the people left behind. You can only go so far on the less with more mentality. 3 People from a dept leave and there is no back fill at even the Jr or entry level? Climbing the ladder is impossible unless you were brought in with one of the career foundations program. I watched a CFP member shoot from college hire to level 4 (of 5) in 5years. Other people have spent 9 years at the level 2 (college hire) position. Lots of perks for management, less for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Supply chain management analysis

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, working hours, relaxed business attire

    Cons

    Lay offs, advancement, wage, management treatment and fairness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people aren't helped by money grubbing directors.

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    Current Employee - MultiMedia Graphic Developer in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - MultiMedia Graphic Developer in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Best things about Boeing remain the health care package available to employees. Given the many organization within Boeing, different career paths are available to you once you get in. You are allowed the opportunity to work hard, do some excellent work, and to diversify your work experience portfolio.

    Cons

    However, don't count on those excellent work to matter once the executives decide that they want their bonuses to be bigger next year. Boeing, like most corporation, care for money. They say they care for service and quality, until it cost too much.
    Health benefit is good, but the value diminish every year.
    And the available job opportunities might be out of reach to those who are unable to.
    Boeing doesn't like to be in the PNW anymore, so look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good managers are rare, perfunctory managers are plentiful, bad managers are notable. But all of them doesn't have the power to do anything once the SLT decided people's fate based on the bottom line. And that's ultimately is the future of Boeing. Be realistic to people, because they are not stupid, and they know when you're lying to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Boeing Financial Operations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Good benefits and very flexible. Company is very people oriented.

    Cons

    Slow advancement. Pay on low end in comparison to similar jobs at companies in area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on talent management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underutilized

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    Former Employee - Stress Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Stress Analyst in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Well established with relevant tools and data. Good benefits and work-life balance. Great place to stay for long term and establish 'roots'. Stock performance is unreal.

    Cons

    Felt underutilized and neglected as new engineer. Was told I was doing a great job but come raise time got minimum percent, while new grads come in with higher salary: very discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to recognize talent and reward them, and keep them interested with challenging work.
    Once in a while, walk the isles and say hi to the people working for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits but not as dynamic as they once were for engineers.

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    Former Employee - Integrated Product Lead
    Former Employee - Integrated Product Lead

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits package
    Work Place has cafeteria and gym on campus

    Cons

    Management very inconsistent in their goals
    Company goals are not communicated well to employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    GIS Analyst

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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    The management style demanded a fast paced, dynamic work environment which is favorable experience to have for future employment opportunities.

    Cons

    The fast paced work environment burned out employees in the long term. Being undervalued and underappreciated year after year left a bad taste in employees mouths. This was a reoccuring theme that was the result of being behind schedule from one project to the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually learn from previous mistakes made on past projects in order to maintain moral within the core team of the program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Once a great company growing to work for -- feels like now just another company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Amazing product lines. A myriad of occupational fields.

    Cons

    Working at Boeing used to have a more family feel to it. But that has long been lost, in part, as a result of different company decisions including its scattered organization, outsourcing of manufacturing & operations (resulting in loss of proprietary knowledge & processes), etc..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as you would like to be & not merely as lifeless pawns

  11.  

    What have they done to the once proud giant?

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer, LTD Engineering in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer, LTD Engineering in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Exposure to great engineers and engineering, a chance to get up close and personal with very large planes and equipment.

    Cons

    Top-down, authoritarian management often adds stress where none is needed. Bold ethics messages are not evident in practice. Management is adept in bean counting but ignorant in everyday workings of teams. Management often has conflicting provider loyalties of questionable ethics. The company treats contract workers unfairly. In many areas the workplace stress level is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that what you do is as important as what you say. Begin holding management as accountable as you hold the little guy. Get back to the good old days when management and unions were partners. Do not allow the wining and dining of staff by 3rd party providers and do not allow the same person to oversee provider performance over a lengthy period (inevitably leads to conflicting loyalties). Establish objective 3rd party provider quality criteria for learning content and hold proviers to them. Hold managers accountable for employee happiness, engagement, career advancement, and retention. Train managers in more than money management. Fix your training: begin objecgtive evaluation of ROI and fire those who have allowed it to get as bad as it is. Warn providers that you will no longer allow them to cheat you. Break up the good old boy networks that act as an informal and uncontrolled management structure. Stop using contract workers or start treating them with respect and fairness. Your widespread mistreatment of contract workers exploits ambiguities of law that are defensible only because individuals can't afford to fight back. Evenually, the class action suit will return to haunt you. Your legal efforts to protect yourself will not protect you from consistently unfair and illegal treatment of the powerless; eventually the class action suit will bite you. Remember, criminals end up in jail mostly because they do the same stupid thing over and over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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