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Updated February 17, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Engaging and very rewarding job"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging and very rewarding job

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  2. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Assistance Programme, Employee focused, great development opportunities, made me feel like I was family. Ethical, diversity, respected, and enterprising.

    Cons

    Some aspects were overburdened with big business attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing right...it works. Don't forget that every opportunity has risks and issues; sort out the big rocks first and be proactive.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "If you get an offer from Boeing consider the following:"

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

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

    Pros

    1. LAID OFF - If you are a good employee you will always be busy. During layoff, Boeing will give you 60 day’s notice for you to find a job before they led you go. In fact, HR would help you find an internal job within the company. You would get immediate termination if you violate rules and policies.

    2. RETIREMENT - Boeing pays 75% of your first 8% in addition they have a VIP (Voluntary Investment Plan) where they contrive and extra 3%-5% on monthly basis. They no longer have pension.

    3. SCHOOL TUITION - Boeing would up to 2 Associate degrees, 2 Bachelor’s degrees, 2 Masters degrees, 2 PhDs or Doctorate degrees. You have an annual limit of 25,000.

    4. VACATION - You will accumulate based on the years of service. If you are 0..5 years is like 1.6 hours per week. If you are 6...10 years is like 2.4 hours per week. If you are 10 ... 15 years is 2.6 hours per week.

    5. SICK TIME - You would get 80 hours in a calendar year. If you use it you can roll-out your (Remaining Hours / 2)

    6. HOLIDAYS - You would get 90 hours in a calendar year.

    7. OTHER - They provide assistance with adoption, gender reassignment, weight lost, legal advice, finance classes, corporate credit card, flying lessons (written only),

    Cons

    1. PROMOTION - Only when you self-promote. You have to move to another team or another state. Less than 1% gets promoted.

    2. MANAGEMENT - They will always say there is no budget for promotion. They will grade you low in your performance to push you to your max. If you like to be criticized for your good work in a bad way, then you should be fine.

    3. CULTURE - They say One Boeing! Unfortunately, it is not true. Each organization has its own process and culture. If you don't fit due to race, accent, or school, you are not going anywhere in the company (move and self-promote). Some team do not like to share their knowledge or their processes.

    4. AGGRESSIVENESS - I noticed that if you are a super smart person with a supper bad attitude and rudeness, you will not get fire. You can be mean, say bad words to your co-workers but if you are a key talent they will not let you go. I was debating to put this under Pros or Cons. Your personality will judge.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new and young talent in management positions


  4. "Boeing = Government Junior"

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boeing provides plenty of opportunities to learn about various subjects pertinent to your degree and background as well as subjects outside of your comfort zone. Plenty of resources and a large network of employees to learn from and also mentor. You may receive decent compensation relative to market and your peers when you first hire on. Stock price and stock fund is currently rocking! Boeing is rich enough now to hold the lions share of the commercial aerospace market which can be leveraged to dominate the defense business of the house.

    Cons

    Basically, Boeing is "government junior". Boeing is weighed down by bureaucracy and is way too process heavy. Because of the inefficient promotion processes, Boeing will not correct your pay when you are underpaid. You basically have to threaten to quit and show them you have other higher paying options for them to even consider a raise and promotion. It's guaranteed HR and management will throw the "market" or "business case" argument at you because their hands are tied to corporate processes. It gives them an excuse to not care about you in other words. Also, there are many employees there who hardly do any work and get to ride on the coat-tails of the hardworking people, inherently a consequence of poor processes for firing people or at least holding people accountable. If you're a believer in working hard with merit rewards, you might want to stay clear.

    Advice to Management

    You'll continue to train and develop entry level people who will just leave for greener pastures if you are unwilling to fix the promotion and compensation processes. When it's easier to hire off the street than it is to promote valued employees (or give them equity adjustments) from within, you have a problem.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, great opportunities for advanced degrees, certifications paid in full. Challenging development environment. Plenty of opportunities to work of leading edge tech.

    Cons

    Big company with big processes.

    Advice to Management

    Improve supply chain (non-aircraft tech)! Be careful not to alienate the majority of employees by pushing obscure diversity efforts.


  6. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Architect/Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Architect/Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Teams and benefits. Innovative

    Cons

    Can be too large at times and bogged down with process.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications with operational employees


  7. "Boeing"

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    Current Employee - Structural and Payload Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural and Payload Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Location, Benefits, salary, and others

    Cons

    Big company. Upper management does not communicate

  8. "Best place to work with Boeing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive- Claims in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Executive- Claims in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place learnt many things

    Cons

    Supportive environment staff highly recommended


  9. "I love the management"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work hard it is reflected in your salary

    Cons

    There are so many employees that don't work hard and that leaves the go-getters working long hours!


  10. "Good Hands-On ME Degree Job"

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    Current Employee - Product Review Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Review Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, mostly good people, interesting work

    Cons

    Mandatory travel around Puget Sound to when hired on, Disorganized training process