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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 for 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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    Software Engineer

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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 for 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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    Phenomenal products and a fantastic place to be an aerospace engineer

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly flexible work/life balance. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Great engineering company - phenomenal products and a fantastic place to be an aerospace engineer; however, this also means that a majority of the management structure is driven by engineering. Thus, the business environment is sometimes rigid and highly process/procedure driven.

    No opinion of CEO
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