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Updated November 20, 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. "Boeing, why Work anywhere else!?!!!"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Boeing provides opportunities in almost any field available as a career. From being and mechanic, electrician, security, engineer, management. The opportunities to work were you want are endless, but based on qualifications. Training is very important to the company and is the highest priority to ensure a quality product to their customers. The benefits are phenomenal at Boeing; Medical, dental, vision, pension plan, paid time off, vacation, sick leave, and the list goes on. Boeing has provided 3 genreations in my family healthy and steady paychecks to pay bills and live comfortable lives. I am proud to promote I work at Boeing.

    Cons

    The downsides are very minimal. Personally its gaining experience/ time with the company to be able to move to other job opportunities within. But thats competition within the company and employees. This helps to strive to be the best you can be at your job. Other downsides can include a lot of overtime, though the company counters with great pay (time-in-a-half/double time) it can be hard on families and even personal time away from work. Unexpected lay-offs always loom over Boeing's reputation. Seniority is also very big with Boeing, but from witnessing seems to be more of a qualifying term to other job opportunities then someone who has maybe has less time and more experience or even better qualified. ( These mainly pertain to production Manufacturing jobs then others within Boeing.)

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I see to offer to preventing ways to prevent production from stopping due to vendors unable to deliver parts needed to build airplanes. I know this is always a topic on hand, (at leadt I hope). Other then that, lets hope for a good comtract come time when union contracts are up so we can continue providing strong products to our customers and the world! GO BOEING!


  2. "Boeing: a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have easy access to other opportunities within the company without management looking at you in a bad way. Boeing has the best health, dental, and vision benefits and most of their plans are free for you and your family. Boeing pays for any higher learning education even if it is not related to your career. As a Boeing employee you interact with lots of departments within the company and gives you a broad perspective of how a leading company works instead of being concentrated in one division; they offer different types of rotational programs for you to learn different departments. There is also a huge community composed of different cultures.

    Cons

    Even though you have the option of moving within the company, you have to stay in your position for one year before you can actually transfer. Since it is the Aerospace and Defense market, it is difficult to make changes and once changes are approved they take a lot of time and pacience to see the results. Also, you might encounter old "traditional" ways "to do things" and experience some resistance, but with the right way to present them there is no doubt changes could be made. Also some of the hours of work might be hard to adjust, like the 5:30 am to 2:00 pm. Waking up that early is hard to most people but leaving at 2 is nice since you have the afternoon to accomplish things.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a good advise is to try to understand the new and young professionals and to start thinking out of the box and not to the traditional ways to do perform tasks.

  3. Helpful (1)

    ""If it's not Boeing, I'm not going!""

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent product, support, and quality. Pay is a little lower than other aerospace companies, but they more than make up for with the benefits package. Most of the people are fun to work with, knowledgeable, caring, and proud of our product. Flex schedules are great! Vacation/sick leave/holidays are excellent. Boeing provides a good balance between work & life.

    Cons

    Cyclical workwise, feast or famine. We either have way too much work, or not enough depending on the economy, airlines, fuel costs, or political parties in office/budget cuts. Military work always goes down during a Democratic majority, because military strength/security is never a priority. Space has taken huge budget cut hits as well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees. We've come a long way from 20 years ago, but we can still do better. Less levels of middle management too- We're all adults here, we don't need to be micro-managed.


  4. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money and benefits. Few companies have pension funds these days. This company provides upwards of 30% of your salary in benefits. All locations have a low cost or free medical for the entire family. Motivated employees have an opportunity to get ahead. Challenging assignments with the ability to work with virtual teams. Management expectation of 40 hour week with no real need to take your work home. This place is great.

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy. Several levels of review to get the product out the door to the customer. Management spends more time making sure contracts are met rather than developing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to embrace the company Leadership Attributes.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Big bureaucratic company, with great benefits and an unlimited number of career paths."

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package. Full, up-front, unlimited tuition payments to any school, as long as it is job related. 401(k) matching, 75% up to 8% of base pay. Cutting edge technology. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, cyclical hiring/layoffs, aging workforce. Development of younger employees is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of developing younger employees. Management is getting old and is going to start shifting up, need young employees to fill the entry level management voids.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Make Boeing What You Want"

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    Current Employee - Shared Services in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning Together Program, Employer Match Savings Plan, Share Value Trust paying out soon, Employee Incentive plan paid out well this year!! Boeing allows one to take time to pursue an educational milestone, and rewards your success with valuable stock incentives. Where else can you get your pilot training paid for, and as a result of getting your license.... get stock issued to you? Get an associates degree, get 50 stock units. Bachelors, 100 stock units, Doctorate 100 more, etc. This company allow you the flexibility to advance if YOU choose too.

    Cons

    Layoffs!!!, the unknown of when you are on the chopping block

    Advice to Management

    Leave the workers alone, stop shoving ethics down the throats of hourly workers, as the high level executives are the ones with the time, money and influence to make an enethical decision...... The hourly people are frankly too busy. Ethics training / challenges simply hamper production, and as a result of seeing high level people "get away with murder"; undermines the morale.


  7. "Great company to have a long career/retirement at"

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    Current Employee - Business and Planning Analyst II in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Business and Planning Analyst II in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Winter "break", Early career advancement.

    Cons

    Very slow paced, inefficiency is very visible. Lower on the aerospace payscale

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure that this years raise is more than the inflation rate.

  8. "Good company with a lot of options."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility. If you get tired of your current position there are hundreds of others you can take a shot at within the same company.

    Cons

    Program supervisors are hit or miss.

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees directly more often.


  9. "It's within your control to make the best of the opportunities available at Boeing."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company --- lots of opportunities to move laterally, as well as advance up. If you're a strong performer, there is good recognition and reward.

    Cons

    Departments are oftentimes silos. So you can get real depth in your specific function, but not as much breadth of skills as you would get at a smaller company. Also had frustration with the number of audits/outside consultants coming in, to basically tell management what was already obvious or known by the "workerbees."

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "Boeing - a great company being destroyed by it's top management."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesesting work. Reasonable pay. Dedicated co workers at the low levels.

    Cons

    VERY poor senior management. Mistake after mistake leading to micro managment leading to not taking responsibility for anything. Theory X and fear driven.

    Advice to Management

    Go away. You will ruin this company. You have driven out all of the previous very talented top management.


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