Boeing Reviews in Saint Louis, MO

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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Pros
  • Flexible work schedules usually allow for a good work/life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Great benefits, interesting work throughout most of my time there till recently (in 186 reviews)


Cons
  • Not terribly great at the work/life balance thing even though management claims to be (in 30 reviews)

  • Management spends all their time in meetings pleasing upper management to make themselves look good (in 32 reviews)

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    Large shift in company culture

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    Current Employee - Contracts Administrator  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Contracts Administrator in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Very early opportunities to take in establishing careers. Have rotational opportunities to expand scope of work, and some of the best benefits in the industry.

    Cons

    Moving up and advancing can take longer than expected. Management is struggling to appoint better incentives, because they are being directed to lean out and cut costs at every corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight back and keep employees happy so that work can get done quickly and efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    stable and flexible

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

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

    Pros

    Boeing has very good benefits. They let finance employees rotate around, which is good, but lately, they have put the clamps down and slowed the rotations.

    Cons

    I think they underpay. It's hard to get promotions and raises. It seems to me like seniority is valued over results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote younger talent. Talk more with your younger talent. Provide more opportunities for younger talent to shine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boeing Travel

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Security badge/card needed to enter the building to keep un-screened non-employees out.

    Cons

    Be aware of some of the other employees. Some fist fights have occured in the Boeing Travel department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stress the golden rule which will help productivity. Terminate employees that are bad and disrespectful toward others.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Real Time Software Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Real Time Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology. World Class Engineers. Some of the best and brightest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to rank up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You shouldn't tolerate people who can't perform up to their pay grade. There are plenty of people who'd like to excel, but senior engineers who don't perform per their SJC prevent people from ranking up. Don't fire these people, because they usually have great skills. But, maybe think of ways of rotating them back into the normal ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Career Shaping

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

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

    Pros

    Hi Tech company with a variety of work and opportunities to learn new things and add to your skills. Good benefits and compensation. Fairly flexible work schedule. Incredible learning opportunities and access to experts.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to see how you connect to the bottom line due to size of the company. Like many companies, a lot of changes are happening to benefits, organizations and structure of business units to improve profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be careful how far we go in the current direction of cutting expenses at the cost of people. People are our greatest asset and we must retain skills and knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very large company with lots of bandwidth to get through the rough times.

    Cons

    Senior management and up are weak. They are focused on making sure that all their attention is making sure that only the good news is focused on and not focusing in the causes for an extremely high amount of rework.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workforce. When employees appear to be frustrated it is because they want to better the company and not just sound like they are complaining.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    layoff rate is lower than some other companies.

    Cons

    take years to get promoted due to budegt cut policy, no more pension, only 2 weeks of vacation per year for the first 4 years and takes 20 years to get the max 4 weeks vacation per year. it is trying to replace older/higher level employees to cut cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more vacation time for newer employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Have plenty of internal jobs for you to switch around and acquire different knowledge. Great learning and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Technology used in the company might be very specialized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Procurement

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The only pros and Boeing was you were allowed to work virtual one day a week.

    Cons

    The St . Louis management was terrible. They show little to no respect to their employees, they pass the buck just as long as the management just not have to get involved or do any of the work themselves. They are disorganized lack of communication show little to no interest to current issues or problems. One of the worst work experiences I have had in my career so far. Currently looking for a new job outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take on more responsibility and be more proactive with their team members. Upper management needs to get out of the clouds and be more realistic when it comes to treating all employees as an employee and not just a number. Some of the old school management needs to retire because they are just bringing the organization down. Worse job I ever had.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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