Boeing Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
2,035 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Satisfied worker wanting to retire and move on

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    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Very GOOD company to work for. After all, I have completed 34 years with them! Good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Not like what it used to be. Lots of changes that are not good to experience. Trying to get rid of senior employees because of pensions. Also, "employees are no longer their best asset. MONEY is!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like the company has promised, but has FAILED MISERABLY!! That the employee is still the company's most important asset.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to start your professional career.

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    Current Employee - Man  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Man in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    The company provides tuition assistance towards Boeing-strategic degree and non-degree college programs through Preferred School Partners. The program pays tuition directly to the school and reimburses payment for textbooks and many required fees.

    Cons

    Pensions are no longer available for new employees due to increase cost pressure and competitive environment has become fiercer than ever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    no one cares. great places for lazy people who simply want to work and die.

    Cons

    horrible management and union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enough of all the ethics training when non of the managers have any ounce of ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Working at Boeing

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    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Boeing is a really big company with opportunities to move between roles, completely change careers, or move geographically worldwide. You can achieve a good work-life balance with little fuss. There are also still pockets of really interesting things going on in multiple technology spaces. If you are starting your career it can be a good place to get some experience

    Cons

    Leadership at Boeing seems to care more about money than anything else. To the point where they are making short term decisions regardless of the long term damage of those decisions. Moral is pretty low right now and I don’t see any near-term change in that state. The retention rate of those under 30 is pretty abysmal.
    If you are a mid-career professional in the IT space, Boeing is probably not a good fit for you right now. There just is not a lot of opportunity for advancement at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive in retaining your best employees. Waiting until they have an offer from another group or another company to promote them or provide some other incentive is waiting until it is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the Company it Once Was

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

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

    Pros

    Good medical & dental benefits, generous educational programs for very specific degrees. The experience you will have at this company is significantly impacted by your first-level manager.

    Cons

    Endless bureaucracy, poor executive management decisions, shareholder value more important than quality and employee satisfaction. Intimidating culture that is driven by fear. Managers spend 90% of their time in meetings with each other, trying to impress upper-level managers,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think that decision to prohibit telecommuting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Meh

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    It's a huge company so you can literally change careers without "starting over". We work on cool things! Decent pay, but the benefits have seriously eroded in the 12 years I've been here and will continue to do so with cost cuts. You can move up easily just by coming in & doing a great job.

    Cons

    Management is currently on the war path against the unions, moving work around throughout the world, and attempting to cut costs at every corner. Everyone is feeling the pressure and it's creating a horribly low morale in the Seattle area. Because the company is so huge, everything moves so slowly, and it feels like it's hard to get things done. It's easy for no one to be held accountable because there's always someone else to deflect to- and the guys in charge are the ones moving around so much that they aren't around to deal with any consequences of their poor decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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