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Great job, great benefits, if you can get it set up right.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Mesa, AZ
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Mesa, AZ

I have been working at Boeing

Pros

Good benefits
Good compensation
Friendly atmosphere
Full tuition prepayment

Cons

Can't use vacation in advance of accrual as some other companies allow.
Insurance administration outsourced and extremely unhelpful.
Unlike other companies, celebratory lunches are non-existent.
Recognition usually consists of a "Job well done" speech... and that's about it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop outsourcing HR so the people working with your employees actually give a darn about keeping them around.

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    Benefits benefits benefits - the only justification right now.

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Boeing

    Pros

    Benefits benefits benefits. In addition to holidays, personal days, sick days, there's paid plant shutdown typically between Christmas and New Years. Education benefits (for tuition, books, fees) doesn't have to be related to immediate job; participation doesn't require management approval or signatures. Only constraint is that the school/institute must be accredited and you pass with a C or better. It's also prepaid so there's no out-of-pocket unless you don't get a C. When you pass you're awarded 100 shares for advanced degrees, 50 for bachelors (not sure about associates). Salaries are aligned with industry standards. Ethics and diversity initiatives are strong and typically can result in positive outcomes and action. Boeing has a presence across the country and globally and therefore job opportunities exist outside of your work place. The relocation package is generous. But as it is elsewhere, job creation is based on the economy and the sector.

    Cons

    The "old boys network" has a stranglehold on decisions, promotions, advancement into management. The people who have been there for 20 years are still there and in charge - they promote their birds of a feather. I haven't seen any promotions and advances into management w/in our ranks. Career development in on paper only. Annual performance evaluation doesn't really determine your increase which is typically below inflation. Monetary increases are from bonus and stock plans which is based on company performance. With the recession/depression, what do you think this means? However, base salaries are probably aligned w/ industry standards. The customer is the government or military so process is not light or agile, despite LEAN being a major Boeing initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire. Let the capable lead. Give the new talent a chance - they won't wait for someone to to out, up, or sideways, or down. Create on the job training opportunities for leadership and management tasks.

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    Lots of exciting projects, but also lots of mediocrity.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    You will be a part of BIG THINGS. Some very interesting work happens at Boeing and if you pay attention to the company new you'll see lots of interesting stuff happening within the company.

    Cons

    You will have no idea how you fit into the big picture.

    There is a definite us/them mentality from employees to management, management doesn't seem to be part of the team.

    While the overall benefits package is great, base pay seems to be below that of other companies working in technology.

    Unions have created an environment where there are many employees approaching retirement in the next 10 years, and very few after that. The age distribution of employees is a saddle curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is a vision for the future, and your organization is part of it, share your vision with the people working for you. It is very easy to feel lost in such a large company and you quickly lose sight of the reason you are working here.

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