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Boeing Reviews in Saint Louis, MO

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
151 Reviews
3.6
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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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  1.  

    Exciting work for you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    For an average performer, the pay is slightly higher than average for the area. Boeing is one of the two major employers in the St Louis, MO area. As a result, you get some company initiated perks (like free airport parking and car rental and other discounts) and also some vendor provided perks (like discounts on apartment rental)..
    Boeing sponsors your education completely free to you for anything less than a graduate degree. For a graduate degree, you still get refunded for all the costs (book, tuition, fees ...) but you have to stay with the company for two years after your last graduate class (whether you complete your degree or not).
    Boeing provides excellent health coverage for the individual. You can also exercise for free in the company gyms if you can make it at least eight times a month (the charge is $10 a month voluntarily deducted from your paycheck)..
    You will enjoy a great work-life balance with flexible schedule. Recently, the company increased vacation accrual rate to stay competitive in the industry.
    With the company's positive outlook, you are assured of a longtime availability of a position in one project or another.

    Cons

    Boeing has an attitude towards software engineers as dispensable. They seem to be waiting for the day they complete all their software tasks on plate so that they can focus on building airframes. There is an irritating saying that gets uttered in the company, "We are not a software company."
    Boeing will employ all the tricks on the book to lower their non-recurring engineering cost on software engineering. St Louis is not known as a technology hub; so, the competition between companies to retain talent is non-existent. You feel stuck with the job and salary (insignificantly higher than average) that you get offered. I don't think management keeps relocating engineers from other locations to St. Louis by accident. The second trick is to not differentiate between software and firmware engineering. You could be performing work as close to the metal as a firmware engineer but you will get paid the same salary as other software engineers that are higher in the niche.
    Boeing does nothing to appreciate exceptional talent.
    The family health insurance is mediocre that you pay substantial portion of a thousand dollars out-of-pocket as cost of healthcare. This is in addition to the increased monthly premium from the individual coverage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great atmosphere, had great manager who took care of me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    career advancement, competitive pay, great work environment, flexible schedule,

    Cons

    bureaucracy, good-ole boy mentality, disconnect between HR and functional managers, potential for bad leader

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving toward a 2015 lifestyle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big company, huge network, many opportunities outside your skill set

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are abundant within the company - Boeing Defense and Commercial - with multiple different functions and organizations. Pay and benefits are comfortable.

    Cons

    Big company, which means slow moving parts. As a younger professional, this can sometimes get in the way of rapid career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Flexible hours, hr friendly, not great pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility with hours and most jobs only expect you to put in 40 and go home

    Cons

    Below market pay and declining benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better and hold poor performers accountable for poor performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Procurement/Buyer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I can’t think of anything that was worthwhile to say at this time. I am just glad to be out of there and with a new company with good ethics and business conduct values.

    Cons

    Management is all over the place. They are so involved with the suppliers and not putting the best effort of the Boeing Company first. Upper management needs to take a better look at what the junior managers are doing with the suppliers. Work life balance does not exist for the buyer but the managers use it to their full advantage. Most managers are MIA or too busy working on their outside social activities during working hours than off hours. A good house cleaning needs to take place. Diversity or ethics conduct does not exist in this department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The code of conduct needs to be fulfilled by Boeing management. I feel the worker bee is doing their part but the current management team needs to be re-valuated once more. Some managers are too close to the suppliers for the perks. You would be very surprised what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, good benefits, excellent people to work with and grow a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist III in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Integrated Scheduling Specialist III in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    I worked in St. Louis, MO - Benefits were good, although they had dropped tuition reimbursement levels the funded level still allowed for a four course a year load that did not hamper my timeline much. Excellent training program for Integrated Scheduling career path with great mentors to help you along wherever you were in your experience level. I worked on some really exciting projects with limited management oversight yet all the support I needed to be successful. Excellent work-life balance and great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Large company with many policies and information was sometimes scattered across several systems making it difficult at times to find what you needed quickly. Overall the systems were integrated where possible to ease this and improvements were always being done. Pay was average but good for the experience and opportunities having worked for Boeing granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you were doing. Consider raising pay rates to be more near the top of industry norms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Boeing is great for Engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, opportunity to grow skills across engineering disciplines

    Cons

    Paid training opportunities are rare, must be done on personal time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Boeing Financial Operations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Review of Boeing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Mixed bag of benefits, salary is marginally competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Systems and Data Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Systems and Data Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Good education, healthcare, 401k benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance is not an enterprise priority, often left to the managers discretion.

    No maternity leave

    Relocation assistance is rare

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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