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"Not the best, but by far not the worst."

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Current Employee - Propulsion Engineer in Mukilteo, WA
Current Employee - Propulsion Engineer in Mukilteo, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits despite Boeing's continued attempts at lowering them.
Some of the smartest and best engineers I've ever worked with are here.
Although I'm not banking on it still being around in its current form, the pension is very nice on top of the 401K (Boeing VIP) plan.
Huge company that encourages exploring in different departments and divisions to make sure you are working on the things you want to work on.

Cons

Politics within upper management is crazy. You have to learn how to play the politics in order to be able to move ahead.
Management has a tendency to establish career advancement within the company in such a way that you either HAVE to play their politics or you just go to an outside company and get hired back at a higher level.
Bureaucracy is ridiculous.
Boeing's continued attempts to focus engineers into processes rather than actual engineering. This of course is done to undermine the experience that the engineers bring and try to apply the experience into processes so that they can replace much higher paid and experienced engineers with younger, lesser paid engineers.

Advice to Management

Quit trying to shift the company's core skills from engineering to integrators. Don't steer away from the engineering, there's not that many places that have the rich engineering knowledge.

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "Dysfunctional business processes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent benefits although dwindling

    Cons

    Expectation is that overtime is required to churn data; constant rework for analysts. Pension no longer offered for new salaried hires.

    Advice to Management

    Reengineer business process - it's not working! Remove road blocks.


  2. "Not the place for a long term career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Information Security Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn, develop and grow in your industry through further education, industry events and training, and subject matter experts in your field. Large company, complex problems to solve if you are in the right place to receive that kind of assignment.

    Cons

    Very little accountability across the enterprise at all levels, management is entirely political and not on touch with realities of getting things done. There is very little in the way of long term incentives now that benefits have been gutted for regular or executive employees, so expect to see management make decisions based on short term savings, including layoffs/hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending all of your time worrying about cost savings and start worrying about productivity and quality. The current message in Boeing IT is that nothing is as important as saving money; not projects, deliverables, or strategic goals. Who wants to work in such miserly environment?

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