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Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
2,294 Reviews
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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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    Review of Boeing

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    Current Employee - Modeling and Simulation Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Modeling and Simulation Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work in Advanced Technology relating to Aerospace

    Cons

    Large bureaucratic organization that is not in tune with the work force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop discouraging junior engineers with continuous cost cutting, benefit reductions, and RIFs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for retirement, terrible for career development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Electrical Design and Analysis Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Design and Analysis Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule, no expectation to work beyond 40-hr weeks
    - Above-average employee benefits

    Cons

    - Little to no opportunity for growth, ie. promotions driven by years of service
    - Mediocre talent and unmotivated workforce, with most employees counting days until retirement
    - Employee opinions do not drive meaningful change
    - El Segundo site disconnected from rest of Boeing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    cost accountant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    it has a very good food service

    Cons

    it is the government essentially

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  5.  

    Horrible Bosses

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Constantly hiring inexperienced managers to lead teams that have more experience. They also are very political and keep employees that do not carry there weight in the dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dienne Leitgeb should be fired for allowing employees to falsify their ETS!!! She hires and replaces people that do not have the qualifications for the positions! Causes a stressful work environment!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boeing or Boring

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Name Status
    Slow Pace
    Team Collaboration in working with multiple groups

    Cons

    Slow Pace (everything)
    Aging Company
    Poor moral due to a number of people being "forced" to retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Good company to get your feet on IT systems and data mining.

    Cons

    To much bureaucracy and they do not seem to allow females on upper level management positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time to develop managers from within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    good benefits and decent compensation rate.

    Cons

    Union related berucratic BS that hinders better performing employees chance to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be afraid to let go older deadweight employees that aren't performing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good career, but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Good, stable company. It offers good, but not great, benefits and a comparable salary for the industry. I love the union, it eliminates the problems of bad managers, favoritism and establishes a process and procedure that provides a good sense of responsibility for both employee and employer. Best part is that if you want to stay, the company will be there until you leave...in 5 or 45 years, in spite of the lackluster leadership.

    Cons

    Managers are generally from the work crews, meaning that most have no formal training on managing people. Some are really good, but most struggle and are stressed. There is a disconnect between the work force and leadership and a lack of trust on both sides. The upper leadership is truly horrible and so intent on their agendas that white and blue collar both need to be careful. No respect from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget trying to break the workforce and actually work with us to grow the company, improve quality, production, safety and profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Business and Planning Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business and Planning Analyst in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Business and Planning Analyst in Tukwila, WA

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

    Pros

    The health and education benefits are very good. There are several managers who will work with you on flexible schedules and will allow occasional virtual work.

    Boeing is a big company. You need to be proactive about your career to get the most out of your time there. It's a great place to network, and most managers and leaders will take the time to information interview or mentor you.

    Cons

    The finance organization is parsimonious with raises and promotions. If you have the right boss you can get your career on an excellent trajectory. However, that isn't the norm.

    Boeing recently instituted the stacked ranking system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stacked ranking system creates an environment of mistrust, which prevents people from working together effectively. Boeing can't afford a lost decade. You should learn from Microsoft's mistake.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Time to Leave this Unrecognizable Boeing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Engineer in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Had a great 30 year career with excellent pay, benefits, and colleagues. Challenging work, well respected and treated professionally.

    Cons

    The Executive leadership is squeezing pay & benefits from its employees and scooping it up for themselves in bonuses and targeted incentives. Morale is in the toilet as employees no longer feel engaged and valued. Pay is dropping and the senior employees being forced out. I chose to retire because it's no longer fulfilling to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should flee. Board of Directors should recognize the short-term propping of stock and boost the over-aged (by policy) CEO out the door. Turn it around and show employees incentives to stay and college hires reasons to join.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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