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Boeing Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
2,227 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Great company good pay good work life balance

    Cons

    May not always be room for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 737 Engineering Manager Level K in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - 737 Engineering Manager Level K in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to make your work life how you want it to be. It is such a large company, that if you don't like one job, you can proactively find a different one. You work on cutting edge, high-impact projects. Benefits and 401k are fantastic too.

    Cons

    Like any large company, there is red tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Security in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Great benefits and pay. Interesting projects and products to work on. Also, many job sites located in very nice areas of the country.

    Cons

    Employees need to feel better supported and more trusted by managers. If an employee wishes to raise a concern or share an idea for improvements to operations or processes, they should not be subjected to intimidation, fear or retribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and recognize more employees often for doing a good job and making improvements to business processes. Be more aware of employees who cause trouble for others or take credit for work other co-workers did. Provide more opportunities for training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The experience I got from Boeing is Life changing.

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    Former Employee - Assembler/Installer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Assembler/Installer in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    I like the friends I met and the wonderful experience of working for a great Company n

    Cons

    I did not like how the HR department was ran or how they treated me after the birth of my son.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good laidback company, slow movement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, people are very laidback. Benefits are good for engineers, you get overtime pay even though you are salaried and are part of a union.

    Cons

    Slow movement upwards - even with excellent performance, it seems you really have to "do your time" in the company before moving upwards. All first level management seem to at least be in 30s (with few exceptions), with all levels above that well into 40s or beyond. If you are in your 20s and are very goal oriented, be prepared for the slow pace of Boeing, Additionally, the engineering jobs can be a little too much paper pushing sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide more opportunities for young, motivated employees to rapidly show their performance and move up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working at Boeing IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Overall Boeing is pretty high tech but in many cases is slow to adopt new technology due to its large size. The provide very good benefits, especially medical, plus flexible work schedules and good amount of vacation and sick leave. A wide range of jobs are available in IT.

    Cons

    IT is viewed as a cost and the continual focus is on reducing that cost. This results in cycles of hiring and layoffs, plus transfer of large parts of the work to contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly put more value on your employees and reduce the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very non-technical interview process, good hours and OT, market pay, less than great early career experience

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    1) Lots of nice people
    2) Good hours and time off
    3) Yearly raises and bonus

    Cons

    1) I have nine bosses and none of them share the same vision
    2) Lack of communication between upper and lower management
    3) Not enough on the job learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees needs. Produce a work environment where new employees learn and have fun every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to make yourself obsolete

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    -Market leading Health Insurance, but will probably go away in 2016.
    -Pension benefits but who knows how long those will last
    -Free education
    -You can coast your whole career if that's what you want

    Cons

    -Politics, especially among management.
    -Jobs and responsibility is so diluted, you don't develop your skills as fast here than at other companies. If you stay too long, nobody else will want value you, and Boeing knows it, so they start paying you below market.
    -Below market salary.
    -No respect and undervaluing of engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People think this is a great place if they haven't work at any other fortune 500 companies, or if they have unmarketable skills. There are much better options out there and I'm glad I left when I did. Spent 7 years here, and it was 7 years too many.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great, now faltering

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

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Pay is great for those who excel. Some very fun opportunities arise if you are in the right spot at the right time.

    Cons

    The culture has changed significantly over the past 5-7 years. The company was formerly focused on customers (externally) and improving our engineering (internally). However, over the past 5 years or so the trend has been to focus on immediate, short term dollars rather than long term potential. This has had a very detrimental effect on employee morale, and the management/employee rift has never been greater.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to be an engineering company once again, rather than a widget company focused on the immediate bottom dollar. Return to what made us profitable for nearly 100 years rather than the post-it note mindset we've moved to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a fun experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Boeing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Working on multiple projects
    - Managers really wanted to help you succeed

    Cons

    -Not too computer science related as I wanted it to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better computer science related projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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