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Boeing Procurement Agent Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "Exciting and diverse job role that requires working several different and new functions every day."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, diverse and exciting job role, opportunities to travel, work with cross functional teams across the company, high job security

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement, tough culture to change, under market pay, high level of bureaucracy within the company and organization


  2. "Procurement Agent (Operations)"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's exciting to be part of building airplanes! Working with many different groups can be challenging but I like the variance of work I've done. You are given full responsibility of your programs, and there is a high level of responsibility for a PA (which is good) to manage their programs.

    Cons

    Lots of levels of bureaucracy; hard to implement change. Processes and tools are way behind other companies in the area. Pay is not as competitive as Microsoft, Amazon, etc (for Procurement at least). Hard to get leveled up when so many are vying for raises. Hard to get noticed in such a large company. Company cost savings causes some issues for having efficient systems to work in. he worst part of my job is entering purchase orders in a DOS system called PCOS to order thousands of parts. It is line by line and so time consuming. Easy to make an error since it's all so manual. Boeing tends to stay the same and play it safe and spend less rather than investing in the future and being on the cutting edge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for ways to make Boeing an attractive place to work with higher pay and incentives. Don't talk about changing over to better systems for 15 years - do it! Find ways to save/be more efficient without negatively impacting your employees salaries and benefits.


  3. "Contracting"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent IV in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent IV in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fun products and projects. Positive environment with development opportunities. Great work life balance. Great diversity of thoughts

    Cons

    The only con I see is based on the current market pressures and cost down. It has driven a do more with less mentality

    Advice to Management

    Allow more in depth discussion with employees on salary


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Procurement Agent"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance = PLUS. Due to budget / cost issues, over time work is highly discouraged. So one will never have to work more than 40hrs in the business sector

    Free continuing education = PLUS. Every year, you do get an annual amount dedicated to just education like getting certifications/MBA/ etc.

    Benefits: Pretty average but you do have a range of options to choose from

    Cons

    Managers: Hit or miss. If you get a good manager, you'll be in good hands to move up. Bad managers will end up micro-managing and you'll hate the job for sure

    Bureaucracy: too many levels of approvals needed = work can never be done on time

    Lack of incentives/promotions: Boeing doesn't really promote or incentivize people to do better. Most of the younger professionals under 30 eventually leave

    Compensation: Many companies offer a better salary range than Boeing

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job in recognizing your high performing employees and don't under utilize someone based on their limited statement of work. Plus, it helps if you give people opportunities to grow and promote them for their hard work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement Agent"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent III in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, ample vacation, sick leave, holiday time off. Option in current organization to work virtual one day a week.

    Cons

    Pay in my position is under market, but if you have a manager that has your back you could make more. The tools used are archaic, very tedious, if you are lucky you have a technical employee in your group who can help improve the old tools. Current manager is 👍, but there are a lot of managers that should not be managers, hopefully with the current downsize, Boeing figures this out. In the past they placed them in a different organization, so you continue to have poor management throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and don't favor certain ones. Most employees want to excel, help them and be a mentor.


  7. "Good place to work, depends heavily on team/commodity"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent IV in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent IV in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy to stand out

    Cons

    Pay is below average, minimal career opportunities


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Agent IV in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent IV in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is stable, unless you count the periodic layoffs!

    Cons

    Boeing is good if you have a relative or contact who is an executive, otherwise it is difficult to advance beyond the normal first or second level manager.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not follow through with promises to their employees; almost like politicians, they speak to winds of the moment.


  9. "Procurement Agent II"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Seal Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent II in Seal Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers feel like family, very knowledgeable people, Equal opportunities, fair vacation time off and work-life balance

    Cons

    Minimum Raises, Doesn't know how to utilize talent, People get recognized when they actually didn't do the work, LOTs of complainers with change

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership, lead by example


  10. "Can't buy talent"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Agent III in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent III in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insurance and good place to learn basics of buying

    Cons

    Lacks a positive environment. Management team is their biggest worst enemy. Diversity goals have taken over common sense of hiring people with uutside knowledge of how things should be done.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the lower and mid level managers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Limited Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent starting pay out of college

    Cons

    Limited growth outside of SCM. Company culture was terrible, constantly had employees telling me to get out while I could.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your young talent with better opportunities for overall career growth.