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Updated November 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. "Industrial Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boeing provides many opportunities into various types of work including engineering, business analytics and other program management job roles.
    Competitive salary and great benefits

    Cons

    The statement of work can be boring at times. there are many levels of management that could provide many obstacles into decision making

    Advice to Management

    less top down


  2. "2016 vision was a big mistake in management planning."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Prior to the 2016 vision they cared about their employees.

    Cons

    Giving executives bonuses on have fast then can move out of state without regards to the products is not wise for any business.

    Advice to Management

    Too late.

  3. "Great place but can be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Bad culture, very political, judgy, not fair


  4. "executive office administrator"

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    salary, routine work, good benefits

    Cons

    unstable employment, age discrimination, too many layers of management, too much mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    don't overwork your managers by giving them your deliverables. non value added work is churn. Keep the employees on board that know the work regardless of age.


  5. "Good Company...could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation/Benefits:
    Salary is middle to slightly below market average. Health plan has been very good, but may face more cost cutting. Traditional pension no longer exists for employees, but a good 401K plan w/ decent company contribution still remains.

    Culture:
    Generally relaxed, but prone to rushes to meet changing milestones. Company tries to modernize. Culture and your experience can be very different depending upon whether employed within Defense (BDS) , Commercial Airplane (BCA) or Corporate business units within Boeing
    Employees in general are an excellent and professional group of people who take pride in the company

    Cons

    Overly rigid HR system/processes are often poorly thought thru and place many constraints on a manager's time and availability to his employees.
    Mandatory training courses have been widely known for many years to be overly redundant, regulatory/policy based, and with too much time allocated to them.
    There is a strong sense among many that Ageism has been carefully covered by HR/Legal processes over many years, but especially in past 10 years. While Boeing has made obvious attempts to get younger, this has come at expense of its more experienced employees.
    Company has been constrained by many legacy IT systems and applications although not unusual for large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline mandatory training and make them more practical/meaningful.
    Reel in your HR/Legal mid-senior level managers


  6. "Programmer/Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lazy B (don't have to work hard)
    40 hour weeks
    Never worry about receiving a paycheck
    Looks great on the resume
    Company will pay for college courses if they are related to the work you do
    2-3 year probation period for entry level employees
    Work Life Balance
    Benefits

    Cons

    Low salaries for new employees
    Layoffs and attrition
    Old tech
    Outsourcing
    "As cheap as possible"
    Rapid rate of benefit reduction
    Managers will bully employees
    Managers will lie to and deceive employees
    Elderly Workforce
    Lazy managers who only attend meetings and don't read email
    Online ethics training
    The new work locations are, rather bad. Saint Louis has as much urban decay as Detroit and was used by the US government and illegally by various companies to store radioactive waste. South Carolina isn't much better.
    Constant downhill spiral in terms of the quality of this employer (but there are worse).
    Culture of fear
    Culture of brownnosing
    Culture of don't speak up
    Managerial dishonesty

    If you are a young programmer and smart and want to get the best work experience you can get, Boeing is not the place to go. You are better off going with a startup that will work you hard through the complete software life cycle and where you can make decisions regarding the direction of the software. The problem with Boeing is that it lacks this advantage of small companies and the lacks the advantage of large companies. That said, Boeing is not the worst place you can go either. It looks great on your resume and you can go wherever you want after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your workers! Keep employees in the loop.


  7. "Risk it for the Biscuit"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    mobility, projects, pay, proximity to home residence

    Cons

    attitude, travel, extended interview process with poor communication

  8. "Tool Design Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Tool Engineer in South Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Tool Engineer in South Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions excellen aircraft.

    Cons

    Everybody at boeing thinks they are better than everybody.


  9. "Good career to provide for my family"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Assembler in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Electrical Assembler in Everett, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    First shift hours are great for family time, especially if you have kids. I work from 5:30am to 2:00pm. You reach maximum pay in 6 years, and after you "Max Out" you can transfer to other jobs with higher pay and don't have to start over. Good benefits. Employer match of 8% of my paycheck contribution to my Retirement Savings (401K). Good overtime, mostly voluntary in my experience.

    Cons

    2nd and 3rd shift can be difficult for family, and most new hires start on 2nd until they have enough seniority to transfer to 1st. Some employees become over-entitled when they don't work hard enough to deserve much.

    Advice to Management

    The management system, depending on what program you're assigned to, can create a "Us vs. Them" attitude against the employees. You'll find some good managers in the mix who understand working with your team and the importance of appreciation. But when you have a manager who wants to treat adults like children and wants to discipline them instead of working with them, it can create a stressful work environment for the whole team.


  10. "Decent pay, poor people considerations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Heath insurance is very good and the pay for the area is good as well.

    Cons

    I was let go with no warning under a false pretense. After looking into what they said I did wrong, I should have been given a verbal warning, a written warning and then termination. They like to hold their employees accountable to perceptions but not their own conduct.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to require the employees to follow the Pros, maybe you should too.


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