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Boeing Washington Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great culture

    Cons

    Struggles to win defense contracts

    Advice to Management

    Remove layers of management and promote high achievers.


  2. "Bait and Switch"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 401k benefits are very good.
    - Easy to understand benefits and get help health/dental/etc. along with other benefits
    - Discounts available with various businesses, and they're easy to use

    Cons

    - Easy to get burned by education benefits! My management instituted long term mandatory overtime, which would have made me lose all my degree progress (I would have had to drop out to continue to work the required hours, and there was no predicted end to the mandatory overtime) and stay with the company for an additional 2 years. I'm repaying the tuition assistance because I wanted to complete my degree, and had to leave the company to do so.
    - 20k pay below market average pay in some areas
    - When I was hired, line management promised one thing and couldn't fulfill it. I understand business climates change, but it's disappointing that these promises were never acknowledged after the hiring process was over.

    Advice to Management

    End the tuition assistance clawback when forcing employees to work mandatory overtime.

  3. "global company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great global opportunities if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    bureaucracy is the biggest con. the pace of change is slow and can get frustrating

    Advice to Management

    focus on rapid culture change


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Look for better options in the Washington, DC. area"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! and decent payment.

    Cons

    Lack of proper training, hostile work enviroment, no career progression ... I will recommend you to look other options before taking a job with Boeing in the Washington DC., area including Virginia.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain the talent instead of keep hiring all year long


  5. "Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist II"

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    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, great manager, very good benefits package. Love the mission each day presents, never becomes a monotonous grind. Performance reflects pay.

    Cons

    Not sure how long my team will stay. Current position is launching pad into bigger & better positions. Very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Too much bureaucracy and red tape


  6. "A Generous, increasingly diverse company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities across for young technical talent to prove themselves and be rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Company remains overly bureaucratic. Recent senior changes hold promise, but historically changes occur at a glacial pace

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for diversity of thought, gender, race, and ability as you embark into you next 100 years. Still have a way to go to be at par with other more innovative firms


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    "Sr Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Job Security, Pay (Salary), Flexibility, Geographical opportunity

    Cons

    Upward Mobility
    Importance: Large company makes you feel like you are just a number and not that important unless you have a cool manager. When you do have a cool manager, his/her hands are usually tied with bureaucracy though.
    Opportunity for Bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff more often. They are usually more in touch with industry that you give them credit for.

  8. "Good company, for now..."

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    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer II in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Security; great benefits; pride in the products we make; ability for an individual to do many different jobs and pivot careers within the same company

    Cons

    Large company culture stifles culture change and slow to innovate; mediocre promotion potential; currently facing a downturn and behind peers in many ways so shrinking benefits & opportunities


  9. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Network Designer III in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Network Designer III in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Boeing takes care of it's people. The program manager is excellent, is always open to talking, along with certain members of management. Benefits are excellent, matching, company stock, high deductible healthcare plan ($0/monthly fee). Bonuses are excellent and just revamped, making high performers more likely to get what they deserve, and those who do not earn their keep, will not get any bonus or raise.

    Cons

    Certain team leads or members of management are not open to new ideas and new ways to do things. The office I am located at is very top heavy when it comes to older generation of workers. The younger crowd has a tough time getting their footing and getting their name out there. I have been told that since I was born in the 1990s, that I am not even a part of this century yet, and my ideas and recommendations are not reasonable towards success as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your people, everyone, not just the folks with high tenure. Utilize new ideas and methods from younger folks to keep them engaged. The more engaged they are, the more likely they will stick around with the company.


  10. "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, superior staff, relaxed work environment with a great work-life balance

    Cons

    Big company, hard to move around

    Advice to Management

    None


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