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Updated January 15, 2018
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  • Work life balance can be a bit tough (in 113 reviews)

  • Upper management detached from employees (in 106 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is what it is!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people that you work with every day - as long as you have a good group that you are part of.

    Cons

    Upper management not doing enough to value long-time employees that work hard.


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Big company with lots of room to move around horizontally if you know the right people. Benefits and salary are decent.

    Cons

    Company culture is slow, jaded, and bureaucratic. Not a good place for young people to grow. Employees tend to be pessimistic, push work onto each other, and don't know how to hold themselves accountable for their own statement of work. Management and HR is also really poor at employee development, programs are inconsistent.

    Communication from leadership. Messages from VPs and leadership say one thing but the follow through and flow down requests suggest otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Align your business visions and clearly communicate to your employees where the company is headed and WHY.

  3. "Eng Tech"

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

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent great people.

    Cons

    Upper management does not relate well with people actually doing the work

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanaging
    stop decreasing employee benefits


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good positions, good starting place for a career

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, ancient, unhappy workforce, almost no promotions


  5. "Chief IT Architect - Multiple Domains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and balance of work and life

    Cons

    Compensation is poor compared to others


  6. "ENgineer at Boeing"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not hectic work schedules
    Pleasant place to work

    Cons

    Low pay, upper managers not held accountable


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Why I Left"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Co-Workers, People you can trust, can do amazing hard things. Will miss this part of Boeing.

    Cons

    Poor Sr Leadership, Lacks consistent vision, use buzzwords and don't know what they mean. Don't listen to its employees, don't really know the customer. Often tasks were doomed because our approach was flawed but the workers were ordered to continue marching.

    Advice to Management

    Change your management style (and culture), provide a real, and consistent vision and empower the workforce to go forth. Without a vision, the workforce will create their own and go their own way. Get the Biz Areas to work together. For proposals - start earlier and put real $$ into solutioning earlier. These are for starters - I've been telling you this for six years and I don'think you heard me. And also respect 'older' workers. Don't dismiss what we know and can do.

    I was pigeon holed and bored, now you have to compete against me.

    Go talk to the workers, do walk arounds after hours, weekends and get their opinion, say thanks and be really grateful of their dedication. Make it a people company and not only a manufacturing company.

    And one more thing - seems like Boeing is Top Heavy. Retain engineers and tech specialists and lean out the SLT.

  8. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Very stable job due to diverse product and backlog

    Cons

    Very big organization. If you want to move up you but often requires moving around to do so


  9. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    A real effort to make necessary changes and update the company.

    Cons

    Left for other career opportunity but do believe place is getting on track. Performance required, however, was not always consistent with appraisal, and in downsizing, excellent people were lost while mediocre people hang on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the direction you have set. Make sure managers are getting actual skills training, and performance ratings reflect accurate skills needed.


  10. "senior design engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot in this project

    Cons

    There are less aerospace opportunities in the market


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