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Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a bit tough (in 111 reviews)

  • Upper management detached from employees (in 100 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A commercial airplane is a challenging, wonderful complex machine.

    Cons

    Management only manages the money. Employees are only a commodity.


  2. "Too large and bureaucratic to affect change"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package including 401K matching, and amazing product line

    Cons

    Too large and bureaucratic to affect change; pay is less than average industry; lots of layoffs despite executives continuing to make their millions

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change, especially when it makes sense and minimizes waste; let go of "tradition." Executives are overpaid (see annual report) but hard-working people are being cut every day.

  3. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Strong benefits i.e. heath and education

    Cons

    Bureaucratic red tape makes some of the processes extraneous


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Slowly going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Architect in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Architect in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really great people there, those that have not left. Middle and especially upper mgmt really live in their own world They really believe the BS they expect the rank and file to do.

    Cons

    Middle and especially upper mgmt really live in their own world They really believe the BS they expect the rank and file to do. All the middle and upper managers/Dirs and Execs do is plan their next move. It is all about theri growth , and not being leaders and growing the company. They want to get theirs!

    Advice to Management

    Take risks - don't worry about your career. Get uncomfortable! Be leaders!


  5. "location, location, location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary and benefits package

    Cons

    happiness in your job depends on which work site and which department you are assigned to


  6. "Required Title"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some improved benefits depending on hiring date, flex time/schedules depending on site & department, the opportunity to support and/or create amazing products and technology.

    Cons

    High turnover in certain departments and programs following layoffs/essentially forced retirements to hire cheaper/younger replacements. Consistent downgrades in some benefits longer term employees depend upon to attract new hires due to "the constant change of market demand to remain competitive with other companies". Salary increases don't offset the increasing costs of insurance and other benefits. One Boeing lacks common processes across sites and business units.

    Advice to Management

    Value employee performance and passion for products over inexperienced managers. Don't expect long term change from short term solutions.


  7. "Large company benefits and costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different job descriptions

    Cons

    Difficult to move from one work-group to another.

    Advice to Management

    Try to work on a greater ability for employees who want to challenge themselves to move around within the company rather than going without it.

  8. "Contract Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Offers great benefits and paid holiday

    Cons

    Difficult to advance and get promoted


  9. "Company at a Crossroads"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Generally good job stability. Lots of opportunities in a large company.

    Cons

    Company direction is moving towards more of a "systems integrator" so there's less opportunity for real engineering to happen. You're more likely to be managing a supplier.


  10. "Lean Practitioner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to apply Lean principles, tools, methods, behaviors hands-on in the production environment, and provide coaching and training across all levels of the organization. We are building airplanes!!!

    Cons

    Lean appears to be considered by many managers execs another "checking-the-box" initiative. True change is hard and looks different.
    Many different initiatives compete with each other and leaders are being overloaded with expectations.
    Lack of stability in leadership ranks.
    Little accountability.
    Little sense of urgency.
    Very silo'ed with competing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Truly commit to culture change, don't let it be just another initiative. Incorporate Quality and Safety into Lean to better align expectations for teams.


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