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Updated Dec 10, 2019

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3.7
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Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun
David Calhoun
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  1. "So Far, So Good...What else could I want?...For now."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structures & Payload Design Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits programs, including a practically free gym on-site. Ergonomic everything. Site is currently being upgraded. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere!

    Cons

    Honestly, can't think of anything.

    Boeing2018-07-24
  2. "Best in the business"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented team, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    I have no major cons.

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    Boeing2019-12-11
  3. "Work at Boeing was fast paced, but when it slowed down, it really slowed down."

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working for Boeing is rewarding in the fact that your designing airplanes. Seeing them in person is very impressive. The friendships that were establish helped get through difficult days.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management. They only look out for themselves. Trying to advance themselves, with taking the time to work with the people they have under them. Not listening to associates requests.

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    Boeing2019-11-14
  4. "Easy work, enough pay. You get what you put in."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Systems Design and Analysis Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Variety of interesting and challenging work -First line managers will support whatever academic or professional path you set out on -If you want to slack off and just do the minimum, you have the opportunity to (but it’s not a good feeling when everyone around you is trying their hardest and making things happen) -Pay is decent for “traditional engineering” -Work life balance is heavily in favor of the “life” part -Paid overtime -Laid back business casual environment

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy permeates everything. The only thing Boeing doesn’t have a written process for is going to the bathroom. Some days are just hours of looking for the right forms or waiting for someone’s signature or sending emails into the ether. -Pay is decent relative to other “traditional engineering” companies and fields but Seattle is a software engineering town and 75-85 k for a level 1 position at Boeing is peanuts compared to the compensation thrown around for level 1 positions at, say, Amazon

    Boeing2019-11-02
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Amazing Flexibility, but Poor Practices"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good salaries for new hires - Tons of different career choices; if desired, one could move from engineering, to finance, and then to marketing. Boeing is good about career freedom. - You can learn a ton on the job without prior knowledge - benefits package is top notch compared to other companies I've surveyed - Flexibility to spread your 40 hrs/wk out in a way that suits you best as long as you get your work done (this perk is manager dependent) - Know that your products are changing how the world works

    Cons

    - Company preaches its core values, however, cost and schedule always beat out quality. **Note; quality does NOT equal safety. Boeing definitely prioritizes safety first** - Feedback loop for engineers is non-existent. Product development engineers tend to hop around from one project to another without sticking around to see if their designs resulted in problems. Results in perpetuating poor design choices. - Poor compensation for 5 year employees and up. - Very slow to adopt change - Still has the "old boys club" mentality

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    Boeing2019-10-13
  6. "There is always good project and a lot of bad projects"

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    Current Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the work is not reusable so you will learn a lot from redoing the work.

    Cons

    Not a good place for promotion

    Boeing2019-10-07
  7. "Boeing Commercial Airplanes"

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    Current Employee - Structural Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great work culture - Lots of resources to train you - Unionized engineers at Puget Sound means you earn overtime pay for every hour worked - Work life balance is the BEST - Managers are SUPER supportive and care about your success inside and outside of the office

    Cons

    - Best pay of all the American Aerospace companies but it needs to be as good as the Tech companies in Washington - Very Bureaucratic at times - Not much room to work remotely or part time

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    Boeing2019-09-15
  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, good opportunities, don't work much overtime

    Cons

    Processes and tools are outdated, company and culture change is slow

    Boeing2019-09-11
  9. "Good place to work, kinda slow moving"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of possible roles to go into

    Cons

    Pretty slow moving overall, like any big company

    Boeing2019-08-28
  10. "Going in the wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Design and Analysis Engineer IV in Ridley Park, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Cool products and site.

    Cons

    High stress environment. Management constantly trying to hold unrealistic schedules and willing to work people to the bone to achieve - even though the customer doesn’t really need the product by that arbitrary date. Willing to sacrifice quality to ensure dates and costs are met but unwilling to admit it. Company squeezing profits from employees by giving unsatisfactory raises while doing tens of billions in stock buyback. Benefits were strong but getting eroded every year. Management out of touch with employees’ worth. Believe working for the company is a privilege when other companies have much better work cultures and pay more. Make sure you get top dollar on the way in because no one will fight to get you a raise once you’re in the door.

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    Boeing2019-09-19
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