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Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "What its like to work at Boeing"

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    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Boeing does many engineering function.

    Cons

    The area of specialty can become quite narrow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Senior financial analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company that makes great products and focuses on quality.

    Cons

    Affordability targets have tightened things up a lot. Morale in some groups could be negatively impacted by budget pressures and competition.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't cost to take a quick second to recognize employees for the works well done.


  3. "MRB Engineeer (Liaison Engineering)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liaison Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Liaison Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move about and create opportunities for yourself.

    Cons

    The company is so big, you can get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Pick good people, empower them and then let them do their jobs. You will be surprised what they can do!


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  5. "Diversity Value"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Boeing values Diversity. Boeing has thousand employees from different cultures and background. There are many affinity groups at Boeing, one of them is Boeing Asian America Professional Association (BAAPA). I was grateful working at Boeing for 17 years. Diversity is competitive advantages.

    Cons

    There's a time that Boeing has to layoff a lot of people, it's due to aviation industry low cycle.


  6. "Great company that is slowly getting worse. Middle class manslaughters."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Analyst III in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Analyst III in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and the people there are great. Leadership is smart, but takes away something every year from its employees.

    Cons

    Pay and all the take always from the working man. Other than that, the company is great to work for


  7. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prestige
    Benefits
    Intern matching event was outstanding

    Cons

    Improve process of selecting supervisors for interns

    Advice to Management

    Getting top tier employees requires you to provide top tier opportunities, salaries or both


  8. "Finally starting to head in the right direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of really smart people...endless amount of opportunities to solve problems and fix things. Lots of opportunity to change jobs, functions, organizations throughout your career. Good Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and support directly from CEO.

    Cons

    Too many of the same type of people promoted into management (many with no real leadership or people skills). Lots of management groupthink due to lack of diversity and too many managers unwilling to take calculate risks especially regarding use of technology to do daily work. Still too much bureaucracy to make simple decisions that should be made by the people performing the work. Too much management by committee or decisions made not on facts or data but by highest paid person's opinion. Skills teams are killing morale and forced distributions are too heavily skewed towards years of experience instead of pure raw talent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Pay more attention to the job market cause your talent will leave when another employer is willing to pay them their true worth. They will leave when they are not given more responsibility, promoted, provided with the latest and greatest tools/software to do their remedial daily tasks, or granted authority to make decisions. Managements sole job should be focused on growing their people, removing roadblocks, and encouraging their talent to give their all. Too often management IS the roadblock.


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    "Sr Project Managerr"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of opportunity for personal and professional growth

    Cons

    Very competitive business resulting in lots of emphasis on cost savings and with every executive change there are process and policy changes that make it difficult to actually get work done. Tons of politics

    Advice to Management

    Get back to REALLY valuing your people. Truly empower them to find and make the changes that the market demands.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and gain experience

    Cons

    Reductions that impact employees of age and pay

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Propulsion Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Propulsion Design Engineer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Huge variance in career paths enable individuals to find the path that best suits them
    - Company culture encourages a healthy work/life balance
    - Number of geographic sites means transferring can be easier
    - Fantastic benefits, including 401(K), health, vacation and sick leave

    Cons

    - Some disciplines suffer from inefficiency or redundancy due to the sheer size of the company
    - Supplier Management is a severe issue on large development programs
    - Lack of company "perks" found at other companies



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