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  1. "manufacturing planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary and benefits are adequate

    Cons

    horrible work environment with hostile management style

    Advice to Management

    get a clue worse place i have ever worked.


  2. "DONT WORK HERE EVER!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, global company that is a good way to START a career (dont stay there!)

    Cons

    -low pay
    -bad managers
    -terrible leadership
    -dont know how to treat employees

    Advice to Management

    - change everyone in management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical/Structural Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Mechanical/Structural Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    The pay and 401k are good.

    Cons

    Made family relocate at own expense. Hired in as a mechanical/structural engineer. The problem was there was no mechanical systems work to do when I started working there. Aircraft structural work dried up soon after. Left just updating specifications which was not at all engaging or challenging for someone with over 20 years in aerospace. Do not apply for a job there unless you are a aircraft electrical engineer or a avionics engineer.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No moral at work place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comparably good benefits-Education assistance, 401k plan, insurance package.

    Cons

    The Exe and management don't know how to run business properly, they are so panic of the competition, think layoff is the best solution to stay in business, they keep laying off worker bees and front-line people to hope to cut the cost. Too many talents have left the company to go to the competitors. People are very resentful and uncertain about their future at Boeing.

    Advice to Management

    Think the overall strategy to stay competitive, not keep cutting the working people, which is not going to resolve the issue from the root.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Culture, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Supplier Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Supplier Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Work/life balance

    Cons

    - The vast majority of management is incompetent. I had 4 managers during my time at Boeing, and none were able to translate business objectives into measurable, obtainable goals for employees. This leads to chaos and confusion. This is made worse by the fact Boeing is so large, nobody knows what is going on elsewhere in the company. Entire functions and departments are replicated leading to massive amounts of waste. Management does not appear to communicate.
    - The culture is one of defeatism, inaction, politicism, and avoidance of work. A huge company may move slower than a smaller one, but can still move a lot faster if employees are brought on board and engaged with the change. The "ship" will turn a lot faster if all hands are working to move it together.
    - Internal communication at Boeing is horrendous. Expect correspondence with management to be ignored and forgotten for weeks or even months. Boeing lacks all sense of urgency.
    - Management tends to cycle through roles they don't understand for "development" purposes, ruining any gains that might be gained by having managers experienced in the tasks they manage.
    - Excessive focus on management to metrics rather than doing what is best for the company. Management will refuse to do work needing to be done simply because doing it will harm their bonus.
    - The company is operating in the past and has failed to invest in a modern capital infrastructure. There is no ERP system, and Boeing is the only defense firm out of the top 25 which doesn't have one yet. Management of the company is done by spreadsheet and PowerPoint.
    - If you don't engage in politics and are not a woman, advancing to management is unlikely.
    - Human Resources policies are backwards and outdated. Time in position is heavily focused on for promotions. High performance is not compensated. Conformity to HR policy results in the poorest performers becoming managers, and the highest performers leaving the company for better prospects.
    - Supplier Management, particularly the management of Supplier Management, is known to be extremely poor across the entire company. Adding as much non-value added activity to your process can only result in one thing: poor performance.

    Advice to Management

    Your "Boeing is so big" attitude is the problem with the company. Stop sniffing your own butts for a few minutes and try engaging, training, and collaborating instead of fighting over politics. Get people on board with change and you will be shocked how fast and how well it can occur. Using "Boeing is too big" as an excuse for management's incompetence to move the company into the 21st century is a cop out.


  6. "NEVER accept an internship"

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as an intern

    Pros

    Large Company, decent pay, people respect the company.

    Cons

    LOTS of Politics, layoffs and re-orgs, legacy tech, terrible development practices, unable to converse with other teams, lack of conversion for interns, career stagnation.

    Advice to Management

    Internships are an unethical means to sidestep requirements.


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    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits were ok. Most co workers were helpful. Great place to get experience. Had most any tool you could wish for.

    Cons

    Push you out when you get to max pay, constant layoffs, management is lacking the talent they need. They target senior people to save company money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your talent. Stop targeting senior people to save a dollar.

  8. "Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401K match
    We get the week between Christmas and New Years Day off.

    Cons

    Huge management structure makes everything slow and nearly impossible to accomplish
    Very little chance of promotion, you have to apply to get a higher level
    Stuck in 1990's technology
    There are about 20 different finance systems and none of them talk to each other
    Very manual work because the systems are so old

    Advice to Management

    You have to get out of of old school ways of doing things. You will never retain people making them come and work on out dated systems, and forcing a 9-5 schedule upon us. Sign of the times is a flexible work life balance, cloud based systems, and a short management structure.


  9. "Thank god, Honeywell writes Boeing's Software"

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    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your project isn't cancelled, then it will probably have some pretty neat tech.

    Cons

    Two ladder management means no management but infinite bureaucracy. Layoffs happen all the time and management cares ZERO about finding you a new position.

    Advice to Management

    Lay yourself off.


  10. "Assembly mechanic"

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    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.


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