Boeing Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Your network is how you grow in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company brand, products, benefits, other employees, facility locations, change in business structure, global diversity, enhancing change, education and training resources, and bonuses

    Cons

    Experience is self guided so you have to gain knowledge and leadership responsibilities on your own when you do not have a sponsor, Very few women in executive leadership (glass ceiling does exits), hard to transfer between business units, pay once you are in the company which forces people to leave and come back, Generation gap is a risk for the overall company portfolio, retention, and some managers need leadership training to hide bias

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees know what the vision and goals of your organization

  2. Helpful (1)

    Systems Engineer - great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Varied work load, given lots of responsibility and also freedom to create new things. Great salary.

    Cons

    Odd work hours during testing means working at night sometimes, but still need to be there during the day for meetings. Hours are a bit brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job. Frequent team meeting are helpful. Maybe more training sessions.

  3. System Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of resources for new employees and many ways to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Can at times get lost in the size of the company.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Methods Process Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Methods Process Analyst in Algona, WA
    Current Employee - Methods Process Analyst in Algona, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    large company, tuition reimbursement, and paid holidays are grouped at the end of the year for an extended vacation that does not count against your vacation and sick leave.

    Cons

    Out-dated processes, systems, and technology. Bureaucracy and hierarchal. salary compensation is not competitive. Employees are very narrow-minded, especially what we call "lifers," Boeing employees that have only ever worked at Boeing. Not a lot of diversity, free-thought is not encouraged, and huge age differences between new and older employees (creates a lot of philosophical differences).

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to trust and listen to its employees more, especially the newer employees. There needs to be less political maneuvering within the business units and more collaboration - it's okay to try new things and not keep falling back on old ideas.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Work life balance with emphasis on life

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent paycheck with virtually no expectation of placing work before outside life

    Cons

    Inverse of the pro, not a place to work if you want to make above-average money

    Advice to Management

    most people don't view airplane building as its own reward. Create an environment that links output with pay to increase efficiency.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great experience working with extraordinary colleagues

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competitive package, interaction with companies small and large around the world, challenging environment, caring and thoughtful peers

    Cons

    Culture stifles entrepreneurship and discourages multitasking

  8. Helpful (2)

    Diverse Technical Opportunities with limitations on innovation

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing Products across Commercial Aviation, Defense, and Technology
    Good Colleagues who believe in what they do
    Solid Technical Leadership, especially in Engineering and Product Development Organizations

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to change
    Cumbersome Reporting Structures within programs and in functional organizations (HR, Finance, IT)
    Process for the Sake of Process

    Advice to Management

    When did the Supplier Management and Finance organizations get promoted to CEO and COO? It seems that every project, innovation effort, and opportunity with new technology is held up by sole source justifications, contract negotiations, or the dreaded "RFP".

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great aerospace company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineering Planner in Charleston, SC
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineering Planner in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Young talented workforce, good benefits and many opportunities for new career paths.

    Cons

    South Carolina is still in its learning curve being a new facility, so one has to be flexible and open minded.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work, opportunity for development. You have the ability to be your own boss

    Cons

    Long Hours, Competitive environment and there are many things. No way I would want to stay here forever

    Advice to Management

    Stay in Seattle

  11. Helpful (1)

    Technical Fellow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Fellow
    Former Employee - Technical Fellow

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, good people, interesting projects. Career advancement generally correlates with performance. For technical staff who want to grow but do not want to go into management, they have a separate career track.

    Cons

    Like at any government contractor, the work is uneven. One day you are writing a proposal and working like a dog. Then you have a lull time. Senior management is not always knowledgeable. There were some layoffs, which contributed to uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    This is a big company, and I was exposed only to my little niche - my advice to management may not be applicable to all. Still: communicate with your subordinates! The lack of communication was the most frustrating part of working there.

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