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Boeing Huntsville Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a bit tough (in 109 reviews)

  • Upper management detached from employees (in 99 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's the best paying job I have ever had, just have to remember to keep appreciating."

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    Current Employee - Production Test Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Production Test Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money is great, decent benefits and love the hours. Some co workers are great to be around. Plenty of over time!

    Cons

    Some of the employees are extreme back biters. Management has it backwards, they love the lazy, do nothing employees and treat those of us that give it our all like dirt.


  2. "Pays well but suffers from the large corporation complex"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, and a huge resume builder. Picked up some valuable skills.

    Cons

    Suffers from the slowly turning cogs of huge corporations. Everything takes time, even things that shouldn't. Little room to explore outside of your assigned job task.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on promises of cross-training and learning experiences. Give employees the opportunity to work across teams.

  3. "Great place to work... Watch out at (retirement)?"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GOOD pLACE TO WORK

    Cons

    They have a bad habit of letting people after they are used up....

    Advice to Management

    Take care of all your your employee's


  4. "Satisfying Job"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work on the most advanced technology in Aviation , Space and Defense

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is can be cumbersome. Certification can slow innovation

    Advice to Management

    Look inward for talent and utilize the available talent and provide cross functional opportunities


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same Boeing as 20 years ago"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Tuition coverage plan (called LTP) is amazing. If you want a MS or PhD in a technical field, Boeing will pay for all of your classes and materials (not a reimbursement program like most companies). However, you owe Boeing 2 years after your graduation date- otherwise you have to pay everything back.
    2. Traditional medical plan is inexpensive, with a lower deductible
    3. Better than average PTO plan
    4. Company recognition means it is a good name to get on your resume

    Cons

    1. Great place to start your career as a recent college grad, and great place if you are happy with an OK salary and plan to coast. Company does not recognize or promote employees based on work load or work ethic; employees are asked to do P4/P5 work but get paid as a P1/P2/P3 if you are lucky. Salaries are much less than what you see in the private sector. Cost cutting efforts are focusing on taking away employee benefits (promotion opportunity, lower salaries, no more pension, medical plan slowly getting worse, etc.) instead of addressing the real issues (paperwork and supplier management costs)- the employees suffer. Many younger high potential employees are leaving due to lack of career growth or promotions.
    2. Huntsville technical fellowship is a good ol' boy club; no support for minorities and no interest in diversity
    3. Low salaries compared to other companies of the same type (LHM, NGC, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Management is graded on cost/schedule which means they are punished for promoting employees. Company now has a revolving door of inexperienced engineers who leave after 2 years; then the cycle repeats. Push for schedule means employees are forced to put out low quality work just to meet a need date, and status reports are encouraged to lie (have more green!) so as not to attract negative attention.

    Company (at least at my location) needs a culture change.


  6. "Procurement Agent 1"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible Time, Benefits, Great People To Work With, Learning Together Program

    Cons

    Advancement Opportunities, Pay, Workload Distribution, Role Clarity, Level 1's doing same work as Level 3's and Level 4's.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product Data Management Specialist Level 2"

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    Current Employee - Product Data Management Specialist Level II in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Product Data Management Specialist Level II in Huntsville, AL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Group I am in is very flexible and accommodating to personal life. 9/80 work schedule.

    Cons

    Boeing does not promote in same position, you must move jobs, in or outside of the company, and come back to be at a higher level. Management has even told me/verified this is the "Boeing way". Boeing is good to have on Resume, but dont plan on staying in the same job for long.

  8. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Boeing part-time

    Pros

    You work with experienced employees, laid back atmosphere, flexible schedule, the engineers will help you learn and grow.

    Cons

    You won't always have work to do and the transition to becoming a full time employee is hit or miss.


  9. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Structure and Payload Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Structure and Payload Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Boeing Company employees benefit package is one of the best that I have found thus far.

    Cons

    Work is base on packages from the large company centers and are subject to be taken away base on the centers work load. This leave Huntsville at the mercy of the other center personnel fluctuations.

    Advice to Management

    Planning is important for the kind of work that the center does, failure to plan properly will lead to failure to the center which result on personnel layoffs.


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Boeing in Huntsville has a lot of unique mechanical engineering projects usually of a short term nature. Good if you want to see a wide variety of projects. Treated very well by manager and everyone in general.

    Cons

    Some job Uncertainty, somewhat of an inter Boeing engineering temp agency. Process drives everything Boeing does, there is a lot of red tape and getting simple things done often take too long.

    Advice to Management

    Increase project flexibility and speed by cutting red tape. Keep treating people like people.


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