Boeing Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
2,059 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance possible in the right job and with solid boundary-setting (in 163 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 199 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 37 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not your parent's Boeing

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Decent salary for work performed.

    Cons

    Jobs are being relocated to Seal Beach, CA and yet management managed to work it out so managers that wanted to stay, get to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not running those employees who still have 30 years left before retirement out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maybe after leadership change and subsequent overhaul?

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

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

    Pros

    Wages standard for industry, Large company with varied opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Bean counting management, disconnected chain of command, many shops suffering from low morale. Red tape and useless warm and fuzzy ideas empty of actual content. Poor management leads to long hours disrupting work\ life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus should be more on teamwork, and morale. Listen to your employees. This was once a truly great company. Weed out, or stop implementing McDonnell Douglas business model(s)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No family life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    good pay and awesome benefits

    Cons

    no time for family, never guaranteed a day off always behind schedule

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work for any more

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst  in  Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Tukwila, WA

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance
    Medical Insurance is good
    Ability to transfer within company

    Cons

    Compensation is below the market average
    Benefits are not something that a Boeing employee can be proud of
    Career Advancement is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people above the minimum scale per skill code established By Boeing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at Boeing through good times and bad.

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    Former Employee - Design & Integration Specialist  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Boeing allows great opportunities to expand your experience and enhance your educations

    Cons

    With such a large company it is difficult to effect any type of change over the enterprise.

  8.  

    Business Development

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    Former Employee - Marketing & Business Development  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing & Business Development in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn aerospace defense business after a 20+ career in the Government/Military. Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    This place is a jobs mill. Too many fat/over weight lazy people in St Louis who are merely oxygen breathers. STL culture doesn't understand the Naval aviation customer. The Engineers need to learn business skills of learning how to fulfill contract terms with the Defense Customer. Stop telling the customer what else they should buy and give the customer whag they asked for. Boeing Defense over sold themselves in the sole source business of yesteryear and are too bloated to compete in the current Better Buying Power 2.0 competitive contracting environment of DoD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to former military who actually were or served with the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Race to the bottom

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Cool products to work on. Smart people.

    Cons

    All going away as the race to the bottom continues to outsource technical work to the lowest bidder. Don't count on working here more than a few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good position to learn a lot and develop a valuable skill set

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    Current Employee - Methods Process Analyst  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Methods Process Analyst in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Good job training, very fair compensation and benefits, struck a good work/ life balance ( i do not bring my work home with me), my manager is very eager to help me succeed and help me determine my career path.

    Cons

    Upper management is indecisive and doesn't seem very in touch with what is happening on the shop floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fully develop a plan and complete the analysis before implementation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Review for Boeing satellite center

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Above average pay and flexible schedule. Meetings with managers often involve the exchange of ignorant opinions, which are quite entertaining to watch.

    Cons

    The El Segundo site has a terrible organizational structure. Most of the engineers do non-engineering related work and, even worse, is that they delay the work schedule significantly. There are so many layers of unnecessary and useless process that make a very simple job into a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please retire or quit. So, the company can have funds to hire true talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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