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A company with a lot of resources

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA

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

Pros

- Interesting projects
- Working with bright people

Cons

- Complex management structure.
- Management are mostly far removed from anything technical, making decision purely on numbers
- Managers don't stay in position for too long. Often they don't get to feel the consequences of their decision (good or bad). If there is no feedback, it's hard for them to make adjust or improvement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire managers with strong technical background

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Boeing is not just airplanes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software
    Current Employee - Software

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

    Pros

    The commercial side of Boeing is largely about building and supporting airplanes. The defense side does much more diverse work, including a lot of advanced software development. There are good opportunities to work on cutting-edge technology.

    Cons

    Because of US federal gov contracting regulations, most of the work in the defense side of Boeing needs to be supported by a customer, otherwise it contributes to overhead and makes Boeing less cost-competitive. This leads to the inability to pursue what could be very good products, and in general there is not much of an entrepreneurial culture. The management is mostly very hierarchical, not very imaginative, and often given responsibilities in areas in which they have little experience or talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention and respect to those with actual knowledge or experience, even outside of their areas of official responsibility according to the org chart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Big Company, Big Problems

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

    I worked at Boeing

    Pros

    Benefits package (though the company is slowly taking away benefits every year), somewhat competitive salaries, some groups have ability to work remotely 1-2 days per week, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Big generational gap, especially in management. Company is chipping away at their formerly lucrative benefits packages. Employees often find out about company developments from news headlines, not from within. Many unproductive employees slip through the cracks and take away from more efficient, productive employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more guidance to both management and employees on how to deal with generational differences. "Trim the fat" where it is needed. Share exciting developments with employees before announcements are made to news organizations. Return educational benefits to their former glory.

    No opinion of CEO
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