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"With 150k people, there are a lot of opportunities and room to move up."

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Renton, WA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Renton, WA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Amazing benefits for an individual as well as family (as of 2012, last year of 08-12 SPEEA contract).
Payed overtime,

Cons

Below average pay, not competitive in certain certain states (WA. this is without considering tax, cost of living, commute, and others). National average for starting engineer 63k and WA state is 80k, as seen on glassdoor.
Insufficient vacation hours.

Advice to Management

Push your lower level employees to strive and be more. ie. Management, Graduate Education, Communication skills, Groom potential candidates for executive positions. Get more technical education and research.

(This is coming from someone who sees only a small piece of the puzzle, perhaps all this is already being done. Just not to anyone I have seen in my little work area.)

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome if job security is your concern, not the most fun/impactful/challenging thing in the world."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    You either have to have an unusually picky manager or be noticeably bad to not be asked back. You have a strong chance of receiving an offer.
    The projects don't seem like life or death situations. They're manageable and as long as you put in a decent amount of effort, that seems to be all that is expected.
    The pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    The company feels middle-aged and boring.
    It's not particularly challenging and you don't feel as if you're making much impact.

    Advice to Management

    If you want young and fresh talent, you have to be appealing to young and fresh people. This is resoundingly not the case.


  2. "Very exciting work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with very intelligent people. Products are ineresting, exciting, very future oriented. They pay the tutition for most classes. Excellent corporate discounts extended to employees. Exclent benefits package. Very ethical.

    Cons

    They would rather lay you off rather than retrain or place you in a new position. An emphasis is profit margins. Layoffs are regardless of performance evaluations, inventions, company sponsored volunteer work of other work that has enhanced Boeing's name.

    Advice to Management

    Retrain your staff if you are planning on laying them off. Train your managers to at least understand the technologies that their staff is responsible for. Create departments that are brain trusts to retain valuable knowedge. Sometimes people don't become associate technical fellows on the first try.

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