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Good company to work for

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Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Tukwila, WA
Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Tukwila, WA

I have been working at Boeing full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good work life balance. It is easy and almost encouraged to move within the company every few years to keep developing in your career. Excellent tuition assistance but you have to repay if you leave within two years of finishing your master's degree), good health-care and 401k. All over, it's a good company to work for and the compensation package is decent.

Cons

Processes aren't standardized and the critical knowledge for the job is learned as you go. The company is old and huge. Because of that, there are many different software packages used in finance and some of them are out-dated. I think the experience you have depends on the group you work for and the management directly above you.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Very good company to work for, a bit stodgy but solid and secure.

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

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

    Pros

    It's a fun, family atmosphere. Great technology, great people, making a daily job of doing things that used to be impossible.

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless in a Dilbertish way. The constant shifting of org charts does nothing to help the fundamentally disorganized structure of the company; it's hard to find the people you need. Certain things are hideously inefficient: Ordering small parts and supplies typically requires an amount of red tape that greatly exceeds the price of what you're ordering, and I've often seen people go through five hours' worth of finance paperwork, phone calls, trying to find out where the process stalled, perhaps for weeks, to get a one hour, one person job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Penny wise, pound foolish. First thing to fix is the finance department, which is a wreck. Next, how about attracting some people to replace all the high-end engineers who are retiring in a decade or so? Don't forget, it takes eight or ten years for a good engineer to really learn how this whole building-a-jet-airplane thing works. You'd probably better start finding and keeping engineering grads now, or you won't have the skills available to continue development a decade from now.

    Facilities (puget sound) should also be cracked down on; they're getting away with too much. How about some accountability?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great company to work for in St. Louis area

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    They go out of their way to find jobs for people when programs get cancelled or delayed. Very very very good benefits. Lots of opportunity to move around both at your current site and to other sites, although relocation benefits are not offered like they were in the past. The technology is leading edge due to the military applications. Very secure employment for high performers.

    Cons

    Salaries are driven to a mid-point based on your grade and promotions are withheld to some extent based on your time in a particular grade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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