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Boeing Seattle Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a bit tough (in 108 reviews)

  • Upper management detached from employees (in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resources"

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

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

    Pros

    Development, leadership, innovation, heritage, diversity

    Cons

    Politics, process, risk aversion, hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  2. "working with Boeing is facinating and an enjoyable working experience."

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Manufacturing Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Manufacturing Engineer in Everett, WA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are well established and are a world class leading aeronautical manufacturing company. It has great stuff and administration, with a mn excellent and friendly environment .
    Above all, anyone who wish to pursue a career in the aircraft industry I gurentee working with Boeing.

    Cons

    As a new engineer it was quit rough to cope with the new working experience. But it is all good by now

  3. "Customer Support"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work, good retirements.

    Cons

    Too much restriction. It is not friendly management.

    Advice to Management

    Be easy on interview.


  4. "Human Resources Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Benefits, Benefits, Benefits, Benefits

    Cons

    If you start out as a Human Resources Coordinator, please be aware that it isn't a path to higher positions in HR. HR Coordinators stay HR Coordinators. They will not consider you for an HR Generalist position EVER!!!! The only way an HRC is promoted to a higher position is if they leave HR altogether.

    Advice to Management

    You're missing out on some highly skilled HR Professionals by not promoting HR Coordinators to HR Generalist positions. It is Boeing's loss ultimately.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Development"

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    Current Employee - Employee Development Specialist in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Employee Development Specialist in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Smart people
    Fairly laid back environment

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and very dysfunctional culture
    Bad management
    very reactive
    profit not people focused

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to your people and trust them to do the right thing until you see otherwise.
    Let go of you ego. It is ok that you are not the smartest one in the room.
    Get rid of the fat and bottom feeders.


  6. "I have been working at Boeing full-time"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Test Tech in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Test Tech in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with big opportunities. Free education within limits.

    Cons

    Lack of job security in most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Hard for employees to build a relationship with their first line managers.


  7. "Positive experience working for Boeing."

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple career paths and Company support of continuing education. Competitive benefits package, Multiple locations both nationally and internationally.

    Cons

    Limited use of advanced technology across multiple business groups. Weather vane decisions to adopt new management practices and values that don't meet up with core strengths or strategies.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Patronizing, but with benefits, variety, and bright spots"

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    Current Employee - Technical Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of military and commercial projects, including rockets, spacecraft, airplanes, drones, and more. You can move around these product lines and the country. Although benefits have eroded, they are still generous, with stock for those selected for the Technical Fellowship, 401K matching, time off, profit sharing, charitable donation matching, comprehensive health insurance for immediate family, and more.

    Cons

    Male-dominated culture. Bureaucracy. Shabby office environments, lots of cubicles. Seattle area locations are far from the center. Rivalries between different locations and divisions. Layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Think through re-organizations before announcing. Avoid favoritism.


  9. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive manager with positive outlook

    Cons

    Reduction in force in the Seattle area


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Impression"

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    Current Employee - Benefits Specialist in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Benefits Specialist in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay

    Cons

    Upper management detached from employees

    Advice to Management

    Boeing has great benefits (Health and Insurance, potential pension, and wonderful 401k). My group is wonderful to work in and my salary is great. I am well compensated for my work. However, upper management (top leadership, executives, etc...) is completely detached from the front lines and seem to have little empathy for those working on the front lines. Don't get me wrong, my manager is WONDERFUL. However, upper management seems to care very little. Additionally, upper management does not talk to one another. My group (benefits) was told we are being moved to Mesa. However, apparently, other HR leaders, Compliance, Legal, etc...weren't told and it was a complete shock to them. Key players should have been involved in that decision, one would think!!!


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