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Boeing Design & Integration Specialist Reviews

Updated July 30, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a bit tough (in 111 reviews)

  • Upper management detached from employees (in 101 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    Technologies used is often out of date, and change is slow.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. "IT is good and bad depending on what group you're with"

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    Former Employee - Systems Design & Integration Specialist in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Design & Integration Specialist in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and many locations to work or transfer to

    Cons

    In regards to IT, Boeing is so big that the majority of the company is not current with technology and that depends on what group you're with, but they are trying to bridge the gap. That said, a lot of IT companies sometimes don't like to hire ex-Boeing employees.

    One other regard to IT is that they are limiting IT in the Seattle area and moving the back east to places like St. Louis or North Carolina

    Currently there is trepidation in regards to staying employed as the company has been in a continuos lay off mode due competition with Airbus

  3. "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.


  4. 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!


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist
    Current Employee - Systems Design and Integration Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited direct tuition payment for many STEM degrees at over 300 schools in the country, generous tuition benefits for other degrees. Pay is good, 401K match is over 100% of 8% of your salary.

    Cons

    Going through some layoffs but that is normal in such a cyclical industry.

    Advice to Management

    Need to promote high performing employees or they will go elsewhere.


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. 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.


  10. "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.