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Updated October 16, 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. Helpful (6)

    "Material Process and Physics Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials, Process, & Physics Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Materials, Process, & Physics Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. They automatically put 3% of your salary into a 401k and you are fully vested right away. They then match the first 4% that you put in, and then they match 50% of your inputs up to 8%. So, if you put away 8% of your salary into your 401k, Boeing will put 9% of your salary into your 401k.

    Flexible work hours. This depends on your manager and your function, but there is the option to flex time. So, days when you have other things to do, you can work less and make it up later in the week.

    Education payment. After working with the company for a year, you can begin to take classes towards a college degree.

    Cons

    The work is not very challenging. If you are looking to work on the guts of cutting edge technology, Boeing is not the place for you. You may get to play with cool toys, but it is unlikely that you will develop it. Most work involves integrating systems into a manufacturing environment and defining functional requirements.

    There is way too much bureaucracy. It is extremely challenging to get anything done. Everyone needs to have a say and there is oftentimes a notion that something is not their statement of work, even though occasionally it is no one's defined statement of because of its novelty. So, there are instances where groups won't help you and also won't let you do it yourself.

    Too vertical of a company. There are way too many layers of management. There are so many managers that just manage managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your engineers' advice and be able to accept bad news. There is a culture of providing BS to leadership because of arbitrary deadlines and the fear of saying no to a manager, even though their idea does not make any sense from a technical prospective. Leadership will lash out instead of understanding why there idea wouldn't be feasible.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salaries and benefits, annual raises, and allows for some mobility between divisions/business units for career progress. The work can be really interesting, depending on the available projects.

    Cons

    Flexible work environment is very tied to the specific management structure - some areas allow plenty of flexibility, others don't. Some projects can involve significant overtime (paid, but lots of weekend/evenings). Significant budget cutbacks and multiple rounds of layoffs are not great for morale.

  3. "Decent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits
    Interesting work
    Feeling like you're contributing to something meaningful
    Great work-life balance, since all time must be logged, and so it's clear how much everyone is actually working.
    Executives seem like they have a good vision for the company, and are invested in helping the company stay on top.

    Cons

    Annoying bureaucratic policies
    Because it's defense contract work, usually can't contribute to open source code, or work on your personal computer
    Lots of work involves supporting legacy systems

    Advice to Management

    Lower management holds the key to making employees happy. The best managers are the one who trust their employees and fight for their team to help remove obstacles.


  4. "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible work hours, salary, work environment

    Cons

    career growth opportunities, downsizing


  5. "Inventory Planner"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Boeing as a contractor

    Pros

    Benefits are good, people are nice

    Cons

    Layoffs seem to happen every few years

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and give recognition often


  6. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, always projects and things to do if you seek them out. Lots of opportunity to lead projects.

    Cons

    Union job people who should be let go because of lack of hard work don't get let go. About a quarter of the day is spend doing non value added work.

    Advice to Management

    Talk about career path and opportunities more.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, people and opportunities

    Cons

    Some managers chemistry and how they care for ones they feel special

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees needs and expectations

  8. "Facilities Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as an intern

    Pros

    - A lot of leadership and mentorship opportunities
    - Many benefits

    Cons

    - Many people were getting laid off
    - Management seemed not to care

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees and don't let them abuse the company


  9. "Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company invest a great amount in their interns. They try to expose you to various types of careers which creates a great opportunity to network.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not a lot of work to do. Found myself sitting around occasionally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the internship program.


  10. "Sales Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation package

    Cons

    Difficult to get a promotion

    Advice to Management

    Succession plan to retain talent


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