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Where creativity goes to die

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer  in  Renton, WA
Current Employee - Engineer in Renton, WA

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

Pros

Great employee benefits such as: community service hours cash matching, cash donation matching, 401K matching, insurance, and a relatively easy process for reimbursing continuing education in technical degrees. Engineering management is pretty generous with "flex time".

Cons

1) Parking is horrendous and management refuses to acknowledge the problem. They believe the solution is really only to add more parking stalls further away and parking shuttles.
2) Although it's a big company, it takes way too long to look into moving around into other jobs after 1 year.
3) You very much feel like you have no personal impact to company goals.
4) I get the impression that senior management sees individual employees as expendable, and undercutting the employees to preserve their profit margin for stakeholders. I don't get that from my immediate supervisors however.
5) Too much technical decisions are defaulted to management to make the decision. Many workers don't have a sense of pride or ownership of successes and failures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lead by example: If we are having to pay more for healthcare and you are paying less toward our retirement, shouldn't the executives do so as well? It is probably not a good idea to announce stock increases as you are taking away benefits from your employees via a contract.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Leader in Aviation

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    Current Employee - Production Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Production Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and lateral movements are good for mid career employees who are looking to increase their skill set

    Cons

    As the company stock rose consistently every year, the company would lower employee benefits every year in the name or remaining competitive. Over the last 5 years, the company stopped offering pension plans, drastically lowered education benefits and moved more of the health care cost to employees. Company eliminated middle management positions throughout the enterprise and moved more responsibilities to first line management. However, the pay structure for management was drastically changed as overtime for management was eliminated but, the expectation to work more increased due to the additional responsibilities. The company moved salary employees to a new bonus plan but, re-structured the evaluation process drastically in order to lower bonus payouts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on obtaining steady work load for employees so that layoffs are not an issue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Uncertain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Writer  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Tech Writer in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Still has decent benefits, but those are dwindling. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Eroding benefits. Obvious management push to reduce costs primarily through layoffs and benefit reductions. Outwardly hostile toward unions. Uncertainty in job security abounds. Management acts reactively rather than proactively, always looking for the cheapest rather than best solutions. Often times that strategy has backfired in epic fasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating employess as valued pieces to the company. Stop making decisions purely based on tomorrow's stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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