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Updated May 23, 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. "Assembly mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work for Boeing in the midwest. The only positive thing i can say is your paycheck will always clear at the bank.....but its not very much

    Cons

    Bloated managment. Low pay. Union is a complete joke that will cost you another $100 dollars a month you womt be able to afford. Your first year you will have no vacation or sick time. If you ever take time off and come back your seniority will atart over. It will take you 15 years to get up to $26 per hour (the most you can make)but everyone around you with more than 5 years will be making $38 an hour. They will add responsibilities everyday but never add money to your check. They will never EVER give you a merit raise no matter how good you are (or think you are). There is a really good possibility you will be laid off. Not allowed to listen to music. Not allowed to wear comfortable shoes. Not allowed to smoke on your lunch break. Not allowed to have a phone. If you flip your glasses up to read some fine print its an automatic CAM. If you make a mistake thats another CAM. One more cam and your fired. But hey at least you get to take home $800 every two weeks. Id mow grass if i were you.

    Advice to Management

    Your salaries will not remain bloated if the workers dont make any money. So wipe that smug look off your face because your all next.


  2. "Industrial Engineer/Estimator"

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    Former Employee - Group Lead, Senior Industrial Engineer & Project Estimator in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Group Lead, Senior Industrial Engineer & Project Estimator in Hazelwood, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still thinking. Not a lot of positive things to report.

    Cons

    Boss breathes down your neck at any given moment, and watches what you have on-screen regularly.

    Lay-off most people over 40 that have attained a level 3 position.

    Poorly paid compared to other persons in industry.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.


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    "3rd Generation Boeing dating back to 1956"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have contracted in Auburn, Winnipeg,CA, Everett and South Carolina. They'll pay you handsomely to be a slave to the job (not 40 hours a week, more like 70 hours to survive), with a sprinkle of job security followed by Theory X Management, if you like that sort of thing.

    Cons

    My grandfather who started at Boeing in 1956 died with nothing after 35 years with Boeing and retired. My Father finally retired after a tireless 41 years. I only contracted because of my grandfathers and fathers predictions which is the Boeing business model. They don't care about their workforce and will leave the NW. For those in other regions, the same is true. Don't trust Boeing. They will force you from you life eventually

    Advice to Management

    Management are slaves to corporate and they have no compassion for anything but satisfying their selves. Grow a soul.


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  5. "DONT COME HERE !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Procurement in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good 401K match, thats about it.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, no advancement opportunities, low pay, terrible raises.

    If you are a young person, stay away. This place will have you searching for a job real quick. I was there for 5 years and performance has absolutely no weight on whether or not you get promoted. Literally they look at your years at Boeing and start from there. Plus with 2 yearly promotions and 50 people in your organization, good luck getting any type of promotion for years.

    All the managers need to change, 1% of the management population is actually leadership caliber.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that you are driving employees away and make a change.


  6. "Engineers are clerical paper pushers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the only reason many employees work here

    Cons

    No employee appreciation. Outsourcing is the only way we are in business.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and let them be free to mentor.


  7. "Boeing First, People Last"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Adequate benefits, good year end holiday due to shut-down

    Cons

    Every organization works to benefit themselves but not the whole.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't listen to what staff has to say.


  8. "Don't let them fool you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Procurement Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The area in Washington State is beautiful. The local people are nice, friendly and polite.

    Cons

    They are the most mismanaged company I have ever seen. They are not open to enhancements. The bigger the worst. They love to lay you off. The great majority of their first line managers are "Fraternity/Sorority Boys/Girls " mainly climbers for they don't help you as they preach on their training sessions. Nor they have any type of management experience. If you don't follow their process they put you in a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) right away. I don't recommend applying for a job to this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and embrace the new technologies and be leaders to your teams no narrow minded "climbers".


  9. "No words"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aerospace is interesting and fast paced. Incredible learning opportunity.

    Cons

    The worst job at one of the worst companies, there are so many horrible things about this job that there is not enough space on this website to list it all out. My best advice is to run, don't walk.


  10. "Supply Chain Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain - Procurement/Project Manager in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain - Procurement/Project Manager in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits for Full Time Employees

    Cons

    No support helping new staff understand the vast systems that are required. You are expected to Self Train. Basically handed a laptop and expected to preform

    Advice to Management

    Offer Mentor Support for New Boeing Employees to help understand the required systems


  11. "Avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - Versatile Technologist in Tukwila, WA
    Former Contractor - Versatile Technologist in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paychecks, good parking in some spots, little to no oversight.

    Cons

    It is very hard to work at a company as a contractor while that company is pushing hard to get their full-time employees out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Try to realize your contractors have names and feelings. My 1st manager was my manager for over a year. He spoke less than a dozen fully formed sentences directly to me during that time. My 2nd manager refused to put any contractor's names on Org Charts.


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