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"Great so far"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There are sooo many opportunities within Boeing. If you are somewhere you don't want to be or simply would like to know more what else is out there, everyone is more than willing to help...you just have to reach out. For younger employees, there is a helpful emphasis placed on mentoring and career development, and a lot of ways to get involved, both within Boeing and also through the community. And on the fun side, Boeing has all sorts of sports leagues and recreational clubs in the Puget Sound!

Cons

Slow moving for proposed changes as things have to go through endless numbers of approvals with management and upper management. Networking is essential for moving around. While it's understandable, it also feels a bit fake.

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for. There are opportunities to move around within engineering functions.

    Cons

    Philadelphia site lacks professional development programs. Company overhead is limited and it is very difficult to move up past a certain point. You have to be open to move to other sites in the country.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management in the company is getting better. They need to to bring in more people from outside of Philadelphia to grow the business and bring in new perspective. The lower level management lacks strong vision and desire to promote younger skilled engineers into management.


  2. "I want to work on innovative research, but have found very limiting and continually shrinking opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most everyone is very pleasant to work with, better than any other company I have ever worked for. First level managers are good and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    All interesting research is outsourced to universities and small companies. Every year the budget for research shrinks as research is outsourced to new centers opened overseas, partly for political reasons. Edicts from management several levels above are constantly coming down, along with an endless set of bureaucratic rules that consume 40% or more of your time, even though you are expected to charge 5% or less to overhead. All management decisions from above appear to be consistent with a long range plan of marginalizing current researchers and outsourcing research. Layoffs occur every year, even in good times.

    Advice to Management

    If the goal is to eliminate research please be transparent about it. If not, please consult the employees rather than making unilateral decisions that are continually making it harder to do our work. Reduce micromanagement by letting immediate managers have budget, and encourage them not to just track and meet metrics but help us find conduits to customers within the company -- it's a big company and finding these connections requires help, as in all corporate research centers.


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