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Boeing Design & Integration Specialist Reviews

Updated April 8, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance not the greatest with all the pressure (in 102 reviews)

  • Seems to be a disconnect between upper management and the folks actually doing the work (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, but not fast moving"

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    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, management allows for flexible work schedules and working from home 2 days a week (depending on your work statement).

    Great health insurance and benefits.

    Most of my colleagues have been pleasant, easy to work with people.

    Cons

    Technologies used is often out of date, and change is slow.

    Technical workers are underpaid for their skills vs comparable positions at other companies in the Seattle area.

    Frequent layoffs.

    Promotions and upward mobility is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your technical workers in IT more! Boeing is losing a lot of talent due to higher paying jobs in the area.


  2. "Not so great anymore"

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    Former Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Little accountability. Notorious for Layoffs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "System Design and Integration Specialist (High Performance Computing)"

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    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist (High Performance Computing) in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist (High Performance Computing) in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and access to what seems like unlimited resources in the HPC space. Good benefits and always opportunities for education/training. Flexibility to work remote part time and a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much BUREAUCRACY! Middle and upper management is completely and hopelessly disconnected from the folks in the trenches. I am leaving soon for this reason! Career growth is based more on time of service than personal performance. Great place for someone who just wishes to go through the motions and work 9-5, terrible for a go-getter who wants to advance quickly in their career and make their mark.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your top talent better and let them advance faster in their careers. This is the reason I put my 2 weeks notice in last week! The attrition rate in Boeing IT among talented young employees is astounding!


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  5. "System Design & Integration"

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    Former Employee - Systems Design & Integration Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Design & Integration Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to move around and challenge to different area, chances for employee to give the feed back about their manager, fun coworkers and benefits are decent .

    Cons

    Virtual work and remote was cut, many people has hard time to come to the office. Upper management does what it can to help but maybe more could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Many people won't really tell you how they feel, then find a better way to get engagement surveys.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly boring but definately had some fun along the way"

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    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mostly calm and pleasant environment to work in.

    Cons

    Automation is viewed as taking jobs away and is avoided, sometimes development is stifled and old processes are heavily used. Holiday work was common but not indicative of Boeing.


  7. "Meets my needs for the time being"

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    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its employment. Early shift means i get off work early. OT is available if you want it. 50% of employees will be retiring soon so possibility to maintain a job looks good.

    Cons

    Union, low pay, NO REWARD for hard work, Everyone in your pay grade is out to get you so watch your back. If you arent pro union try to keep it to yourself or you will be shunned. Have to work every weekend to make good money.

    Advice to Management

    Create a real incentive program ex out of cycle raise, bonuses for performance.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Working at Boeing"

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    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boeing is a really big company with opportunities to move between roles, completely change careers, or move geographically worldwide. You can achieve a good work-life balance with little fuss. There are also still pockets of really interesting things going on in multiple technology spaces. If you are starting your career it can be a good place to get some experience

    Cons

    Leadership at Boeing seems to care more about money than anything else. To the point where they are making short term decisions regardless of the long term damage of those decisions. Moral is pretty low right now and I don’t see any near-term change in that state. The retention rate of those under 30 is pretty abysmal.
    If you are a mid-career professional in the IT space, Boeing is probably not a good fit for you right now. There just is not a lot of opportunity for advancement at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in retaining your best employees. Waiting until they have an offer from another group or another company to promote them or provide some other incentive is waiting until it is too late.


  9. "I worked at Boeing through good times and bad."

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    Former Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Everett, WA

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Boeing allows great opportunities to expand your experience and enhance your educations

    Cons

    With such a large company it is difficult to effect any type of change over the enterprise.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Creativity dies here. Join if you want to push papers"

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    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design & Integration Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, intelligent co-workers, good benefits

    Cons

    processes are going to kill your last drop of creativity. Not too much pride in personal work and technical integrity. Even interesting work becomes uninteresting here. Reactive rather proactive. Definitely not fun.

    Advice to Management

    Change the processes and company culture. So many smart people to work with here, it's a shame. The key is to motivate the creativity, responsibility and technical pride in people.


  11. "Systems Integrators will enjoy"

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration & Design Specialist in Hazelwood, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Integration & Design Specialist in Hazelwood, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has great benefits including health and education. The company has growth opportunities for systems integrators.

    Cons

    The company is moving away from developing software and towards bringing in sourced work. The environment is very complex and is slow to move to innovative or current tools. There is a lot of process involved with every little thing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your technical employees. History will often repeat itself otherwise.