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"Changing Culture is hard at Boeing but working there is a great career opportunity overall."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Management Specialist in Renton, WA
Current Employee - Project Management Specialist in Renton, WA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, Benefits, Benefits. My spouse and I obtained our Graduate Degrees 100% financed by the company's education program, not to mention several other training classes and certificates.
Another great benefit is the ability to try out different careers within the company. It is such a big company that you can try jobs from different arenas, not only engineering and manufacturing.

Cons

The corporate culture is conservative and risk-averse to say the least. So if you are trying to change the status quo, it can be done but the results of your efforts will not be seen for a long time to come and that can be very discouraging. It takes a long time for decisions to be made mostly because teams and individuals are not empowered to make changes. There is not a vehicle for individuals to make their contributions known, suggest new ways, collaborate in resolving issues, without getting caught up on a huge bureaucratic mess.

Advice to Management

Be more proactive and open to change.

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "Good place to work - much opportunity."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The broad scope of classifications and job opportunities that exist. At Boeing you can make a career move without having to leave the company. Training is available and you also can see the job opportunities that exist within the company.

    Cons

    It is a large company and with its size comes the inability to change the business processes or tools used. It tends to be burecratic. Sometimes to get a change made you have to go through too many review processes which tends to make the change much more costly than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate items of interest that will help us do our jobs better. This would help to increase the amount of trust between the employees and Senior Management.


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    "Boeing - lower your expectations"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SSG Facilities in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - SSG Facilities in Everett, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits - great place to work if you have family in upper Management.

    Cons

    In my department, Facilities, there is a lot of favoritism and nepotism, among the Management. Childhood friends are protected despite overwhelming evidence of poor performance. There are very talented people who go nowhere with their careers due to politics, and I believe the organization has suffered as a result. We have a lot of Managers who are the children of former or current Boeing upper Management.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what their employees are doing with their time. There are a lot of Facilities employees who spend hour after hour surfing the net or socializing, and apparently Management is totally unaware. These non-represented salaried employees, so far have not been given warn notices, while hard working more experienced employees are being laid off.

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