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"Interesting projects and products with lots of growth opportunity for young engineers"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting projects and products
Lots of smart people
Room for growth. Promotion cycle can be slow, but if you are primarily seeking new challenges and opportunities, someone is always willing to give you them if you are good.
Innovation is respected and rewarded
If you don't like your job, do it really really well anyway and you can move to a different job. Management wants you to be in a position you enjoy!
Each program has its own culture. The "cash cow" programs are very different than the commercial programs. If you don't like the culture, you can try to get on a program with a culture you do like

Cons

Big focus on hiring young "top talent" without the ability to retain and unwilling to spend the money on retention strategies
A lot of talk about innovation, but the culture is not inherently innovative
Aside from costs, the powers that be require large profit margins on portions of the market that are essentially a commodity, making it even more difficult to compete
After you've been there awhile, your skills may not be perceived as transferrable by other companies (aside from direct competitors)

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "Boeing was a good company to work for,has great beneifts."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wire Bundle Installer in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Wire Bundle Installer in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay ,benefits, room for advancement

    Cons

    you do have to prepare for layoffs and strikes.

    Advice to Management

    don't be so quick to terminate until the employee has a chance to state their case.


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    "Decent company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Ridley Park, PA
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Ridley Park, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fortune 500 Company
    - Plenty of opportunities to learn many different things even outside of scope; just ask!
    - Promotes work safety, even for shop floor workers!

    Cons

    - Management sometimes makes questionable decisions; i.e., system upgrades that seem more like "punishment" since you're losing maybe 5 good features just to gain one good one.
    - Work load fluctuates from time to time; feels unstable. One moment, the work load might seem stale; next day you might find out you have a bunch of new items in your compliance -- and they're all labeled as late items!
    - While culture values are promoted, they are not strictly enforced enough -- some people still take short cuts that are simply the wrong answer.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should really be listening to complaints about system upgrades and what impact they have on all groups. From what it seems like, training new workers will become harder and harder.

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