Boeing Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Best work life balance you will ever find (in 186 reviews)

  • This is a huge company that offers many great benefits (in 246 reviews)

Cons
  • Lip service to work/life balance (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. Needs Less Bureaucracy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Architect & Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Service Architect & Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The integrity and competence of of staff is 1st rate.

    Cons

    Middle management is more political & bureaucratic than business.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of your need to control the money and find a way to empower staff to solve problems for staff.


  2. Cool technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Fellow in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Fellow in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work on advanced technology.

    Cons

    It's a big company- some people don't like that atmosphere. I found here were more resources for doing your job, but if you are looking for a place with free food and monkey bars to climb on during breaks, it's not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Give Tech Fellows a research budget rather than stock. Tech Fellows are motivated by having the freedom to pursue cool ideas.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good firm to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Firm is not good at choosing managers/leaders management.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance your filtering for management. Many people in leadership positions are ill-suited for that work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Some Good Benefits with Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Versatile Technologist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Versatile Technologist in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    The company provides competitive health/dental benefits compared to similar companies of its size. It also provides some flexibility for your work schedule, although this could vary significantly depending on the particular job assignment and your first level manager.

    Cons

    Accomplishing your work, or even feeling like you've accomplished any work, can be challenging at this company. It is bureaucratic with more required meetings and annual "training" than necessary. Communication tends to flow only one way -- from Executive Management on down. Input from employees is encouraged but not acted upon.. A survey is provided to employees periodically and Management creates action plans based on the survey results, but it's really hard to see any significant changes as a result of the survey. Management likes to say employees need to do more with less, but they don't provide any solutions, guidance, or additional autonomy to allow employees to be more productive. As a result, employees are left to do less with less, and the stress from not being able to keep up with the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to get out of their offices and learn the issues and challenges employees encounter. A quarterly management meeting to do a drive-by of an area has little value.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It's OK, very political

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and room for growth.
    Very good benefits including telecommuting options.
    Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Getting the simplest things done are often difficult due to red tape, budget issues.
    Many legacy systems, so hard to work on cutting edge.
    Pay is average and doesn't grow very well.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in technology and stop looking just for "cost savings" opportunities. Technology will either make or break this company in the next 20 years, so I suggest more investment in this area.


  7. Great Company - Slow advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business and Planning Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Business and Planning Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Boeing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for those coming from outside, good benefits, Baby boomers moving out

    Cons

    Decline in defense, do more with less, don't advance homegrown employees, pay is low, slow advancement

    Advice to Management

    Give credit to those working hard, provide feedback


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worked at Boeing for several years...

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

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

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

    Pros

    Working for the largest aerospace company in the world is pretty cool. The company is highly respected. The company offers good benefits in my opinion and if you're interested in pursuing an advanced degree the company's tuition reimbursement process is great!

    Cons

    From what I've read aerospace industry tends to pay on the lower side for business people compared to financial or health care. If you're an engineer of course it's a different story. Salary increases are marginal at best and promotions tend to be few and far between. Frustration with lack of upward mobility definitely has me considering other companies. Pensions are no longer offered but that also seems to be trend now for many large companies. There's bureaucracy so learning how to navigate this would be to your advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and your people will take care of you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good on resume, great pay, bad manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is great for the area.
    Boeing on a resume is a good one to have.
    Many other friends of mine had great internships at Boeing, depends on your manager greatly.

    Cons

    My manager didn't pay much attention nor had the time to give me more work to do. She would say "look for your own work", what does that mean?

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire interns if you're not willing to take the actual time to teach them.


  10. Test Engineer

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

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very fun job and great people.

    Cons

    Yearly salary adjustments are small but consistent. Promotions have very little effect on your immediate salary.


  11. Product Support Mgr

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits

    Cons

    Not enough folks to get the job done on time

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality folks



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