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"A lot of responsibility given immediately. This is good and bad."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Salary and benefits. Pride of company. Defense programs always get money, job security.

Cons

Given too much responsibility and NO Training, yet expected to contribute immediately.

Advice to Management

Provide some training for the software engineers.

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "Boeing facing hard times, employees feel the heat"

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    Former Employee - Company Communications in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Company Communications in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a large company, which by definition, creates a variety of possible work experiences. For writers who are not strictly IT, there are still many opportunities. Although the vaunted Boeing culture has changed a great deal since Boeing and McDonald Douglas merged in the late 1990s (and the company is less generous, more bureacratic, and less open) Boeing still provides relatively generous benefits (thanks largely to the unions that operate). Payscales have fallen behind the cost of living in Seattle area but is not terribly out of line.

    Cons

    For writers in Company Communicatons (part of Shared Services Group) there is ever-increasing pressure to be fully billable -- at levels that are impossible to sustain. The company has always been plagued by bureacracy, but that problem has grown considerably worse in past 5 years. Management - particularly upper management - creates countless hoops and reporting requirements for first-line managers and their employees. The flow of information - while copious - leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more honestly, and more directly. Provide answers to the hard questions.


  2. "An airplane company run by bean counters"

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule offers work-life balance. Exempt status offers paid overtime. Easy to truly shine if you are a hard worker.

    Cons

    Systemic attempts to correct non-existent problems, bureaucracy, mediocrity, many poor hiring decisions. It doesn't really take much to be classified as a hard worker!

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat, remove the dead weight. Cut your accounting force by approx 55% and go back to your roots. Focus on winning some new contracts!

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