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An average place to work.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Big company hand-holding.
Very good benefits.
A number of projects that only big-gun defense contractors can get.
Depending on where you are, you can be working with some really good people.
Much better for technical work than management.

Cons

Big company bureaucracy and irrational processes, well beyond required for defense contracting.
Lots of un-accounted for time, particularly if you are in management, where you are graded on the curve. It is a "40 hour nominal" but really 50, 60 if you are trying to get anywhere, with lots of fuzzy expectations. That fact is not remarkable, but the refusal to keep track of that makes planning a lot harder, and tends to lead to fake plans.
Lots of straight communication noise and rules that are irrelevant to day-to-day operations.
I feel like I am supporting a lot of heavy weight that is paid to get in my way.
Lots of unexciting projects that big-gun defense contractors generate for job security and revenue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Different activities have different levels of risk. For example, heavy, monthlong purchasing processes that are appropriate for commercial airplanes or shooting things are not appropriate for routine IT procurement. In the end, people are what determine where you get to, so you have to provide the right balance between empowerment and risk mitigation.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Ample training & learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Shrinking job opportunities in Southern California.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best internship for engineers

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    Former Employee - Intern in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Renton, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They respect you and give you all the tools to succeed. Also, there are many opportunities to move within the company.

    Cons

    The weather in Washington is sometimes depressing; however, there is not humidity. There is many outdoor recreations and a lot of activities for the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was placed on ELOA with no offer yet to come back, and I never was informed how the process was to get a full time position afterwards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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