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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Great Company, Low Salaries"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, excellent tools , good training, fantastic people and great benefits.

    Cons

    The company does not compensate very well low and mid-level engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate ($$$) young and mid level employees. Otherwise people leave the company looking for better opportunities.


  2. "Exciting Workplace and Great Benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome projects for folks to work on as well as many many opportunities to move around and work multiple disciplines if the desire is there on the employees part. There is also great continuing education benefits as well.

    Cons

    The cafeteria food is pretty awful.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexible working arrangements.

  3. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture has high ethics, respectful work environment, and a progressive outlook.

    Cons

    Large company with main focus on shareholder value. Frequent down-sizing.

    Advice to Management

    The employees and the passion for the product keep the company vibrant.


  4. "test flight engineer"

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    Current Employee - Flight Test Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Flight Test Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boeing is the best company

    Cons

    i dont find any Cons in Boeing company!


  5. "Company Understands Need to Become More Efficient, But It is Actually Becoming Less Efficient"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Petty good benefits
    Pretty good pay

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Constant threat of layoffs
    Loss of company paid pension benefits

    Advice to Management

    Having "more" meetings, with managers who don't understand how to be efficient, in the first place, isn't going to result in increased efficiency - quite the contrary. Strong team leads have good ideas; use them to increase efficiency.


  6. "Mechanical Engineer - Boeing St. Louis"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours,

    Cons

    lots of red tape. complacent industry.


  7. "Lots of options, autonomy and great programs, but organizational complexity can slow progress"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge programs and opportunities, great technologies, great pay and benefits, and looking toward the future to continue to grow and stay up to date with the latest tech. Incredible flexibility with working schedule, location, etc.

    Cons

    Organizational complexity, procedures for everything that can slow progress down. Takes a long time to get approval for things, strict budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees with access to latest tech, treat them with respect as capable individuals, and reward successes and accomplishments.

  8. "Career at Boeing KSC 1990-2013"

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    Former Employee - Various in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Former Employee - Various in Kennedy Space Center, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, benefits and teamwork on the Shuttle Payload and Space Station programs

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  9. "Good company, lots of options"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly varied possibilities for your career, including the type of work and where you might do it.

    Cons

    It is a huge company and with it comes bureaucracy that takes ac while to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Keep competing for the best talent!


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    "Cultural Issues"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boeing builds amazing airplanes and other aerospace and defense products. It is awesome to be able to work in a place that has such a tangible effect on the world. Boeing has a very generous tuition assistance program, I received my Masters degree for almost free from this program. Compensation and benefits are good in my opinion. Healthcare & 401k are great. Pay scales are good for some jobs, annual raises are usually 2-3%, higher if in SPEEA. The company is also doing a lot to get serious about competitors such as Airbus, start to focus on competition and efficiency. There are many open positions at any one time and there is a culture that generally promotes people being able to jump into different jobs/assignments every few years, which can keep things interesting and create great depth for employees. Work life balance is generally respected well and promoted.

    Cons

    Boeing is dominated by an engineering culture, engineering generally dominates decision making. Where engineering is not actual making decisions, senior leadership has a background in engineering. This inst all bad, but it leads to an unbalanced culture. Boeing is very much stuck in a seniority system. Most personnel decision making (pay, assignments, promotions, etc.) is dominated by years of service requirements. This creates a company where people either learn to "do their time" and lose their passion or they leave the company. Many talented young people are coming to the company, getting frustrated with this culture and leaving. Facilities/offices are generally pretty crappy and drab, and parking is a nightmare at the major sites. There seems to be an expectation in the Puget Sound that regardless of where you live you will eventually have to commute to a different site, regardless of how much this may impact your life or family. Despite this, senior management seems to be completely uninterested in investing in any kindof inter-site transportation, or even building enough parking spots for employees to reasonably get to work. I have honestly spent over an hour, multiple times trying to find a place to park when coming to Renton site or Everett site mid-day for a meeting. Its an incredible waste of time and frustrating. Blatant poor performance is tolerated, having fired a low performer I can understand why; It took over a year of hoops and challenges to complete, despite a known and obvious issue.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting old white male engineers to senior leadership positions, and stop allowing those leaders to continually re-make the mistakes we have learned many times over. Get serious about attracting, developing and retaining talent.


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